Reminder: Latest Improvements to the Simplified Servicing for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager (all supported versions) As previously announced, the Windows team has made some modifications to the servicing model for Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2 to further simplify update deployment. Beginning with March 2017, the Security Only Quality Update… Read more

Anti-malware Platform Support

Applies to: System Center Endpoint Protection (All Versions), Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Microsoft plans to release anti-malware platform updates once or twice per year through Microsoft Update (MU) to down-level operating systems (e.g. Windows 8.1 and below) running SCEP or FEP. Customers must stay current with the latest anti-malware platform update to be fully supported…. Read more

Configuration Manager 2007 and Windows Enforcement of SHA1 Certs

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 supports SHA-1 but does not support SHA-2 certificates. If you use SHA-2 certificates with Configuration Manager 2007, Configuration Manager continues to operate as expected using SHA-1 fallback.    For more information, see Windows Enforcement of SHA1 certificates. For later versions of Configuration Manager see, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and… Read more

ConfigMgr (current branch): Support Removal Reminder

Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager (current branch) We announced back on July 10th, 2015 that support for Windows Server 2008 R2 as a site server or most site system roles as well as SQL Server 2008 R2 for the site server database role would be removed in the first update version for ConfigMgr (current branch)… Read more

Device fails to join domain during a ConfigMgr OSD Task Sequence due to DC time synchronization issues

We have all dealt with mysterious task sequence failures while imaging. Owing to the number and types of issues we run into, I decided to put together a series of posts that discuss the unexpected and undocumented task sequence failures that are triggered by environmental issues and configurations. This is Post 1 of the series,… Read more

Update Rollup for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1610, is now available

An update rollup for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1610, is now available. This update is available for installation in the Updates and Servicing node of the Configuration Manager console. Please note that if the Service Connection Point is in offline mode, you must re-import the update so that it is listed in… Read more

ConfigMgr 2012 SP1/R2 RTM: Support for Hybrid Mobile Device Management Ending Soon

Applies to: Microsoft Intune, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Support for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager RTM ended on July 12th, 2016. Subsequently, support for these releases connecting to the Microsoft Intune service via hybrid MDM (e.g. managing mobile devices… Read more

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager now supports macOS Sierra (version 10.12)

We are proud to announce that the current branch of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (version 1610) now supports macOS Sierra (version 10.12) with version 5.0.8466.1 or later of the Configuration Manager Mac client. You can download the latest Mac client for Configuration Manager here. For details on how to upgrade the Configuration Manager Mac… Read more

Support Tip: Running TestDBUpgrade does not complete and logs “Failed to create process of SetupWpf.exe” error

~ Rafid Ali Hello Everyone, Rafid Ali here with another Configuration Manager support tip for you. I recently came across a scenario where a TestDbUpgrade was failing due to a custom database table which was created after adding custom hardware inventory classes in Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Service Pack 1. It was failing to execute… Read more

Troubleshooting Configuration Manager and WSUS software update synchronization issues

If you’re having synchronization problems with either WSUS or System Center Configuration Manager, here’s a friendly reminder that we have a great troubleshooter that will walk you through diagnosing and fixing some of the more common issues that may be encountered when sync fails. If you ever have these kinds of issues, there’s a good… Read more