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As featured on the Microsoft Management Technologies Community, FAQShop.com provides hints, tips and answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), relating to Microsoft's various Systems Management technologies such as the System Center suite, Systems Management Server (SMS), Operations Manager (MOM), and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), amongst others.

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2004 - Present

New/ Updated FAQs

System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) 2007



Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003

Why  is there no “Advanced Client settings” section when I view the “Advertised Programs Client Agent Properties”? [16/10/10]
Contributed By: Cliff Hobbs [MVP ConfigMgr/ SMS]
Wondering why when you view the “Advertised Programs Client Agent Properties” screen you don't see the “Advanced Client settings” section?..


Found Us Useful? Want Us to Survive? Then Please Make a Donation - Even the Cost of a Beer Makes a Difference

We're heavily dependent on donations for our existence.  So to say a big thankyou to everyone kind enough to have made a donation we've setup the Hall of Fame...

Our latest donation has come from Robert Timson - thanks Robert for helping us make a difference
System Center Operations Manager (OpsMgr) 2007

Performance Collection Rules and Views Whitepaper [04/08/08]
Contributed By: David Allen
Written by David Allen this free whitepaper provides a guide on how to set-up a Windows performance collection rule and create a performance view based on that rule in Microsoft’s System Center Operations Manager (OpsMgr) 2007...

Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005  

Andy Dominey joins the FAQShop Team [16/11/07]
For as long as I can remember I've been trying to recruit a SCOM/ MOM specialist to help run these sections of the site as I know the information has been sadly lacking for these sections.  Well I'm delighted to announce that Andy Dominey has agreed to join the FAQShop team so keep an eye out for his expert advice on the forums as well as some articles coming soon.

Welcome Andy it's a real honour to have you aboard.   To learn more about Andy check out his bio.


Training and Consultancy Directories

If you're looking for SMS/ MOM Training and/ or Consultancy then checkout the Training and Consultancy Directories which we are putting together.


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Software Update Services (SUS)  

Basic Troubleshooting Steps using SUS with AU [updated 02/06/05]
Contributed By: Mohammed. Athif Khaleel [MVP SUS/ WSUS]
Athif has done a MAJOR update on this article which is now available...


In memory of my Wife Dawn, I've created a free Online Book of Remembrance. Please feel free to visit the site and follow the instructions if you'd like to add your own free entry:


In the News  

Latest News on my Blog
See my Blog for the latest Systems Management-related news...


Site of the Month  

Every month we'll be featuring a website here that we feel you should check out. Click here to see previously featured sites.

This month's featured site is the netPlantation [01/05/08]
netPlantation have released the third version of their free SMS Server Tools, more details of which can be found on their site...

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