SMS SDK Tips: When and How to use SMSContext

SMSContext is a SWbemNamedValueSet (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa393732(VS.85).aspx). SWbemNamedValueSet are used principally to send more information to providers when submitting certain calls to WMI. In most cases, you don’t need to set SMSContext when making WMI calls. But providing SMSContext will introduce benefit like the status messages will contain more information like from which application and on which…


Network Protection Server Error Code issued by System Center Configuration Manager System Health Validator (SHV)

    NPS error code issued by the CMSHV Description   Client Component (Fragility)  Software update scan failure   Server Component 0x80270002  Possible reasons:   1. No SCCM client 2. Client installation problem 3. Old version of SMS client (v3)   0x8abc0602:Expected patches not installed  Update are not installed   0x8abc0401:Pending SOH received  Transient state, machine might be…


Workaround of running SCCM R3 Power Reporting on non-English locale systems

It’s a known issue that SCCM R3 Power Reporting will not run correct in some locale system. More specifically if the time format is not mm/dd/yyyy or the number format use ‘,’ instead of ‘.’ as the separator. Workaround: 1. If you run the report in admin console, make sure the Formats setting in Control…


Status Filter Rules Sample: Grant a low right user instance permission of a Task Sequence when it is created.

Status filter rules is a feature in ConfigMgr: it triggers an action when a specific status message is received. ConfigMgr has some pre-defined status filter rules. You can define your own status filter rule to fulfill your administrative requirements. Below is an example on how to use status filter rule to grant a low right…


Manage SCCM Client Patch

This blog entry will discuss how to install, uninstall an SCCM client patch and how to enable reporting to get accurate installation status when you manually create the package/program to deploy SCCM client patch. How to install an SCCM client patch along with Client Push Installation This method is documented as a KB for SMS…