KB: Configuration Manager clients reinstall every five hours because of a recurring retry task and may cause an inadvertent client upgrade

A Microsoft System Center 2012 or System Center 2012 R2 client installation (CCMSetup) initially fails and causes a client retry task to be registered in Windows Task Scheduler. After the client installation succeeds, the retry task is not deleted as expected. Therefore, the clients continue to reinstall every five hours. In this situation, if you upgrade the System Center… Read more

e2e: Configuring a simple HTTP Reporting Services Point in Configuration Manager

Previously I posted a blog for configuring reporting service point for “HTTPS” in ConfigMgr, but I have seen sometime people getting confused due to Certificates and URLs configuration when they are trying to configure it for HTTP (Simple) Reporting Service Point. The goal of this blog is to provide a step-by-step guide for configuring a… Read more

ConfigMgr 2012 SP1/R2 RTM: Support for Hybrid Mobile Device Management Ending Soon

Applies to: Microsoft Intune, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Support for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager RTM ended on July 12th, 2016. Subsequently, support for these releases connecting to the Microsoft Intune service via hybrid MDM (e.g. managing mobile devices… Read more

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

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: 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

Cumulative Update 4 for Microsoft ConfigMgr 2012 SP2 and ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 now available

Cumulative Update 4 (CU4) for Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2 and Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 is now available. For all of the latest information on this update as well as the list of issues fixed, please see the following: 3195483 – CU4 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2… Read more

Deploying Superseded Down Level Windows Updates with Microsoft Configuration Manager 2007

UPDATE 12/5/2016: In November 2016, the Security Monthly Quality Rollups were released as superseding the Security Only Quality updates. This resulted in an impact to customers deploying the Security Only Quality updates, using tools that cannot easily deploy superseded updates such as System Center Configuration Manager 2007. Based on customer feedback, this supersedence has been… Read more