Support Tip: Why can’t I deploy this Digital Certificate Security Advisory with WSUS or Configuration Manager?

~ Meghan Stewart | Support Escalation Engineer Here in product support we get a lot of questions regarding how to tell if computers are protected when Microsoft Security Advisories include updates to the Certificate Trust List (CTL), which is also known as the Disallowed Certificates update. Microsoft updates the CTL for Windows to remove trust…


Why Microsoft Security Bulletins MS15-049 and MS15-051 are listed as MS15-044 in WSUS and Configuration Manager

~ Meghan Stewart | Support Escalation Engineer If you’ve reviewed the Security Bulletin Summary for May 2015, you may have noticed that some security bulletins appear to be missing from your WSUS or Configuration Manager console. If you open the Microsoft Update Catalog and put in all of the KB numbers that were published under…


How to upgrade ConfigMgr 2012 from Evaluation Product to Full Licensed Product

If you’re currently running an evaluation copy of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and the license is about to expire, or if you’re simply ready to upgrade to the fully licensed version of the product,  check out this recent blog post by Microsoft’s very own Charles Allen: Upgrade Configuration Manager 2012 from Evaluation Product to…


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 Support Tip: Troubleshooting high CPU utilization on UNIX and Linux clients

~ Dennis Donahoe | Senior Support Escalation Engineer If you have UNIX or Linux clients in your environment and use System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012 or ConfigMgr 2012 R2) to manage those clients, here’s a tip in case you run into a problem where those clients experience high CPU utilization. It’s not a…


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…


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…