Configuration Manager Support Articles

Hello everyone!  I often find myself providing support and troubleshooting articles to many customers and thought it would be beneficial to have a central location of links to reference.  The links below cover specifically the support and troubleshooting articles for System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) 2012 and Current Branch (CB).

Please note this blog may not include all links addressing specific updates or hotfixes for ConfigMgr.  I have added those links under "Additional References" which will take you directly to our System Center Configuration Manager Team Blogs.  If you are interested in subscribing to our Microsoft Support Content feeds, please go to the following link and select the appropriate "Product" to retrieve the RSS or Atom feed URL:

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Last Updated: Feb 12, 2019 - Added the following article:

  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Best Practices


How to deploy a Windows language pack as an application in Configuration Manager

Tips for Troubleshooting Application Deployment Problems 

Content Distribution

Understanding and Troubleshooting Content Distribution in Microsoft Configuration Manager

Data Replication Service (DRS)

Troubleshooting the Database Replication Service in Microsoft Configuration Manager

Microsoft Store for Business

Understand the ConfigMgr Management Features and Troubleshoot Issues with Microsoft Store for Business

Mobile Device Management

Policies that contain Android Requirement Rules are Evaluated Incorrectly

Operating System Deployment (OSD)

A client computer can "steal" the Configuration Manager GUID of an Unknown Computer object during imaging

ConfigMgr PXE does not work because a self-signed certificate is not created

Enable BitLocker task fails with error 80070057 in Configuration Manager

Error when Managing Boot Images in System Center Configuration Manager

How to boot from a PXE server that's on a different network

How to get Network Captures from a Task Sequence in Windows PE

Troubleshoot the Install Application Task Sequence in Microsoft Configuration Manager

Troubleshooting PXE Boot Issues in Configuration Manager

Understand PXE boot in Configuration Manager

Reporting Services

Reports don’t run in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager


How to Enable TLS 1.2 for Configuration Manager

Service Connection Point

Configuration manager Service Connection Point Doesn’t Download Updates

Site Administration

A Distribution Point in a Neighbor Boundary Group may be used before those in the Current Boundary Group

Description of State Messaging 


Folder Redirection Group Policy is not applied in Windows

Maintenance Tasks Default Settings

Management points stop responding to HTTP requests with error 500.19

Site Updates

Error "Conversion Failed" when you upgrade to Configuration Manager version 1810

Software Updates do not download in Configuration Manager environment if WSUS is disconnected (Version 1806)


After the System Center 2012 ConfigMgr SQL Site Database is moved, you cannot create a Software Update Package or Application

Configuration Manager Clients do not receive policy data after you recover a Primary Site from a CAS

SQL Query Times Out or Console Slow on Certain Configuration Manager Database Queries

Supported Configurations

High Availability Options for System Center Configuration Manager

Recommended Hardware for System Center Configuration Manager

Site and Site System Prerequisites for System Center Configuration Manager

Size and Scale Numbers for System Center Configuration Manager

Support for Virtualization Environments in System Center Configuration Manager 

Support for Windows 10 as a Client and ADK

Support for Windows Features and Networks

Support Policy for Making Manual Database Changes

Supported Active Directory Domains for System Center Configuration Manager

Supported Operating Systems for Clients and Devices

Supported Operating Systems for Site System Servers

Supported Operating Systems for System Center Configuration Manager Consoles

Supported SQL Versions for System Center Configuration Manager


How to Manage Surface Driver Updates in Configuration Manager

Software Updates

1702 Clients do not get Software Updates from Configuration Manager

Configure Software Update Synchronization in System Center Configuration Manager

Error 0x800f0831 when you install an update

How to get the Software Updates Management White Paper

How to Troubleshoot Software Update Deployments in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

How to Troubleshoot Software Update Scan Failures in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Software Updates in Current Branch Deep Dive - Client Operations

Software Update Management Troubleshooting in Configuration Manager

Software Update Maintenance in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Troubleshooting ConfigMgr 2012 Software Update Synchronization Issues

Using Log Files to Track the Software Update Deployment Process in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

Fix Windows Update Issues

How to Troubleshoot WSUS

The Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) SelfUpdate Service does not send Automatic Updates

Troubleshooting Issues with Windows Client Agents

Unable to connect to WSUS Administration Website

Unexpected High Network Bandwidth Consumption when Clients Scan for Updates from local WSUS Server

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Best Practices

Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) to Microsoft Update sync fails

Windows Update Error Code List

Additional References

I hope this resource is of value to you.  Thank you!

Brandon McMillan, Premier Field Engineer

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