ConfigMgr 1702: Adding a new Secondary Replica to an existing SQL AO AG

Hello everyone, Our colleague Umair Kahn has a helpful post on his blog where he and Sean Mahoney walk through adding a new secondary replica node to an existing SQL Server Always On availability group for a primary site server. This process involves several steps Adding the new server as a secondary replica. Stopping the…


Support Tip: Running TestDBUpgrade does not complete and logs “Failed to create process of SetupWpf.exe” error

~ Rafid Ali Hello Everyone, Rafid Ali here with another Configuration Manager support tip for you. I recently came across a scenario where a TestDbUpgrade was failing due to a custom database table which was created after adding custom hardware inventory classes in Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Service Pack 1. It was failing to execute…


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…


Support Tip: Avoiding sync problems when WSUS computers share SUSDB

Hi everyone, my name is Bindusar Kushwaha and I’m a Support Escalation Engineer on the Configuration Manager team. I ran into an interesting case the other day so I thought I’d take a minute to share it with you in case you happen to see it in your environment. The Problem Let’s say you’re running…


Troubleshooting the Database Replication Service in Microsoft Configuration Manager

Hi everyone, just a quick note to let you know we have a new guide available that helps you troubleshoot the Database Replication Service in Microsoft Configuration Manager. The guide helps determine the type of DRS problem you are experiencing, explains how the processes work, and offers troubleshooting suggestions for some of the more common…


HOTFIX: Restore fails when the site database uses SQL Server 2014 on a server that is running ConfigMgr 2012

The Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012 R2) Setup Wizard may fail when you try to restore a database on a site that has Microsoft SQL Server 2014 installed. In this scenario you may also receive the following error logged in the Configuration Manager Setup log: The SQL Server MYSQLSERVER.mydomain.com is not…