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: An update for the bootstrap certificate in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Asset Intelligence is available

In Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, the issuing certificate that System Center Online uses to validate the bootstrap certificate expires in September 2012. After this date, System Center Online does not recognize the bootstrap certificate. A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. For all the details including instructions on how to obtain this… Read more

KB: Migrating a driver package to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager fails with "SCCM Provider is missing read, write, or delete privilege"

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue you might run into where trying to migrate a driver package to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager fails with "SCCM Provider is missing read, write, or delete privilege". ===== Symptoms While attempting to migrate a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 driver… Read more

KB: Installing a Configuration Manager client fails with "There was a problem starting PolicyAgentProvider.dll The specified module could not be found"

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where Security Update MS10-019 may not visible in the Configuration Manager console for some operating systems. ===== Symptoms When installing the System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) client, the process fails with the following error: There was a problem starting PolicyAgentProvider.dll The… 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

HOTFIX: The SMS Host Agent service crashes on a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 client computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2

On a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) client computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2, the Systems Management Server (SMS) Agent Host service (Ccmexec.exe) crashes intermittently. Additionally, the following error is logged in the event log: Log Name: Application Source: Application Error Event ID: 1000 Level: Error Keywords: Classic Description:… Read more

New Test Lab Guide: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 with R3

Microsoft’s own Kevin McKinnerney just published a new test lab guide on ConfigMgr 2007 R3. This Test Lab Guide (TLG) allows you to expand upon the Base Configuration test lab to build a functioning proof of concept environment for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 with R3. The test lab guide contains… Read more

Support tip: Installation of KB2720211 fails with Error 0x80004005: Unspecified error

Consider a scenario where you have encountered issues with the installation of KB2720211 (An update for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 is available) which forced you to remove and reinstall WSUS. Afterward, when reinstalling 2720211 it fails to install and in the MWusSetup.txt file you find the following: 2012-07-01 15:45:58 Success CustomActions.Dll… Read more

KB: Unable to Access WEDM 2011 Nodes on a Remote System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Console

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one talks about an issue where when using WEDM 2011 and trying to access the Deployments, Configuration Items, and Configuration Packages nodes under the Embedded Device Management node in a remote Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr) console, the nodes will display “The ConfigMgr Provider reported an… Read more

Will security advisory KB2719615 be added to the offline Microsoft Update Catalog?

UPDATED 7/16/2012: We’ve had a few questions regarding critical updates and WSUSSCN2.CAB so I thought I’d publish a quick explainer in case you were wondering the same. Question: Is security advisory KB2719615 going to be added for Microsoft Update Catalog in the near future? Answer: KB2719615 is a critical update, so like all other MSRC… Read more