Configuration Manager Console Crashes

Have you ever had the System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch console crash on launch but you cannot figure out why?  There could be several reasons that the console crashes on launch.  I just found out an uncommon reason that the console crashes, the Event Viewer.  If the Event Viewer logs are full and not…


The hidden directory of SCCM client on Linux / Unix

If you are ever troubleshooting a package deployment from SCCM (Configuration Manager) to a Linux system there is a hidden directory where the packages are staged on the Linux system.  I have not found a whole lot of documentation about his but thought I would just put a note out about it. If you are…


Let’s Deploy SCCM Linux Client via PowerShell

So installing the System Center Configuration Manager client for Linux is simple.  It doesn’t require a reboot, there are few parameters, and it can be scriptable.  So typically most Linux admins will have some sort of remote automation tool, such as Puppet.  But sometimes they don’t or it’s not Linux admins doing the install.  That’s…


Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Linux OpenSSL Centrify Error

While installing SCCM Linux clients I have come across issues.  Some are well documented some are not documented at all. It has been one of those fun and continuing adventures in Linux and SCCM.  One of the toughest issues that I discovered had to do with Centrify.  I originally added this information to the Linux SCCM Troubleshooting Wiki.  I felt…