CM12 SP1 CU3 The task sequence will not start for machines with previously failed required deployment

Recently we received a request for assistance, on the following ConfMgr 2012 SP1 CU3 issue: When using OS-Deployment to unknown Computers >>> that  works as expected…When using OS-Deployment, theTask sequence fails on some Computers with previously failed required deployment…  OS Deployment to these Computers will never start via LAN PXE boot with the message: “no advertisement found” Systems…


How to collect DPM Verbose logs

This is the plan, in order to collect some DPM (Data Protection Manager) verbose logs (that way, the DPM log files will contain MUCH MORE logging to help troubleshoot issues):  Make sure that no jobs are active or scheduled to run, while performing the following steps. To enable full VERBOSE logging add the following on both…


Can CM12 RTM be upgraded to the CM12 R2 version directly? Any considerations?

 I am attaching below information on the topic: “Can CM12 RTM be upgraded to the CM12 R2 version directly?” What’s New in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager The following items are new or have changed for installing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager: You can install a new System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager site, or…


CM12 application (dependencies) uninstall behavior

The following list, gives some information about the CM12 application uninstall behavior (Out-Of-the-Box): ·      When you uninstall a Configuration Manager application, dependent applications are not automatically uninstalled.·      If you deploy an application that uses an action of Uninstall to a user and the application was installed for all users of the computer, the uninstall might…


Resources on "How to move from ConfMgr 2007 to ConfMgr 2012"

I am  attaching below some information and resources, on  the considerations and the way to move from ConfMgr 2007 to ConfMgr 2012… Because of the design changes that were introduced in Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, you cannot upgrade an existing Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 infrastructure to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager….


Close to the end of support for the SharePoint 2003 version products

The end of support for our SharePoint 2003 version products will occur on April 8, 2014! So, be aware and plan your upgrade operations..More information you may find here: Products Released Lifecycle Start Date Mainstream Support End Date Extended Support End Date Service Pack Support End Date Notes SharePoint Portal Server 2003 11/23/2003 4/14/2009 4/8/2014 1/10/2006…


SPS13 "Open with Explorer" random error "We’re having a problem opening this location in File Explorer. Add this web site to your Trusted Sites list and try again"

In a SharePoint Server 2013 environment, (on this case with Windows Server 2012, and Windows 7 Ent SP1 client machines  with IE10), you may face the following situation: When browsing a document library with some folders and sub-folders, you may attempt to open them with the “Open with Explorer” ribbon command.In general it t works, but as…


Support for Hyper-V Replica in CM 2012 SP1 & Disaster Recovery supported scenarios

Currently, Hyper-V Replica is not supported by ConfigMgr 2012!This is very likely to change in a future version of the product , but there are currently no specific plans or timeframe for any such change… Despite that, i think it will be to know which are the supported methods and MS best practices that you…


CM12 Software Updates appear in the console as Downloaded: NO

It has been reported lately the following behavior on CM12:When you are synchronizing WSUS with ConfMgr12 and you download / deploy some updates, you discover that some of them cannot be downloaded or deployed, or at least, this is what the console says..Even if you download them from the Microsoft Catalog one by one, or…


Some tips on the errors in System Center Configuration Manager OSD Task sequences

if you use OSD Task Sequences in Configuration Manager and you end up with a non-finishing TS (possibly at the step of trying to install the ConfMgr agent), you may check the logs and find the following error codes: 0x00000032 means: The request is not supported.-2147467259 means: Unspecified error0x80070057 means: One or more arguments are invalid…