Microsoft recently released SCOM SP1 RC that addressed a wide range of issues. Those issues are now officially published in a KB article 944443.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944443

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Jen Trier Rasmussen posted a great article on why your OCS 2007 Enterprise Voice users aren’t able to receive inbound fax using Exchange 2007 UM.

“Exchange 2007 SP1 UM supports both voice mail and incoming fax to a given extension. However, if the user is both UM-enabled and enabled for Enterprise Voice using OCS 2007, incoming fax is not supported using the same extension. The reason being that OCS 2007 Mediation Server does not currently support T.38.”

Read the rest of the post here for the workaround…

Click here for more information on configuring Unified Messaging and OCS 2007…

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AD Group Policy White Papers

November 13, 2007

in AD, Microsoft

Originally posted by Aaron Parker these are some very nice white papers on Group Policy. A good read for any AD administrator.

Advanced Group Policy Management Overview

This white paper is an overview of Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM), and describes its benefits, how it works, and the next steps for evaluating it. AGPM helps you better manage Group Policy objects (GPOs) in your environment by providing change control, offline editing, and role-based delegation. AGPM is a key component of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP).


Group Policy Preferences Overview

This white paper introduces Group Policy preferences, a feature new in Microsoft Windows Server 2008, and describes how you can use Group Policy preferences to better deploy and manage operating system and application settings. Group Policy preferences enable information technology professionals to configure, deploy, and manage operating system and application settings they previously were not able to manage using Group Policy. Examples include mapped drives, scheduled tasks, and Start menu settings. For many types of operating system and application settings, using Group Policy preferences is a better alternative to configuring them in Windows images or using logon scripts.

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The MOM Team posted an article outlining the upgrade paths for OpsMgr 2007 SP1.

“As many of you know we released an OpsMgr 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP) Release Candidate (RC) a couple of weeks ago. The product team fully supports inplace upgrades from this release candidate to the RTM version of the Service Pack. Another important upgrade we are supporting which we have encourages more first time users to deploy OpsMgr 2007 is the SP1 RC Eval to SP1 RTM Select inplace upgrade. With the support of inplace upgrades all you will need to do is run the upgrade CD image. You will not need to backup and restore your DB’s or rebuild your environment.”

Read the rest of the post here…

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