The Realm of the Verbal Processor

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KB948098 Typos (SCOM)

Lately I have been working on a SCOM (System Center Operations Manager) engagement for a client. During that engagement, I ran into some issues with the SCOM Gateway server which led me to KB948098. The “result” and “cause” sections are actually very helpful. The “resolution” section should have never been posted in its current form.…and it was posted over a year and a half ago.

First a minor issue. Step 4 in the article has a typo. (the word should be “workaround” instead of “workgroup”). Also, the last line of Step 4 is: “Then go to Step 4.”

Step 5 is simply a disaster.  There is a reference to “in step 4” that has nothing to do with Step 4. The command line for the Gateway Approval Tool has TWO mistakes. The command listed in the article is:

Microsoft.EnterpriseManagemt.GatewayApprovalTool /ManagementServer=<management Server FQDN_name> /PrincipalName=<gateway_server_FQDN_name> /Action=Create

The switches in that command line should be:

    • /ManagementServerName – NOT /ManagementServer
    • /GatewayName – NOT /PrincipalName

Also in Step 5, the SQL Query statement has a typo in the table name. The table name should be “mt_healthservice” instead of “mtv_healthservice”

FYI…I already used the feedback form at the bottom of that page to leave this feedback. Hopefully this will help others who come across that article until Microsoft fixes it.

September 7, 2009 Posted by | Microsoft | 2 Comments

Free OSD and Windows 7 Seminar

At the end of this month I will be leading a free half day technical seminar on Operating System Deployment at New Horizons in Edina MN. I will be doing a version of the Operating System Deployment session that I delivered at MMS and TechEd this year along with talking about Windows 7 deployment. The Windows 7 component will be relaying the experience that I have gained in deploying Windows 7 internally at Virteva using ConfigMgr.

The seminar will be on September 30 from 9:00-11:30am Central Time. It will be offered for both in classroom as well as remote attendees, so you can attend even if you can’t make it to Edina that day. If you would like to attend, you can register at the New Horizons site. When you sign up, there will be a question asking “How did you hear about us?” at the bottom of the registration form. Please answer “Other” and put “verbalprocessor.com” in the “Other” field.

I look forward to seeing you there!

September 7, 2009 Posted by | ConfigMgr, Windows 7 | Leave a comment