Hotfix: Mac inventory data isn’t processed in System Center Configuration Manager

Inventory data that’s received from a Mac client computer may not be processed as expected on a Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012) site server. Additionally, an error message similar to the following is logged in the SMS_DM.log file: Send status message: DMPMSG_ERROR_CLIENT_CERTIFICATE_PROBLEMAn existing device CN=User_name needs to re-register. This error is generated even though the client… Read more

Hotfix: Task sequences or programs have an incorrect status in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

After the Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012 or ConfigMgr 2012 R2) Client Service (Ccmexec.exe) is restarted, the status of task sequences or programs may incorrectly switch from Waiting for the next available maintenance schedule to Waiting to install in Software Center. This issue occurs only for packages that have a maintenance window… Read more

New hotfix: Package content is not distributed in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

In System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012 and ConfigMgr 2012 R2) you may experience the following symptoms related to content distribution: – Content distribution fails when many distribution points (typically more than 75) are updated at the same time. When this occurs, the HTTPUrl value for Package Status will be blank and the locationservices.log… Read more

Update 1606 for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager is now available

Just a quick note to let you know that version 1606 of Microsoft Configuration Manager is now available. This update is available in-console for previously installed sites that run ConfigMgr 1511 or ConfigMgr1602. For all the details regarding what’s new, please see the following: Now Available: Update 1606 for System Center Configuration Manager J.C. Hornbeck,… Read more

Check out the new System Center Configuration Manager Hybrid Diagnostic tool

If you’re trying to enroll a device but running into problems, a good place to start troubleshooting is with the new System Center Configuration Manager Hybrid Diagnostic tool. The Hybrid Diagnostic tool runs a series of automated checks that will help reduce the amount of time it takes to find and fix problems, plus it… Read more

New hotfix: Software update installation freezes on Microsoft Configuration Manager clients

During an Operating System deployment (OSD) of Windows 10 via System Center Configuration Manager, the Install Software Updates task sequence may freeze when large numbers of updates are applied (e.g. 50 or more). When this problem occurs, the CCMExec and TSInstallSWupdate processes appear to hang. If the thread count is monitored with Task Manager or… Read more

See how Microsoft IT installed Configuration Manager 1602 using in-console updates

Recently, Microsoft IT installed the latest update to System Center Configuration Manager. To upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager version 1602, they used a new in-console service that automates many tasks and helps ensure that they are running the latest version of the product. The new in-console service provides updates as they become available, making… Read more

Learn about the Microsoft Configuration Manager current branch model and how it works with the Windows 10 servicing model

In December 2015, Microsoft made some major changes to System Center Configuration Manager when the current branch model was introduced. This new model transformed how ConfigMgr was delivered, moving from longer release cycles to regular updates that are designed to support the faster pace of updates for Windows 10 and Microsoft Intune. With this change… Read more

Microsoft ConfigMgr team to host Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything)

The Microsoft Configuration Manager team has announced a live Ask Me Anything (AMA) event that will be hosted on on June 29th from 1:00 to 5:00 PM PST. This will be a live Q&A forum where the entire Configuration Manager engineering team will be available to answer your questions about features new and old…. Read more

KB: Product updates are not downloaded in System Center Configuration Manager current branch

When a Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 1511 or ConfigMgr 1602) site is installed to a directory that has a path that is longer than 68 characters, software that’s available from the Updates and Servicing node in the administrator console may not be downloaded. This problem affects software such as individual hotfixes and new… Read more