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: After moving the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SQL Site Database to another drive, creating a new Software Update package or a new application fails

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one discusses an issue where after moving the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SQL Site Database to another drive, creating a new Software Update group, Software Update package, or creating a new application fails. ===== Symptoms After moving the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SQL… Read more

The end to end flow of distributing a ConfigMgr 2007 package to a standard DP and a Branch DP in a single site environment

Hi folks, my name is Yuvaraj Tamil Mani and I’d like to take a minute and share some information about the flow of package distribution to a standard Distribution Point (DP) and a Branch Distribution Point (BDP). When a package is sent to a standard DP, the Distribution Manager component connects to the SMSPKGdriveletter$ of… Read more

How to quickly and easily test your ConfigMgr packages

Hi everyone, Lee Stevens here.  Sometimes, we have deadlines. The root word of deadlines? DEAD. This being said, I’ve been asked many times how packages can be tested in a quick manner without the added overhead of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr). The goal here is to make a specific, measurable, and predictable process… Read more

New Hotfix: Long delay when you distribute a package to a three-tier hierarchy in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 if the hierarchy has many distribution points

Consider the following scenario: – You build a three-tier Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 hierarchy. – The hierarchy has many distribution points. For example, the hierarchy has more than 5,000 distribution points. – You create a package at the central site for software distribution, and then you distribute the package to all distribution points…. Read more

ConfigMgr 2007 Solution: Attempts to update or distribute a package to a Branch DP fails with HostingIncomplete and PDPHashMismatchEvent error

Symptom A package cannot be updated successfully on a Branch DP (BDP) and the Peerdpagent.log shows the following: Package ABC00001 in state ‘DownloadComplete’. 6/9/2010 11:42:55 AM 3800 (0x0ED8) Raising event: [SMS_CodePage(437), SMS_LocaleID(1033)] instance of PDPHashMismatchEvent { ClientID = "GUID:00354A37-DA07-43CA-A8F3-A45203669D2D"; DateTime = "20100609184258.503000+000"; MachineName = "ComputerName"; PackageID = "ABC00001"; ProcessID = 2068; SiteCode = "ABC"; SourceVersion… Read more

New ConfigMgr 2007 KB article: KB973762 – A package that is several gigabytes is not updated on a branch distribution point (BDP) in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1

Consider the following scenario in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1): You create a large package that is several gigabytes. You assign the package to a branch distribution point (BDP). You repeatedly change the package. Every time that you change the package, the package is updated on the BDP. In this scenario,… Read more

Changes made to package properties are not updated at the Child Site / Distmgr.log contains "Package XXX000xx is currently being processed"

I recently came across this issue and thought it might be worth a mention here.  If you have some really big packages and don’t see any of your changes reflected on the Child Sites then this may be your issue. Symptoms Changes made to an SMS 2003 package/program properties for a large package (such as… Read more

SMS 2003: Windows XP SP3 install fails with no errors

Are you using Systems Management Server 2003 to roll out Windows XP Service Pack 3 to your clients?  Have you noticed any that didn’t install yet also didn’t report any errors?  If so and you’re using an old Intel wireless driver then this may be your issue: Issue: When trying to distribute Windows XP SP3… Read more

ConfigMgr 2007: The Preload Package Tool (PreloadPkgOnSite.exe) Explained

When using the Preload Package Tool (PreloadPkgOnSite.exe) to preinstall a package on a DP on a child site, the tool may not work as expected and the package may not show as being installed on the remote DP where the tool was used. The instructions on the Preload Package Tool site at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=C36FCDA8-9336-4D44-9568-5530FF7635DD&displaylang=en instruct to… Read more