Category: Windows Updates

ConfigMgr ADR Patchday Calculator with Gant-chart

UPDATE 19.04.2018: Excel Sheet is now available with English day names. Thank you for the feedback Fadi When you configure your Automatic Deployment Rule (ADR) for the monthly Patchday, then you have to specify multiple times and timespans. Sometimes it is not so easy to check and verify these settings.

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Update: Multireboot issue with Windows Updates is solved

One and a half year ago I posted an article about a problem which every OSD Enginer should know. Some Windows Updates make multiple reboots and this behaviour breaks a ConfigMgr Task Sequence as described in KB2894518. Until now we had to use some workarounds to block these updates from

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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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