How to save and restore a single folder using ConfigMgr and USMT

1. Download USMT 3.0.1 Package from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=799ab28c-691b-4b36-b7ad-6c604be4c595 2. Install USMT Package onto a client operating system. Please note: The installation on a Server 2008 is not supported and will fail: USMT fails to install on Windows Server http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959066 3. After successful installation, copy the “USMT301” folder within c:\program files to your SCCM Server. In my…

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How to Measure Update Installation Time

Challenges When Measuring Update Installation Time In order to measure the time needed to install all necessary updates, an administrator needs to know the following information: 1. How many updates will be installed? 2. When have the update installations been started? 3. Is there additional time needed for downloading the update? 4. How long does…

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ClientKeyData table gets corrupted on central site server

  Here’s an issue I’ve now seen on two different customers. They’re both running a 3-tier hierarchy with more than 30.000 clients. And both updated from SMS 2003 about half a year ago. The problem they’re experiencing is: More than 20% of the clients do not report on hardware inventory properly and a lot of…

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Updates fail to install

  1. Make a copy of the folder “system32\CCM\Logs” and store it as a zip file for further investigation of the engineering team. 2. Review log file execmgr.log within CCM\logs, to see, WHY the advertisement was not started. If the log shows, that the update package has the wrong version, maybe the package was changed…

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