I remember first working with SMS 2.0 back in the late 1990's with a good friend who passed away not long ago. My next project was a multi-site Active Directory migration to WS03 which was followed by my first SMS 2003 rollout. I actually joined the beta early on and received authorization to go ahead into production. It was exciting and scarry and I enjoyed every minute of it.
After that I spent a lot of time creating web reports, writing scripts, customizing MOFs and automating our inventory and patch management systems. After a few years of growing with a growing company, the owner decided to cash out and split the place in half and sell it off and soon everything I worked on was gone or shut down. I left to work for a consulting company that promised to put me to work in the area doing more SCCM work, but they never did any marketing and we floundered. I ended up driving ridiculous miles to stay employed, but that fizzled out and nobody was doing any SMS or SCCM work within 150 miles of where I live. None. Zip. Zero.
As much as I enjoyed working with that side of the house, and spending time at MyITForum.com and other sites, it’s just not practical anymore. I wish anyone who works with the System Center product line the best and hope that their jobs are prosperous. However, I think it’s time for me to move on to other things. Long live Wally Mead. :)