Automating the clean-up of Configuration Manager Maintenance Collections

Background Most organizations using System Center Configuration Manager implement collections configured for maintenance tasks. Administrators generally monitor these collections on a weekly\monthly schedule and in some instances are required to delete the machines within these collections, for example: collections containing Obsolete Clients. Scenario My customer was looking for a method to streamline their weekly\monthly maintenance…


Monitoring Application Deployment Failures in Configuration Manager

Background One of the key features of System Center Configuration Manager is Application deployment. Most of our enterprise customers have invested heavily in their administrative time and skills in managing the deployment of applications to thousands of machines within their environment.   The Scenario With numerous applications deployed to collections, my enterprise customer found difficulty…


Unable to start SCOM ACS collector service – Event ID 4661

Problem Description and Symptoms: The Operations Manager Audit Collections Service is not starting with the following error and event Id: Event ID 4661 Error :AdtServer encountered the following problem during startup: Task: Load Certificate Failure: Certificate for SSL based authentication could not be loaded Error: 0x80092004 Error Message: Cannot find object or property. Solution: 1….