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Author: Donnie Taylor

Track System Discoveries per site

This is a handy little SQL statement we managed to whip up while working on a discovery problem. This script will show you a count of Machine based discoveries (not user) per site and per discovery type. Output will look something like this: Basically it will give you a much better chance of finding run-away discoveries in your infrastructure….discoveries that have been set too low or aren’t set f...

Updating Statistics in SQL (and why you need to do it)

SQL server uses statistics to keep track of values in an index, and determine when and how to use that particular index while processing a query. This is a horribly simplified definition (because I barely understand it), but basically it means that statistics are a way for SQL to find the best index to use. By default when you create a database in SQL 2005 (such as the ConfigMgr Database), the Aut...

Rebuilding Indexes in ConfigMgr Databases

If you suspect that you have fragmented SQL indexes in your ConfigMgr database then what are your options? You could wait for your “Rebuild Indexes” ConfigMgr maintenance task to come around again, or you could just go ahead and rebuild those indexes quickly from SQL Management Studio. If you want to rebuild all indexes in the ConfigMgr database, which is quite a lengthy and process co...

Check SQL index fragmentation on the ConfigMgr database

While working on a performance problem with a couple of very talented SQL gurus I was handed this script. It checks, among other things, the fragmentation of the indexes in the ConfigMgr database. This will help tell you if your rebuild indexes task is being run often enough, or if you need to target specific indexes more often with an additional SQL Task. **************CODE BELOW HERE************...

List ConfigMgr SQL tables with row counts and size

Ever wonder what is taking up all the space in your ConfigMgr database? This SQL query will show row count, reserved/used data size, and reserved/used index size. This code works for any database, not just ConfigMgr. Enjoy! **********************CODE BELOW HERE************************* declare @id int declare @type character(2) declare @pages int declare @dbname sysname declare @dbsize dec(15,0) d...

Client Status Reporting workaround for "subquery returned more than 1 value" in chservice.log

After you have installed Client Status Reporting in R2, when trying to update client status in the ConfigMgr database you might see an error similar to this in the chservice.log Invalid SQL error – Subquery returned more than 1 value. This is not permitted when the subquery follows =, !=, <, <= , >, >= or when the subquery is used as an expression. The statement has been terminat...

Increase SCCM performance with Status Filter Rules

Status messages are an integral and important piece of the ConfigMgr puzzle. They tell us everything from package distribution status to how successful our last advertisement was. But lets face it – ConfigMgr likes status messages a little too much. Every little action gets reported…from the simple client action to massive site settings changes. The simple act of a client running an ad...

VBScript for Computer Association with logging

Here is a quick and dirty vbscript that will generate a computer associate between 2 resourceids, logging information to your systemdrive\ConfigMgrComputerAssociation.log. To use the script, call it with three arguments – script.vbs <sccmservername> <source-computer-resouceid> <destination-computer-resourceid> Enjoy! ‘******************Code Below Here**************** ...

Script Skeleton for ConfigMgr with Logging

If you are like me, you want a consistent look to your scripts, verbose yet readable output, and a quick connection to your SCCM server or client. Here is a script framework that I use when developing new code. Simply change the SCCMServer variable, change the output log file name, and put your code after the comment ‘Start the bulk of your code here”. Now, whenever you want to write s...

Check for open transactions on the ConfigMgr database

Open transactions – transactions that run too long or are hung – can cause havoc on the ConfigMgr database. Notice a backlog of files (DDRs or Mifs)? Slow processing in general? Collections having a problem updating? You might want to give this a quick check. First, lets find out what the oldest transaction on the ConfigMgr database is. Open SQL Management Studio, and start a new query...

Check how long ConfigMgr Site Maintenance Tasks run

Here is a quick and dirty SQL script that will list the site maintenance tasks and how long they ran last. Run this in SQL Management Studio and target your ConfigMgr database. select *, floor(DATEDIFF(ss,laststarttime,lastcompletiontime)/3600) as Hours, floor(DATEDIFF(ss,laststarttime,lastcompletiontime)/60)- floor(DATEDIFF(ss,laststarttime,lastcompletiontime)/3600)*60 as Minutes, floor(DATEDIFF(...

Prepare for ConfigMgr 2012 with these handy PowerShell scripts!

So the time is coming – you need to prepare to ConfigMgr 2012. Sure, the migration tool built into 2012 is an awesome product, but don’t you think you should clean up your ConfigMgr 2007 infrastructure before you run down the migration path? Yes…yes you should. Here are some scripts we have thrown together for a MMS 2011 presentation, but we thought it would be nice to share them...

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