Good news to Configmgr guys.Yesterday Microsoft announced another Free book called “Microsoft System Center: Troubleshooting Configuration Manager “ which talks about site hirarchy,distribution points,understanding configuration manager components,log files,troubleshooting scenarios. I think this guide will provide you to understand various components of Configuration Manager on both the server and client side work together while performing the…
SCCM Configmgr 2007 Software Updates Stuck at Preparing for Installation Error sending DAV request HTTP code 404 status ‘Resource Not Found’

Second Tuesday of every month called Microsoft patch Day 🙂 Patches get released and configmgr* guys busy in testing ,moving them to production. As usual, I have Downloaded the patches,added to the package,deployed to Distribution Points ,all returned success (Decompressed the PCK successfully).Until here Good. While testing the patches on one of the server,it just…

We have been seeing many hotfixes and Cumulative updates for configmgr 2012 product .For each hotfix /CU level,the client version will get change. As you test and deploy these hotfixes /CU's in your environment ,you are also required to maintain the environment both clients and server client to the same level as your site running.…
SCCM Configmgr report:Inventory for Webcam Devices ?

Inventory report for laptops who have webcam feature ? You can use this report both on SCCM 2007 and Configmgr 2012 Environment. select cs.name0 [Computer name], cs.username0 [Last loggedin User], os.Caption0 [OS],os.InstallDate0 [OS Installed Date], cs.Manufacturer0,cs.Model0 , WS.LastHWScan [Reported Date to SCCM] from v_GS_COMPUTER_SYSTEM cs,v_GS_SYSTEM_ENCLOSURE se,v_GS_OPERATING_SYSTEM OS,  v_GS_WORKSTATION_STATUS WS where cs.ResourceID=se.ResourceID and cs.ResourceID=OS.ResourceID and cs.ResourceID=WS.ResourceID…
SCCM Configmgr 2012 How to deploy / Manage reports to specific Folder in report Manager

By Default,during the installation of reporting services role ,Configuration Manager 2012 will create and publish the reports to Configmgr_SiteCode (Ex:Configmgr_P01) Folder in Report Manager if you have not changed the default path name while installing Configuration Manager.   while the default reports always do not meet our needs in real time,it is required to create…

In my Previous blog,I posted script On How to Refresh/Redistribute One package on List of Distribution Points http://eskonr.com/2013/09/sccm-configmgr-powershell-script-refresh-package-on-multiple-distribution-points/ This post talks about how to Refresh / Redistribute list of packages to Single distribution Point. import-module F:\sccm\AdminConsole\bin\ConfigurationManager.psd1 #Change the site Code $SiteCode = "P01" #provide the path list of packages to be Refreshed $packages =GC "C:\scripts\pkglist.txt"…
SCCM Configmgr SQL Error The SELECT permission was denied on the object database CM_Sitecode-schema-dbo

Running SQL queries directly from SQL server management studio is not safe method until you know what you are doing but it is always Good to use reporting services in Configmgr 2012. when you are running SQL code using SQL management studio,you get error something like below due to insufficient privileges on the selected Database:…
SCCM Configmgr 2012 SSRS Report Package compliance status for all Distribution Points

Simple and useful report for troubleshooting package issues: Package compliance Status report to know what is the success rate of the Applications/Packages/Driver/SUP on the Distribution Points: select UPPER(SUBSTRING(PSD.ServerNALPath,13,CHARINDEX('.', PSd.ServerNALPath) -13)) AS [DP Name],count(*) [Targeted] , count(CASE when PSD.State='0' then '*' END) AS 'Installed', count(CASE when PSD.State not in ('0') then '*' END) AS 'Not Installed',…