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  • Blog Post: Windows Update error 0x80072f78

    Hi All, while ago, i was at customer site configuring their SCCM infrastructure and the Windows Update was failing for almost every single computer with the following log lines WARNING: Send failed with hr = 80072f78. WARNING: SendRequest failed with hr = 80072f78. Proxy List used: <10.7.7...
  • Blog Post: [script] DeleteExpiredUpdates

    Hi All, This script is intended to remove all expired updates from a package or Deployment and was showed by the MVP Kent Agerlund on his presentation at MMS 2012. If you'd like to try (at your own risk), you can download it from here (just remember to change the .txt to .vbs) Examples: cscript.exe...
  • Blog Post: Software Update Compliance

    Hi All, few days back i was requested by a client to get a compliance list of a specific software update... fine..and easy...i tought... as it is SCCM 2007, I could use Compliance 2 - Specific software update, but unfortunatelly, the SU i was trying to get the compliance is not published via WSUS (is...
  • Blog Post: Software Update on a Secondary site failing with - Sync failed: LocalDBOtherError: SqlException: Timeout expired.

    Hi All, today i was troubleshooting a problem with a SUP on a secondary site that was failing to sync... looking at the wsyncmgr.log i saw sync: WSUS synchronizing other items, processed 3 out of 4 items (75%) Sync failed: LocalDBOtherError: SqlException: Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior...
  • Blog Post: 3rd Party patch management - Part 1

    Hi All, this is the beginning of a series of posts about 3rd party software management. but before we start this, i want to say that the focus of this will be configuration manager 2012 SP1 and nothing else. Few days ago, Department of Homeland Security advised to stop using java due security "problems"...
  • Blog Post: 3rd Party patch management - Part 2

    Hi all, in this post i'll start installing SolarWinds patch manager... i'm using the beta version that is compatible with Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1. To download it, go to solarwinds webpage ( http://www.solarwinds.com/patch-manager.aspx ). The current...
  • Blog Post: 3rd Party patch management - Part 3

    Hi all, on this post we'll start the configuration of the software. to do this we need open the Patch Manager console. on the Product features selection, select system center configuration manager extension pack and click continue on welcome solarwinds patch manager getting started guide...
  • Blog Post: 3rd Party patch management - Part 4

    Hi All, this is the part 4 where we will see how to prepare the environment (gpo and certificates). As we are using a self-signed certificate, we need install this certificate on all machines that will connect to the wsus, it means, every single machine on the network. to do it easily, i'll be doing...
  • Blog Post: 3rd Party patch management - Part 5

    Hi All, this is the part 5 where we will see how to install a remote console and integrate with SCCM 2012 SP1. I'll be using the SCCM Site Server itself instead of a remote SCCM Console. the 1st step, execute the patch manager setup on the welcome screen, click next accept the license...
  • Blog Post: 3rd Party patch management - Part 6

    Hi All, this is the part 6, last one talking about SolarWinds Patch Manager, and in this post we'll see how to publish updates to be used by the SCCM... 1st, on the SCCM console, go to Software Library, 3rd Party Updates, Updates overview, all updates, this month under Vendors, click Mozila...
  • Blog Post: 3rd Party patch management - Part 7

    Hi all, in this post i'll start preparing the server for Secunia CSI... i'm using the CSI v6 that is compatible with Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1. To download it, go to secunia webpage ( http://secunia.com/products/corporate/csi/ ). there is also the...
  • Blog Post: 3rd Party patch management - Part 8

    Hi all, today we'll set up the CSI and to do this, you will need to run the csi as administrator once you open, connect using your CSI username/password if its the 1st time, it will ask you information about the password, recovery, etc... once its done, you'll be able to scan hosts...
  • Blog Post: 3rd Party patch management - Part 9

    Hi all, today we'll set up the CSI SCCM Plugin. To do this, you need to download it from http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/sccm_plugin/ Once you have downloaded, execute it (I'm doing it on the SCCM Server itself). On the Welcome screen, click Next Choose where you...
  • Blog Post: 3rd Party patch management - Part 10

    Hi All, today is the last part of the secunia csi integration after the installation, open the SCCM console as administrator navigate to software library (note that there is a new node called Secunia) expand the node and click configure and enter your credentials if you havent configured...