ConfigMgr 2012 RC Issues with CAS + Primary Hierarchy

I just got done setting up a ConfigMgr 2012 Release Candidate primary site beneath a Central Administration Site (CAS), and when firing up the console on the primary site, I’m getting the following message: “Your Configuration Manager console is in read-only mode while this site completes tasks related to maintenance mode. After these tasks are … Read moreConfigMgr 2012 RC Issues with CAS + Primary Hierarchy

ConfigMgr Software Updates: Enforcement State Unknown

There was an interesting thread going on over at the MyITforum MSSMS mailing list. Apparently if certain settings are not properly configured, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM / ConfigMgr) clients will show a status of “Enforcement state unknown” for certain software updates. One proposed solution was the following: I had a similar issue some time … Read moreConfigMgr Software Updates: Enforcement State Unknown

Orchestrator 2012: Value does not fall within the expected range

I was recently troubleshooting a problem with the Orchestrator 2012 Beta web service, and got the error message “Value does not fall within the expected range” when trying to start the web service IIS website from the IIS console.

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ConfigMgr 2012 Beta 2: PXE Booting for OSD

I recently was trying to PXE bootstrap an operating system deployment (OSD) job from a ConfigMgr 2012 Beta 2 PXE server, and was getting this message in the smspxe.log on the SCCM primary site server:

PXE::CBootImageManager::FindMatchingArchitectureBootImage
Warning: Matching Processor Architetcure Boot Image (0) not found

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ConfigMgr 2007: Client Installation Problem

Symptoms

I was getting the following messages in my ccmsetup.log files when trying to do a client push installation to about 50 servers. The servers were a combination of Windows Server 2003, 2008, and 2008 R2.

The HTTP 500 error message seen in the second line indicates an “internal server error” within IIS on the ConfigMgr management point. Based on that, I knew that there must have been some sort of misconfiguration on the IIS server.

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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 little bit about %~dp0 Now, … Read moreccmsetup.exe: Trailing slash in “Source” parameter

iTunes once again breaks my apps

So after I upgraded to iOS 4, it broke all the links to the music I had tirelessly copied to my 64GB iPod Touch 3G. In other words, I had about 40GB of Data that was left useless on the device, and since I was traveling internationally, I had no way of restoring my music … Read moreiTunes once again breaks my apps

Tomato Firmware as DNS Server

If you’re a home user, using the Tomato Firmware on a device, such as the Linksys WRT54GL, and you don’t have an internal DNS server, then Tomato might be able to save the day. For myself, I’ve got several computers on my internal LAN, and do not have an internal DNS server. Each of these … Read moreTomato Firmware as DNS Server

Prevent Installation of ConfigMgr Client

You may have some systems which you specifically want to exclude from installing the ConfigMgr client. There are a variety of automated methods in which a system may get the ConfigMgr client installed, desired or not. These methods could include: Client push installation Active Directory startup script Centrally executed management / health check script Recently, … Read morePrevent Installation of ConfigMgr Client

WMI Repository Corruption / SCCM Client Fix

You may have come across the following messages in the execmgr.log file on your SCCM clients: Failed to open to WMI namespace ‘.rootccmPolicyMachine’ (8007045b) Failed to ConnectSettings for ICcmPolicyAgent in CSoftDistPolicyNamespace::ConnectToNamespace Failed to ConnectToNamespace in CSoftDistPolicyNamespace::GetMachinePolicy Failed to connect to machine policy name space. 0x8007045b Failed to connect to user policy name space CSoftwareDistPolicyMgr::GetSWDistSiteSettings failed … Read moreWMI Repository Corruption / SCCM Client Fix