KB: Backup destination folder of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 should not contain special characters

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where a backup task in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 may not work correctly if the backup destination folder contains a special character or the folder name ends with “\”. ===== Symptoms A backup task of System Center Configuration Manager 2007… Read more

KB: A Configuration Manager 2007 backup doesn’t backup the database files even though the backup logs show that it was successful

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where a Configuration Manager 2007 backup doesn’t backup the database files even though the backup logs show that it was successful. ===== Symptoms A scheduled Configuration Manager 2007 backup runs and appears to complete but the database files are not present… Read more

New KB article: OSD and Task Sequences fail after restoring a Configuration Manager 2007 Central site from backup

When using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and restoring from a backup created via the "Backup ConfigMgr Site Server" maintenance task, OSD and Task Sequences may no longer function if the restore was performed after a Windows OS reinstall on the server or restoration to new server hardware. Obtaining the SMSTS.log from a failing client… Read more

Solution: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 backups fail with Win32 Error = 145

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 backups may fail if other VSS-aware backup software is scheduled to run concurrently.  In this scenario, the Smsbkup.log will show entries similar to the following: Deleting E:\SMSbackup\SiteServer\SMSServer\inboxes\auth\statesys.box\incoming, FAILED, Win32 Error = 145 Deleting E:\SMSBackup\SiteServer\SMSServer\inboxes\auth\ddm.box, FAILED, Win32 Error = 145 Deleting E:\SCCMBackup\Backup, FAILED, Win32 Error = 145 Failed to delete… Read more

How Configuration Manager Backup Uses the Volume Shadow Copy Service

Over on the Configuration Manager Team blog Jeff Gilbert comes through again with another awesome post on how Configuration Manager Backup uses the Volume Shadow Copy service to work it’s magic.  If you’ve ever wondered what was going on under the covers or curious how you can customize how backups are done then this is… Read more