Update scan failed due to Group policy settings were overwritten by a higher authority

Few years ago, I have blogged about the client update scan failure due to GPO’s. https://eskonr.com/2014/10/sccm-configmgr-2012-software-update-scan-error-group-policy-settings-were-overwritten-by-a-higher-authority-error-code-0x87d00692/ Introduction: When the software update point is configured for a site, client computers receive a machine policy that provides the active software update point server name (WSUS) and configures the Specify intranet Microsoft update service location local policy on…
Download ConfigMgr builds from the eval center

Update: Eval site is now restored with improved user experience and is accessible via  Microsoft Evaluation Center  .The new improved eval center does not require any sign-in to download the media files. This is quick post on the recent inquiry on various forums such as Twitter, reddit and Microsoft forums about the download of configuration manager…
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…
Audit messages for software update deployments in Configuration Manager

In Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, To monitor infrastructure and operations, we use the Monitoring workspace in the Configuration Manager console. One of the common ask in many forums is that how to find who created or modified or deployed certain tasks to users or devices that caused an issue. when someone deploys something, they would…
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…
Using PowerShell script to extract the status messages for SMS provider, Site and client in Configuration Manager

Over the last couple of years, I have been using this method to extract the status messages for various components in Configuration Manager such as SMS provider, Site server and client. These status messages critical and useful when it comes to troubleshooting the components, clients etc. Status messages are similar to Windows NT Events and…
SCCM SQL query to list all the content of distribution point group

There was a request from twitter friend who is trying to create SQL report to list the content of distribution point group with content status such as total targeted, installed, progress and errors. Distribution point groups is available in configuration manager for almost several years . This basically provide a logical grouping of distribution points…