Summary of changes in System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1702

Update 1702 for System Center Configuration Manager current branch (ConfigMgr 1702) contains many changes that are intended to prevent issues and improve features. A list of these changes and fixes is available in the KB article below. Keep in mind that this list is not comprehensive, however it does include the items that the product… Read more

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… Read more

Configuration Manager Client Messaging SDK available on NuGet

The Configuration Manager team is pleased to announce that the Configuration Manager Client Messaging SDK version 5.1706.1034.1000 is now available as a package on NuGet.org. For more information please see the following: Configuration Manager Client Messaging SDK available on NuGet.org  … Read more

KB: Configuration Manager clients reinstall every five hours because of a recurring retry task and may cause an inadvertent client upgrade

A Microsoft System Center 2012 or System Center 2012 R2 client installation (CCMSetup) initially fails and causes a client retry task to be registered in Windows Task Scheduler. After the client installation succeeds, the retry task is not deleted as expected. Therefore, the clients continue to reinstall every five hours. In this situation, if you upgrade the System Center… Read more

Update 1704 for the Tech Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager released

We are happy to let you know that update 1704 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 for System Center Configuration Manager version 1702, first wave is now available

Administrators who opted in to the first (early) wave deployment for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1702, have an update available in the Updates and Servicing node of the Configuration Manager console. This update, made available on April 13, 2017, addresses important late-breaking issues that were discovered during the final release process for… Read more

Known Issue with the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1703

Author: Aaron Czechowski, Senior Program Manager, System Center Configuration Manager (@AaronCzechowski) *** May 30 Update: A fix for this issue is now available. Download this file, extract the contents, and follow the instructions in the readme file. NOTE: this driver update for the Windows ADK for Windows 10 version 1703, only addresses the specific issue described… Read more

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

e2e: Configuring a simple HTTP Reporting Services Point in Configuration Manager

Previously I posted a blog for configuring reporting service point for “HTTPS” in ConfigMgr, but I have seen sometime people getting confused due to Certificates and URLs configuration when they are trying to configure it for HTTP (Simple) Reporting Service Point. The goal of this blog is to provide a step-by-step guide for configuring a… Read more

Reminder: Latest Improvements to the Simplified Servicing for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager (all supported versions) As previously announced, the Windows team has made some modifications to the servicing model for Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2 to further simplify update deployment. Beginning with March 2017, the Security Only Quality Update… Read more