Finding site systems on unsupported OSes

As previously announced, Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 are not supported operating systems for a site server or most site system roles in Configuration Manager current branch version 1702.  You will not be able to upgrade to this version of Configuration Manager if there are site system roles running on Windows Server 2008 in… Read more

Device fails to join domain during a ConfigMgr OSD Task Sequence due to DC time synchronization issues

We have all dealt with mysterious task sequence failures while imaging. Owing to the number and types of issues we run into, I decided to put together a series of posts that discuss the unexpected and undocumented task sequence failures that are triggered by environmental issues and configurations. This is Post 1 of the series,… Read more

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

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

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

Check out the new System Center Configuration Manager Hybrid Diagnostic tool

If you’re trying to enroll a device but running into problems, a good place to start troubleshooting is with the new System Center Configuration Manager Hybrid Diagnostic tool. The Hybrid Diagnostic tool runs a series of automated checks that will help reduce the amount of time it takes to find and fix problems, plus it… 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

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