Refresh of Update 1706 for System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)

On July 28th we released version 1706 for the Current Branch of System Center Configuration Manager and made it available for customers to opt-in for early deployments. On August 8th, we updated the 1706 package to address a few issues found during these initial deployments. We quickly noticed that we had a problem with both… Read more

HOTFIX: Provisioning not completed when creating a Cloud Management Gateway in Configuration Manager version 1702

If you have the Update rollup for Configuration Manager current branch version 1702 installed and you try to create a new Cloud Management Gateway (CMG)  in the Configuration Manager console, the provisioning cannot be completed. The status in the console remains displayed as “Provisioning.” If you also check the cloud service status from the Azure Portal,… Read more

Update rollup for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1702, is now available

An update rollup for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1702, is now available. This update is available for installation in the Updates and Servicing node of the Configuration Manager console. Please note that if the Service Connection Point is in offline mode, you must re-import the update so that it is listed in… Read more

Summary of changes in System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1702

Update 1702 for System Center Configuration Manager current branch (ConfigMgr 1702) contains many changes that are intended to prevent issues and improve features. A list of these changes and fixes is available in the KB article below. Keep in mind that this list is not comprehensive, however it does include the items that the product… Read more

Configuration Manager Client Messaging SDK available on NuGet

The Configuration Manager team is pleased to announce that the Configuration Manager Client Messaging SDK version 5.1706.1034.1000 is now available as a package on For more information please see the following: Configuration Manager Client Messaging SDK available on  … Read more

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

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

Update 1612 for the Tech Preview Branch of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager released

We are happy to announce that that update 1612 for the Technical Preview Branch of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager has been released. Technical Preview Branch releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available. For information on this month’s new preview… 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