Author: Anoop C Nair

Suggested hotfixes for WMI related issue on Windows platforms

Original Post – http://ccmexec.com/2011/08/suggested-hotfixes-for-wmi-related-issue-on-windows-platforms/ Last week a KB-article was released with “Suggested hotfixes for WMI related issue on Windows platforms”. It really recommend that you read it because WMI is critical to Configuration Manager, Group polices, Operations Manager and so on. As you all know without working WMI we cannot mana...

How to Remove Orphan Packages

Just thought of sharing one of the TechNet discussion regarding the removal Orphan Packages from the child sites. Original Post Packages that are deleted at a parent site can be orphaned at a child site if the child site is down at the time of deletion (temporarily), or the replication process is unsuccessful. You won’t be able to delete those packages from child site because they appear as “locke...

Status Filter Rules Sample: Grant a low right user instance permission of a Task Sequence when it is created (Old but good one !!)

Original Post – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/minfangl/archive/2010/09/14/status-filter-rules-sample-grant-a-low-right-user-instance-permission-of-a-task-sequence-when-it-is-created.aspx Status filter rules is a feature in ConfigMgr: it triggers an action when a specific status message is received. ConfigMgr has some pre-defined status filter rules. You can define your own status filter rule to fu...

The complete Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 installation and configuration guide

Original Post – http://blog.coretech.dk/mbu/the-complete-forefront-endpoint-protection-2010-installation-and-configuration-guide/ Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP 2010) allows you to consolidate desktop security and management in a single solution, because it is built on System Center Configuration Manager 2007. That means in many cases you can use your existing client management infr...

One Shop Stop – Starter Kit for ConfigMgr (SCCM) 2012 Installation and Configuration !!!! New Features !!! Changes !!!

Most of us are looking around to get more details about new features in SCCM 2012. To help yourself, I thought of collating some of very useful information about SCCM 2012. Full Post @ http://anoopcnair.com

Excellent Troubleshooting Documentation on Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 installation of Office 2010

Original Post – http://blogs.technet.com/b/configurationmgr/archive/2011/08/23/troubleshooting-a-configuration-manager-2007-installation-of-office-2010.aspx Hi everyone, Joao Madureira here. I’ve been seeing a couple cases come in lately on Office 2010 Service Pack 1 installs and they seem to relate to the way Configuration Manager handles the package install and what is currently installed ...

OSD/Task Sequence/PXE – Duplicate SMBIOS GUIDs (System UUIDs) in SCCM 2007

This article is regarding an issue we originally blogged about over at The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog regarding issues with PXE booting caused by duplicate SMBIOS GUIDs.. At the time that we wrote the article we really didn’t have a good solution or workaround on the ConfigMgr/WDS side to fix the issue. Since the issue was a problem caused by an OEM not adhering to industry standards,...

Using a Windows Azure start-up script to prevent your site from being shutdown

Did you know that, by default, IIS will shutdown your site upon the following events? a) After being idle for 20 minutes. b) Every 29 hours (due to recycling). The first vistor to your site after one of these events will encounter a poor user experience (slow response) whilst a new IIS app pool is initialised. Note, this IIS behaviour is "inherited" by Azure so read on if you’re ho...

User Centric App Deployment Part 2: User/Device Affinity and ConfigMgr 2012 application model !!!

In its simplest form, the User/Device Affinity feature in ConfigMgr 2012 is just about saying, "this user uses this device as a primary place of work". Knowing this is a place you frequently do work, we can optimize delivery. Knowing another device is NOT a place you normally do work, we can control resource delivery. Here’s how it works. You have the ability to set the relationshi...

Very Useful Report of SCCM Servers with Site System Roles in a Particular Hierarchy

Original Post – http://anoopmannur.wordpress.com/2011/08/19/configmgr-sccm-very-useful-report-of-servers-with-site-system-roles-details/ I am very glad to share one Awesome report created by my colleagues Robert Spinelli and XiaoDong Zhang. Here is that pretty cool query/report that can help you in maintaining the inventory of SCCM hierarchy and also can be used as health check report. This ...

How to stop a client push installation in Configuration Manager

Here is one post from Kent Agerlund Full Post – http://blog.coretech.dk/kea/how-to-stop-a-client-push-installation-in-configuration-manager/ When a client push installation is initiated ConfigMgr. generates a CCR – Client Configuration Request file – for each client. To stop the process those files must be manually deleted. As the files are processed they are moved between three different fo...

Testing connection to SQL Server from a service running under Local System Account

Thought of sharing and documenting an interesting blog post that I’ve gone through. Full Post – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dataaccesstechnologies/archive/2010/01/29/testing-connection-to-sql-server-from-a-service-running-under-local-system-account.aspx We sometimes run into scenarios where an application or a windows service running under Local System Account needs to connect to SQL Server and ...