System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Toolkit V2 Released

Configuration Manager Product Group have released an updated version of the
Toolkit for ConfigMgr 2007. Re-introducing a number of features that were
present in the SMS 2003 Toolkit. The revived features are:

- Delete Group Class

  • Preload
  • Send

Plus all the
features of the first version:

Group Class Tool - A tool used to remove inventory group definitions along with  
history data, tables, views and stored procedures for the group.
    in 2007: In addition to removing the entries in the GroupMap and AtttributeMap  
    tables, Delete Group Class Tool also removes the inventory stored procedures,  
    schema views and tables.
  • Desired
    Configuration Management Migration Tool - A tool used to migrate from the DCM
    Solution for SMS 2003 to DCM in ConfigMgr 2007.

    Desired Configuration Management Model Verification Tool - A tool used by
    desired configuration management content administrators for the validation and
    testing of configuration items and baselines authored externally from the Configuration
    Manager console.

  • Desired
    Configuration Management Substitution Variable Tool - A tool used by desired
    configuration management content administrators for authoring desired
    configuration management configuration items that use chained setting and
    object discovery.

  • Management
    Point Troubleshooter Tool - A tool that checks a computer system before and
    after a management point installation to ensure that the installation meets the
    requirements for management points. -
    in 2007: MP Troublshooter Tool can detect WebDAV rules and will provide simple
    automatic fix, which will help admin to correct issues like WebDAV authoring
    rules. Also supports Native Mode.

  • Policy
    Spy - A policy viewer that helps you review and troubleshoot the policy system
    on Configuration Manager 2007 clients.

  • Preload
    Package Tool - A tool used to manually install compressed copies of package
    source files on Configuration Manager 2007 sites. -
    in 2007: Preload Package Tool now supports compressing packages before
    transferring them across the network.
    Supported Packages: Software Distribution Package, Virtual Application
    Package, Boot Image, Operating System Image, Operating System Install Package
    and Driver Package.

  • Security
    Configuration Wizard Template for Configuration Manager 2007 - The Security
    Configuration Wizard (SCW) is an attack-surface reduction tool for the
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system. Security Configuration
    Wizard determines the minimum functionality required for a server's role or
    roles, and disables functionality that is not required. The Configuration
    Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 Security Configuration Wizard template supports new
    site system definitions and enables the required services and ports.

  • Send
    Schedule Tool - A tool used to trigger a schedule on a Client or trigger the
    evaluation of a specified DCM Baseline. You can trigger a schedule either locally
    or remotely. -
    in 2007: Send Schedule Tool can now trigger DCM Baseline evaluation.

  • Trace32
    - A log viewer that provides a way to easily view and monitor log files created
    and updated by Configuration Manager 2007 clients and servers.

The new
toolkit comes as an all in one MSI package and can be downloaded here:

Center Configuration Manager 2007 Toolkit V2


This post was contributed by Rob York, a
Dedicated Supportability Engineer with Microsoft Premier Field
Engineering, UK.