Step-by-Step SCCM Installation and Configuration Guide

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The new version of SCCM is out ! You may know this version as SCCM Vnext, SCCM 2016 or SCCM 1511. The product group explained on their blog that the new version will be simply called SCCM Current Branch. This blog post is a complete Step-by-step SCCM Installation Guide. SCCM installation has never been an easy process and the product itself can be complex for inexperienced administrators. With these blog posts, our goal is to bring it a bit further, explaining concepts and best practice rather than just guide the user through the installation process. If you’re not familiar with SCCM 1511 Features, you … Read More

How to See and Control SCCM Content Deliveries in Real Time

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SCCM is an amazing solution that has changed the face of systems management. Third party vendors have made Microsoft’s technology even better with improved content delivery, P2P infrastructure, networking developments, and other enhancements. One SCCM enhancement comes from Adaptiva Content Visibility and Control. Can you see where your content is while it is being transferred over the WAN? Can you pause, reprioritize it, or speed it up? Can you see where all global content resides at rest on disk in operation locations around the world? Without those capabilities, you’re flying blind and you may be at risk when dealing with … Read More

Operating System Deployment SCCM 2012 0x80070570 Error

Benoit LecoursOSD, SCCM3 Comments

During an operating system deployment using SCCM 2012, you received the error code 0x80070570 at the beginning of the Task Sequence. Numerous errors and warnings are showing in SMSTS.log : ThreadToResolveAndExecuteTaskSequence failed. Code(0x80070570) Failed to create C:\_SMSTaskSequence (1392) The TSM directories could not be created at this time (80070570) uRet == ERROR_ALREADY_EXISTS, HRESULT=80070570 (e:\nts_sccm_release\sms\framework\tscore\utils.cpp,1903) Cause The SCCM 2012 0x80070570 error is translated to : The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable. This issue is completely external to SCCM 2012. If you try to launch the Windows installation from the CDROM, you will get the same error. It’s probable that your computer has … Read More

How to install SCCM 2012 System Health Validator Point

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In this part of SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we will describe how to install SCCM 2012 or SCCM 1511 System Health Validator Point (SHVP). Role Description The System Health Validator Point validates Configuration Manager Network Access Protection (NAP) policies. This is not a mandatory site system but you need a System Health Validator Point if you plan to use NAP evaluation in your software update deployments. This site system integrates with an existing NAP server in your infrastructure. Site System Role Placement in Hierarchy The System Health Validator Point is a hierarchy-wide option. It’s supported to install this role on a Central Administration site, stand-alone Primary site, … Read More

Complete SCCM 2012 SQL Install Guide

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In the first part of this SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we planned our hierarchy, prepared our Server and Active Directory. In part 2, we will install and configure SQL before installing SCCM 2012 R2 or SCCM 1511. Click the following link to see all supported SQL versions. For our post, we will install SQL 2012 SP2 locally on the same server where the Primary Site will be installed. SCCM 2012 SQL Install Guide Execute Setup.exe from the SQL installation media, select New Installation Review and Click Next Select Enter Product Key and skip the proposed updates. We will install CU4, later … Read More

Step-by-Step SCCM 2012 R2 Installation Guide

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  Download and own part 1 to 18 of the SCCM 2012 R2 Installation Guide in a single PDF file. Use our products page or use the download button below. This blog post won’t be updated, only the document will be. [purchase_link id=”3614″ style=”button” color=”Gray” text=”Guide | SCCM 2012 R2 Installation Guide | Part 1-18″ direct=”true”]   Performing a SCCM 2012 R2 installation is not a walk in the park. The product itself can be complex for inexperienced administrators. There’s already tons of SCCM 2012 R2 Installation Guide available, written by experienced blogger and MVPs but I think that very few gives the whole … Read More

How to enroll an iOS device in SCCM

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Download and own all parts of the blog series in a single PDF file. Use our products page or use the download button below. This blog post won’t be updated, only the document will be. [purchase_link id=”3885″ style=”button” color=”gray” text=”Add to Cart | Mobile Device Management guide” price=”yes”]   In Part 1 of this series, we prepared the Intune environment for mobile device management. We also make sure we got the Intune subscription account. In Part 2, we configured Active Directory and create users in Intune. In Part 3, we prepared our Configuration Manager server in order to link it to Intune using the … Read More

Report Builder Error – The Certificate Chain was issued by an Authority that is not Trusted

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When editing a SCCM 2012 report in Report Builder you receive the following error : A connection was successfully established with the server, but then an error occurred during the login process. (provider: SSL Provider, error: 0 – The certificate chain was issued by an authority that is not trusted.) Cause This error occurs because you don’t have the required SCCM SQL certificate on the computer running Report Builder. Follow the following steps in order to resolve the issue. Export the certificate from your SQL server On the SQL Server Click the Start menu, click Run, and then type mmc. Click Enter. … Read More

How to add SCCM 2012 Custom Active Directory Attributes

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SCCM 2012 Active Directory System Discovery brings a couple of default Active Directory attributes : I get often asked if it’s possible to add a SCCM 2012 custom active directory attributes. The answer is yes, you can add any AD attribute, and it’s quite simple. For this post, I’ll add the Description attribute from a computer account.  SCCM 2012 Custom Active Directory attributes Configuration Natiguate to Administration / Hierarchy configuration / Discovery Method Right click Active Directory System Discovery Select the Active Directory Attributes tab Enter or select your attribute from the Available Attributes list If the wanted attribute is not listed, simply click … Read More

Error ‘Could not Access Network Location APPDATA’ in ccmsetup.log

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Error Could not access network location APPDATA in ccmsetup

I came accross Could not access network location APPDATA errors in ccmsetup.log during a SCCM client installation. Ccmsetup.log records ccmsetup.exe tasks for client setup, client upgrade, and client removal. Can be used to troubleshoot client installation problems. It’s the place to look if your client installation is not working. Client log files provide more detailed information for troubleshooting. The log files don’t require a fallback status point. For example, the CCM.log file on the site server records any problems that occur when the site server connects to the computer. The CCMSetup.log file on the client records the installation process. Could … Read More