Now Available: Interoperability update for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager version 1610

An update is available to address important upgrade-related issues for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1610. The issues described in the article below apply only to sites that were upgraded to version 1610 before December 20, 2016. The fixes for these issues are incorporated into the builds of version 1610 that are available… Read more

KB: Software Metering Agent fails with "Software Metering failed to start PrepDriver" in mtrmgr.log

After you install the Convenience rollup update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (3125574) and the System Center Configuration Manager client, the Software Metering Agent fails, and the following error message is recorded in the mtrmgr.log file: Software Metering failed to start PrepDriver This error can occur if you install rollup… Read more

Summary of changes in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1610

Version 1610 of System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch (ConfigMgr 1610) contains many changes that are intended to prevent issues and improve features. A list of these changes and fixes is available in the KB article below, Keep in mind that this list is not comprehensive, however it does include the items that the product… Read more

Update 1612 for the Tech Preview Branch of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager released

We are happy to announce that that update 1612 for the Technical Preview Branch of Microsoft 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

KB: Client piloting package fails after site expansion in Configuration Manager

Consider the following scenario: You’re running Configuration Manager current branch, version 1511 through 1606, or version 1610 LTSB. Your old primary site was being used for client piloting. You perform site expansion. In this scenario, the Configuration Manager Client Piloting Package fails. When this occurs, you receive a status message stating that Distribution Manager failed… Read more

Update 2 for System Center Configuration Manager version 1610, early wave is now available

Administrators who opted in to the early wave deployment for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1610, have an update available in the Updates and Servicing node of the Configuration Manager console. This update, made available on December 12, 2016, addresses important late-breaking issues that were discovered during the final release process for version… Read more

Important note on Deploying Down Level Windows Updates with Microsoft Configuration Manager 2007

As you’re probably already aware, in October we announced a new simplified servicing model, where on the 2ndTuesday of each month you will see a new Security Monthly Quality Rollup as well as a new Security Only Quality Update. Because the Security Monthly Quality Rollup contains the same security fixes as the Security Only Quality… Read more

Update for authentication certificate in System Center Configuration Manager Asset Intelligence is now available

A new update is available for the Asset Intelligence (AI) authentication certificate in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 2, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1, and the current branch of System Center Configuration Manager versions 1606 and earlier. Note that System… Read more

KB: "System.InvalidOperationException" error when you create a configuration item in Configuration Manager

When you try to create a configuration item for a mobile device in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager current branch, you may encounter a System.InvalidOperationException error. This issue can occur if the user who is assigned a custom security role does not have the proper permissions for the Custom Configuration Setting role. We published a… Read more

KB: No IUSR account access after you install the ConfigMgr client on a server running a multicast DP

When the Configuration Manager client is installed on, or uninstalled from, a server that’s running a multicast distribution point (DP), the IUSR account permission is removed from CCM/SMS_CCM folder. This causes multicast to stop working. Additionally, you may receive the following error message: Call to HttpSendRequestSync failed for port 80 with status code 401, text:… Read more