ConfigMgr 1702: Adding a new Secondary Replica to an existing SQL AO AG

Hello everyone, Our colleague Umair Kahn has a helpful post on his blog where he and Sean Mahoney walk through adding a new secondary replica node to an existing SQL Server Always On availability group for a primary site server. This process involves several steps Adding the new server as a secondary replica. Stopping the… Read more

Recently Published KB Articles for System Center Configuration Manager

Hello Everyone, we have recently published the following Knowledge Base (KB) articles. KB 4034393 Getting network captures from a task sequence in ConfigMgr This is a how-to article about capturing a network trace in a Windows PE environment. For the step by step see https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4034393. KB 4035047 Configuration Manager 2007 client operations fail after you… Read more

Update 1706 for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager is now available

Happy Friday! We are delighted to announce that we have released version 1706 for the Current Branch (CB) of System Center Configuration Manager. To read about all of the great new features and enhancements that have been made, plus how to get the update today, check out this post by the Configuration Manager product team…. Read more

Hotfix: Client update for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1702

We have released a client update that fixes the following two issues: Software update download failures from Microsoft Update Content distribution failure if the SMS Agent Host service or the client computer is restarted during download. For more details about the issues and symptoms, and installation instructions please see: 4035759 – Client update for System… Read more

Update 1707 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview released

We are happy to let you know that update 1707 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager has been released. Technical Preview Branch releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available. For information on this month’s new preview… Read more

HOTFIX: Provisioning not completed when creating a Cloud Management Gateway in Configuration Manager version 1702

If you have the Update rollup for Configuration Manager current branch version 1702 installed and you try to create a new Cloud Management Gateway (CMG)  in the Configuration Manager console, the provisioning cannot be completed. The status in the console remains displayed as “Provisioning.” If you also check the cloud service status from the Azure Portal,… Read more

Update 1706 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview released

We are happy to let you know that update 1706 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager has been released. Technical Preview Branch releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available. For information on this month’s new preview… Read more

Update rollup for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1702, is now available

An update rollup for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1702, is now available. This update is available for installation in the Updates and Servicing node of the Configuration Manager console. Please note that if the Service Connection Point is in offline mode, you must re-import the update so that it is listed in… Read more

Update 1705 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview Branch released

We are happy to let you know that update 1705 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager has been released. Technical Preview Branch releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available. For information on this month’s new preview… Read more

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/… Read more