ConfigMgr Current Branch – Software Update Delivery Video Tutorial

The release of Windows 10 brought with it a change in the way updates are released – updates are now cumulative.  Since the release of Windows 10 this same cumulative update approach has been adopted for the remainder of supported operating systems.  While this approach has significant advantages there still remains some confusion about what…

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Error: “There are no task sequences available to this computer” during a PXE boot

Starting with System Center Configuration Manager, version 1702, unknown computers that are started from media or PXE may not find task sequences targeted to them. The SMSTS.log shows: There are no task sequences available to this computer. Please ensure you have at least one task sequence advertised to this computer” Unspecified error (Error: 80004005; Source:…


ConfigMgr SQL queries for helping the IT Pro report on KBs related to MS17-010

Update 05/15/2017: Initial post. Update 05/17/2017: KB2919355 Queries were updated to address incorrect results. Update 05/22/2017: Baseline Script updated to determine compliance based on versions of SRV.sys file. Update 06/13/2017: Updated recommendations after June Updates are released. Official Customer Guidance for WannaCrypt attacks: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/05/12/customer-guidance-for-wannacrypt-attacks/ General information on ransomware: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/portal/mmpc/shared/ransomware.aspx Microsoft Malware Protection Center blog: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mmpc/2017/05/12/wannacrypt-ransomware-worm-targets-out-of-date-systems/…


Configuring Email Notification for Configuration Manager Reports

This blog is a step-by-step example for the configuration of email notification for Configuration Manager Reports and well as for deleting the email subscriptions. We will also cover a bit of background changes (like in database & SSRS Config file) when things are implemented. Introduction “Email notification of Reports,” as the name suggests, is used…


Microsoft Intune support tip: Don’t confuse EAP-TLS with EAP-TTLS

~ Frank Novak | Support Escalation Engineer In a unified management scenario where Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is integrated with Microsoft Intune, it may be a little confusing as to how to configure Wi-Fi profiles for EAP-TLS connections in the admin console. When creating the Wi-Fi profile, it’s easy to confuse EAP-TLS with…


How to configure Windows Phone 8.1 settings not available in the Configuration Manager console

~ Karan Rustagi | Support Escalation Engineer This article discusses the process of configuring settings that are not configurable through the available Configuration Manager user interface (ConfigMgr 2012 R2). I’ll be using the method discussed here to manage the settings on mobile devices. If you want to see the complete list of policies that can…

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Support for Mac OS X 10.10 in Configuration Manager

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager now support Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) support requires that Configuration Manager Mac clients have the following client versions: …(read more)


Troubleshooting ConfigMgr 2012: Using Extended Events to Find Blocks in SQL Server

~ Scott Rachui | Support Escalation Engineer Recently I worked with a customer who was using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012) and having a significant problem with queries that were running slowly and having a noticeable impact the performance of his SQL Server.  While working the issue, a Microsoft SQL Server support engineer…

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