SQL Service Broker and MSDB wrt ConfigMgr DRS

Hi Folks, I came across this weird issue where the messages were stuck in the sys.transmission_queue and we do not see the to_broker_instance column for these messages. It was empty, meaning the message was not yet able to identify the routing service at the receiving end. The rest other sites working meant we had the…

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The case of the unexplained – Application Deployment Monitoring reports: Which one to rely?

Hi Folks, The mismatch between the error is explained at: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2012/03/14/troubleshooting-in-console-monitoring-for-deployments-in-system-center-2012-configuration-manager.aspx I worked on checking the different views for deployment status for monitoring for the deployment of Applications across the different places– 1. Pie chart on the console- ====================== “Top Level” deployment report (i.e. Monitoring à Deployments and look at the status under “Completion Statistics”)…

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ConfigMgr 2012 R2 – Multiple SUP scenario: Clients not failing over to the other SUP

Hi Folks, For those who are not aware how Multiple SUPs selection and failover works in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 onwards , Kindly refer below – http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2013/03/27/software-update-points-in-cm2012sp1.aspx This says – So what determines a scan failure, and how does the client react to these conditions?  Scans can fail with a number of retry, and non-retry error…

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ConfigMgr 2012 Hardware Inventory Resync and BADMIF Internals

Hi Folks, This post will help you understand the flow of Resync of Inventory in the ConfigMgr 2012. There are many scenarios when a resync can be generated; 1. If we miss a delta inventory. 2. If the get a badly formatted MIF. (E.g. There is a column mismatch or a datatype mismatch) So below…

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The case of PullDP notification not getting generated on ConfigMgr 2012 R2

Hi Folks, Recently had an issue where the Package does not get installed to a PullDP. Frankly, I never worked on PullDP as a concept itself. So this was an interest – So what happens when you target a package to PullDP? – We create a job by the PkgXferMgr to send the same. But…

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Journey: So far, so good…

Hi Folks, This is not a technical post or anything related to ConfigMgr (Sometimes it is better to think or write something different :)). It's about my experience of completing the three professional years at Microsoft and about myself. July 3, 2011 was the day I landed in Bangalore with my three dear friends and…

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SQL Tracing Internals

Hi Folks, We all might be using the GUI way of taking and analyzing a SQL profiler trace and have found it difficult to analyze it (Atleast I have :)). Also given the huge data, it become a daunting task with filtering or UI crashing or being slow. I got to know about this scripted…

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ConfigMgr Client Reboot Internals for Update Deployments

Hi Folks, There are many a times we get into an issue where the ConfigMgr client gets rebooted even when the deployments were suppressed. So I am involving a case study to better understand the internals and how to track the issue. Definitely the first thing to check is the deployments targeted and verify the…

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SCEP Dash Board does not return the data for ‘ConfigMgr Client Not Installed’ for the ConfigMgr clients when checked against the collections.

Hi Team, I worked on a case where When we click on 'System Center 2012 R2 Endpoint Protection Status'->'Configuration Manager client not installed'->the view that opens does not give accurate information. We have some clients which are listed as not Installed with the Clients, but when clicked on the same we do not see any…

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