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Author: Sherry Kissinger

Configuration Manager 2012, the Client Reinstalls Daily

Symptoms: Clients reinstall the ConfigMgr Client on a daily basis, and it doesn't appear that any automated push, automated deployment, or technician is reinstallng the client. In the %windir%ccmsetup log, the reinstall is successful (exit code of 0) ...

SCCM ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 Error creating CTM job (0x80070003)

Issue:  After upgrading Configmgr 2012 R2 CU4 clients to ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 clients, some, but not all, clients started having issues downloading content.  It seemed to only happen on clients which just so happened to be our Management...

ConfigMgr 2012 Inventory Max Random Delay

Have you ever noticed, and been confused by, why sometimes, for some new client installations of the ConfigMgr 12 client, it seems like Hardware Inventory, the very first one, takes forever to trigger naturally?  That's by design. There's somethi...

Using Configuration Items instead of Software Inventory

Issue to be solved: Software Inventory (which is really FILE inventory) you've noticed takes FOREVER when you define a rule like "dropbox.exe on c:users", the clients take several minutes to run that query.  and the more rules you make, the long...

WSUS (SUP) Servers in ConfigMgr 2012 custom Configuration Settings

Issue(s) to be resolved: WSUS Server (the SUP servers in Configmgr 2012), RapidFail currently Enabled (TRUE).  For our WSUS pool, during a particularly heavy patch release cycle, the clients were timing out, and going into retry mode.  Thi...

Configmgr 2012 Truncate History Tables

Have you ever noticed, being the extreme ConfigMgr geek that you are, that you have v_gs and v_hs views?  Which point back to current, and History tables in your database. Have you ever, and I mean EVER, needed to reference anything in the v_hs...

Selectively Disable Software Distributions and Application Deployments on Clients

Credit to Niall Brady of http://windows-noob.com fame (Thanks Niall!) You might want to separate certain computers with the Configuration Manager client agent installed by disabling the ability to install or run available (optional) or required (man...

Some Limited Windows Installer Event Information via Compliance Setting

I hesitated to blog this particular compliance setting for two reasons. #1: the script inside could potentially (unlikely but it COULD) open an instance of a local exe (wevtutil.exe) and not close it properly. #2: This is very 'big brother' like; it's...

Internet Explorer Version Information via Hardware Inventory

Although it is certainly possible to use iexplore.exe to obtain this information, I'm not a huge fan of software inventory, when I can use hardware inventory instead.  Below is a mof edit to pull out Internet Explorer version information, and late...

Installed SQL05, SQL08, SQL12, SQL14 version information via ConfigMgr Hardware Inventory

This routine is an update to this previous post , which was for SQL 2005, SQL 2008, and SQL 2012.  This update includes SQL 2014.  With John  Nelson’s  help, here’s a mof edit and a sample report to answer the question of "what version of sql, and what service pack, and/or Cumulative Updates have been applied" You will likely need to consult with an outside s...

Repeated MIFs/min counter missing messages

Situation:  in dataldr.log, every second or so is the message "CounterThreadProc: MIFs/min counter missing" Resolution:  I found this was already documented here, for ConfigMgr 2007:  http://www.stevensnet.com/Pages/Blogs/Blog_view.aspx...

ConfigMgr Inventory: Per User Network Printer Mapped Information (datashift replacement)

Back when Windows 98 and Windows XP were the norm, there was a script available called "datashift", which would grab information from users regarding their printers, and included any network mapped printers.  It worked because everyone was a local...