10 Tips for a More Successful Windows Image Build & Capture

In a recent build and capture (b&c) task sequence for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 that I was helping a customer with, I decided it was worthwhile to list the top things that can be overlooked.  If these are done prior to beginning the process, then it can help to shorten and troubleshooting time involved. Create an […]

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Parallels Mac Management for SCCM review (part 1)

At TechEd North America I came across the booth from Parallels and they were advertising with a product called Parallels Mac Management for ConfigMgr. Parallels Mac Management for SCCM was awarded with the “The Best of TechEd award”. So for me worthwhile looking at and of course everything that integrates with ConfigMgr 2012 attracts my attention This blog is a review...

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SMS/SCCM Versions and Upgrades Survey Results

We recently hosted a survey for Microsoft to provide statistics around the installed base of ConfigMgr versions. The following survey data represents the results of the survey and gives Microsoft help with strategies around the future of System Center Configuration Manager. Thanks so much to all that participated!   1) What version of SMS or Configuration Mgr are you using to manage clients?...

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Important Customer Survey for SMS and Configuration Manager

Microsoft is interested in obtaining help with strategies around the future of System Center Configuration Manager and has enlisted myITforum to solicit the community for direct feedback.  We have now posted a very short (4 questions) survey to capture the required information. Your feedback is invaluable and will be shared directly with the Configuration Manager team at Microsoft. Thanks in...

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SCCM 2012 – SUP – Error: There was an error downloading the software update. (12152)

Hi All, recently i was at a customer site installing SCCM 2012 R2 and i had an issue downloading some updates… The steps were simple. as it was the 1st time, i’ve created an Software Update Group with all Windows 7 updates already released and tried to download it to a deployment package… The wizard was telling me that some updates failed to download with error: There was an error downloading the software update. (12152) and of course, a long list of updates where bellow it. the 1st i thought it was internet/proxy problem, however, there was no proxy involved and i could navigate to the internet without any problem… looking at the patchdownloader.log (it can be under %temp%, C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Temp or \Logs) i saw the following Checking machine config Software Updates Patch Downloader 19/03/2014 09:03:23 5472 (0×1560) Cert revocation check is disabled so cert revocation list will not be checked….

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/raphael/sccm-2012-sup-error-there-was-an-error-downloading-the-software-update-12152/

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SCCM 2012 – Software Updates

Hi All, Today I’m going to talk a bit aobut software updates. As you may be aware, softwre update is a “simple” task however, the process behind the software update can be a bit complex. And the reason is simple, what happen if I do this? Well…i don’t want this post to be dealt as “best practices” but a guidance on how to do software update and the reason is simple, many people know how to do, but always want a bit more guidance on what would be better….and remember…not best practices. I always refuse to talk about best practices because it always depends. Let’s imagine the scenario where you have a remote site with 3k users. Should you put a local DP there? maybe a secondary site? Let’s assume that as best practices, you would add a distribution point, but on this scenario, every single server should only be…

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/raphael/sccm-2012-software-updates/

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SCCM 2012 – Scan failed with error = 0×80244019

Hi All, recently i was at a customer and one of the client machines were getting the following error (looking at the WUAHandler.log) when trying to initiate the Software Update scan cycle: OnSearchComplete – Failed to end search job. Error = 0×80244019. Scan failed with error = 0×80244019 using CMTrace, i discovered that the error 0×80244019 means Same as HTTP status 404 – the server cannot find the requested URI (Uniform Resource Identifier). I went back to the server and checked everything. I did not noticed anything wrong with it. The IIS was there, working fine. Other machines were connecting to it and getting updates. As the customer had other name resolution problems, i thought that this could be something down to the name resolution (FQDN) and/or proxy/firewall. checking the proxy settings did not make any difference. I even followed the KB900935 – How the Windows Update client determines which…

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/raphael/sccm-2012-scan-failed-with-error-0×80244019/

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RES Workspace Manager 2014 adds support for ConfigMgr applications

Last couple of weeks I was able to test the new upcoming RES Workspace Manager 2014 together with Configuration Manager 2012 R2. With RES Workspace Manager you are able to manage your workspace by for instance locking it down and just publishing shortcuts for the applications a user is allowed to run. The current version, RES Workspace Manager 2012 is currently...

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