Content Distribution to Distribution Points -Part III

Content Distribution to Distribution Points -Part III From primary site to Remote distribution Point In 2012 the flow is different from 2007 when a package is distributed to a remote DP. We have the new component PACKAGE TRANSFER MANAGER in 2012. The top level flow is that the distmgr get the request and when it is a…

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Content Distribution to Distribution Points -Part II

Content Distribution to Distribution Points -Part II From Primary server To Secondary Server DP Once you Add a secondary server DP from the primary server. The primary server distmgr will pickup the notification. It will then compress the contents of the package so that it can send to the site down. Content is send through the…

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Content Distribution to Distribution Points-Part I

Content Distribution to Distribution Points -Part I For storing the content, these are the packages available in Configuration Manager. Software Distribution Packages Application Software Update Packages Boot Images Operating System images and packages Clients get these packages from distribution point. When content is distributed to the distribution point there are chances that the packages does not reach DP…

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Content Lookup in configuration Manager

Content Lookup in configuration Manager Whether it is Software distribution , Software updates deployment or application deployment in 2012 the Majority of the issues comes is w.r.t to the clients not getting the Contents. This Blogs is on how we can check and find out the reason why the client is not able to get…

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Troubleshooting SCCM Part VII ………. OSD …. Part II

Part II : From windows PE to Full Blown OS Once the client boots to PXE  (which we have explained in Part I ) the clients goes to the management point and get the list of policy. If any Mandatory (required) deployment then it will go ahead with that else if it is available deployment it…

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Troubleshooting SCCM Part VII ………. OSD …. Part I

 Part I : PXE boot Many have been asking to write a blog on how to tracks the logs for OSD so here it is . It is in two parts.  Part I is PXE boot and Part II is After the Pxe Boot to Full blown OS. Since we are already in 2012 and…

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How to reset the policy or request a Full policy retrieval for a SMS agent

We have situations where we need to reset the policy and the  policy spy which we use does not work or would not prefer to copy the tool. This is a vbscript which we can use. Found it helpful when you want to request a full policy compared to delta policy which usually istriggered always…

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Who is using Wmiprvse is it SMS services

We have lot instances where the issues like CPU spike , memory usage and even some activities are caused by SMS services. In many of these cases  the process in question would be wmiprvse not SMS agent or SMS services  directly. Wmiprvse it is not something only which SMS agent host or other services  uses it can be…

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