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Obtaining binary locations for your patches with the Unique IDs in SCCM
You may find yourself in situations where you may need to locate the physical location of a certain software update and or check if that has expired. However, it can get cumbersome to determine the right binary just by searching by its KB Article number in Windows Explorer on the SCCM Server. Fret not...
Mon, Jan 17 2011
Using a State Migration Point (SMP), Settings for Task Sequences on SCCM Protected Site Servers
A State Migration Point (SMP), is a site system that SCCM uses for the migration of a user state from one computer to another. For instance, it has the ability to migrate a user profile from XP to Windows 7 and scenarios include migrating from the same source computer to a different operating system...
Wed, Dec 22 2010
Increasing the number of rows returned by a SCCM Report Query
Some people like big and massive queries that return thousands of rows. However, SCCM Report Viewer does not like handling more than 10,000 rows by default in a result set returned by a single query. I am in favour though of this default as it is good practice to limit queries as much as possible to...
Tue, Dec 14 2010
Ghost / Decommissioned Site Component Status
Sometimes, when a distribution point has been decommissioned or renamed, the previous server's site last known component statuses are still reported in the SCCM's Site Status panel. In most cases, we see the exact duplicated site components, thus the Component Status panel is showing 2 server...
Thu, Oct 28 2010
Identifying, Troubleshooting & Resolving 2300 and 2301 ConfigMgr Distribution Manager status messages with KB978021
Your ConfigMgr sites start to populate with hundreds and thousands of status messages, namely 2300s and 2301s. Hold your horses and do not panic though as Microsoft has addresed this issue with the availability of a patch KB978021 of which more details and the download can be found here . This hotfix...
Mon, Oct 4 2010
SCCM 2007 Management Point install fails on Windows Server 2008 with “The error code is 800CC801”
[Informational] We should see more and more installations of the SCCM Management Point on Windows Server 2008 in the business environment, so this information will be of great help to prevent anyone going around in circles wondering why the installing is failing. Always remember, logs are your best...
Thu, Sep 23 2010
Is my Configmgr Client working?
I've noticed often in my workplace where support teams constantly uninstall and reinstall Configmgr clients in the faith that it will eventually be installed properly through a stroke of sheer magic, luck or divine intervention. Unfortunately, if something is really not right, this usually will not...
Thu, Sep 16 2010
Addressing Packages that do not reach a Distribution Point
Imagine the scenario where you find yourself waiting longer then usual for a package to reach a Distribution Point. You have tried a refresh, a removal and every other possible action within the Configmgr Console GUI. Yet, the package never reaches and remains in the "Install Pending" state...
Wed, Sep 15 2010