System32 Directory Error

By Suzanne Tighe One of our client’s installed Warranty Information Reporting (WIR) within the c:\windows\system32 directory and it was giving them the following error every time they attempted to run it: When I clicked on “Yes,” I was taken to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2715633 which documented Shim errors for .Net. This led me to doing a lot of work trying to verify that...

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Canon Scanner – Unable to Open TWAIN Source

By Garth Jones Recently I replaced my laptop and one of the important things that I needed to get working on it was my Canon LiDE25 scanner. Each time I replace my laptop (which happens frequently enough) I encounter the same problem, so I thought that I would share with all of you how to solve this issue because it...

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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

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/heinrich/hotfix-extends-client-notification-in-system-center-2012-r2-configuration-manager-to-mdm-devices/

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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…

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/raphael/sccm-2012-r2-visual-studio-2013/

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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…

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/heinrich/event-id-2719-sms_inventory_data_loader-error-sccm-2012-r2/

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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….

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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