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More GREAT software from Mark Serafine!

by btucker In reply to Systems Management Server ...

<P><A href="http://www.serafinesoftware.com/index.html">Mark</A> has come up with some cool stuff in the past and this is no different. I have copied the description from his website so make sure you <A href="http://www.serafinesoftware.com/index.html">download</A> it and see what it does.</P>
<P class=MsoNormal>“Trying to interpret the contents of the MSSECURE.xml file, used by SMS’ Software Updates features, can be an extremely difficult and dizzying process. We have a number of scripts available to extract various parts of the file, but their functionality is limited, and in some cases, leaves a lot to be desired.</P>
<P class=MsoNormal>We now have a solution with the MSSECURE Viewer. It’s an extremely robust GUI that makes retrieving details from MSSECURE.xml quick and easy.</P>
<P class=MsoNormal>With the MSSECURE Viewer, administrators can perform a variety of tasks (outlined below) with just a few clicks of the mouse.</P>
<P class=MsoNormal><FONT color=#000080>NOTE: The tool only supports MSSECURE.xml files that are used by MBSA 1.2 or later.</FONT></P>
<P class=MsoNormal>Features Include:</P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Times New Roman; FONT-VARIANT: normal">        </SPAN></SPAN>XML file information such as version, update information, schema information and more.</P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Times New Roman; FONT-VARIANT: normal">        </SPAN></SPAN>Retrieve information from all bulletins contained within the XML, or filter results by the year bulletins were released.</P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Times New Roman; FONT-VARIANT: normal">        </SPAN></SPAN>Click on a single bulletin to review and save the following information for the selected bulletin:</P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Courier New">o<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Times New Roman; FONT-VARIANT: normal">       </SPAN></SPAN>Bulletin URL</P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Courier New">o<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Times New Roman; FONT-VARIANT: normal">       </SPAN></SPAN>QNumbers</P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Courier New">o<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Times New Roman; FONT-VARIANT: normal">       </SPAN></SPAN>Patch Executables</P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Courier New">o<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Times New Roman; FONT-VARIANT: normal">       </SPAN></SPAN>Superseded Information</P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Courier New">o<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Times New Roman; FONT-VARIANT: normal">       </SPAN></SPAN>Affected Products</P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Courier New">o<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Times New Roman; FONT-VARIANT: normal">       </SPAN></SPAN>Replaced/Updated Files</P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Courier New">o<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Times New Roman; FONT-VARIANT: normal">       </SPAN></SPAN>Registry Changes</P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Times New Roman; FONT-VARIANT: normal">        </SPAN></SPAN>Clicking a particular bulletin detail will take you to the selected item’s page on Microsoft’s web site.</P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Symbol">·<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Times New Roman; FONT-VARIANT: normal">        </SPAN></SPAN>Dump contents of XML to a formatted HTML report.</P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Courier New">o<SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Times New Roman; FONT-VARIANT: normal">       </SPAN></SPAN>Dump the entire contents, filter by year or filter by specific bulletin details such as patch executables, superseded info, registry changes, etc.”</P><img src ="http://myitforum.techtarget.com/blog/btucker/aggbug/11949.aspx" width = "1" height = "1" /><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://myitforum.techtarget.com/blog/btucker/archive/2005/08/02/11949.aspx">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Updated MSSECURE.XML Viewer

by btucker In reply to Systems Management Server ...

After testing Mark's application, I noticed that it did not list all patches that start with MS05-. Mark has fixed it, so if you downloaded it before now and do not see this year's patches, <A href="http://www.serafinesoftware.com/index.html">get the new copy</A>!<img src ="http://myitforum.techtarget.com/blog/btucker/aggbug/11953.aspx" width = "1" height = "1" /><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://myitforum.techtarget.com/blog/btucker/archive/2005/08/02/11953.aspx">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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by btucker In reply to Systems Management Server ...

 
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<P class=MsoNormal align=center><FONT style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-VARIANT: normal"><B><A href="http://www.blogcastrepository.com/SMS/Blogcasts/Contributor/Mmodin/How_to_set_MP_and_sitecode_for_OSD_SWD.htm">How to set MP and sitecode for OSD SWD</A><FONT color=#ff0000> </FONT></B></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoNormal align=center><FONT style="FONT: 1pt Arial"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt" color=#003333><I>by </I></FONT><FONT style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-VARIANT: normal" color=#003333><I><A href="http://blog.modin.nu/PermaLink,guid,fcd6f6de-1f65-45ab-84cc-e05373f20b2a.aspx" target=_blank>Martin Modin</A> </I></FONT><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt" color=#003333><I>- </I></FONT></FONT><FONT style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-VARIANT: normal" color=#003333><I>8/2/2005  - Elapsed Time: 14:13 </I></FONT><FONT style="FONT: 1pt Arial"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt" color=#003333><I>  - </I></FONT><FONT style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-VARIANT: normal" color=#003333>Audio: </FONT><FONT style="FONT-WEIGHT: 700; FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-VARIANT: normal" color=#ff0000>NO</FONT><FONT style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-VARIANT: normal" color=#003333> </FONT><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt" color=#003333><I> </I>Level 300 </FONT></FONT><FONT style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-VARIANT: normal"><B><FONT color=#ff0000><A href="http://www.blogcastrepository.com/SMS/Blogcasts/Contributor/Mmodin/How_to_set_MP_and_sitecode_for_OSD_SWD.wmv"><IMG height=17 src="http://www.blogcastrepository.com/Office/Img/Mplayer.jpg" width=17 border=0></A></FONT></B></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoNormal align=center><FONT style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-VARIANT: normal"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt">I (and others) had problems with SMS OS Deployment Feature pack. The applications that was supposed to run during the "state restore phase" wouldn't run. With help from Michael Niehaus I was able to solve this. The solution is to create a custom action that runs a VB Script during the "Preinstall Phase". You can download the script here: <A href="http://tinyurl.com/cn6wp">http://tinyurl.com/cn6wp</A></FONT><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt"><FONT style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-VARIANT: normal">        </FONT></SPAN></FONT></P>
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<P class=MsoNormal align=center><FONT style="FONT: 1pt Arial"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt" color=#003333><I>by </I></FONT><FONT style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-VARIANT: normal" color=#003333><I><A href="http://blogs.technet.com/mkleef/articles/408452.aspx" target=_blank>Michael Kleef</A></I></FONT><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt" color=#003333><I>- </I></FONT></FONT><FONT style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-VARIANT: normal" color=#003333><I>8/1/2005  - Elapsed Time: 14:13 </I></FONT><FONT style="FONT: 1pt Arial"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt" color=#003333><I>  - </I></FONT><FONT style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-VARIANT: normal" color=#003333>Audio: </FONT><IMG height=16 src="http://www.blogcastrepository.com/Office/Img/check.jpg" width=16 border=0><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt" color=#003333><I>  </I>Level 200</FONT></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoNormal align=center><FONT style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-VARIANT: normal">Secure Wireless Networks Part 1 covers the basic server side configuration and Cisco 1200 Wireless Access Point configuration.    </FONT></P>
<P class=MsoNormal align=center><FONT style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-VARIANT: normal"><B><A href="http://www.blogcastrepository.com/WINSVR/Contrib/Mkleef/Blogcast_wireless%20configuration_Pt2MK.htm">Secure Wireless Networks Part 2</A></B></FONT><FONT style="FONT: 1pt Arial"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt"><B><FONT color=#ff0000>    </FONT></B></SPAN></FONT><FONT style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-VARIANT: normal"><B><FONT color=#ff0000><A href="http://www.blogcastrepository.com/WINSVR/Contrib/Mkleef/Blogcast_wireless%20configuration_Pt2MK.wmv"><IMG height=17 src="http://www.blogcastrepository.com/Office/Img/Mplayer.jpg" width=17 border=0></A></FONT></B></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoNormal align=center><FONT style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-VARIANT: normal" color=#003333><I>by </I></FONT><FONT style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-VARIANT: normal" color=#003333><I><A href="http://blogs.technet.com/mkleef/articles/408452.aspx" target=_blank>Michael Kleef</A> </I></FONT><FONT style="FONT: 1pt Arial"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt" color=#003333><I>- 8/1/2005  - Elapsed Time: 3:07 - </I></FONT><FONT style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-VARIANT: normal" color=#003333> Audio: <IMG height=16 src="http://www.blogcastrepository.com/WINSVR/Img/check.jpg" width=16 border=0></FONT><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt" color=#003333><I> </I>  Level  200</FONT></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoNormal align=center><FONT style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 8pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-VARIANT: normal">Secure Wireless Networks Part 2 covers the client side configuration<FONT style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; FONT-VARIANT: normal">  </FONT></FONT></P>
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SMS / Security Patches & Reboots

by btucker In reply to Systems Management Server ...

<P>Microsoft releases security updates almost every month and some require a reboot and some do not. How do we know which ones do and which ones don't? Should we rely on Microsoft to tell us? Nope, we need to test it every time and even when we test it, the outcome can be different.</P>
<P>I tested MS05-036 and MS05-037 when they came out. Some computers rebooted and some did not. So, I looked to the Internet and Microsoft and this is what I found. The quoted text below is from <A href="http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS05-036.mspx">MS05-036</A> and the same info is out there for MS05-037.</P>
<P><FONT size=2><FONT face=Verdana><B>“Restart Requirement</B><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o></o></FONT></FONT></P>
<P><FONT face=Verdana size=2>In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart. To help reduce the chance that a reboot will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart your computer, see </FONT><A href="http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887012"><FONT face=Verdana size=2>Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 887012</FONT></A><FONT size=2><FONT face=Verdana>.“</FONT></FONT></P>
<P><FONT size=2><FONT face=Verdana>So, that does not tell me if I need to have a reboot. I checked out the link above and found this:</FONT></FONT></P>
<P>“Why you may be prompted to restart your computer</P>
<P>After you install a security update, you may be prompted to restart your computer if one of the following conditions is true:
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<TD class=text>The security update updates a DLL that is loaded in one or more processes that are required by Windows. The security update cannot be completed while the DLL is loaded. Therefore, the security update must stop the process that causes the DLL to be loaded. Stopping the process will unload the DLL that is required to complete the update. However, the process in which the DLL is loaded cannot be stopped while Windows is running. For example, the security update that is described in security bulletin MS04-011 updates many DLLs that are loaded in core operating system processes that cannot be stopped without shutting down Windows. </TD></TR>
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<TD class=text>The security update updates an .exe file that is currently running as a process that is required by Windows. The update cannot be completed while this process is running. However, you cannot force this process to stop unless you shut down Windows. For example, Csrss.exe is a required process in Windows. </TD></TR>
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<TD class=text>The security update updates a device driver that is currently being used and that is required by Windows. The update cannot be completed while this device driver is being used. However, you cannot unload this device driver unless you shut down Windows. For example, Disk.sys is a device driver that is required by Windows.</TD></TR>
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<TD class=text>The security update makes changes to the registry. These changes require that you restart your computer. </TD></TR>
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<P>The security update makes changes to registry entries that are read only when you start your computer.“</P>
<P>I called Microsoft Product Support Services at 1-866-PC SAFETY (1-866-727-233. I spoke to a guy who said every patch requires a reboot. I was not happy with that answer, so I called Premier Support. I was first told that only MS05-036 needed the reboot. After going round and round, I ditched the guy and had someone from Redmond take over the case. I am told that neither of the patches require a reboot. Ok, great! I reconfigured the patches not to reboot. I test the patches and I get positive numbers in the SMS reports. All is well.....</P>
<P>Then, today I do a Google search and I find <A href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/05/07/12/Hnmspatches_1.html">this</A> and the key verbage is below.</P>
<P>“All three of the patches will probably require a reboot in order to take effect, Toulouse said. "If the files are in use when the update is applied, <STRONG>and in these cases they're pretty much going to be</STRONG>, that is what forces a reboot," he said.“</P>
<P>Steve Toulouse is the security program manager with Microsoft's security response center. Need I say more?</P></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></P>
<P> </P><img src ="http://myitforum.techtarget.com/blog/btucker/aggbug/12125.aspx" width = "1" height = "1" /><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://myitforum.techtarget.com/blog/btucker/archive/2005/08/04/12125.aspx">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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SMS Patches: "No Action Required"

by btucker In reply to Systems Management Server ...

<P> When sending out a package that requires a reboot, I tend to set the program to “Program restarts computer” so that SMS knows the reboot should occur and I get a proper exit code. However, patches / updates are different I have come to find. In my recent conversation with Premier Support, I was given the answer below and wanted to pass the information to you. </P>
<P>“I spoke with one of or product developers and they agreed that the "No Action Required" setting is the proper one for the program. After the patches are installed, the status is updated in WMI and a status flag is set for whether the patch requires a reboot. Patchinstall suppresses the reboot until it has verified all patches in the package have been installed. It then determines that at least one patch requires a reboot, and reboots the workstation when the countdown is reached.</P>
<P>Adding the "Program restarts computer" setting to the program is not recommended or necessary when pushing out security patches. SMS 2003 has a feature to generate a program exit code that patchinstall can interpret and act on.”</P>
<P>So, when you exit the DSUW you do not need to modify the program.</P><img src ="http://myitforum.techtarget.com/blog/btucker/aggbug/12126.aspx" width = "1" height = "1" /><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://myitforum.techtarget.com/blog/btucker/archive/2005/08/04/12126.aspx">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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IE 7 Beta Phishing Filter Feature

by btucker In reply to Systems Management Server ...

<P><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana"><FONT size=2>Phishing Filter is a feature in Internet Explorer that helps detect phishing websites. Phishing Filter uses three methods to protect you from phishing scams. First, it compares the addresses of websites you visit against a list of sites reported to Microsoft as legitimate. This list is stored on your computer. Second, it analyzes the sites you visit to see if they have the characteristics common to a phishing website. Third, it sends the website address to Microsoft to be checked against a frequently updated list of reported phishing websites.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o></o></FONT></SPAN></P>
<P><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana"><FONT size=2>If the site you are visiting is on the list of reported phishing websites, Internet Explorer will display a warning webpage and a notification on the address bar. From the warning webpage, you can continue or close the page. If the website contains characteristics common to a phishing site but isn't in the list, Internet Explorer will only notify you in the address bar that it is a suspicious phishing website. You can click on the notification for more information.</FONT></SPAN></P>
<P><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 8.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana"><FONT size=2>This is a great addition to IE 7 and shows Microsoft is working toward better protection.</FONT></SPAN></P><img src ="http://myitforum.techtarget.com/blog/btucker/aggbug/12128.aspx" width = "1" height = "1" /><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://myitforum.techtarget.com/blog/btucker/archive/2005/08/04/12128.aspx">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Not Sure who Matt Broadstock is.......

by btucker In reply to Systems Management Server ...

We have a new guy blogging here and he says he knows and works with me. <A href="http://myitforum.techtarget.com/blog/mbroadstock">Never heard of him</A>. Rod should make sure he monitors who puts their picture on their blogs. This guy is UGLY!<img src ="http://myitforum.techtarget.com/blog/btucker/aggbug/12135.aspx" width = "1" height = "1" /><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://myitforum.techtarget.com/blog/btucker/archive/2005/08/04/12135.aspx">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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How FUNNY was that!!

by btucker In reply to Systems Management Server ...

<P>All kidding aside, <A href="http://myitforum.techtarget.com/blog/mbroadstock/">Matt's</A> a great guy and I'm just messing with him. I offered to host his pic on my site and after that I realized the potential! Matt, there could have been worse pics I could have used. For those of you who did not see the pic I swapped on his blog, that's it below. </P>
<P>Matt's been a great help on the project and we do share an office with Tim Mintner. Welcome <A href="http://myitforum.techtarget.com/blog/mbroadstock/">Matt</A> to the site and I am sure you will see some great stuff from him in the near future. And PLEASE do not boycot my site.. :)</P>
<P><A href="http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.angelfire.com/ga/khaos1997/images/UglyMan.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.angelfire.com/ga/khaos1997/&h=268&w=230&sz=43&tbnid=jhnz5mbfQd0J:&tbnh=108&tbnw=92&hl=en&start=38&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dugly%2Bchick%26start%3D20%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26c2coff%3D1%26sa%3DN"><IMG height=108 src="http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:jhnz5mbfQd0J:www.angelfire.com/ga/khaos1997/images/UglyMan.gif" width=92></A></P><img src ="http://myitforum.techtarget.com/blog/btucker/aggbug/12137.aspx" width = "1" height = "1" /><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://myitforum.techtarget.com/blog/btucker/archive/2005/08/04/12137.aspx">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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VODCasting?

by btucker In reply to Systems Management Server ...

<P>Video On Demand...... Another term supported by our own Tim Mintner. Here's what some have to say about the name....</P>
<P><A href="http://digg.com/technology/How_to_create_a_vodcast">http://digg.com/technology/How_to_create_a_vodcast</A></P>
<P> </P><img src ="http://myitforum.techtarget.com/blog/btucker/aggbug/12344.aspx" width = "1" height = "1" /><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://myitforum.techtarget.com/blog/btucker/archive/2005/08/07/12344.aspx">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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SMS 2003 SP2 BETA Test

by btucker In reply to Systems Management Server ...

For those of you who wish to test the next SP release for SMS 2003, get more info <A href="http://www.microsoft.com/smserver/evaluation/2003/sp2.mspx">here</A>. <img src ="http://myitforum.techtarget.com/blog/btucker/aggbug/12437.aspx" width = "1" height = "1" /><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://myitforum.techtarget.com/blog/btucker/archive/2005/08/08/12437.aspx">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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