KB: Applications Sanity Check may fail during the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Beta Prerequisite Check

Just a quick FYI on a new KB article we published today. This one talks about an error you might get when running the ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 beta prereq check so if you’re not using the SP1 beta builds then this probably won’t be an issue for you. 2794128 – Applications Sanity Check may fail… Read more

Now Available: System Center 2012 SP1 Beta: Configuration Manager Clients for Additional Operating Systems

Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Beta supports the management of Linux and UNIX servers. The clients for Linux and UNIX extends the scope of your Configuration Manager environment to collect inventory, deploy software, and run reports about Linux and UNIX servers in your enterprise. The client operates as a workgroup client that is… Read more

Now available: Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Cumulative Update 1 for ConfigMgr 2012 is now available. Below are the issues that are fixed: Administrator Console When a new distribution point is added to a package that contains more than 100 existing distribution points, the new distribution point cannot be added, and you receive the following error message in the Administrator Console: The… 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

Looking for all the new System Center 2012 FEP documentation? You can find it here

The good folks from the Configuration Manager product team just released a great article describing all of the documentation available for System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection and where to get it. So why is this coming from the Configuration Manager product group? Because starting with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) has… Read more

KB: Changes to an App-V application are not included when deployed using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where changes to an App-V package may not get delivered when the app is deployed using ConfigMgr 2012. ===== Symptoms Consider the following scenario: You create a Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) application. You deploy the source for the application to a… Read more

Support Tip: A Backup Site Server maintenance task may fail to run in ConfigMgr 2012

UPDATE: This issue has been fixed beginning with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 (ConfigMgr 2012 SP1). ===== In System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, the ‘Backup Site Server’ maintenance task may fail if the Backup Destination is set to a network share. An example is below: When this happens, the following errors are logged:… Read more

KB: Security Update MS10-019 is not visible in the Configuration Manager console for some operating systems

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 Security Update MS10-019 (KB979309) is not visible in the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 console for the following operating systems: Windows Server 2008… Read more

Support Tip: ConfigMgr 2012 Setup fails at Prerequisites Check with error “Failed to connect to registry on machine SQL (FQDN)”

Consider the following scenario: When running setup for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012), in the Setup window you receive the following warnings: <A communication error has been detected between the specified site system and the site database computer. This error can occur when the site database server is offline or if a valid… Read more

System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (System Center Configuration Manager)

Microsoft’s very own Scott Rachui put together another great self-study guide for System Center 2012, this time focusing exclusively on Configuration Manager. If you’re wanting to jump start your ConfigMgr 2012 expertise then this is where you want to start. ===== With part-3 of this series, I finally turn to one of the most important… Read more