SMSTS.log showing "Failed to download policy {GUIDHERE} (Code 0x80004005)"

Issue: If you delivery Software Updates with ConfigMgr 2012, you may just run into this error, this error is caused when a Software Update is removed from the ConfigMgr system but a little something got left behind in the Site Database, this little something is problematic references to the policy in the DepPolicyAssignment and PolicyAssignment…

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Getting ConfigMgr 2012 clients updated and under control with collections

So you have completed the upgrade from ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 to ConfigMgr 2012 R2 successfully, maybe even applied the latest cumulative updates as well for ConfigMgr 2012 R2. You need to get your clients upgraded, so you rolled the CU client update out but noticed that you are getting high levels of failure. After looking…


SCUP 2011 install on Server 2012 with ConfigMgr 2012 Integration

Issue: Got some third party updates you wish to publish and deploy to your environment with ConfigMgr 2012? A great way to do it is with SCUP 2011 integrated into ConfigMgr 2012. With many people going to Windows Server 2012 I wanted to do a write up that covers what is needed to handle the installation…

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Triggering ConfigMgr client actions with WMIC without pesky right click tools.

Issue: Are you a ConfigMgr 2007 \ 2012 administrator? Like to be able to trigger your clients to perform activities when you wish, example a Hardware Inventory or Software Inventory without waiting for the scheduled time to occur on the client? Don't feel like installing right click tools and dealing with the mess that can…

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Re-installing the SQL Reporting Services for ConfigMgr 2012 wSQL 2012

Issue: So your ConfigMgr Reporting Point is not acting right, reports won't load and you have already removed and re-added the Reporting Point Role on your site to no avail. After looking at logs and troubleshooting, you have determined you need to uninstall your Reporting Point Role and the SQL Reporting Services and start from…

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Resetting ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Boot Images to ground zero

  Issue:  What do you do when your ConfigMgr OSD boot images are corrupt? Its something most of us have faced at one time or another, maybe this is your first time dealing with it, but the steps to recovery are not that hard and not as far away as you would believe. Below you…

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Manage VM Servers in the Azure IaaS space with ConfigMgr 2012

Do you have Off-Premise Virtual Servers that are stored in a Microsoft Data Center under an IaaS configuration? Tired of remote connecting to them and applying patches or installing software? Want to utilize that On-Prem ConfigMgr 2012 environment you have to manage those servers as well? Below you will find reference links and steps to…