ConfigMgr: Hardware Inventory MIF Errors

Introduction In this situation, I’m working with a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 R3 central + child primary site configuration. Both sites have local databases, and all SCCM components (eg. management point, provider, distribution point, etc.) are local. SCCM clients are a combination of Windows Server 2003, …

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ConfigMgr 2012 Beta 2: Configuring the Software Update Point

The Software Update Point role in SCCM 2012 Beta 2 has a variety of options to be configured: Proxy server settings Hostname Port Credentials SUP ports & SSL certificate security Products to be synchronized Update Classifications Critical Updates Service Packs Security Updates etc. Update languages Synchronization Frequency Synchronization source Microsoft …

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ConfigMgr 2012 Beta 2: Active Directory Schema Changes

For reference, here is the ExtADSch.log file from my ConfigMgr 2012 Beta 2 lab setup. I don’t see any glaring changes from ConfigMgr 2007, though I don’t have a 2007 log to compare it to. <05-09-2011 15:00:02> Modifying Active Directory Schema – with SMS extensions. <05-09-2011 15:00:02> DS Root:CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=mybiz,DC=loc <05-09-2011 …

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SCCM 2012 Beta 2: UNC Paths when Creating an Application

In System Center Configuration Manager 2007, and prior versions, you would define an application package’s source files using a local package source path on the site server, or a UNC path to another network location. Naturally, as you might be accustomed to by now, you probably copy / paste the …

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PowerShell: Creating the System Management Container

If you’ve ever worked with Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 or System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr / SCCM) 2007, you probably are familiar with the step of creating the “System Management” container underneath the “CN=System,DC=mydomain,DC=com” container in Active Directory. Normally you have to go into ADSIEdit.msc in order to do …

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ccmsetup.exe: Trailing slash in “Source” parameter

Hello everyone! Tonight, while I’m traveling in Houston, Texas, I wrestled with ccmsetup.exe for a little while. I was working on getting a ConfigMgr vNext client agent installed on a Windows 7 Ultimate virtual machine, and kept getting a message in my ccmsetup.log saying “Source <path> is inaccessible.” —– A …

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