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

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Software Updates in Configuration Manager Current Branch Deep Dive – Client Operations

~ Ibrahim Aladwan Hello everyone, my name is Ibrahim Aladwan and I’m a support engineer on the Configuration Manager team. Today I’d like to take a minute and go through the update process in System Center Configuration Manager current branch (ConfigMgr 1511, ConfigMgr 1602, etc.) and demonstrate how things work from the client side of… Read more

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… Read more

See how Microsoft IT installed Configuration Manager 1602 using in-console updates

Recently, Microsoft IT installed the latest update to System Center Configuration Manager. To upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager version 1602, they used a new in-console service that automates many tasks and helps ensure that they are running the latest version of the product. The new in-console service provides updates as they become available, making… Read more

How to troubleshoot the Install Application task sequence in Microsoft Configuration Manager

Hi everyone, just a quick note to let you know we have a new guide available that helps you understand the Install Application task sequence process in Configuration Manager and troubleshoot common problems that can occur. The guide begins where the Install Application task sequence process kicks off and examines each of the major steps…. Read more

Walking through an upgrade from Microsoft ConfigMgr 1511 to ConfigMgr 1602

Hi everyone, Pramod Kashyap here. I’m a support engineer here at Microsoft and today I’d like to share some things I learned about upgrading to ConfigMgr 1602. There’s some documentation out there already that talks about the upgrade process from Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager v1511 to Configuration Manager v1602, however I wanted to take… Read more

Understanding and troubleshooting Microsoft Configuration Manager OSD PXE boot

Are you wanting to setup PXE boot for operating system deployment in your Configuration Manager environment? Or maybe you already have but are running into some issues that are preventing it from working quite the way you want? If so then we have the perfect guide for you. If you want to understand how PXE… Read more