Update: This post is updated after the Configmgr 2012 R2 CU1 hotfix released as this fix will resolve the subject line Issue. I recently had interesting issue with Configmgr 2012 SP1 CU3 client.Many Optional applications in Software Center changes to 4/10/1998 for  ‘Available After’ This issue was posted on several forums but there is no…

In my previous blog post,i talked about how to compare 2 distribution points to see if they both have any applications mismatch.This blog post talks about how to distribute the missing apps to the Distribution Point. I have used basic inbuilt Configmgr powershell commands for this activity,more via here Note:Use the package names as input…

Good news to Configmgr guys.Yesterday Microsoft announced another Free book called “Microsoft System Center: Troubleshooting Configuration Manager “ which talks about site hirarchy,distribution points,understanding configuration manager components,log files,troubleshooting scenarios. I think this guide will provide you to understand various components of Configuration Manager on both the server and client side work together while performing the…
Download SCCM Configmgr 2012 R2 SQL Views

Long ago,posted Configmgr SP1 SQL Views in spreadsheet which you can download it via post http://eskonr.com/2013/04/download-sccm-2012-sql-views-documentation/. SQL Views are very useful while working with reports and it saves lot of time in searching the particular information if you are unsure where it resides. SQL Views provides the information help you in creating custom reports, determine…

We have been seeing many hotfixes and Cumulative updates for configmgr 2012 product .For each hotfix /CU level,the client version will get change. As you test and deploy these hotfixes /CU's in your environment ,you are also required to maintain the environment both clients and server client to the same level as your site running.…

Few Days ago,Microsoft released Cumulative Update 3 (supersedes Cumulative update 2 ) for Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 which has around 18 fixes related OSD,Powershell,Software Distribution etc. More about the hotfix and download refer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2882125 Installation of Cumulative Update 3 on Configurations manager SP1 is straight forward.you would need to follow the steps,next,next ,done. This Cumulative…