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

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

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

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

Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5.2 is installed on ConfigMgr 1511 clients

Hi everyone, Eric Ellis here again with a quick note about Microsoft .NET Framework and the Configuration Manager build 1511 (and later) client that I want to be doubly sure you’re aware of. If you’re running Configuration Manager 1511 or newer, when you go to upgrade or install your clients, Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5.2… Read more