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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 …

Installing ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1

In a confusing blog post, Microsoft has announced that System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 (ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1) and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2 (ConfigMgr 2012 SP2) have been released. UPDATE: Microsoft have posted an article addressing some of the confusion: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager …

Win32 Error = 5 When Initiating Secondary Site Deinstall in ConfigMgr 2007 During ConfigMgr 2012 Distribution Point Upgrade

I’ve just started testing the process of reassigning a distribution point from ConfigMgr 2007 to ConfigMgr 2012 (previously known as Distribution Point Upgrade) and hit my first hurdle… In this particular environment, there are over 100 Secondary Sites at the end of slow links that operate as Management Point proxy, Distribution Point and PXE point. …

Enabling Attributes for Existing Classes in SMS_Def.mof

ConfigMgr’s Hardware Inventory feature allows information from WMI on a PC to be easily transferred and recorded in the ConfigMgr database for reporting, or collection targeting purposes. Performed on: Configuration Manager 2007 R3 In this example, I intend to collect the DNS client (primary and secondary) settings and the DNS domain search suffix order. I …