Update 1608 for Microsoft Configuration Manager Technical Preview has been released

This month’s new preview of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager includes the following features: ‘New Software’ indicators in Software Center: The Software Center Applications, Updates, and Operating Systems tabs now show which software was recently added. Numbers in the navigation pane show how many new software items are on each tab. Application Requests from Software… Read more

Support Statement for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager current branch versions

Have a question about the Support Lifecycle for System Center Configuration Manager current branch? If so you can find the latest on our support model here. Currently Microsoft plans to release updates for System Center Configuration Manager current branch a few times per year with each update version supported for twelve  months from its general… Read more

KB: You may be unable to create, edit, or delete rules for a compliance policy in Microsoft ConfigMgr 1606

Here’s a quick note on a new KB article/hotfix we published for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager version 1606. The issue you may run into is one where the buttons to create, edit, or delete rules are dimmed and unavailable on the “Specify the rules for a compliant device” page of the Create Compliance Policy… Read more

Early wave update for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager version 1606 now available

Just a quick note to let you know that an early wave update for System Center Configuration Manager version 1606 is now available. Administrators who opted-in to the early wave deployment for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1606, will have this update available in the Updates and Servicing node of the Configuration Manager… Read more

Troubleshooting the Database Replication Service in Microsoft Configuration Manager

Hi everyone, just a quick note to let you know we have a new guide available that helps you troubleshoot the Database Replication Service in Microsoft Configuration Manager. The guide helps determine the type of DRS problem you are experiencing, explains how the processes work, and offers troubleshooting suggestions for some of the more common… Read more

Update 1607 for Microsoft Configuration Manager Technical Preview has been released

This month’s new preview of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager includes the following features: Customizable branding for end-user dialogs: End-user dialogs that are opened from Software Center or taskbar notifications now show the same organization name, color and icon branding as Software Center. The administrator workflow for specifying branding settings remains unchanged. Manage duplicate hardware… Read more

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