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  • Blog Post: The error was : %%1274 Group Policy and ConfigMgr Client

    I was working with a client who wanted to use Group Policy to install the ConfigMgr client. They had created the Group Policy with the client installation settings and had CCMSETUP.MSI as an Assigned Application. Unfortunately the client was not getting installed. A quick look in the event log on the...
  • Blog Post: Build and Capture Windows 8 Consumer Preview with ConfigMgr 2012 - Sysprep'ing the machine failed, hr=d0000004

    Normally I use MDT to perform the build and capture task. I thought I would try ConfigMgr 2012 to build and capture Windows 8 Consumer Preview Build 8250. I created a simple task sequence which comprised of the following steps Restart in Windows PE Partition the Disk Apply Operating System Apply Windows...
  • Blog Post: ConfigMgr 2012 and Report Builder 2.0 is not installed

    You are running ConfigMgr 2012 RTM and SQL 2008 R2. You navigate to the Reports Node and right click, selecting ‘Create Report’ You receive the following error This is because you have installed SQL 2008 R2 which ships with Report Builder 3.0…..By default ConfigMgr 2012 uses Report Builder 2.0 After...
  • Blog Post: Patch Management–Hide Client Software Notifications

    One of the problems I often encounter when implementing patch management solutions for clients is they often require different settings on clients that are managed by the same primary site server. Recently I was asked to hide all the software update deployments on workstations but make all software update...
  • Blog Post: ConfigMgr WSUS scan fails on server running DPM - Maximum request length exceeded

    I was setting up patch management for a client recently using ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 with R3 and WSUS. Everything was working fine apart from their DPM server was not returning a status of compliant. After reviewing the client side windows update agent log file %windir%\windowsupdate.log I noticed the following...
  • Blog Post: Installation not acceptable by client execmgr

    I had a phone call from a friend today, he could not get an advertisement to run. He emailed me over the execmgr.log, this is what I could see Creating mandatory request for advert AA120134, program Installation, package AA120234 execmgr 21/1/2011 1:27:23 PM 1064 (0x0428) Download content and mapped...
  • Blog Post: Installing and configuring WebDAV

    When installing and configuring WebDAV, WebDAV may not configure correctly This means that clients cannot install using 'Client Push Installation' below is the fix 1. Open %windir%\system32\inetserv\config\applicationhost.config in notepad 2. Between the entries <add name=”optionsverbhandler...
  • Blog Post: How to create a custom default user profile in Windows Vista or newer OS when using ConfigMgr 2007 OSD

    Found this great article today written by the Configuration Manager Support Team. When building a Windows Vista or newer reference image (Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2), to create a custom Default User profile based on modifications done on the local Administrator profile normally...
  • Blog Post: Installing and Configuring the System Center Configuration Manager Dashboard

    If any of you are thinking about utilising dashboards for ConfigMgr then read on. There is a new TechNet Virtual Lab: Installing and Configuring the System Center Configuration Manager Dashboard After completing this lab, you will be better able to install and configure System Center Configuration Manager...
  • Blog Post: Unattended.xml and Custom Variables

    I was asked a question today about using custom variables (collection variables) with the unattended.xml. As an example I have used the section of an unattended.xml I use for InputLocale, SystemLocale, UILanguage and UserLocale InputLocale -    Keyboard layout and system input locale SystemLocale...
  • Blog Post: Error rc = 3 When Intergrating MDT with ConfigMgr on Windows Server 2008

    When running Configure ConfigMgr Integration you may see the following The process completed with 1 errors Copied binaries to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\Bin Copied extention files to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\XmlStorage\Extensions...
  • Blog Post: How do I prevent the System Center Configuration Manager console from downloading the TechCenter home page

    When the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 console is running on a server with a connection to the Internet, the top node in the console automatically connects to the Microsoft TechNet site to display the System Center Configuration Manager TechCenter. In Configuration Manager 2007 SP1...
  • Blog Post: Capture CD and SCCM 2007

    I have been asked this question a few times now, so thought I would blog the answer. How do I create a capture CD (Capture Media) in Systems Center Configuration Manager 2007 Under Operating System Deployment. Right click on Task Sequence and choose "Create Task Sequence Media". In the wizard...
  • Blog Post: PXE Boot fails with SMSPXE.LOG error No Boot Action for Device (.........) found"

    This issue is normally caused because the advertised task sequence to the client has no Boot Image associated with it. To fix the problem you need to associate a boot image with the task sequence by following the steps below. · Right click on the affected Task Sequence and choose Properties...
  • Blog Post: Failed to resolve selected task sequence dependencies. Code(0x80040102)

    If you are trying to capture an image, you might see the following The client boots into the initial boot environment with the SCCM splash screen, then preparing network connections appears briefly - this all disappears, then the client reboots - first step is to re-run the advertisement and press...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Insights

      Podcasts Introducing Operations Manager 2007 R2 (Level 300) WMA | MP3 (21 MB)   Virtual Labs TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center Operations Manager 2007- Introduction http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9647236   Downloads Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 VHD This download...
  • Blog Post: SCCM Client Push install issue with WMI and RPC

    Thanks to Rod Trent for pointing out this great article written by Chris Stauffer. If you see this error in your CCM log when trying to install clients CWmi::Connect(): ConnectServer(Namespace) failed. – 0x800706ba Read the article
  • Blog Post: Extending Schema for ConfigMgr and 'A Referral was returned from the server'

    I know this has been covered on a number of sites, but I had not seen this error before. I have always said that the best way to extend the schema was to use an LDIF file (LDAP Data Interchange Format) I prefer it as 'you are in more control' of the schema extension, and can see what changes...
  • Blog Post: WMIC - Command Line WMI and SMS

    Most of my posts seem to come about because someone asks me how to do something, so yet again some one asked me if I knew a way to 'control' SMS / SCCM from the command line. This got me thinking. Most of the scripts I write or use manipulate WMI in some way, either on the site server or on...
  • Blog Post: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Software Development Kit (SDK) v4.0

    Microsoft has released the ConfigMgr SDK. You can get the download the Microsoft Download Center It includes DCM Digest Authoring guide, DCM digest schema, a SUM gadget that gives you current status messages on patches you have deployed, samples on creating admin console extensions, OSD custom task...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Administrator - released

    Our old friend Steven Kaczmarek has released a book on SCCM, I will be reviewing it shortly for WMUG Judging by his past released books I am sure it is well worth a read. Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Administrator Perfect Paperback: 850 pages Publisher: MICROSOFT PRESS (20...
  • Blog Post: System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007

    Microsoft System Center and Windows Server 2008: Better Together http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=DEEDD56C-46E0-4351-A31D-8669132FE1BB&displaylang=en Whitepaper covering how System Center helps better implement Windows Server 2008. TechNet Virtual Lab: Introduction...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Webcast: Configuration Manager SP1 and R2 Overview (Level 300)

    Language(s): English. Product(s): System Center. Audience(s): IT Professionals. Duration: 90 Minutes Start Date: Thursday, February 28, 2008 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) Event Overview Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager...
  • Blog Post: Windows Systems Management - Key enhancements to Asset Intelligence help drive System Center Configuration Manager

    Asset Intelligence is an important new component that has been added to System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007. This feature set is the only real way to accurately account for assets and ensure that all the software you're using is properly licensed. Asset Intelligence version 1.0 first...
  • Blog Post: Network Discovery Not Working – actually it is !

    Had a problem from one of the sites I support, they said Network Discovery was not working, it was not discovery everything.. So straight way jump in the log files to try and find out why, all looks OK in there… After a few minutes talking to the site about the problem it became clear. Remember...