High CPU/High Memory in WSUS following Update Tuesdays

Recently, we’ve seen an increase in the number of high CPU/High Memory usage problems with WSUS, including WSUS in a System Center Configuration Manager environment – these have mostly corresponded with Update Tuesdays. Microsoft support has determined that the issue is driven primarily by the Windows 10 1607 updates, for example KB4022723, KB4022715, KB4025339, etc. See… Read more

Refresh of Update 1706 for System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)

On July 28th we released version 1706 for the Current Branch of System Center Configuration Manager and made it available for customers to opt-in for early deployments. On August 8th, we updated the 1706 package to address a few issues found during these initial deployments. We quickly noticed that we had a problem with both… Read more

Error: “There are no task sequences available to this computer” during a PXE boot

Starting with System Center Configuration Manager, version 1702, unknown computers that are started from media or PXE may not find task sequences targeted to them. The SMSTS.log shows: There are no task sequences available to this computer. Please ensure you have at least one task sequence advertised to this computer” Unspecified error (Error: 80004005; Source:… Read more

ConfigMgr 1702: Adding a new Secondary Replica to an existing SQL AO AG

Hello everyone, Our colleague Umair Kahn has a helpful post on his blog where he and Sean Mahoney walk through adding a new secondary replica node to an existing SQL Server Always On availability group for a primary site server. This process involves several steps Adding the new server as a secondary replica. Stopping the… Read more

Recently Published KB Articles for System Center Configuration Manager

Hello Everyone, we have recently published the following Knowledge Base (KB) articles. KB 4034393 Getting network captures from a task sequence in ConfigMgr This is a how-to article about capturing a network trace in a Windows PE environment. For the step by step see https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4034393. KB 4035047 Configuration Manager 2007 client operations fail after you… Read more

Update 1706 for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager is now available

Happy Friday! We are delighted to announce that we have released version 1706 for the Current Branch (CB) of System Center Configuration Manager. To read about all of the great new features and enhancements that have been made, plus how to get the update today, check out this post by the Configuration Manager product team…. Read more

Hotfix: Client update for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1702

We have released a client update that fixes the following two issues: Software update download failures from Microsoft Update Content distribution failure if the SMS Agent Host service or the client computer is restarted during download. For more details about the issues and symptoms, and installation instructions please see: 4035759 – Client update for System… Read more

Update 1707 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview released

We are happy to let you know that update 1707 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

HOTFIX: Provisioning not completed when creating a Cloud Management Gateway in Configuration Manager version 1702

If you have the Update rollup for Configuration Manager current branch version 1702 installed and you try to create a new Cloud Management Gateway (CMG)  in the Configuration Manager console, the provisioning cannot be completed. The status in the console remains displayed as “Provisioning.” If you also check the cloud service status from the Azure Portal,… Read more

Update 1706 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview released

We are happy to let you know that update 1706 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