CM12 – How to clean the ccmcache

In case you need to clean the ccmcache on the configuration Manager 2012 client, you can manually clean it up from the Control Panel’s applet or, use a script to do that (alot of scripts exist in the internet). But what if you need to automatically clean up the cache i.e. in case it has…

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Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Endpoint Protection client – failover path scenario

EP definition and Engine update failover scenario:A customer has set UNC as a failover option in EndPoint Protection on a CM12 R2 environment. If the connection to the Configuration Manager is lost, then he may face the following behavior:The clients fail over to UNC as expected, they download the full EP package (100mb +) (mpam-d.exe , mpam-fe.exe,…

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How to install patches in an isolated environment

How to install windows updates in isolated environments? (WSUS or Configuration Manager) All required information is listed in the above two MS pages: Networks disconnected from the Internet It is unnecessary for your entire network to be connected to the Internet in order for you to use WSUS. If you have a network segment that…

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CM12 R2’s WSUS server’s corrupted WID (windows Internal database)

You may face sometimes, issue with CM12 R2’s WSUS server. It can be that the WID is corrupted and cannot be repaired.Moreover the WSUS Service starts and stops after a while…So you try to uninstall and re-install WSUS, but while performing the post-install operations, the following error is shown: C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools>wsusutil postinstall CONTENT_DIR=”F:\WSUS”Log file is located…

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SPS13 – How to fully backup a SharePoint Farm

In general , you need to backup the whole farm through the SharePoint UI and/or the SQL databases. It depends on each customer to create a working backup plan and test it in a regular interval. More information you may find at the following links: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee662536(v=office.15).aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg266384(v=office.15).aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee428315(v=office.15).aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/meamcs/archive/2013/02/23/sharepoint-2013-backup-with-powershell-and-task-scheduler-for-beginners.aspx Plan for backup and recovery in…

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DPM 2012 SP1 RU2 – Huge System Volume Information folder

If you face the following behavior in DPM 2012 SP1 RU2: “Huge System Volume Information folder while backing up  high available Hyper-V VMs”,  you need to delete the dpmfilter files and update the servers with the below hotfixes. To get to a clean state, please delete the DpmFilter* files from “System Volume Information” using the following steps:…

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SharePoint Server 2013 – Can you uninstall patches?

In case one of your Farm’s servers have been patched lately (only one server for example, and no Configuration wizard ran) and you need to revert the changes… You cannot uninstall the SharePoint Patches… The safest way for this kind of issue to resolve, is to: backup the farm, remove this server from the farm,…

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CM12 R2 – What if you need to remove the "Store" app icon from Taskbar?

At this point, the only known and working solutions on this issue are the following:  There are currently two Group Policy options to control the Store tile pin – one that you can use before deploying the update that will prevent the Store app from being pinned to the Taskbar, and another that you can…

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Why an OSD Task Sequence is triggered to re-run on a CM12 client?

This is usually caused by a mandatory advertisement to a collection, when a PC is added to the collection, to start the Task Sequence. However the PC is never removed from the collection and is left in the collection even after the Task Sequence completed. The end result is that the PC will eventually rerun…

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How to check for the WSUS server settings and GPOs on ConfMgr clients

In order to check the WSUs server that the clients are contacting and also check for any GPOs affecting those clients, you will need to check the following: – Rsop.msc on the client…Check the Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > is it listed the correct WSUs server?Check also the registry…

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