Month – December 2008

Me Too, my Zune is dead!!!

Hum now I will wait a few days to see what the deal is but I’m glad I did buy one for my wife! I wonder how MS will deal with this situation!   For more deals, see Chris’ post. http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/cstauffer/archive/2008/12/31/dead-zune-30.aspx   or the Zune Support site. http://www.zune.net/en-US/support/default.htm    

70-671, 70-672 and 70-673

70-671 Designing and Providing Microsoft Volume Licensing Solutions to Small and Medium Organizations 70-672 Designing and Providing Microsoft Volume Licensing Solutions to Large Organizations 70-673 Designing, Assessing, and Optimizing Software Asset Management (SAM)   Since 70-122 and 70-123 have now been retired this means in the blog post about System Center Configuration Manager Enterprise Administrator […]

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Configuration

  This morning checking my email and I saw the following email.   —–Original Message—–From: mswwprog@microsoft.com [mailto:mswwprog@microsoft.com] Sent: December-18-08 12:26 AMTo: Garth Subject: Congratulations on Your Microsoft Certification! Access Your Benefits   Congratulations on earning your Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Configuration certification! We hope you enjoy the benefits of […]

1st Anniversary

Well today is 1st anniversary of me taking steps to upgrade my certifications to Windows 2003 / Windows 2008. As many of you know I have blog about my experiences with all the exams. So this blog post is designed to talk about a few things. Which exam I write and pass? Which certifications did […]

ARP for Collection SMS000ES

SELECT     CS.Name0,     CSUM.TopConsoleUser0,     ARP.DisplayName0,     ARP.Publisher0,     ARP.Version0FROM     dbo.v_GS_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS ARP,     dbo.v_GS_COMPUTER_SYSTEM CS,     dbo.v_GS_SYSTEM_CONSOLE_USAGE_MAXGROUP CSUM,    dbo._RES_COLL_SMS000ES ESWHERE     CS.ResourceID = ARP.ResourceID     AND CS.ResourceID = CSUM.ResourceID    AND CS.ResourceID = ES.MachineID

Postponed Dec 10th User Group Meeting – SQL Server 101 for the IT Pro & SQL Server Chalk Talk

Postponed Dec 10th User Group Meeting – SQL Server 101 for the IT Pro & SQL Server Chalk Talk Due to the OC Transport Strike and Weather issues, we are postponing tomorrow’s meeting until January 22nd 2009.   The event page has been updated to reflect the new date. https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=133776     Topic: SQL Server […]

PC, OS, SP1 and IP Address

SELECT     CS.Name0,     OS.Caption0,     OS.CSDVersion0,     NAC.IPAddress0FROM     dbo.v_GS_Computer_System CS     JOIN dbo.v_GS_NETWORK_ADAPTER_CONFIGUR NAC on CS.ResourceID = NAC.ResourceID      JOIN dbo.v_GS_OPERATING_SYSTEM OS on CS.ResourceID = OS.ResourceID  WHERE         (NOT (NAC.IPAddress0 = ‘NULL’))    And NAC.IPAddress0 != ‘0.0.0.0’ORDER BY     CS.Name0

Ports Used by Configuration Manager

I was looking up information about ports used by ConfigMgr and notice that the article has been updated. The content is now dated Dec 1 2008, so this means that something is new. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/library/bb632618.aspx   Here is a list of other things that have changed too. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/library/dd252743.aspx