KB: After the ConfigMgr 2012 SQL Site database is moved, you are unable to create a Software Update package or application

After you move the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SQL Site Database to a different drive, and then you try to create a Software Update group, Software Update package, or application, the operation fails and log entries that resemble the following are logged in the SMSProv.log file: *** *** Unknown SQL Error! SMS Provider 14-03-2012…


Support Tip: ConfigMgr 2012 update scan fails and causes incorrect compliance status

~ Larry Mosley | Senior Escalation Engineer Update The hotfix for this issue has released under KB 3112343. You can find the KB here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3112343 ===== Hi everyone, we are seeing a few cases where a System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager update scan is failing so I wanted to mention it here in case…


Support Tip: High CPU utilization on Domain Controllers due to WSUS IIS issue

~ Dennis Donahoe | Senior Support Escalation Engineer Last week we mentioned an issue we’ve seen here in product support where System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr 2007) or System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012 or ConfigMgr 2012 R2) is unable to synchronize the Software Update Point with the WSUS server. The details of…


ConfigMgr 2012 Support Tip: WSUS sync fails with HTTP 503 errors

~ Eric Ellis | Senior Support Escalation Engineer Here in product support we’ve seen a recent uptick in issues related to WSUS/ConfigMgr sync problems after the last Patch Tuesday, so I wanted to take a minute to mention the issue here, as well as how you can resolve it in case you happen to see…


Understanding Software Updates Management in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

In case you haven’t already seen this, we have a great whitepaper on Software Updates management in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. The whitepaper provides an overview of Software Updates management in ConfigMgr 2012 (and ConfigMgr 2012 R2) with an emphasis on a detailed understanding of each process involved and how to troubleshoot those processes…


Support Tip: Clients are unable to download 3rd party updates when the WSUS content is on a DFS share

~ Subbulakshmi Kumar | Support Engineer I was recently working with a customer who found that he was unable to download third party updates from System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012) when the WSUS content was on a DFS share. The 3rd party updates could be successfully published to it via System Center Update…