Query based versus Direct membership: Direct membership rules should be created when you want to target a very specific user or SMS client. Direct membership rules are not automatically updatable; therefore, any change of targeted resources is a manual process. If a targeted resource(workstation) is removed from the site database, the associated direct membership rules…

  There are cases,where a computer might be added to different collection and it would be difficult to find out the computer is member of which collections.Try this report to list all the collection the computer member of. select a.CollectionId, b.Name from dbo.v_R_System r join dbo.v_FullCollectionMembership a on R.ResourceID = a.ResourceID join dbo.v_Collection b on…

select Distinct CS.Name0, SER.Displayname0, SER.Started0, SER.StartMode0, SER.State0 from dbo.v_GS_COMPUTER_SYSTEM CS, dbo.v_GS_SERVICE SER, dbo.v_FullCollectionMembership FCM where CS.ResourceId = SER.ResourceID and CS.ResourceId = FCM.ResourceID and SER.displayname0 like ‘%firewall%’ and (SER.State0 != ‘Running’ or Isnull(SER.State0,”)=”) and FCM.CollectionID = ‘SMS00001′

This report will list the computers where and When the RAM is changed ? select CS.Name0, CS.UserName0, RAM.TotalPhysicalMemory0, RAM.TimeStamp, HRAM.TotalPhysicalMemory0, Max(HRAM.TimeStamp) from dbo.v_GS_COMPUTER_SYSTEM CS, dbo.v_GS_X86_PC_MEMORY RAM, dbo.v_HS_X86_PC_MEMORY HRAM Where CS.ResourceID = RAM.ResourceID and CS.ResourceID = HRAM.ResourceID and RAM.TotalPhysicalMemory0 != HRAM.TotalPhysicalMemory0 Group by CS.Name0, CS.UserName0, RAM.TotalPhysicalMemory0, RAM.TimeStamp, HRAM.TotalPhysicalMemory0

Below are some of the ports which are required to be open for proper communication. Port Requirements: -->SMS site server to Active Directory Service Name UDP TCP LDAP 389 389 LDAP SSL N/A 636 RPC Endpoint Mapper 135 135 Global Catalog LDAP N/A 3268 Global Catalog LDAP SSL N/A 3269 Kerberos 88 88 -->  SMS…

the questions that are posted here needs some corrections,these are posted roughly. Technical Interview Questions – Active Directory What is Active Directory? Active directory is a centralized database which maintains information about the network objects, its access levels etc. What is LDAP? LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) is a lightweight protocol which can be used…

Had several systems which had wmi issue in doing client /application installation.This is most common issue which we face if something happens to the system.To get solved,use the script which can be run remotely using psexec tool. http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2009/05/08/wmi-troubleshooting-tips.aspx Note : The below script tested only on Windows XP ,not tested on higher versions like Windows…