Audit messages for software update deployments in Configuration Manager

In Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, To monitor infrastructure and operations, we use the Monitoring workspace in the Configuration Manager console. One of the common ask in many forums is that how to find who created or modified or deployed certain tasks to users or devices that caused an issue. when someone deploys something, they would…
System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) Installation Error code 0x8004FF91

I had provisioned a windows server 2012 R2 (Yes, it is 2012 R2) and while installing the SCEP client (System Center Endpoint Protection client installation files are picked from current branch 2010), it failed with the following error code. Setup - Cannot complete the System Center Endpoint Protection installation. An error has prevented the System…
Troubleshooting WSUSContent folder size when it grows bigger and bigger

I was recently helping out a customer who had issues with wsuscontent folder size which was about 330GB. This folder size usually around 5-6GB if you are not using standalone WSUS or 3rd party updates for patching. This folder primarily stores the information about. 1. Software update end-user license agreement (EULA). 2. Microsoft patches for…
Failed to install Configmgr Client- The client version does not match the MP version The client will not be installed

I was recently troubleshooting the sccm client installation issue on a server that was configured as a distribution point. Installation of client The client installation setup and process is very simple and straight forward unless you hit issues like this. When I started looking at the client installation log( ccmsetup.log), I saw the below information…
SCCM SQL query to list all the content of distribution point group

There was a request from twitter friend who is trying to create SQL report to list the content of distribution point group with content status such as total targeted, installed, progress and errors. Distribution point groups is available in configuration manager for almost several years . This basically provide a logical grouping of distribution points…
SCCM remote control failed to do Handshake in Server. An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host Error 80072746

You can use Configuration Manager remote control to remotely administer, provide assistance, or view any client computer in the hierarchy. You can use the remote control to troubleshoot hardware and software configuration problems on client computers and to provide support. Configuration Manager supports the remote control of all workgroup computers and domain-joined computers that run…
Check Microsoft office activation status using SCCM Compliance Settings

I did detailed blog post on 'how to get  office 365 proplus activation status' with help of extended MOF file and inventory changes. With this method ,you will get the activation details such as user email address, shared computer activation etc. For more information, please refer http://eskonr.com/2018/10/how-to-get-office-365-proplus-activation-status-and-excluded-apps-etc-using-sccm-configmgr/ . This method requires extension of MOF files…