Author: Cliff Hobbs

ConfigMgr 2007 – Package is not decompressing to the “SMSPKG<drive>$” directory

Problem: I’ve sent a Package to a new DP. The PCK is appearing in the “SMSPKG” directory but the Package is not decompressing to the “SMSPKG<drive>$” directory. [More…]

ConfigMgr 2012 – Do I need to grant the Central Administration Site’s computer account permission to the System Management container?

Question: As the Central Administration Site doesn’t publish any Client data directly, do I need to grant it’s computer account permission to the “System Management” container? [More…]

Why is there a large number of files in the ‘<drive>:\Program Files (x86)\<install_directory>\AdminUI\AdminUILog’ directory on my Site Server?

Question: On my Site Server if I look in the “<drive>:\Program Files (x86)\<install_directory>\AdminUI\AdminUILog” directory it contains over 3 MILLION files (3,007,851 to be exact) taking up over 19 GB of disk space. What I’m confused about is what are all these log files that are named like Package hashes? [More…]

ConfigMgr 2012 – Program Command Line truncated when using the Package Definition File Wizard

Problem: I’ve used the Package Definition File Wizard in ConfigMgr 2012 to create a Program from a package definition file. However, when a client runs the Package the command line is incomplete and so the installation fails. If look at the properties of the Program in the ConfigMgr Console for some reason the command line is incomplete. [More…]

ConfigMgr 2007: Why do I not see the ‘SMSPKG’ directory on my Distribution Point?

Problem: I’ve just installed a new Secondary Site and configured the site as a Distribution Point. However, when I look on the drive I’ve configured as the distribution point I don’t see the “SMSPKG” directory? [More…]

SMS 2003: Management Point Troubleshooting Checklist

As one of the most popular articles on FAQShop I just wanted to give everyone a reminder about the SMS 2003 Management Point Troubleshooting Checklist which I’ve now migrated over from the old site.

ConfigMgr 2007: Why do I not see the “Virtual Application Package” option when creating a new Package?

Question: I am trying to create a new Virtual Application Package. However, when I right-click on the “Packages” node I don’t see the “Virtual Application Package” option available from the “New” context menu. Why do I not see the “Virtual Application Package” option? [More…]

Do I need the AUTORUN.INF on my ConfigMgr 2007 Build Media for it to work?

I’ve got autorun disabled in my environment for security reasons. I see that on my ConfigMgr USB build keys there is an “AUTORUN.INF“. Does this file have to present in order for my media to work? [More…]

Where can I get a list of Default Input Locale values and Language Packs for Windows for MDT?

Question: I need to configure various languages and input locales within MDT. Where can I obtain a list of valid values? Answer: The MDT – Useful Links page contains various links to information on the Microsoft website that will allow you to lookup and set the supported values accordingly.

DCOM errors in System Log on machines deployed via ConfigMgr 2007

Problem: I’m using ConfigMgr 2007 to deploy the same Windows XP build as I currently do via SMS. However, after deploying the machine via ConfigMgr 2007 I’m seeing numerous DCOM errors with Event ID 10016 in the System log on my Client machines: The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Launch permission for the COM Server application with CLSID 
{24FF4FDC-1D9F-4195-8C79-0DA3...

ConfigMgr 2007: ‘Error creating media. Error message is: The hash value is not correct.. Please refer to CreateTsMedia.log to get details.’

Problem: I am trying to create Stand-alone media for one of my Task Sequences. I right-click in the Task Sequence and select “Create Task Sequence Media“. I then run through the “Task Sequence Media Wizard” selecting “Stand-alone media” from the “Select Media Type” screen. I then run through the rest of wizard selecting the appropriate options. Howev...

Is there anyway I can search JUST the ConfigMgr 2007 Documentation Library?

Question: I’m using the “Documentation Library for System Center 2007 Configuration Manager” but finding it a pain that every time I use the search function it returns results from other sources such as the forums. Is there anyway I can search JUST the ConfigMgr 2007 Documentation Library? [More…]

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