Most awaited and First SCCM Configmgr 2012 R2 Cumulative Update 1 KB2938441 which was expected to be released in Q2 (as per the news from various forums) but Microsoft decided to release it early and here it is for you. There has been many DCR’s(Design Change Request) raised by several of Configmgr guys and my…

Content Prestage in Configmgr 2012 is a new/Updated feature from its previous Version Configmgr 2007(Preloading).Content Prestaging is mainly used for the sites which has Slow or costly network connectivity. When you are creating new site Distribution Point at remote location with Slow connectivity,you cannot distribute the missing packages due to bandwidth constraints.Configmgr 2012 allows you…

Few days back,I was working on Client health remediation issues.for this activity,I created some cool SSRS reports based on client health statistics,you can find them on the below link:  http://eskonr.com/2014/05/sccm-configmgr-2012-ssrs-dashboard-client-health-summary-report/ With above report,found that ,Count of missing clients very few hundred which is 2% from total --not bad  but still need to install the client…

Configmgr 2012 allow admins to specify the Client Settings at collection level to control the behavior and functionality of the clients. You can create as many number of Custom Client Device/User settings (9999) which you can apply onto collections(Device/User). What happens if client is member of multiple collections that have client settings ? All the…

If you are using User Device Affinity--associating a user with one or more specified devices  for application deployment to make sure the application install on all devices that are associated with that user,it is necessary to identify the computers which do not have primary User Defined.More about User Define Affinity http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg699365.aspx. Create collection using below…
SCCM Report Applications packages assigned to specific collection with user experience settings

Recently there was a question asked in the forum about 'How to get list of applications ,packages assigned to specific collection with its deployment settings like user experience ,Deployment action like install or uninstall etc' . If you are in need of identifying the list of applications or packages deployed to specific collection with its…
Configmgr 2012 Software Center returned error code 0x0041013 (-2147217389)

While Upgrading Clients from Configmgr 2007 to Configmgr 2012,we see lot of issues with respect to client failure like client is installed with exit Code ‘0’ but software center do not work as intended,client is installed but no policies etc. I had interesting issue recently during the client up-gradation from CM07 to CM12.Client was installed…
Configmgr Client Error ccmsetup failed with Exit Code 1603 MSI Could not access network location %APPDATA%

Recently,I was troubleshooting configmgr 2012 client issue ,the installation keeps failing with error code :1603 (from ccmsetup.log) ,error says ,”Fatal error during installation”. in addition to this,I see something interesting about network access location %APPDATA%. MSI: Could not access network location %APPDATA%\. File C:\Windows\ccmsetup\{181D79D7-1115-4D96-8E9B-5833DF92FBB4}\client.msi installation failed. Error text: ExitCode: 1603 Action: CostFinalize. ErrorMessages: Could not…