Path is too Long

I ran into an issue with a customer where they were getting an error that the package could not be downloaded. The that they kept showing up in the client logs was 0x80070057. In going over the logs and researching the issue we found that the issue was in that the file path was too…

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Branch DP’s and Hash Values

          How can I find the package hash value in WMI on a BDP: 1. Open Webemtest and connect to root\ccm 2. Select Enum Classes, click the recursive radio button press OK 3. Scroll down to ccm_peerdpagent and double click 4. select ccm_peerdp_job and click instances. 5. click a package packageID listed. 6. Scroll…

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Clients Never See the Pop Up Balloon in the Systray

I ran into a really strange issue a while back with a customer and then last month I hit the same issue with a different customer. Have you run into an issue where you send out a normal software distribution but the clients never see the pop up balloon in the systray informing them that…

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Troubleshooting “Failed to Insert Object” error message

I have run into a few CI update problems over the last few months. It seems that these are becoming more frequent. I found the information below in my research. I did some additional testing and rewrote part of it. Let me first say that before doing anything we need to make sure that we…

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How to Move the WSUS Database

  I ran into an issue where a customer needed to move the WSUS Database to a different SQL server.  In my research I found most of the information below.  In testing I added a few pieces to it since my customer was using a remote SQL server.  To move your WSUS Database to another…

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What Collections is your Client a Member of?

Many times during the course of troubleshooting, you may come across a situation where you need to find out how many Collections a specific Client machine is a member of. Here is how you can find that information, along with the Collection Names and the ID’s. Run the following SQL query in against the SMS…

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How to Remove Custom Discovery Architecture

A while back a customer had added some custom discovery architecture to their sites but needed to change a column name due to a conflict in SQL.  We searched the web but didn’t find much on how to remove the added information.  I did some testing and came up with a solution but didn’t think…

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Asset Intelligence is failing to Sync

  If you have looked at your AIUpdateSvc.log file lately you may have notice a few errors in there showing that you are not syncing with the System Center Online Catalog.  The errors may look something like this: Asset Intelligence Catalog Sync Service Information: 0 : Thu, 26 May 2011 20:10:33 GMT:Authentication: Did not find…

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Where are the patches in Resource Explorer

  On Server 2008/Vista and Server 2008R2/Windows 7 machines you will not find the patch information in Resource Explorer like you will for other OS’s.  This is due to a change in the way that those OS’s store their patch information.   Let me explain more. Remember that Config Manager only gathers this information from WMI…

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Questions about Service Locator Points (SLP’s)

I was working with a customer last week on a few questions about SLP’s.  We needed to check what information is really returned by the SLP to the client.  It took a while to search for this information so I thought a post might be beneficial.  The SLP is used to help clients find a…

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