Fallback DP = no DP

There is a point of confusion currently in the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager product, and that revolves around fallback DP and how they get used. The scenario is this.  You setup a content boundary group associated with 2 distribution points.  You put the content on all of them. You associate the boundary of a machine…

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Basic content deployment troubleshooting in SCCM 2012

I was recently asked to pull together a general starting point guideline on how to troubleshoot content deployment issues with SCCM 2012.  There is a lot that could go wrong, and the specifics for each scenario are different, but here is what I pulled together as a general starting point.   · Check Status in…

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DP converts, but content fails

I hit an odd issue with a customer recently that was not easy to figure out or troubleshoot so I would like to share the problem and solution in hopes that others can avoid the pain we had to go through.   The issue is, in general, very straight forward.  The customer had  several existing…

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Fast policy evaluation only for new machines

10/13/14 – updated to add restart info Many of my customers are in similar situations where they do not include application deployment in their OS imaging process but instead rely on Configuration Manager to deploy apps after the OS is up and running.  The biggest complaint I hear is about how slow ConfigMgr is to…

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It is all relative

I have encountered several customers where something I thought was well understood wasn’t as clear as I thought, and that is relative paths and working directories.  In an effort to help the SCCM community I will try to explain it all here. When you are writing a batch file to control some kind of software…

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