Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Release Notes

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3

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Read these release notes thoroughly before you install Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3.

These release notes contain information that you must have to successfully install Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3. They contain information that is not available in the product documentation.


If there is a difference between these release notes and other Configuration Manager 2007 documentation, the latest version should be considered authoritative.

Issues from earlier versions of release notes have either been resolved or are documented in the Configuration Manager Technical Library. Disregard release notes from earlier versions.

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Known Issues with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3

This section provides the most up-to-date information about issues with Configuration Manager 2007 R3. These issues do not appear in the product documentation, and in some cases may contradict existing product documentation. Whenever possible, these issues will be addressed in later releases.

The Local Help File Is Not Updated When You Install Configuration Manager 2007 R3

After you install Configuration Manager 2007 R3, the local help file (CHM) on the site server is not updated to the latest version. This problem occurs if you run the Configuration Manager 2007 Help File Update Wizard before you install Configuration Manager 2007 R3.

WORKAROUND    After you install Configuration Manager 2007 R3, download and install the latest Configuration Manager 2007 Help File Update Wizard from the Microsoft Download Center (

Inaccurate User Activity Might Be Reported When a Computer Running Windows Vista or Windows 7 Wakes from Sleep

When computers running Windows Vista or Windows 7 use the wake-up timer to wake from sleep, they might report user activity even when there is no user activity.


Power Management Reports Must Be Manually Reinstalled When Upgrading from Configuration Manager 2007 R3 RC to Configuration Manager 2007 R3

When upgrading from Configuration Manager 2007 R3 RC to the released version of Configuration Manager 2007 R3, the power management reports no longer run. Changes to the power management feature were made in the released version of Configuration Manager 2007 R3 that are incompatible with the earlier power management reports.

WORKAROUND    The Configuration Manager 2007 R3 RC power management reports must be deleted and the Configuration Manager 2007 R3 power management reports installed. Perform the following steps on each site with a Reporting Services Point and where power management reports have been installed from Configuration Manager 2007 R3 RC.

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Reporting / Reporting Services / <Report Server Name> / Report Folders, and expand the node.

  2. Right-click the Power Management folder, and then click Delete. In the Confirm Folder Delete dialog box, click Yes.

  3. Install the released version of Configuration Manager 2007 R3, if not already installed, which updates the file.

  4. Follow the steps in "How to Configure Reports for Power Management" in the Configuration Manager 2007 R3 help file (SMSv4.chm).

On Certain Configurations the Keyboard or Mouse Does Not Wake Computers from Sleep State

When computers are in a sleep state on certain configurations, the power button must be used because keyboard and mouse activity does not wake the computer. This issue occurs because the power management settings are not managed by Configuration Manager 2007 R3 for the keyboard and mouse, and power management for the devices might not be enabled.

WORKAROUND    You can manually enable the power management settings for the keyboard and mouse on computers that are running Windows XP by performing the following steps:

  1. Open Device Manager on the computer that runs Windows XP.

  2. Select the keyboard or mouse, and then click Properties.

  3. Select the Power Management tab for the device.


    If the Power Management tab does not exist, the device or the computer does not support power management.

  4. Select Allow the device to wake the computer.

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