Troubleshooting Configuration Manager 2012/2007 and SMS 2003 unhandled exceptions

This article is designed to cover troubleshooting Configuration Manager unhandled exception  logs (i.e. crash log files) and discusses tips for troubleshooting crashes that occur in the different Configuration Manager components. What is an unhandled exception? In almost every Configuration Manger crash there is an exception involved. An exception occurs when an instruction is attempted but…

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HOTFIX: Hardware Inventory action does not inventory App-V applications in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

We just published a new hotfix that addresses an issue where hardware Inventory doesn’t inventory Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) applications in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2). You can find all the details and a download link here: KB2788444 – Hardware Inventory action does not inventory App-V applications in System Center…


Antivirus Exclusions and Additional Information for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1

I just ran across a great article written by one of our PFEs (Premier Field Engineer) talking about Antivirus Exclusion issues around OSD and Boot Image related activities with ConfigMgr 2012 SP1: With the release of Service Pack 1 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, we have been seeing some issues (not necessarily new issues)…

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How to Manage Mobile Devices by Using the Windows Intune Connector in Configuration Manager

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 lets you manage Windows Phone 8, Windows RT, iOS, and Android devices by using the Windows Intune service over the internet. Although you use the Windows Intune service, management tasks are completed by using the Configuration Manager console. You can use the Windows Intune connector site system role in…


Support Tip: ConfigMgr 2007 SUP client installation on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 fails with 0x80246003 error

We have discovered that when the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 client is published to WSUS via the ConfigMgr console, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 clients may be unable to install the client from WSUS via Windows Update. This can occur even after update KB2734608 is applied which allows WSUS to service Windows…

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KB: MAC client fails to register in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1

We just published a new KB article about an issue where Mac clients fail to register in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 due to a client certificate problem. You can find the article here: KB2806021 – MAC client fails to register in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2806021) J.C. Hornbeck | Knowledge Engineer | Management and…

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KB: You see a blank screen after you refresh the browser view of the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Application Catalog in Internet Explorer 10

Here’s a new KB article we published today. This one describes an issue where users see a blank screen after refreshing the browser view of the Configuration Manager Application Catalog when viewing it with IE10 if compatibility mode is turned off. You  can get all the details here: 2803196 – You see a blank screen…

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Support Tip: Installing the Configuration Manager Application Catalog on a custom website fails with status code 404

Hi everyone, Arvind Kr. Rana here with another support tip for you regarding System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. When attempting to install the Application Catalog website on custom website, you may run into an issue where it fails with the following: ERROR: Call to HttpSendRequestSync failed for port 80 with status code 404, text: Not…

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List of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 KBs

We’ve posted a few KB articles for System Center 2012 SP1 and since they were timed to go out with the release of the SP1 bits I didn’t want to dedicate a separate post for each. Instead I’ve listed them here just so you’ll be aware of what they are. Nothing major, just some support…


What’s New in Configuration Manager SP1

This morning we announced the availability of System Center 2012 SP1.   You can read more about the release on the System Center blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2013/01/15/system-center-2012-sp1-is-generally-available.aspx Also, in case you didn’t already see it, here’s what’s new in Service Pack 1 for ConfigMgr 2012: What’s New in Configuration Manager SP1: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj591552.aspx J.C. Hornbeck | Knowledge Engineer |…