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SCCM Reinstall – change of plans

It took a really long time to get the VM set up correctly for my reinstall of the SCCM server. Finally got it around 2pm yesterday and proceeded to install Server 2008. After starting that process and being really impressed with my first look at Server 2008, I started looking into the process for installing SCCM. Then I came across several posts about SCCM not being supported on Server 2008 til SP1. The firmest one I found was here. In it Wally Mead states (emphasis added), “SP1 is the only release that does support Windows Server 2008 for any site system role other than the System Health Validator. So yes, you do have to wait, there is no workaround.” That would be a pretty firm statement. And with some of the issues I was running into…it wasn’t worth the chaos…especially not when I really need to get this box back up and running ASAP.

Now the bummer is that SP1 will be released by the end of the month…heck, it might be released next week. But I can’t wait that long to get this machine running again. I will probably be doing another migration to Server 2008 within a month of the release of SP1, but I just can’t do it now.

That stinks.

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May 16, 2008 Posted by | ConfigMgr | 2 Comments

Bible Memorization

Over the years I have done a lot of Bible memorization. Mostly a verse here and there…dealing with specific issues that I wanted/needed to improve in my life. At one point in college, I listened to a sermon from a pastor in Texas named Tom Nelson (link and link). Tom was talking about Scripture memorization, and related how after college he memorized a huge section of the New Testament…basically Romans through Jude. Just looking at the Bible on my co-worker’s desk…that is approximately 170 pages. If you quoted him a verse, he could paraphrase the verse before it and the verse after it. Wow.

So, I set up a challenge for myself in college…to memorize a book of the Bible. I choose the book of Philippians…partly because I had already memorized several verses in it, and to memorize the book I would just need to learn the connecting sections. It took me about three months, but I eventually nailed it.

Many people have commented that they would like to memorize Bible verses, but it’s hard and they struggle to do it. Over the last year, I have been memorizing Bible verses with my five year old. She memorized one verse a week for each week of last year. You can read more about that on the Bible Memory Page.

Here is the process I have gone through with her. It should be easily transferable to you. Heck…if my five year old can do it…so can you. But then again…my five year old can also deploy Vista, Office 2007, Acrobat, etc to seven computers in 30 seconds. :-)

  • We break the verse up into five sections that we memorize one at a time over five days.
  • I read the nightly portion of the verse (starting with the reference) to my daughter five times, and then have her quote it to me until she gets every word perfect.
  • Once she has it perfect, I have her quote it perfect five times. We repeat that every night, and by the end of the five days, she can nail it easily.
  • The other two days of the week we spend reviewing the verse of the week as well as a lot of the other verses that she has memorized.

May 16, 2008 Posted by | devotional, Jesus, kids | 4 Comments