Known Issue with the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1703

Author: Aaron Czechowski, Senior Program Manager, System Center Configuration Manager (@AaronCzechowski) *** May 30 Update: A fix for this issue is now available. Download this file, extract the contents, and follow the instructions in the readme file. NOTE: this driver update for the Windows ADK for Windows 10 version 1703, only addresses the specific issue described… Read more

Support Tip: ConfigMgr 2012 update scan fails and causes incorrect compliance status

~ Larry Mosley | Senior Escalation Engineer Update The hotfix for this issue has released under KB 3112343. You can find the KB here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3112343 ===== Hi everyone, we are seeing a few cases where a System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager update scan is failing so I wanted to mention it here in case… Read more

ConfigMgr 2012 Support Tip: WSUS sync fails with HTTP 503 errors

~ Eric Ellis | Senior Support Escalation Engineer Here in product support we’ve seen a recent uptick in issues related to WSUS/ConfigMgr sync problems after the last Patch Tuesday, so I wanted to take a minute to mention the issue here, as well as how you can resolve it in case you happen to see… Read more

Troubleshooting the PXE Service Point and WDS in Configuration Manager 2007

Note: There is an updated version of this guide over at the Configuration Manager OSD Support Team Blog. For the latest version, please visit the below article: Troubleshooting the PXE Service Point and WDS in Configuration Manager 2007 ===== This is a general guide on properly setting up and troubleshooting the System Center Configuration Manager… Read more

The complete guide to Microsoft WSUS and Configuration Manager SUP maintenance

~ Meghan Stewart | Support Escalation Engineer I’ve recently seen a lot of questions about Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) maintenance for Configuration Manager environments so I wanted to take a minute and hopefully address some of them here. Usually the questions are along the lines of “How should I properly run this in a… Read more

Troubleshooting issues where clients are not reporting

Sometimes the most challenging part of the Configuration Manager 2007/SMS 2003 deployment phase can be ensuring that the client successfully reports to the site server. We occasionally see these issues here in support, typically either as cases for clients not reporting after the client installation, or maybe where it’s noticed that the client count is… Read more

Guide to Software Updates Deployment in Configuration Manager 2007

I get a lot of requests for information about how to do software update deployments in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 so I thought I would put together a quick guide explaining the process.  It turned out to be quite large so I broke it into two parts: Part 1 is below and covers Update… Read more

ConfigMgr SQL queries for helping the IT Pro report on KBs related to MS17-010

Update 05/15/2017: Initial post. Update 05/17/2017: KB2919355 Queries were updated to address incorrect results. Update 05/22/2017: Baseline Script updated to determine compliance based on versions of SRV.sys file. Update 06/13/2017: Updated recommendations after June Updates are released. Official Customer Guidance for WannaCrypt attacks: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/05/12/customer-guidance-for-wannacrypt-attacks/ General information on ransomware: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/portal/mmpc/shared/ransomware.aspx Microsoft Malware Protection Center blog: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mmpc/2017/05/12/wannacrypt-ransomware-worm-targets-out-of-date-systems/… Read more

OSD Task Sequence fails with "There are no task sequences available for this computer" if multiple machines have the same SMBIOS GUID

Note: There is an updated version of this article over at the Configuration Manager OSD Support Team Blog. For the latest version, please visit the below article: No Assigned Task Sequence when initiating deployments caused by duplicate SMBIOS GUIDs (System UUIDs) in System Center Configuration Manager 2007   Here’s an issue we still seem to see… Read more

How to move the ConfigMgr 2012 site database to a new SQL server

Anurag Shukla | Support Engineer | Manageability – Microsoft Corporation Hello everyone, I wrote a blog post some time back that explained how to move the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr 2007) site database from a SQL 2005 to SQL 2008 (link), and here’s how to do the same with System Center 2012 Configuration… Read more