Category: SCCM 2012 R2

New Task Sequence Variables in Configuration Manager 2012 R2

With Configuration Manager 2012 R2 new task sequence variables are introduced. Some of them are very very useful. The following variables are added: Built-in Variable Name Description SMSTSMPListRequestTimeout Use this variable to specify how much time a task sequence waits before it retries to install an application after it fails

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My Top 5 Feature Requests for SCCM, vote for them!!!

It’s important to give feedback to the Microsoft SCCM Product Group. One possibility is to use the Microsoft Connect Website. There are many feature request, I will present five of them in this blog article. The product group evaluates how important the feature requests are and if the impact is

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Windows Update Issue which every SCCM OSD/OSI Engineer should know! (KB2894518)

Often I see the following issue, updates are installed during a Task Sequence, then the Task Sequence doesn’t continue after a reboot. In the smsts.log are errors like these: !sVolumeID.empty(), HRESULT=80004005 !sTSMDataPath.empty(), HRESULT=80070002 TS::Utility::GetTSMDataPath( sDataDir ), HRESULT=80070002 Failed to set log directory. Some execution history may be lost. The system

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Repair Applications with netECM (Local and Remote)

How often do you have a problem with a single application and would like to reinstall it easily? With SCCM you have to add the client to an uninstall collection, wait until the client has received the deployment and then remove it from the uninstall collection and add it back

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Free E-Book available: Microsoft System Center: Troubleshooting Configuration Manager

Today I saw, that Microsoft has released a new free e-book about troubleshooting SCCM. Many important steps and process are detailed described and absolutely a must have for ever SCCM Administrator. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2013/11/12/free-ebook-microsoft-system-center-troubleshooting-configuration-manager.aspx Introduction As the authors of this book, we have tried provide you with insights and tips on troubleshooting

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Update: Checklist to Upgrade to SCCM 2012 R2

This post provide a checklist for an upgrade to SCCM 2012 R2 and a list of known problems… Update 19.11.2013: Some Issues are solved by a KB. Update 21.11.2013: More Issues are solved by a KB. Pre-Upgrade Check if Firewall Ports are open between SCCM and SQL Server Check if

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SCCM 2012 Update to SP1 – TESTDBUPGRADE

Today I tried to update an SCCM 2012 environment to 2012 SP1 according to the manuals from Microsoft and the checklist from Jason Sandys. Then we got a lot of questions about the TESTDBUPGRADE Step, because we had no test environment and have to run it in the production on

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