Update 1704 for the Tech Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager released

We are happy to let you know that update 1704 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager has been released. Technical Preview Branch releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available. For information on this month’s new preview… Read more

Update for System Center Configuration Manager version 1702, first wave is now available

Administrators who opted in to the first (early) wave deployment for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1702, have an update available in the Updates and Servicing node of the Configuration Manager console. This update, made available on April 13, 2017, addresses important late-breaking issues that were discovered during the final release process for… Read more

Known Issue with the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1703

Author: Aaron Czechowski, Senior Program Manager, System Center Configuration Manager (@AaronCzechowski) *** This post serves as a notification of this issue while we continue to investigate root cause and determine the proper fix. We will update this post when we have more information. *** We are investigating an issue with the recently released Windows Assessment and… Read more

Finding site systems on unsupported OSes

As previously announced, Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 are not supported operating systems for a site server or most site system roles in Configuration Manager current branch version 1702.  You will not be able to upgrade to this version of Configuration Manager if there are site system roles running on Windows Server 2008 in… Read more

e2e: Configuring a simple HTTP Reporting Services Point in Configuration Manager

Previously I posted a blog for configuring reporting service point for “HTTPS” in ConfigMgr, but I have seen sometime people getting confused due to Certificates and URLs configuration when they are trying to configure it for HTTP (Simple) Reporting Service Point. The goal of this blog is to provide a step-by-step guide for configuring a… Read more

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