Tips for troubleshooting SC 2012 Configuration Manager Data Replication Service (DRS)

In SC 2012 Configuration Manager, Site to Site communication will use SQL Service Broker feature to replicate data between site databases instead of file based replication in previous Configuration Manager versions. With SQL replication, the performance and reliability will be improved. However, it might be a little more difficult for users to trouble shoot replication…


SC2012 Configuration Manager Log Flow Series 1 – Adding DP

In this series, I will demonstrate some operations on SC 2012 Configuration Manager and show you what log entries you will see during the process. Hope by doing this, you can gain some troubleshoot experience for SC 2012 Configuration Manager. In this article, we will discuss the flowchart of adding/updating a DP. Assuming the Site…


System Center Update Publisher 2011 Troubleshoot Series 2: Pubisher name shown as "Unknown" on some OS

One of our partner meet the following issue when they are testing their catalog: Though the cab file is signed properly, when importing the catalog, it shows “Unknown” on some OS. This issue only happen on one Windows Server 2008 SP2 machine. And the publisher can be identified correctly on other machines. After some invesgitagion,…


System Center Update Publisher 2011 Troubleshoot Series 1: Updates cannot be synced to Configuration Manager

I’d like to start this series to share some trouble shoot cases study for System Center Update Publisher 2011. The first one is about the following scenarios: One of our partner has created a catalog. They used System Center Update Publisher 2011 to publish this catalog into ConfigrMgr 2007 as full content. All the process…


Troubleshoot Detection Logic Issue for Updates Created by System Center Update Publisher 2011

<update> Add the link to CSILD description: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb762494(v=vs.85).aspx System Center Update Publisher 2011 provider customers the ability to create customized updates which can be deployed with System Center Configuration Manager: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=11940. Some IT admins who use System Center Update Publisher 2011 to create customized updates may face this issue: they create an update and deploy…


Use ConfigMgr and FEP 2010 Group Policy Tool together to manage FEP Policy

Some customers may use both Configuration Manager and FEP 2010 Group Policy Tool (http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=13088) to manage FEP Client settings, you may find the following issues: You create a FEP policy in Configuration Manager UI and apply it to one client. However, the client doesn’t apply the settings you defined in that policy, but set to…


FEP 2010 Definition Update Automation Tools - Issues, Workarounds and Best Practice

A new version of this tool has been released and some of the issues mentioned here have been fixed. Refer here first: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2011/11/01/how-to-use-definition-update-automation-tool-for-forefront-endpoint-protection-2010-update-rollup-1.aspx ******************************************************************************* This blog list some issues you may meet when using the SoftwareUpdateAutomation.exe tool and provide the workarounds. This blog also give a list of best practice you should follow when using…