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…


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…


How Configuration Manager Boundaries affects Distribution Point Selection

Configuration Manager boundaries will affect the client’s resident (local) management point (MP) A client’s Assigned MP is the default MP installed on to the site the client is assigned too. A client’s Resident MP is the MP nearest to the client. (If a client is in the boundary of one site, then the resident MP is…


How does Configuration Manager 2007 work with .NET Framework 4.0

First of all, Configuration Manager 2007 can work with .NET Framework 4.0, for the official support statement please reference to http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2010/06/30/configuration-manager-support-announcements-for-june-2010.aspx.   .NET Framework 4.0 is now supported with Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and SP2. System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and SP2 now support the .NET Framework 4.0 with the following limitations. ·         Forcing…


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…