Using Scripts to trigger software updates remotely from the SCCM console

A quick blogpost to trigger the installation of software updates (missing/failed/available in software Center) remotely from the console using built-in scripts feature. If you have deployed software updates to your clients and during the windows update compliance check, you found that, the clients are still reporting as non-compliance (required). There could be several reasons why…
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…
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…
SCCM Collection–how to identify devices that have old AD system discovery timestamp ?

SCCM has multiple discovery methods help you discover devices on your network, devices and users from Active Directory, or users from Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Read more about the discovery methods in SCCM https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/servers/deploy/configure/about-discovery-methods AD system discovery help to discover computer resources that can be used to create collections and queries. You can also…