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Configuration Manger URLs

This post provides a summary of the URLs required for Configuration Manager current branch to provide resources that require Internet access. Because Configuration Manager relies on other components, it can be difficult to find a single source of URLs required. Software Updates rely on Windows Server Updates Services (WSUS) and the Service Connection Point relies on …

BranchCache for BITS on Windows Professional

For the longest time, I believed that BranchCache and all it’s magic was only available to Enterprise version of Windows client. Turns out, I was wrong. BranchCache for BITS traffic is supported in: Windows 10 Pro Windows 8.1 Pro Windows 8 Pro Windows® 7 Pro It’s even documented clearly on a Microsoft web site – …

Windows Update Error 80072ee2 (WSUS)

After installation of a new Windows 7 machine with the newest version of the Windows Update Agent installed in the reference image (<version>), the Software Updates scan initiated from Configuration Manager would fail with the error 80072ee2 (Connection Timeout).

Collection Evaluation Overview – Configuration Manager 2012

Collection evaluation is the method by which Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) takes the collection rules you have defined and updates collection membership based on these rules. Collection evaluation happens differently and at different times based on the administrator-defined configuration of a site and collection. Some advice for the management of collections can appear counter-intuitive. For example, …

Collection Evaluation Viewer Includes Collections No Longer Enabled For Incremental Evaluation

Collection Evaluation Viewer (CEViewer) provided in the System Center Configuration Manager R2 Toolkit is commonly used to troubleshoot collection evaluation. The current version (2012 R2, published 6th December 2013) of the tool has a bug on the incremental evaluations pane that causes it to include collections that no longer have incremental evaluation enabled. Basically, there are more …

My ConfigMgr Feedback

Back in June, Microsoft launched their UserVoice site for ConfigMgr (announcement on ConfigMgr dogs). It looks like if the new technical preview 2 is anything to go by they are really shaping this product based on feedback from the site (or perhaps similar feedback given prior to UserVoice). Either way, I’ve just given my 2 …

Monitor your ConfigMgr Client Services and Installation Status using this Custom Configuration Manager 2012 Client Management Pack for Operations Manager

This custom management pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 or higher is designed to monitor the availability of the Configuration Manager client service (SMS Agent Host) and monitor client installation status. The management pack works with clients for Configuration Manager 2007 or Configuration Manager 2012. Download from TechNet Gallery – ConfigMgr Client Basic Management Pack for Operations …