SCCM Configmgr How to make SCUP console settings available for all users and make the database as shared

If you are using SCUP (system Center Update Publisher) tool to manage 3rd Party updates integrated with Configuration manager, there are 2 things which you need to look at . 1) The settings that are configured in SCUP Console are per user specific and stored in User profile (user.config in C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Scup2011.exe_StrongName_XXXXXXXXXX) 2) Database file that…
SCCM Configmgr Unable to run SSRS reports due to HTTP 500 Internal Server Error

Setting up Configuration Manager current branch (1702) lab for testing. While running the Configmgr reports using IE browser ,http://servername/Reports/Pages/Folder.aspx ,it failed with error code HTTP 500 Internal Server Error. SQL server installed locally on Configmgr box . I have seen this error couple of time but i don't remember what was the solution to get…
SCCM Configmgr Failed to initiate install of WSUS updates, error = 0x80246002

While i was checking the software update compliance reports for Microsoft and Non-Microsoft (3rd party updates ,SCUP integrated) ,i see that ,compliance report looks good for Microsoft but not for 3rd party updates. SCCM Version: Configmgr Current Branch 1702 with SCUP integrated for 3rd party updates. During the investigation on 1 client, found that ,it…
SCCM Current Branch Remote Console connectivity issues Insufficient privilege to connect, error Access is denied

Since few days ,i have been working on the SCCM console connectivity issues from remote box. This is completely new setup replacing the existing CAS with primaries and going with flat design (1 Primary site.There is blog post coming soon on the SCCM design considerations and notes from the field ) As part of setting…
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…