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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 an offline patching efter the image and before the SCCM agent setup.

    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 Native Client to SQL 2008 if the SQL 2008 R2 version is installed. The method for fixing this is just an uninstallation via ARP and from the SCCM prereqs download folder can the MSI for SQLNCI be found.

    The same prereqs has to be installed on the Provider Server as with a CM2012 SP1 Primary Site Server.

    Which is the ADK with Components; PE, DEP Tools, Perf Tools and USMT

    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 the DP before being changed to YES, for example PXE

    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 can not process the files and forward these to the primary Site and then to SQL.


    Missing from registry are the Key and the subvalues under:

    Subsequent are the MPFDM hive located wrongly under the Wow6432Node node.

    Remove MP, WSUS and other roles applicable and add the MP role first.
    Check that Inboxes are correctly set in the registry.


    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 dedicated SQL Server instance to host its site database.  You selected a SQL Server instance that hosts the site database for another Configuration Manager site.  Select a different SQL Server instance for this new site to use, or resolve the conflict by uninstalling the other site or moving its database to a different SQL Server instance
    Tests using SP1 Beta media successfully completes the database restore.