Troubleshooting

What Does the Error Message, “Unknown Report Version 9.0,” in Visual Studio 2015 Mean?

By Garth Jones A long time ago I started working on two projects using SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio 2005 (BIDS). I wanted to keep working on these projects, so I upgraded from BIDS 2005 to SQL Server Data Tools Visual Studio 2015 (SSDT). After editing and then trying to save one of the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports in SSDT, I received this notification, “Unknown Report Version 9.0.” This blog post will tell you about the steps I took to troubleshoot this problem. Upgrading from Previous BIDS/SSDT Solutions to Latest Version of SSDT Notice that when you upgrade your solutions and projects, you are given a warning message that this is a one-way upgrade. As you may or may not know, when you import a solution and project from an older version of either BID...

How to Query Asset Intelligence for Top Console User Details

By Garth Jones Here’s some background on how I came to write this blog post. In a recent forum post, someone mentioned that user details were not being displayed within a ConfigMgr report called Hardware 01 A – Summary of computers in a specific collection. To begin with, there are two major steps that many people miss when troubleshooting why top console user details aren’t displayed in reports that are supposed to show these details. First, you need to ensure that AI data is enabled. Second, you also need to have the workstation logon audit policy enabled within AD as a GPO. At a high level, here are the troubleshooting steps you should take when top console user details are not displayed in ConfigMgr reports: · Ensure that AI data is turned on for collection by hardware inventory. · Ens...

SSRS Access Denied Message

By Garth Jones There are two different fixes for the following error message: “User ‘GARTEK\morgan’ does not have required permissions. Verify that sufficient permissions have been granted and Windows User Account Control (UAC) restrictions have been addressed.” You would think that the only solution is to grant access to SSRS, but it all depends on how you are accessing the reports: 1. If you are accessing the SSRS website locally on the SSRS server and you get this error then run your browser in the elevated mode. This will grant you access to the SSRS website. 2. If you are accessing the SSRS server remotely then it means that you don’t have the right permissions to access the SSRS website. In this second case assign yourself the rights via the ConfigMgr console and after 15 minutes you...

Troubleshooting Disk Space Reports

By Garth Jones The other day I wanted to know my servers’ free disk space availability. However, when I ran the built-in ConfigMgr report, Computers with low free disk space (less than specified % free), no results appeared. Then I remembered that starting with ConfigMgr 2012, the free disk space attribute is not enabled by default, so you need to enable it! Thankfully, it’s a simple process. All of the screenshots below are from my ConfigMgr Current Branch lab.   Open the ConfigMgr console, select the Administration work area, select Client Settings, right-click on Default Client Settings and then select Properties. Select the Hardware Inventory node and then click on the Set Classes… button. Locate the Logical Disk class and then select the Free Space (MB) attribute. Click the OK button ...

Microsoft Message Analyzer 1.4 Released

Microsoft Message Analyzer 1.4 has been released and the new version comes with enhancements and new features that are based on community feedback. Here’s a sampling of what’s new: Flat Message List P-Mode Auto IP Address Resolution Time Offset Decoded URLs Enhanced Bit-field Display Save as Binary WPP Symbol Configuration Trace Custom GUIDs Drag and Drop Enhanced OPN Viewer Updated Status Details here: Announcing Microsoft Message Analyzer 1.4 Download here: Message Analyzer 1.4 But, wait…there’s probably more… Follow me on Twitter Add me to your Google+ circles or Connect with me on LinkedIn Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and Devops? Check out IT/Dev Connections!

The Importance of Prompt Formatting in ConfigMgr Reporting

By Garth Jones I was working on a report created by someone else. Everything was going along smoothly until I received the following error message: “An error occurred during local report processing. An unexpected error occurred in Report Processing. Input string was not in correct format.” To make sure that I didn’t miss anything I re-tested the dataset and I received the expected results. What could the error mean? The key to me was the word, “format,” so I checked out the Reporting Parameters page. While there I noticed that the Data type (red arrow) for the prompt was set to Integer. Simply by changing the data type to String solved my problem. This is an example of the little things that will cause headaches when you update reports, so watch your prompt formats.

Updated – Troubleshoot ConfigMgr Hardware Inventory Issues

By Garth Jones Many years ago, I published a blog post to help folks track down issues involving Hardware Inventory. By accident, while helping someone troubleshoot a hardware inventory issue, I noticed that a step was missing. In 99% of cases, no one would need or notice this step, but since I realized it was missing I decided to update my post. From now on this guide should help pinpoint any (I hope) issues within the inventory flow from PC to Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) database. There are three sections: Phase 1 – Client PC, Phase 2 – MP Server, and Phase 3 – Site Server. All screenshots are from a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (CM12) client and site server; the site server is running Windows 2012 R2. However, the steps that I perform ARE applicable to all versions of ...

System Center Operations Manager FSMORoleOwner Error

By Joseph Yedid In my last post, I described how I decommissioned a Domain Controller (DC). Soon after I decommissioned that DC, I started noticing some errors cropping up in my Operations Manager (OpsMan) console. Here is one of the OpsMan errors that I was seeing: AD Replication Monitoring : encountered a runtime error. Failed to obtain the InfrastructureMaster using a well known GUID. The error returned was: ‘Failed to get the ‘fSMORoleOwner’ attribute from the object ‘LDAP://DC.domain.tst/<WKGUID=2fbac1870ade11d297c400c04fd8d5cd, DC=ForestDnsZones,DC=domain,DC=tst>’. The error returned was: ‘There is no such object on the server.’ (0x80072030)’ (0x80072030) I found it curious that this should be coming up! Looking at the error, it would seem that there is some confusion as to who...

Migrating from FRS to DFSR

By Joseph Yedid Recently I noticed that there were some errors in my OpsMan environment that needed my attention. After further inspection, it looked like I was having some GPO replication problems. What was going on? First, I had to check to see which GPO or GPOs were being affected. In reviewing the Group Policy Management console, I discovered that some of the GPOs were not replicating because File Replication Service (FRS) was being used. Since I no longer have any Windows 2003 DCs, the best course of action to resolve the replication issue was to migrate to the new Distributed File System Replication (DFSR), which by the way was introduced in Windows 2008. Subsequently, after the migration was complete the GPO issue was resolved. Full instructions can be found here. Although the docum...

Where is My Apple Push Certificate?

By Garth Jones While setting up an Intune subscription, I noticed that when I uploaded my ConfigMgr 2012 Vendor-Signed Certificate Signing Request file, I wasn’t able to download my certificate from the Apple Push Certificates Portal page. I received no error message or notification, so this issue was unexpected. I took the following steps in order to troubleshoot this problem. 1. From the Apple Push Certificates Portal page, I clicked on the Create a Certificate button. 2. Next, I entered my notes which included date and time details, and the reason for the certificate. I then specified the location of the Vendor-Signed Certificate Signing Request file. Finally, I clicked Upload. 3. Normally, at this prompt I would click the Cancel button, but for troubleshooting purposes, I clicked on Sa...

Azure AD Sync Identity Synchronization Error

By Garth Jones After setting up Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), I started to receive emails from the Microsoft Online Services Team about a synchronization error with two of my test accounts: Morgan Jones Morgan G Jones The email looked something like this: Hello Garth, You can troubleshoot this issue by running the Directory Synchronization troubleshooter on the server that has Azure Active Directory identity synchronization tools installed. The Identity synchronization tool batch run was completed on Sunday, 02 August 2015 13:35:58 GMT for directory Enhansoft. The following errors occurred during synchronization: Identity Error Description sourceAnchor Morganj@enhansoft.com Unable to update this object because the following attributes associated with this object have values that may a...

Turn On Remote Error Reporting

If remote error messages are not enabled, SSRS will not display the actual reason behind an error message for security reasons. In order to troubleshoot, however, you need to know what is happening, so watch this video to see how easy it is to enable remote errors. Once you turn on remote error reporting you will be able to see the actual reason behind any error message. Complete step-by-step instructions can be found in this blog post.