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

Support Tip: The Apply Driver Package task fails when the ADK is upgraded to ADK 10 1607

You may find that after installing the Microsoft ADK 10 1607 on System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch 1602 (or later), the Apply Driver Package task will start failing when installing one of the drivers in the Driver Package. The failure is random and may not occur on the same driver every time, and occasionally… 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

KB: v_GS_AntimalwareHealthStatus view reports incorrect Endpoint Definition status in Configuration Manager 2012

We have a new KB article that describes a problem where the Endpoint Protection view v_GS_AntimalwareHealthStatus reports an incorrect Endpoint Definition status based on the AntivirusSignatureUpdateDateTime value in versions of Microsoft Configuration Manager that are older than version 1511. This problem prevents some of the information typically found in state messages for Endpoint Protection from… Read more

New KB: Configuration Manager Service Connection Point doesn’t download updates

We just released a new KB article that discusses an issue where a Service Connection Point that’s running on Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager current branch doesn’t download updates. If you’re experiencing this problem you’ll also notice entries that resemble the following logged in DMPDownloader.log: Download manifest.cab SMS_DMP_DOWNLOADER 8/2/2016 2:20:24 PM 7568 (0x1D90)WARNING: Failed to… Read more