Configuration Manager 2007 client downloads hang or take a very long time when your package contains many folders and files

Here’s an interesting issue I ran into the other day and I thought I’d post it here in case anyone happened to see it.  The issue is one where if you have System Center Configuration Manager 2007 running on Windows Server 2008 R2 with WEBDAV 7.5, clients doing downloads using BITS can either appear to… Read more

How to easily test your remote SQL connectivity

Microsoft’s own Steve Rachui explains how to quickly and easily test remote SQL connectivity using any account you like.  This is a neat trick that will surely prove useful when working with a wide variety of products. J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer The App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/ The WSUS Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/sus/… Read more

System Center Updates Publisher downloads fail with error 0x800b0004 in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Just a heads up on another Configuration Manager KB article we published today.  This one involves error 0x800b0004 and System Center Updates Publisher : ===== Symptoms The Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr 2007) System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) component may fail to synchronize updates.  Entries similar to the following will be logged in… Read more

Creating OSD USB deployment media in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 fails with "The parameter is incorrect"

Just a heads up on a new ConfigMgr 2007 Knowledge Base article we published today.  If you do any work with Operating System Deployment (OSD) then you’ll want to check this one out: ===== Symptoms When trying to create Stand-alone media, Bootable media, or Capture media on a USB Flash drive via the Microsoft System… Read more

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Hotfix Installation Guidance

Here’s another KB we published this morning.  This one offers a general discussion on hotfix installation in System Center Configuration Manager 2007: ===== Summary A System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr) hotfix will affect one or more separate roles within the distributed environment.  Possible roles include: ·         Primary Site Server ·         Secondary Site Server ·        … Read more

Configuration Manager Support Announcements for November 2010

The System Center Configuration Manager 2007 product team just released a couple new support statements you’ll probably want to be aware of regarding Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP2.  I won’t steal all of their thunder here but you can read their announcement in it’s entirety here. J.C. Hornbeck |… Read more

Reinstall of a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 secondary site fails when attempted via the primary site console

Here’s another KB we published this morning.  This one talks about an issue where attempting to reinstall a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 secondary site fails when attempted via the primary site console: ===== Symptoms You issue an instruction to uninstall a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 secondary site from the primary site console.  After… Read more

A System Center Configuration Manager 2007 MDT Task Sequence fails with "An error occurred when loading the task sequence"

Here’s another KB we published this morning.  This one talks about an issue where creating an MDT based task sequence fails with An error occurred when loading the task sequence and logs a 0x80041002 error in TaskSequenceProvider.log: ===== Symptoms After clicking the Finish button when attempting to create an Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) task sequence,… Read more

Installation of the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 client fails with the error "MSI: Configuration Manager Client is not installed"

I’m still working through the backlog of new Knowledge Base articles we’re pushing out and thought I’d give you a heads up on another new ConfigMgr 2007 article we published this morning.  This one describes a scenario where you get "MSI: Configuration Manager Client is not installed" trying to install the client: ===== Symptoms Attempts… Read more

All systems inadvertently targeted for an advertisement after modifying a collection in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Just a heads up on a new ConfigMgr 2007 Knowledge Base article we published today.  If you do any work with query based collections, and who doesn’t, then you’ll want to check this one out: ===== Symptoms All systems show in a collection after removing the criteria from a query for a query based collection… Read more