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    by Mikael Perhult (SCCMx)

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    With SCCM 2012 SP1 there is a problem with the certificate for the MicrosoftPolicyPlatformSetup.msi file. In the case of OSD and task sequence there is a solution. Since the KB that is avalible for fixing this is availible via WU and then possibkle to use in SU the patch can be downloaded and added as […]

    When installing an additional SMS provider on a Site System Server there are some things that has to be checked so that a successful installation can be carried out. If the additional SMS provider Server host any role that has SQL SRSS installed on it or any other SQL products, make sure to downgrade SQL […]

    If the SCCM Agent does not appear to initiate and register with the site after an OSD the agent can have settings left in the registry that the task sequencer puts ther by design: Set to the following and restart ccmexec: “SystemTaskExcludes”=”” “ProvisioningMode”=”false”  

    When adding a source hierarchy and then configure it for Share Distribution Points there are somethings to consider: – The boundaries associated will be migrated and there will be Boundary Groups created for the shared DP’s. – If the Shared DP is stuck on “Eligible for Upgrade” – NO, there as some roles that cannot exist on […]

    In SCCM 2012 there can be more than one active Management Point per site. The agent will automatically resolve this list and handle the assignment dynamically. Sometimes when the MP has been installed after for example the Reporting Role and WSUS the Inboxes path is not correctly set in the registry. The problem lies in that smsexec […]

    When running the RTM media it fails on the Site Recovery scenarios for restoring the site database. The scenarios tested are:  Recover the site database using the backup set at the following location and Use a site database that has been manually recovered The ConfigMgrPrereq/UI log says: Dedicated SQL Server instance;    Error;    Configuration Manager requires a […]

    When there is a need for clearing out old packages can this report be created. It lists all packages and task sequences not being referenced from any advertisment. Create a report with the following query: select v_Package.PackageID, v_Package.Name,v_Package.SourceVersion,v_Package.SourceDate from dbo.v_package Where packageID not in (select PackageID from dbo.v_Advertisement)and PackageID not in (SELECT ReferencePackageID FROM v_TaskSequenceReferencesInfo) […]

    By using HINV and changes to SMS_DEF.MOF can inventory be made of maintenance windows in SCCM. Edit SMS_DEF.MOF (make sure to have a backup and check dataldr.log that the changes was applied successfully). SMS_DEF.MOF: // *Maintenance Window – COMPANY #pragma deleteclass("COMPANY_MAINT_WINDOW",NOFAIL) #pragma namespace ("\\\\.\\root\\cimv2\\sms") [SMS_Report (TRUE), SMS_Group_Name ("Company Maint Window"), Namespace ("root\\\\ccm\\\\policy\\\\machine\\\\actualconfig"), SMS_Class_ID ("CUSTOM|COMPANY_MAINT_WINDOW|1.0") ] class CCM_ServiceWindow : SMS_Class_Template […]