Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager now supports macOS Sierra (version 10.12)

We are proud to announce that the current branch of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (version 1610) now supports macOS Sierra (version 10.12) with version 5.0.8466.1 or later of the Configuration Manager Mac client. You can download the latest Mac client for Configuration Manager here. For details on how to upgrade the Configuration Manager Mac… 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

Now Available: Interoperability update for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager version 1610

An update is available to address important upgrade-related issues for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1610. The issues described in the article below apply only to sites that were upgraded to version 1610 before December 20, 2016. The fixes for these issues are incorporated into the builds of version 1610 that are available… Read more

KB: Software Metering Agent fails with "Software Metering failed to start PrepDriver" in mtrmgr.log

After you install the Convenience rollup update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (3125574) and the System Center Configuration Manager client, the Software Metering Agent fails, and the following error message is recorded in the mtrmgr.log file: Software Metering failed to start PrepDriver This error can occur if you install rollup… Read more

Summary of changes in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1610

Version 1610 of System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch (ConfigMgr 1610) 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

Update 1612 for the Tech Preview Branch of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager released

We are happy to announce that that update 1612 for the Technical Preview Branch of Microsoft 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

KB: Client piloting package fails after site expansion in Configuration Manager

Consider the following scenario: You’re running Configuration Manager current branch, version 1511 through 1606, or version 1610 LTSB. Your old primary site was being used for client piloting. You perform site expansion. In this scenario, the Configuration Manager Client Piloting Package fails. When this occurs, you receive a status message stating that Distribution Manager failed… Read more

Update 2 for System Center Configuration Manager version 1610, early wave is now available

Administrators who opted in to the early wave deployment for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1610, have an update available in the Updates and Servicing node of the Configuration Manager console. This update, made available on December 12, 2016, addresses important late-breaking issues that were discovered during the final release process for version… Read more