How to Sequence the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Admin Console with Microsoft App-V

Hi everyone, Somaning Turwale here. I recently went through sequencing the ConfigMgr 2007 admin console and thought I’d share what I learned with you here. When trying to Sequence (virtualize) the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Administrator’s Console, the resulting package will generate the following error and fail to run: MMC cannot initialize the snap-in… Read more

Troubleshooting In-Console Monitoring for Deployments in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Our colleagues over at the Configuration Manager Team Blog just posted a great article on how to troubleshoot a situation where you see a discrepancy between the completion statistics section for an error count of a deployment and the Error tab of the deployment status when you drill into the status of the deployment.  If… Read more

Error message "MMC could not create the snap-in" when opening the ConfigMgr 2007 console on a localized version of Windows XP Service Pack 3

Here’s a quick heads up on a new Configuration Manager  2007 KB article we published this morning: Symptoms After you install the System Center Configuration Manager Console on a localized version of Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), you receive the error "MMC Cannot initialize snap-in". If you try to add the snap-in, you receive… Read more

New KB: On a system that is running Windows 7 x86 (32 bit) the System Center Service Manager 2010 Console fails to launch

On a system that is running Windows 7 x86 (32 bit) the System Center Service Manager 2010 Console fails to launch.  Additionally, The following event is logged in the Application log: Event Type: Error Event Source: Application Error Event Category: (100) Event ID: 1000 Description: Faulting application Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.ServiceManager.UI.Console.exe, version version number , faulting module igdumd32.dll,… 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

Solution: Unable to connect to a ConfigMgr 2007 Secondary Site server from Service Manager unless you use a domain admin account

Here’s a unique issue I came across the other day that I thought you might like hearing about.  In this case, we were unable to connect to a ConfigMgr 2007 Secondary Site server from Tools => Service Manager unless we were using a domain admin account. When attempting to connect to the Secondary Site server… Read more

Troubleshooting issues where clients are not reporting

Sometimes the most challenging part of the Configuration Manager 2007/SMS 2003 deployment phase can be ensuring that the client successfully reports to the site server. We occasionally see these issues here in support, typically either as cases for clients not reporting after the client installation, or maybe where it’s noticed that the client count is… Read more

Two new Configuration Manager KB articles for the week ending 07/11/2009

We had two new Knowledge Base articles published for System Center Configuration Manager 2007 last week.  The first involves and issue where when the time changes to or from Daylight Saving Time, the SMS_Inbox_Monitor or SMS_Outbox_Monitor components may not poll for new content in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007.  The second is for an… Read more

TechNet Virtual Lab: Introduction to System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007

Just a heads up that we have a fairly new virtual lab that will walk you through using the SCCM 2007 Administrator Console to verify the site configuration, identify the Software distribution and maintenance windows feature of SCCM 2007, identify the Software updates and WSUS integration feature of SCCM 2007, identify the Operating system deployment… Read more