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  • Wiki Page: FEP 2010 - Deploying Client KB981889 Ahead of Time

    Table of Contents Preparing the Package Preparing the Program Deploying the Package FEP 2010 clients require the Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) rollup package KB981889 on Windows Vista, 2008, 2008 R2, and Windows 7. Installing this package requires a client reboot. I recently worked with a customer...
  • Wiki Page: List of Public Microsoft Support Knowledge Base (KB) Articles for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012)

    This is a list of System Center Configuration Manager public KB articles and hotfixes published after the 2012 release. Note: Some updates are required only under certain circumstances, please read hotfix description before installing one. ID Title Hotfix 2683915 A...
  • Wiki Page: Microsoft Anti-Virus Exclusion List

    One place on the web where you can find an updated list of ALL the AV exclusions you might want to configure for Windows Server. Feel free to add to the list, it is the wiki way! HINT : Subscribe to the RSS feed for this wiki page to get auto-notification when it is updated! Enterprise Configuration...
  • Wiki Page: ConfigMgr Scan failed with error = 0×80240438

    If you use a Software update point for patch management, you might meet a scan problem when Forefront TMG (in my case) or another firewall is in place. Today, when I deployed a group of updates I’ve seen in the monitoring workspace that all target PCs are in the Unknown tab, so I’ve gone directly in...
  • Wiki Page: List of Public KB Articles and Hotfixes for Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

    This is a list of System Center Configuration Manager public hotfixes and KB articles published/updated after Service Pack 2. Note: Some updates are required only under certain circumstances, please read hotfix description before installing one. KB Article...
  • Wiki Page: ConfigMgr (SCCM) – Troubleshooting Tips to Resolve Scan Issues in Software Updates

    Thought of sharing one of the interesting issue which I faced. The SCAN was not getting completed successfully. Most of the machines are windows 2008 core servers so with GUI it was not that much easy to troubleshoot (at least for me :) Issue Scan agent was not able to compete the scan...
  • Wiki Page: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Survival Guide

    Introduction What is a survival guide? It’s a page we created as a pointer to information on the web. You can use the information below to learn the fundamentals and share information with other community members. And, if you think we missed some great article out there, please add it below! The...
  • Wiki Page: ConfigMgr 2012 Starter Kit – Very Useful Links (Community Posts)

    Most of us are looking around to get more details about new features in ConfigMgr 2012. To help yourself, I thought of collating some of very useful information about SCCM 2012. The post HERE will be Regularly updated !! Managing mobile devices in Configuration Manager 2012 via Exchange...
  • Wiki Page: ConfigMgr : Query to find all non-client and unassigned machines (computers and servers)

    Just create a collection and use the following query : select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name, SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup, SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client from SMS_R_System where Client = 0 or Client is NULL and ...
  • Wiki Page: Uninstall Internet Explorer 9 using ConfigMgr 2007

    Many people have blogged about how to install Internet Explorer 9.0 using System Center Configuration Manager 2007. In this topic, we will see how to uninstall it through the same software. 1. Download IE9 executable file then extract it. 2. You will find three files. 3. Create a CMD or...
  • Wiki Page: Managing System Center Configuration Manager Clients in a Workgroup

    When managing SMS or SCCM clients that are in a workgroup, clients will need access to a WINS server that contains the proper entries for the SMS/SCCM site systems. If a WINS is not available, as an alternative you can edit the LMHOSTS and HOSTS files on each client to allow for name resolution. ...
  • Wiki Page: SCCM - ConfigMgr - System Center Configuration Manager (es-ES)

    System Center Configuration Manager, proporciona un sitio centralizado que permite el control, inventario y reporte de un entorno IT. Con System Center Configuration Manager, el Administrador de un entorno IT puede gestionar y distribuir de manera efectiva aplicaciones e implantaciones de sistema...
  • Wiki Page: System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr)

    ConfigMgr provides centralized control, inventory and reporting for any IT environment. With Configuration Manager IT Administrators can effectively manage application and OS deployments, create detailed hardware and software and software reports, use software metering that can provide insight about...
  • Wiki Page: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Troubleshooting and Gotchas

    These are "known issues" that folks seem to have trouble with in Configuration Manager. Best Practice and Gotchas information has been moved to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Best Practices . Applies to: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Table of Contents Troubleshooting...
  • Wiki Page: Example WQL Queries for Configuration Manager

    This page is based on the example queries section in the How to Create Queries in Configuration Manager topic on TechNet. You can copy and paste these WQL queries, and edit if necessary, so you can use them in your own Configuration Manager hierarchy to run ad-hoc queries or create collections...
  • Wiki Page: ConfigMgr Client Installation Troubleshooting Check List

    Seen Lot of questions/helps in many forums on the SCCM client issues like client is not reported to SCCM console ,site code unsuccessful, Client is installed but Console shows NO and many more. Here is the check list which i have prepared to follow in brief .There may be other issues which are not...
  • Wiki Page: Create System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Software Metering Rules with PowerShell

    If you want to create many software Metering rules then you can use this code. This function uses CSV file to import data. Function Create-Rule { Param ( $strRuleFileLocation , $strComputer , $strSiteCode ) Try { #Check if file exists If ( Test-Path $strRuleFileLocation...
  • Wiki Page: ConfigMgr 2012 (beta2): Site Component Manager failed to install this component, because the Microsoft Installer File for this component (MP.msi) could not install.

    Symptoms: Component: SMS_MP_CONTROL_MANAGER Message ID: 4951 Site Component Manager failed to install this component, because the Microsoft Installer File for this component (MP.msi) could not install. Refer to the MPSetup.log, the MPMSI.log, as well as the ConfigMgr Documentation and the...
  • Wiki Page: ConfigMgr 2012: Could Not Connect or Execute SQL Query

    As you know, ConfigMgr 2012 is supported on a SQL named instance. However, in this scenario when you try to install a primary site that will be joined to a Central Administration Site (CAS), you can get the following errors : In ConfigMgrSetup.log : Cause: ConfigMgr 2012 requires SQL Server...
  • Wiki Page: ConfigMgr (SCCM) – Software Distribution Notification Issues – How to use WBEMTEST to check client policies

    Clients may not get “ New Program is Available ”pop-up system tray notifications in ConfigMgr even though the “ Display a Notification Message ”option is checked in the Admin Console. The “New Program notification” for clients is controlled by two Policy entries...
  • Wiki Page: ConfigMgr (SCCM) – Very Handy Report for Software Update (Patching) Client Health

    Thought of sharing one of the very HANDY report which we use for client health with respect to patching or software update. All the credit goes to my colleague Neetu. This report will provide you below details SQL Statement SELECT v_R_System.Name0, v_R_System.Active0, v_R_System...
  • Wiki Page: ConfigMgr (SCCM) – Servers with Site System-Server Roles in a Particular ConfigMgr Hierarchy

    I am very glad to share an Awesome report created by my colleagues Robert Spinelli and XiaoDong Zhang . Here is that pretty cool query/report that can help you in maintaining the inventory of SCCM hierarchy and also can be used as health check report. This report will provide you all the servers...
  • Wiki Page: ConfigMgr (SCCM) – Software Updates Related WMI Checks

    To check the WSUS Server we scanned against 1. Connect to “Root\ccm\softwareupdates\WUAHandler” 2. Click on “Query” and paste the following query in the “query” windows and click on “Apply” select * from CCM_updatesource 3. Double click...
  • Wiki Page: ConfigMgr 2007: "A recoverable error has occurred. A retry attempt will be made. ccmsetup" (0x0C5C)

    Last week when I tried to install the ConfigMgr 2007 client on a Windows Server 2008 SP2 x86 machine I’ve seen the following errors in ccmsetup.log. The client was not installed and the ccmsetup process was blocked. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------...
  • Wiki Page: ConfigMgr (SCCM) EXE files and RUN Commands

    Easy Access "Run" Commands for SCCM professionals Client ConfigMgr console Properties %windir%\System32\CCM\SMSCliUI.exe %windir%\SysWOW64\CCM\SMSCliUI.exe Run Advertised Program (x64 & x86) %windir%\System32\CCM\SMSRAP.CPL %windir%\SysWOW64\CCM\SMSRAP.CPL Task Sequence...
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