Script to Clean expired updates from update lists, packages and deployments

<—My college Kurt has pointed out to me that the code snip to trigger the update synchronization has some problem. So I remove that. As a workaround, you can trigger a full update synchronization from the UI–>   If you use Software Update Point (SUP) in a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 hierarchy, you may…


Configuration Manager May Fail to Install Exchange Rollup (KB2706990, KB2734323) because of Timeout

If you use Configuration Manager to deploy Exchange Rollups, you may find it failed to install. The symptoms are: In UpdatesHandler.log, it shows the update installation was cancelled and shows a Win32ErrorCode = 2278557284. In WindowsUpdate.log, it show WU client failed to installing updates with error )x8024000b. 2012-08-13               03:09:01:255            796          a90           Agent         * Criteria…


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…


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…


FAQ on Configuration Manager 2012 Software Update Point – Changes and New Feature

Below are some FAQ around the changes and new features introduced in Configuration Manager 2012. 1.       Superseded Rules Q: Now SUM has a new setting – ‘superseded rule’ that can expire an superseded update after some time. When does the expiration operation happen? A: It happens on synchronization. In most case, it will happen on…


Common Errors and Resolutions for System Center Updates Publisher 2011

System Center Updates Publisher 2011 has been released recently. You can download it now from: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=083f45ca-1ede-4f7a-be74-77854c3a9b01&displaylang=en When you start your surfing on the new release of SCUP, you may encounter some common errors. This blog will list some of the common error you may receive and tell you the reason and how to solve it: …


System Update Point Synchronization

This blog will explain how Software Update Point synchronization work, the difference of manual and scheduled sync and why use active and non-active Software Update Points.   Manual Sync & Scheduled Sync There’re two ways in Configuration Manager 2007 to start synchronization. From Site Management->Site->Site Settings->Component Configuration, launch Software Update Point Component Properties->Sync Schedule Page,…