Hotfix extends client notification in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager to MDM devices

Players, I had a bit of a panic induced call from a former client this morning because it took to long time to wipe a device from SCCM. Luckily there is a hotfix for this. He applied it and … as if my magic, the issue went away, we were unable to test this on Android devices, but his iOS and Windows 8.1 devices were all wiping a lot faster. Prerequisites To apply this hotfix, you must have CU3 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager installed. Restart information You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix. Hotfix can be found here http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2990658/en-us Enjoy @Heinrich_Pelser

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SCCM 2012 R2 – Visual Studio 2013

Hi All, have you ever tried to install Visual Studio 2013 with SCCM 2012 R2? Well, a client of mine tried and it failed. the error he was getting was to install the user running the installer to the group Performance Log users. as you can imagine, the user running the action is SYSTEM… i have tested it with VS2012 Update 2 and the installer worked fine, and back in the company, we downloaded the new version (Update 3) and it was failing. once i did another test with Update 3 at home, it failed. because this, we had to create a script using psexec to be able to install the VS, but what does this script do? Simple, it create a local user and add it on the local administration group. it execute the vs installer via psexec as the created user once the installer is done, it removes…

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WSUS install error “Log on as a service”

During installation of WSUS (a prerequisite for the ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SUP role), a GPO prevented the installation of WSUS on a Windows Server 2012 R2 system. The specific policy that caused the problem was for the “Log on as a service”.  In this specific instance, the GPO was restricting access to two AD groups. WSUS […]

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Event ID 2719 SMS_INVENTORY_DATA_LOADER Error (SCCM 2012 R2)

Players, A good friend of mine sent me an email about an error he noticed oh his SCCM 2012 R2 CU1 environment. The error and solution are detailed below … ERROR: Inventory Data Loader failed to process the file D:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\inboxes\auth\dataldr.box\Process\XXXXXXX.MIF because it is larger than the defined maximum allowable size of 5000000. Solution: Increase the maximum allowable size, which is defined in the registry key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\SMS\Components\SMS_INVENTORY_DATA_LOADER\Max MIF Size (the default is 5 MB), and wait for Inventory Data Loader to retry the operation. Microsoft actually gives you the answer in this scenario and therefore, we can safely assume its supported. Now I agree that some errors “might appear cryptic”  but changing the size of MIF collections isn’t the end of the world and wont break anything. So you can safely change the size to resolve the error and get the MIF files into SCCM. Because the registry is dangerous…

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Watch out for that Service! CNG Key Isolation

Probably just about anyone who may be reading this blog has probably also reviewed Microsoft’s Prerequisites for Windows Client Deployment in Configuration Manager, and many of you may have learned the hard way for dependencies like BITs, Task Scheduler, and maybe even Remote Differential Compression (RDC). I have a new one for you that we learned […]

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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….

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SCCM 2012 – Updating SCCM client during TS

Hi All, for ages, i’ve being using a script to automatically populate the PATCH option of the SCCM client installation in a TS environment. the reason i’ve been using this script (if not clear for you), is the number of hotfixes and the allowed size of the text box on a TS… fortunately with SCCM 2012, the SCCM product group changed the way they di hotfixes and started to use Updates Rollup, meaning that you would not find the issue we’ve been experiencing on SCCM 2007. Even it is true, Microsoft had to release few updates out of the Update Rollup and people don’t know how to manage them in a Task Sequence as this has changed a bit. Fortunately (again), the script has been updates to SCCM 2012 (http://blogs.technet.com/b/deploymentguys/archive/2013/06/04/automatically-populate-the-patch-property-for-the-configmgr-client-installation-script-update.aspx) however, what happen if you don’t have the ZTIUtility.vbs or don’t want do the MDT integration? Well…you need to do…

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SCCM 2012 – Application Catalog HTTPS Error

Hi All, recently i was at a customer site and that has a single primary site (with all roles on it). They have installed the Application Catalog but it was not working. the SMS_AWEBSVC_CONTROL_MANAGER component was generating the error “Application Web Service Control Manager detected AWEBSVC is not responding to HTTP requests. The http status code and text is 500, Internal Server Error. Possible cause: Internet Information Services (IIS) isn’t configured to listen on the ports over which AWEBSVC is configured to communicate. Solution: Verify that the designated Web Site is configured to use the same ports which AWEBSVC is configured to use. Possible cause: The designated Web Site is disabled in IIS. Solution: Verify that the designated Web Site is enabled, and functioning properly. For more information, refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base.” every hour. Looking the logs, the installation happen without any problem, however, the awebsctl.log was giving me…

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SCCM 2012 – Office 365

Hi All, with SCCM 2012, Microsoft introduced an option for management of the devices via Exchange Active Sync. On the Console, you can find this option under Administration->Hierarchy Configuration->Exchange Server Connectors. When you add a new on-premises exchange server, this configuration is quite simple, however, if you try to do this using your Exchange Online or Office 365 subscription, this is not quite easy, at least it was not for me. In this post, we’ll walk through all necessary steps to connect your SCCM 2012 R2 to your Office 365. I’d assume the steps for a 2012 SP1 environment will be the sames, however, as i have no SP1 lab anymore, i cannot confirm. 1- Download and install the Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant version 7.0 or greater. From http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41950 you can download the 7.2 version. Remember to install it on the site server:) The installation is really simple, couple…

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