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  • Blog Post: DCM v 2.0 Download Updated

    Overview Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 Desired Configuration Monitoring (DCM) 2.0 now supports configuration monitoring of desktops and servers. The accelerator allows the user to define desired hardware, operating system, and application configuration settings in multiple configuration...
  • Blog Post: Now Available: SMS 2003 Desired Configuration Monitoring Version 2.0

    DCM v2.0 automates the configuration management audits between desired or defined configuration settings and actual configuration settings. DCM accomplishes this by allowing the user to define desired hardware, operating system and application configuration settings in multiple configuration data sources...
  • Blog Post: New 3rd Party Offerings for DCM

    Alpha Tech Solutions has recently released training for SMS 2003 DCM and they also offer an automatic rule generator to help create configuration manifests. I have not yet used or tested the rule generator tool, but I have seen the training and it combines useful audio and video instruction across multiple...
  • Blog Post: Sample DCM Manifests Available!

    Visit http://connect.microsoft.com to register for the DCM Configuration Manifest Beta program ! This program has been established to test and validate sample configuration files for Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Exchange Server...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Deployment Automation Survey

    The Solutions for Infrastructure and Management team in the Core Infrastructure Solutions group wants to better understand customer needs around installation and configuration for Longhorn server deployment. We would appreciate it if you would complete a short survey on this topic. Your feedback will...
  • Blog Post: Check if a Registry value Exists using the Desired Configuration Monitoring Solution

    The Desired Configuration Monitoring Solution (DCM Solution) ignores any rules under a Setting if the Setting does not exist. Let us take the case where you are trying to figure out the data of a registry value and do a compliance check on the same. If the registry value does not exist at all, it might...
  • Blog Post: Check if a File Exists using the Desired Configuration Monitoring Solution

    The Desired Configuration Monitoring Solution (DCM Solution) ignores any rules under a Setting if the Setting does not exist. Let us take the case where you are trying to figure out the version of a file and do a compliance check on the same. If the file does not exist at all, it might be alarming to...
  • Blog Post: Now Available - Beta Program for SMS 2003 DCM Configuration Manifests

    Visit http://connect.microsoft.com to register for the DCM Configuration Manifest Beta program ! This program has been established to test and validate sample configuration files for Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Exchange Server...
  • Blog Post: Check if Auto Update is enabled on a server using Desired Configured Monitoring Solution

    This post helps you figure out how to check if Auto Update is enabled on a server! Well, Auto Update can be found in the registry at the location: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\windows\WindowsUpdate\AU . The Registry Value is NoAutoUpdate . The desired value (data) is 1 . Following are the details...
  • Blog Post: Compliance Checks for ranges using the Desired Configuration Monitoring (DCM) Solution

    There might be several scenarios where you might want to check if a particular value lies within a range. Examples: Like a file version should be between 1.0.29.0 and 1.0.34.0 OR Antivirus version between 7.1 and 7.4 OR CPU processing power between 1GHz and 3 GHz Scenarios like these...
  • Blog Post: Check if Firewall is enabled on all LAN Connections using DCM Solution

    This article describes how to check if Windows Firewall is enabled on all the LAN Connections on a server. I am going to make this post as short as possible but with all the required details… What to do? Check if Windows Firewall is enabled on all LAN Connections Where to get data from? WMI...
  • Blog Post: Check for existence of a hot fix / Service Pack with DCM Solution

    How many times would you have wanted to check if a certain hot fix or a Service Pack is installed on a machine? Well it’s pretty simple to do with the DCM Solution Accelerator! This article shows you exactly how to do it. Same three questions as before J … What is it that I want to do...
  • Blog Post: Check Service State using Desired Configuration Monitoring (DCM) Solution

    Many a times you would have a need to check if a particular service is running. With the DCM Solution Accelerator you can create a rule to check for the status of a Service and alert if the status is not in the state you desired. I am going to show you how to achieve this. Ask yourself the same two questions...
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