Why did you create this site?
I created this site because I was tired of trying to track down tools all over the Internet. I also saw many requests for tools located in different forums. This allows everyone to have a centralized location for tools. I don't claim to be the all encompassing site but I that this will allow people to find and submit tools in a central location.
Matthew, tell us a little about yourself.
I have been working in the IT field professionally for over 11 years, though I have more than 20 years experience. I started working in the IT field back in the early 80's while I was still in Jr. High. At the time I would work with my father. He had a side consulting job in which he did database design in Dbase-II and Dbase-III as well as computer sell/repair. We owned several TRS-80 Model III's and Model-IV's as well as XT's and up. So at a very early age I was learning coding and computer repair on Tandy's and IBMs and PC clones. I still remember loading programs from tapes and DOS 3.3 and when 16K of ram was a lot for a computer. Currently I work in Higher Education as the SCCM Administrator.
How can I submit my tool?
On the main page select submit tool. You will be required to fill in some information about the tool and upload it in a compress format. ZIP or RAR is the only formats accepted. You may also simply Email a link and I will check it out.
Can I submit someone else's tool?
Yes, as long as it is public domain. If the program is copyrighted then we need to know. Please also provide a link to where it was pulled from. We would prefer the download occur from the orignal site, unless authorized by the creator/copyright holder.
I submitted a tool, when will it show up?
Since this a new site I am doing everything manually. Please be patient. I am slowly creating the entire site in a dynamic format.
What is the difference in linking and downloading tools?
If the tool is a stand alone tool or a copyrighted tool then a link to the orignal site is provided. If the owner permits us then a download link will also be provided. Most of the time it is better to download from a central location. This way the creator doesn't need to update multiple locations. For scripts and other tools you can copy the code directly from the page or download the code and documentation in a single package.
What is SCCM?
SCCM stands for System Center Configuration Manager, though the correct abbrevation would be Config Mgr 2007. It is a Microsoft product that many people use to manage computer systems in large enviroments.
Can I submit a Blog, Vendor, or Forum to be listed?
These are blogs or forums that I frequent for information. If you know of another that is very useful then please submit the site to be added to the list. There are 100s of sites that are valuble but space is limited and this site is not meant to be a blog despository.
A tool on your website doesn't work, who can I contact?
All tools are assumed to be working when submitted. If a tools doesn't work I would suggest you click on the link provided on this site, if available, and talk to the orignal creator. You can also search the web until you find someone else that has a similar question. Use myITforum to ask other SCCM adminitrators for their help.
May I make a suggestion about your site?
Please, I can't make the site better if I don't have comments. Good or bad they need to be seen. Please don't complain about the quality of a tool you have seen here. There is nothing I can do about someone else's mistakes or problems.
What Configuration Manager forums are you active on?
You can find me actively participating on myITforum and on the Microsoft TechNet Forums for Configuration Manager 2007 and System Mangement Server 2003.