Set an HTTPS Distribution Point as a Source DP for Pull DP

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I worked in an environment where all DP are set to communicate with HTTPS. When trying to add a DP as a pull DP source, you get this : Technet is specifying that “Only distribution points that support HTTP can be specified as a source distribution points when you use the Configuration Manager console” http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712321.aspx You can configure a pull-distribution point when you install the distribution point or after it is installed by editing the properties of the distribution point site system role. A distribution point that you configure as a pull-distribution point can transfer content to clients by HTTP … Read More

Configuration Manager 2012 Client Command List

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I recently found in our infrastructure that a lot of new Windows Server 2012 Core Edition were installed for specific reason. This edition can cause some problems to administrators that are not aware of SCCM commands. Here is the list of actions that will be covered in this post: Configuration Manager client services and properties Configuration Manager agent scan trigger EndPoint Protection client installation and properties Logs directory There’s a lot of commands that can be execute but I will give you the minimum to remember. From ‘cmd’, type those commands for configuration manager. Configuration Manager Client Scan Trigger with … Read More

Computer Part of an SCCM Maintenance Windows doesn’t Reboot

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Scenario : You deploy Software Updates to a specific collection that has a maintenance window configured. The machine doesn’t reboot as required This post describe how to fix SCCM maintenance windows reboot problems. SCCM maintenance windows reboot Troubleshooting : Check the Maintenance Windows properties The maintenance Windows is set to a 2h duration : Check the Deployment properties The first step is to make sure that your deployment allows reboot: My machine is a Windows 2012 (thus considered a server) and the option to suppress reboot is not selected. Check if there’s overlapping maintenance Windows Using the built-in report “Maintenance … Read More

SCCM Internet Explorer KB2964358 Deployment

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Microsoft has released a critical security update to fix the “famous” IE security vulnerability. This post describes how to fix SCCM Internet Explorer KB2964358 error. Full details @ https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-021 This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using an affected version of Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with … Read More

Error in Migration Job with SCCM 2012

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During an SCCM Migration project, you may encounter this SCCM Migration Job error: “Object modified after Migration”. As per Microsoft Documentation, use an SCCM Migration Job for : Use migration jobs to configure the specific data that you want to migrate to your Configuration Manager current branch environment. Migration jobs identify the objects that you plan to migrate, and they run at the top-level site in your destination hierarchy. You can set up one or more migration jobs per source site. This lets you migrate all objects at one time or limited subsets of data with each job. You can … Read More

SCCM Content Conversion not showing Packages when reassigning DP

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Symptoms :SCCM Administrators tries to Upgrade/Reassign a distribution point in a migration project. The Content Conversion tab is displaying There are no items to show in this view. This blog post will show how to fix this SCCM Content Conversion error. If you complete the wizard, the DP gets upgraded/reassign but the content is not (obviously). This happens because the package assigned to this DP is not migrated to the SCCM 2012 hierarchy. Microsoft definition of the upgrade feature : Many customers have large Configuration Manager infrastructures and are reducing primary or secondary sites to simplify their environment. They still need … Read More

SCCM 2012 Migration Account Permissions for 2007 Hierarchy

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Each time I’ve done an SCCM 2012 migration from 2007, someone asks “How do I give access to the migration account?”. Looking at some blogs and technet you can read that the account requires : Read & Execute Access to the SCCM 2007 Database Full Access to the SMS Provider Read access to all objects Fine but how do I do that ? I decided to do a step-by-step guide : In the CM07 console, navigate to Site Database > Security Rights > Users > Right Click Manage ConfigMgr Users and follow the wizard. In the user name tab, add a new user … Read More

How to Find SCCM Server Log Files

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Here’s a simple tip to know which SCCM server logs files to check if you want to dig an error returned by an SCCM Component. In SCCM, client and site server components record process information in individual log files. You can use the information in these log files to help you troubleshoot issues that might occur. By default, Configuration Manager enables logging for client and server components. In the SCCM Console, Navigate to : Monitoring/System Status/Component Status For this article we’ll assume that the SMS_Database_Notification _Monitor is giving an error (sorry my site is clean !) You can simply go on … Read More

SCCM Move Content Library to another drive

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Did you know you can move the ConfigMgr content library folder to another drive on your ConfigMgr Distribution Point? It’s quite simple. This post will describe how to SCCM Move Content Library. If you’re not aware of what’s exactly is the SCCM content library, here’s Microsoft definition : The content library is a single-instance store of content in Configuration Manager. The site uses it to reduce the overall size of the combined body of content that you distribute. The content library stores all content files for software deployments, for example: software updates, applications, and OS deployments. SCCM Move Content Library … Read More

Orchestrator 2012 R2 Installation Guide

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Here’s a guide to install a SCORCH instance on a single server. Use this setup for a lab, it’s not optimized for a production environment. Prerequisites Mminimum hardware configuration required for a full installation of Orchestrator: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 Minimum 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM, 2 GB or more recommended 200 megabyte (MB) of available hard disk space Dual-core Intel microprocessor, 2.1 gigahertz (GHz) or better  SQL Specific SQL Server 2008 R2 or Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Orchestrator requires only the basic SQL Server features found in the Database Engine Service. Orchestrator … Read More