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App-v 4.5 Solution Accelerator is now Available!

5:07 pm in AppV, ConfigMgr, ConfigMgr 2007, sccm, SCCM 2007 by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

Following Microsoft announcement of App-v 4.5 RTM (known previously as “Soft Grid”) from the beginning of September, Microsoft just publish the Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) for this version.

Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) is a series of planning and design guides created to clarify and streamline the planning and design process for Microsoft infrastructure technologies.

The App-v 4.5 RTM will be include as part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2008 R2 that will be available in the next couple of weeks (for more information about MDOP 2008 R2 read our post).

You can find the new App-V 4.5 IPD guide as well as IPD guides for OpsMgr 2007, Active Directory, IIS and much much more at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=AD3921FB-8224-4681-9064-075FDF042B0C&displaylang=en.

Hope it helps ,

Kenny Buntinx

Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for App-V & SCCM

5:02 pm in AdminUi, AppV, ConfigMgr, ConfigMgr 2007, sccm, SCCM 2007 by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

Two new IPD guides has been published:

  1. Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 with R2
  2. Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5

Download them from the following link.

Hope it helps

Kenny Buntinx

SCCM : The “Creating Custom Reports by Using Configuration Manager 2007 SQL Views” documentation package is now available for download!!

6:09 am in ConfigMgr, ConfigMgr 2007, SCCM 2007 by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

Creating custom reports in Configuration Manager can be a challenge, not only to create the SQL statement for the report, but to figure out what SQL view contains the information you need and how the SQL views can be joined together. The Windows Installer CreatingCustomReportsByUsingSQLViews.msi package provides information that will help you to create custom reports, determine which Configuration Manager SQL views contain the information you need for your reports, and identify a path between the necessary SQL views and determine what columns can be used to join them. The download package includes the following files:

· Before You Use – Readme document (BeforeYouUse_Readme.doc): Provides information about how to use the other documents in the Windows Installer download package.

· Using Configuration Manager 2007 SQL Views to Create Custom Reports help file (CM2007CustomReports.chm): Provides an overview of the Configuration Manager 2007 SQL view schema and SQL views, an overview of the existing reports and associated reporting procedures, sample SQL statements for each Configuration Manager SQL view category, scenarios for creating custom reports, exercises for creating custom reports, an overview for writing report SQL statements, and an overview of the Configuration Manager Provider WMI schema. This documentation will be your main resource throughout the process of creating your custom report.

· Configuration Manager 2007 SQL View Schema Microsoft Visio document (CM2007SQLViewsSchema.vsd): Provides the Configuration Manager 2007 SQL views schema, organized by category.

· Configuration Manager 2007 SQL Views Excel spreadsheet (CM2007SQLViews.xls): Provides a list of the Configuration Manager 2007 SQL views with descriptions, a list of the SQL views and columns ordered by SQL view name, and a list of the SQL views and columns ordered by column name.

The Windows Installer CreatingCustomReportsByUsingSQLViews.msi package can be downloaded from: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=87BBE64E-5439-4FC8-BECC-DEB372A40F4A&displaylang=en.

This has been written by the configuration manager writers .

Hope it helps ,

Kenny Buntinx