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… 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

Support Tip: The Apply Driver Package task fails when the ADK is upgraded to ADK 10 1607

You may find that after installing the Microsoft ADK 10 1607 on System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch 1602 (or later), the Apply Driver Package task will start failing when installing one of the drivers in the Driver Package. The failure is random and may not occur on the same driver every time, and occasionally… Read more

KB: Configuration Manager clients are automatically upgraded after installation of CU1

Here’s a quick tip on an issue you might run into after upgrading to ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 Cumulative Update 1. When the upgrade is complete, you may find that your Configuration Manager clients are automatically upgraded to the Service Pack 1 client version. This is a known issue in which the Configuration Manager Client… Read more

Recreating the SUSDB and WSUS Content folder for a Windows Server 2012 based WSUS computer

Author: Meghan Stewart | Support Escalation Engineer Occasionally you may find that you want to start over in WSUS with a fresh database (SUSDB). There can be any number of reasons for this, but typically I see people doing this if their SUSDB is rather old, has a ton of unneeded updates in it, and… 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

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… Read more

Support Tip: Mandatory user profiles and App-V integration with Configuration Manager

Hi everyone, Luke Ramsdale here with a tip for you on using mandatory user profiles in an integrated App-V/ConfigMgr environment. There are a number of scenarios where an organization may require that the user profiles on their workstations not be stored locally. For example, maybe mandatory profiles are configured or the profiles are deleted after… Read more

Support Tip: How to use the Microsoft Configuration Manager client logs to track required applications

Hi everyone, Buz Brodin here. Recently I worked on a problem where a customer reported that sometimes App-V applications (shortcuts on desktops) that were deployed to users logged in to a Citrix server never appeared for some of the users, or they did appear but showed up rather slowly (within two hours or so). For… Read more

Support Tip: Windows Store for Business licensed apps do not appear after onboarding when using Microsoft ConfigMgr Tech Preview 1604

After updating to System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview 1604, the site server component SMS_BUSINESS_APP_PROCESS_MANAGER on the site server is not reinstalled by Site Component Manager.  This prevents onboarded applications from the Windows Store for Business from appearing in the Administrator console. To work around this, please run the following PowerShell script as an administrator… Read more