Tag: SCCM 2012

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 SP1 CU3 released!!!

The SCCM 2012 SP1 Cumulative Update 3 is released: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2882125/  Supported Platforms This update adds support for Windows 8.1-based client computers in Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1. Windows 8.1 is added to the supported platform list for the following features: Software distribution Software update management Compliance

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SCUP 2011 with Timestamp enabled and a Proxy

This week I tried to get SCUP up and running behind a proxy server. SCUP has a nice option to define the proxy server in the GUI. This works great for the download of updates, but the signing with a timestamp still fails with the following error: PublishItem: InvalidException occurred

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SCCM 2012 PXE Optimization

This week I had to optimize the PXE boot time because it took nearly 2 minutes to load the WinPE file over the network. I found different blogs with solutions to do that in SCCM 2007. In this blog I will explain the most powerful settings in a SCCM 2012

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Run a command after a task sequence has completed

​With Service Pack 1 for SCCM 2012, Microsoft introduced a few new task sequence variables. The one in the spotlight for this post is: SMSTSPostAction. The SMSTSPostAction variable can be defined anywhere in the task sequence with a “Set Task Sequence Variable” step. Its value can be any command you

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