SCCM Right-Click Tools

If you are dissappointed that Microsoft seems to have left out some basic tools in SCCM, download and install this free add-in:

One of the more basic items that it offers is the ability to shutdown or reboot a system through a simple right-click menu.

I also ran across this nice collection of tools for SCCM:

System Paged Pool Memory Issues

Ran into an issue today on a Windows 2003 Citrix farm.  As soon as about 30 users logged into a server, any user thereafter received the following error:

Windows cannot load the user’s profile but has logged you on with the default profile for the system.

Detail: Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service.

Event IDs 1505 and 1508 errors appeared in the application log.

The server had plenty of memory left, so it wasn’t actually that the server ran out of RAM.  It was just an issue with how Windows was allocating it.  After some research, I found this article:

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Tentative Calendar of Major Upcoming Microsoft Releases

This past week I was working with a client of mine to determine their upgrade plans over the next couple of years.  Since the majority of their environment is Microsoft, we looked for a good roadmap from Microsoft, but came up with nothing current.  So I went to a few of the product homepages and came up with the following list, which I think is helpful:

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