New Hotfix: Advertisement is not scheduled to run on a ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 client if the client computer starts or awakens within the maintenance window

Consider the following scenario: You configure a maintenance window for a Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) client. You configure an advertisement to run on the client computer within the maintenance window. The client computer starts or awakens from hibernation within the maintenance window. In this scenario, the advertisement does not… Read more

Fix: No advertisements are listed in the SCCM console on a remote machine but they do show up on the site server itself

Here’s a system Center Configuration Manager 2007 issue that seems to pop up every so often here in support and since I didn’t see it documented anywhere publicly I thought I’d post a heads up here. Symptoms Advertisement instances do not display in a remote ConfigMgr 2007 console. The Advertisement class/container is present but is… Read more

Insider’s Guide to Troubleshooting Client Content Download in Configuration Manager 2007

Looks like our very own Bhaskar Krishnan has written a great post on troubleshooting some of the frequently encountered issues relating to client content download problems in System Center Configuration Manager 2007.  It outlines the scenario, then takes you through how to track the various processes involved from when the client downloads policy to when… Read more

Rerun of failed advertisements does not work as expected when you use status MIF files generated by Windows Installer

You may want to use status MIF files for extended or custom reporting of the advertisement status by configuring the reporting properties of a mandatory advertisement to "Use these fields for status MIF matching", but if the resulting MIF file is generated by Windows Installer (using Windows Installer command line parameter "/M", for example "/M… Read more

ConfigMgr 2007: Unable to view the status of Advertised packages from Advertisement Status view pane

Here’s another neat tip from Clifton Hughes in our Irving, Texas site.  If you’re unable to view the status of Advertised packages from Advertisement Status view pane then this might be what you’re looking for: ======== Issue: You may be unable to view the status of Advertised packages from Advertisement Status view pane. You may… Read more

One new Configuration Manager Knowledge Base article for the week ending 04/04/2009

We had one new Knowledge Base article published last week.  This one is about a hotfix for System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 that fixes an issue where not all advertised task sequences are processed because of a synchronization issue in execution manager.  The link and title is below: KB967359 – Some task sequences may… Read more

Three new Configuration Manager Knowledge Base articles for the week ending 03/21/2009

We had 3 new KB articles publish during the week of 3/15 –> 3/21:  One is about an odd scheduling issue with recurring advertisements, one is about the time required by the Distribution Manager to check things after a site reset, and the third is about an issue with audit messages for a task sequence… Read more