Investigating SCCM Client Policy Request and Communication Status with a Collection Specific Report

Introduction: As a SCCM Configmgr administrator, one of your key responsibilities is to ensure the health of SCCM clients for tasks like application deployment, software updates, and inventory management. Oftentimes, you may encounter situations where you need to identify computers that haven't contacted the server in a specific number of days or determine the clients…
Update scan failed due to Group policy settings were overwritten by a higher authority

Few years ago, I have blogged about the client update scan failure due to GPO’s. https://eskonr.com/2014/10/sccm-configmgr-2012-software-update-scan-error-group-policy-settings-were-overwritten-by-a-higher-authority-error-code-0x87d00692/ Introduction: When the software update point is configured for a site, client computers receive a machine policy that provides the active software update point server name (WSUS) and configures the Specify intranet Microsoft update service location local policy on…
Download ConfigMgr builds from the eval center

Update: Eval site is now restored with improved user experience and is accessible via  Microsoft Evaluation Center  .The new improved eval center does not require any sign-in to download the media files. This is quick post on the recent inquiry on various forums such as Twitter, reddit and Microsoft forums about the download of configuration manager…
SCCM Software Update installation failed with error code 0x87D00664

I was approached by a customer who had issues deploying the March 2022 windows 10 cumulative updates. The error code and the screenshot is provided below. The software updates are failed with error code 0x87D00664 (-2016410012). The error code 0x87D00664 translates to ‘Updates handler job was cancelled’. There could be several reasons why the updates…
SCCM Collections for devices with pending reboot

Long ago, I wrote a blog post on a report for finding the devices with pending reboot, more information is available on https://eskonr.com/2019/01/sccm-report-get-list-of-devices-with-pending-reboot-in-a-collection-with-different-states/ I was recently working on checking the compliance of the devices in SCCM for windows patching and I could see that the software update compliance is not that great due to various…
SCCM Right click tools–find missing updates of a client

Managing software updates and creation of custom reports in ConfigMgr is OCEAN. You have so much data to visualize based on your needs. One of the very common requirements or reports is, find out the missing/required updates of a device that is managed by SCCM. If you have not moved the device management solution to…