KB: The status of a failed upgrade to a shared Distribution Point may be displayed incorrectly as "Failed to upgrade distribution point" in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published this morning. This one describes a potentially confusing status message you may see when upgrading a Distribution Point in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. ===== Symptoms You try to upgrade a shared Distribution Point to a Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Distribution Point. If the upgrade… Read more

Fix: Your ConfigMgr 2007 eval expired or you are unable to upgrade from the evaluation version

Hi everyone, Tyler Franke here again with another issue I ran into recently.  Consider a scenario wherein System Center Configuration Manager 2007 has been installed and service packed to the latest (SP2) build. Now let’s assume that the Evaluation version of R3 is installed on the server at some point. Once the evaluation period expires… Read more

New KB: Upgrading the Microsoft App-V client from 4.5 to 4.6 silently using ESD

This isn’t necessarily ConfigMgr 2007 specific but if you’re using System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 then this one’s for you.  This is a new Microsoft Application Virtualization Knowledge Base article we published this morning that shows you how to upgrade the Microsoft App-V client from 4.5 to 4.6 silently using an… Read more

New Solution: A System Center Configuration Manager 2007 site fails to upgrade to Service Pack 2

Symptoms A System Center Configuration Manager 2007 site fails to upgrade to Service Pack 2 and reports SQL Error: The server service principal name already exists.  You may also see the following in the Configmgrsetup.log file: <MM-DD-YYYY HH:MM:SS> ***SqlError: [42000][15025][Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]The server principal ‘<Domain>\Server1$’ already exists. <MM-DD-YYYY HH:MM:SS> SqlExecute < IF NOT… Read more

How to update System Center Essentials 2007 certificates

Looks like the folks on the System Center Essentials product team blog just posted some great information on how to use the UpdatePublisherCert.exe tool to replace the existing System Center Essentials 2007 (SCE 2007) certificate with a new certificate for use with System Center Essentials 2010 (SCE 2010).  If you are planning an upgrade any… Read more

Application Compatibility Toolkit Connector for SCCM now available for download

The Application Compatibility Toolkit Connector (ACT Connector) assists administrators with collecting the necessary computer and application compatibility information to help plan for a Windows deployment. The ACT Connector provides the following functionality: Inventories installed software applications and creates reports that will assist with determining which applications are Windows compatible. Retrieves device driver compatibility for installed… Read more

The Configuration Manager Service Pack Install Guide

This document was created to help in troubleshooting Configuration Manager Service Pack 2 (SP2) install failures. This document is not entirely specific to Service Pack 2 and can apply to Service Pack 1 installs, upgrades from SMS 2003 to SCCM, and future service pack or Configuration Manager versions that rely on .mof file compilations, SQL… Read more

ConfigMgr 2007: Upgrade to SCCM 2007 RTM or SP1 may appear to hang

Here’s another issue sent to me by Clifton Hughes in our ConfigMgr 2007 group.  If you’re trying to upgrade from the evaluation version to the full version, or if you’re trying to install Service Pack 1 but the setup program just seems to sit there and hang then this one’s for you: ======== Issue: When… Read more

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Are you looking for a forum or newsgroup where you can get help with ConfigMgr?  Want to know what the latest downloads are?  How about troubleshooting information, webcasts and whitepapers?  Need to contact support?  All this and a whole lot more can all be found at the System Center Configuration Manager TechCenter:   The Library… Read more

ConfigMgr 2007: Status Message 2407 in SMS_SQL_MONITOR after upgrade from SMS 2003

Today’s tip comes from a Ryan Anderson, a Senior Support Escalation Engineer in our Texas office.  If you’re getting 2407’s after an upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 then Ryan may have your solution: ======== Issue: After upgrading from SMS 2003 SP2 or SP3 to the Select version of Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, you… Read more