Author: Bechir Gharbi

ConfigMgr Scan failed with error = 0x80240438

If you use a Software update point for patch management, you might meet a scan problem when Forfront TMG (in my case) or another firewall is in place. Today, when I deployed a group of updates I’ve seen in the monitoring workspace that all traget PCs are in the Unknown tab, so I’ve gone directly in WUAHandler.log and I found these entries: The same error code in other logs such scanage...

A Microsoft MVP who is a MCC for the second time!!!

Today I received my MCC award for the second time … MVPs are not prevented to be MCCs even for a second time 🙂 Dear Bechir, Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that your contributions to Microsoft online technical communities have been recognized with the Microsoft Community Contributor badge. This recognition is reserved for participants who made notable contributions in Micr...

A big THANKS to Greg and Brian, a GREAT work for the new CookBook for CM 2012 !!

Admin cookbook is an amazing book for who are need to go more far that the limit and perfectly configure SQL Server for Configuration Manager 2012 and other subjects based on all best practices and real world experiences. Don’t hesitate, take a look on the book and save your time and your job … Packt Publishing, a U.K. based publishing firm specializing in focused IT books ha...

System Center 2012 service pack 1 is RTMMMMMMMM !!!!!

A big news this week and YES you don’t dream, the SP1 RTM for System Center 2012 is available on TechNet/MSDN subscriptions !!!  WebStory: Keep Blogging!

Awarded Configuration Manager MVP 2012 (for my third year)

Dear Bechir Gharbi, Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2012 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in System Center Configuration Manager technical communities during the past year.

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 CTP2 is available

This Community Technology Preview (“CTP2”) enables System Center customers to jointly evaluate System Center 2012 and Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate … Read the following links for more details:   SetupFiles:  Docs:

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) Service Pack 1

Kent Agerlund (MVP) has announced from the TechED 2012 some of the upcoming features in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1. There are many awesome features and look forward for the SP1. Read more on his blog.  

Service Manager (SCSM) 2012 : The SQL Server is not running version SQL 2008 or SQL 2008 R2 …

Today when I started to install the SCSM Web portal I’ve got the following error: After some search on internet I found this good article which solved my issue.  After running the command line on the Management Server… The problem has gone away.

Configuration Manager 2012 : Input string was not in a correct format

If you try to install the ConfigMgr 2012 console on a workstation with an existent ConfigMgr 2007 console you will have the following error message: And even if you click on ok then next you will not be available to see any option then: Well, in this case you have two choices: 1. Uninstall the ConfigMgr 2007 console then install the 2012 one. 2. Otherwise, if you want to keep both consoles you hav...

FEP 2010 : Errors related to feature availability and configuration

If you plan to move your FEP reporting role and the Datawarehouse to another server, be carful of the SQL Server edition. In effect, if you use SQL Server 2005 Enterprise for example on the old server you should have the same edition (no matter for the version if it is 2005/2008/2008R2) on the new one because the Analysis Services partitions are not supported after a move from Enterprise to Standa...

MDT 2012 RC1 is now available and supports ConfigMgr 2012 RC2

Reliable and Flexible OS Deployment-now with support for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 RC2 The Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 RC1 is available for download on Connect now. Download the MDT 2012 RC1 release now New features and enhancements make large-scale desktop and server deployments smoother than ever! Support for Configurat...

ConfigMgr : Query to find all non-client and unassigned machines (computers and servers)

Just create a collection and use the following query : select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name, SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup, SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client from SMS_R_System where Client = 0 or Client is NULL and SMSAssignedSites is NULL

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