Deploying Superseded Down Level Windows Updates with Microsoft Configuration Manager 2007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resulted in an impact to customers deploying the Security Only Quality updates, using tools that cannot easily deploy superseded updates such as System Center Configuration Manager 2007.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…


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…


Revised September 2016 anti-malware platform update for Microsoft Endpoint Protection clients

Just a quick FYI that we just released an anti-malware platform update package for the following clients: Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Endpoint Protection Service Pack 1 (SP1) clients Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Endpoint Protection clients Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Service Pack 2 (SP2) clients Microsoft System Center…


KB: Configuration Manager clients are automatically upgraded after installation of CU1

Here’s a quick tip on an issue you might run into after upgrading to ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 Cumulative Update 1. When the upgrade is complete, you may find that your Configuration Manager clients are automatically upgraded to the Service Pack 1 client version. This is a known issue in which the Configuration Manager Client…


Using a custom certificate store for Configuration Manager client authentication certificates

Author: Ray Rosen, Microsoft Premier Field Engineering Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is used in varying degrees in different organizations, and since System Center Configuration Manager 2007, it has been leveraged to support Internet Based Client Management. PKI is also an option to identify systems, as the Discovery Data Manager automatically approves clients when a PKI…


Guide to Understanding and Troubleshooting Content Distribution in Microsoft Configuration Manager

Hi everyone, I wanted to take a minute and let you know about a new guide/troubleshooter we have available that will help you understand and troubleshoot all aspects of content distribution in Microsoft Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012, ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and current branch). The guide helps administrators understand the content distribution process and serves to…


How to implement a shared SUSDB for Configuration Manager Software Update Points

If you have read the Best Practices for Software Updates in Configuration Manager, you may have noticed that we recommend sharing the SUSDB for Software Update Points (SUPs) off the same Configuration Manager site server. A shared SUSDB setup is becoming increasingly common place, however it can be a bit confusing navigating exactly how to…