The January 2015 Update to the Configuration Manager Support Center has been released

Author: Adam Meltzer, Senior Software Engineer, Enterprise Client and Mobility The latest release of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Support Center includes bug fixes, user interface improvements and performance enhancements, and addresses…(read more)… Read more

Known Issue: Configuration Manager Management Points collocated with clients fail after installing Windows Management Framework 3.0 and running Client Health Evaluation

We’ve been getting a few support calls regarding an issue with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and the recently released Windows Management Framework 3.0 update KB2506143 . Management points that are collocated with the client are experiencing…(read more)… 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

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

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

Tips and Tricks: “Cannot find any applications in the specified file to import” Message when You Import an Application in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

If you use the Import Application Wizard and see the error message dialog box in the following screenshot that says “Cannot find any application in the specified file to import”, it might be because of one of these reasons: The zip file…(read more)… Read more

Tips and Tricks: Resolving “Failed to create virtual directory” Error When You Install a Remote Distribution Point in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

The Configuration Manager console has been greatly improved in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, which enhances its usability. In addition to improvements in performance and layout, the console now supports a quicker way to monitor the status…(read more)… Read more

Troubleshooting Content Mismatch Warnings on a Distribution Point in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

You might see content mismatch warnings in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager when content validation runs and determines that there is a discrepancy between the expected list of packages in WMI on the distribution point and the packages in the…(read more)… Read more

Troubleshooting tip: Downloading software updates to an Update List fails with "The requested header could not be found"

Hi everyone, Tyler Franke here again with another troubleshooting tip for you. When you’re in the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 administrative console and trying to download software updates to an update list, it may fail with an error stating the following: The requested header could not be found Furthermore, if you leverage the PatchDownloader.log… Read more

Troubleshooting: The ‘Backup ConfigMgr Site Server’ site maintenance task fails

Hi everyone, Tyler Franke here again with one more issue I ran into recently.  Consider a scenario where you have your System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr) site database on a remote/dedicated SQL Server wherein a drive fails or has to be replaced.  Afterward, the ‘Backup ConfigMgr Site Server’ site maintenance task fails to run… Read more