Troubleshooting Configuration Manager and WSUS software update synchronization issues

If you’re having synchronization problems with either WSUS or System Center Configuration Manager, here’s a friendly reminder that we have a great troubleshooter that will walk you through diagnosing and fixing some of the more common issues that may be encountered when sync fails. If you ever have these kinds of issues, there’s a good… 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

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

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

Support for Version 1511 of the Current Branch of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager ending soon

What is end of support? The Current Branch (CB) of System Center Configuration Manager is governed by the Microsoft Modern Lifecycle Policy. Under the Modern Lifecycle Policy, support will be provided continuously if customers stay current by following the servicing guidelines. For Configuration Manager (CB), each update release is supported for twelve (12) months from… Read more

KB: Image deployment hangs during Build and Capture task sequences when installing Office updates

When using Microsoft Configuration Manager for Build and Capture task sequences, or for operating system deployment of Windows 10 version 1511, the process may hang during installation of Office software updates during the Install Software Updates step. In some cases, this step can hang for more than 24 hours. This can occur when using a… Read more

A new update is available for Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010

We’ve just released a new compatibility update that addresses an issue that occurs in Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 after you install the following anti-malware update for Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010: 3199963 – Revised September 2016 anti-malware platform update for Endpoint Protection clients (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3199963) Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 clients managed by System Center Configuration… Read more