SCCM Configmgr the source directory doesn’t exist or the SMS service cannot access it, Win32 last error = 5

Setting up new SCCM Configmgr Current Branch 1606 in production environment .As part of it ,have created source folder (repository for content store) and placed couple of packages/applications for testing . while trying to distribute the packages, all failed with same error code. The source directory \\servername\sources$\Applications\Microsoft\SCUPCert doesn't exist or the SMS service cannot access…
SCCM Configmgr check if allow clients to use fallback source location for content is selected or not

  Have seen couple of times on SCCM Configmgr forums asking for ‘How to get applications /deployment types that has allow clients to use fallback source location for content ’ is checked or not. Allow fallback source location for content: This feature is designed to allow client to gain access (fallback) to content that is…
SCCM Configmgr How to deploy VMware tools (32bit and 64bit ) using Application deployment method

Other day ,I have got a request to install/update VMware tools (32bit and 64bit) on servers that are running on VMware platform to latest version (as per the vsphere server version or what requester needs). VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of the virtual machines guest operating system and improves…
Batch script Search for string in registry key ,if found perform uninstallation

Last week,I was working on Intergraph application upgrade to latest version.Client has different versions of Intergraph and the removal of older versions is not straight forward like other applications using msiexec /x{ProductID} /qn. The command line is different for all these versions and I cannot put these command lines in one script and run on…
SCCM Configmgr 2012 SSRS Report Content Status with Compliance – Console View

This post is an extension to my previous article to view the content status for the applications,packages,driver packages,software updates,windows images using SSRS report instead of Console. Few people contacted me ,if there is way to get the status /Report of all packages on all Distribution points with its compliance % and other information what is…
SCCM Configmgr 2012 How to make CMtrace tool as default log viewer for reading .log files for all users

  This post is pending since long and finally has come out. CMtrace.exe (Configmgr guys favorite tool) is  log file viewer which is friendly ,lot more easier to files with .log extension .To know more about about cmtrace log and its benefits,  read Garth post here . This tool can be downloaded from Configuration manager…
SCCM 2012 Deployment How to change security permissions to specific folder using icacls with Application Detection rules

  Problem Description: Users (AD Security Group called: eskonr\domain Users) from specific project in the organization do not have admin privileges on their computers (don’t ask why)  .I have an application (Matrix ) which is installed using Configuration manager 2012 and users are using this application for their daily routine activities without any issues so…
SCCM Configmgr 2012 R2 Cumulative Update 3 KB2994331 Available for Download

Microsoft Released 3rd Cumulative Update 3 KB2994331 yesterday for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 with lot of fixes,powershell changes and some of them have been modified/new stuff added. With this update,you can set a client to use a specific management point(s) by setting a registry value ,which is kind of Location Aware 😉 ,More info…