SCCM Configmgr Current Branch updates stuck at downloading for longer time WARNING Failed to extract the payload cab of package

  Today  I just finished in-place upgrade for one of my SCCM Configmgr 2012 R2 SP1 Site to Configmgr Current Branch 1606 and upgrade was very smooth without any issues. After the in-place upgrade completed successfully,launch the console, check for updates under updates and servicing node for 1610. For some reason update 1610 stuck at…
SCCM Configmgr how to find applications with no deployments as part of maintenance tasks

  Introduction: One of my blog reader asked question about ‘There is report in your blog to find out packages that has no advertisements created,but is there similar report to find applications with no deployments created’. I found this question is valid and is needed if you want to perform maintenance tasks like cleanup packages,applications,collections…
How to find who initiated restart of SCCM Configmgr Client

  Colleague of mine has received request to check why did the SCCM client (server OS) rebooted during office hours and more details about the reboot (who initiated etc.). I started looking at this request to find out whether the client was rebooted due to windows patching or any applications pushed by SCCM. During my…
SCCM Configmgr Failed to download prerequisite files due to Internet Settings not allow to download file

  Working on setting up the new hierarchy for SCCM Configmgr Current Branch 1606. As part of installation process ,it ask for prerequisite downloads folder and for it ,I can either choose Download Required files (it will download from internet )or Use  previously downloaded files (download the files on any machine that has internet access…
SCCM Configmgr 2012 R2 SP1 download content from Microsoft updates causing client stuck at downloading policies

Since few days ,have been working on case with Microsoft on client issue wherein ,some clients stuck at downloading the policies/jobs and remain in Queued state without any reason and they never get deployments. When you deploy the software update group to collection ,you will have to put a special attention to configuration setting in…
SCCM Configmgr software update scan failed OnSearchComplete – Failed to end search job Error 0x80072ee2

Other day,I was looking at the client health dashboard which I published long ago https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/SCCM-Configmgr-2012-SSRS-2863c240 . From the dashboard report ,noticed that couple of clients were having software update scan issues . If client fail to perform success software update scan ,it is out of patching window and client will never send or receive any…
SCCM Configmgr how to clean ccmcache content older than x days using compliance settings

A friend of mine (you know who you are) asked help (kind of) ,how to clean up the content inside ccmcache folder in better way instead of using script to deploy it as application/package/task sequence . I would recommended to use compliance settings(configuration item/configuration baseline) to deploy the script on schedule basis (monthly once or…
How to Monitor Configuration manager Console Usage Data

With system Center Configuration manager Build Update 1602 (Current branch ) ,we can now monitor the Configuration manager console usage data . In previous versions of configmgr ,there is no records in database to see who are the users connecting to SCCM console ,though this information is tracked in SMSProv.log, but no stored information for…