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…
SCCM Software Update installation failed with error code 0x87D00664

I was approached by a customer who had issues deploying the March 2022 windows 10 cumulative updates. The error code and the screenshot is provided below. The software updates are failed with error code 0x87D00664 (-2016410012). The error code 0x87D00664 translates to ‘Updates handler job was cancelled’. There could be several reasons why the updates…
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…
Configuration Manager report for a list of clients missing boundaries

I did a few blog posts on the client's boundary and boundary groups for configuration manager build versions lower than 2002. In one of the blog posts, I talked about, how to identify the clients that are missing boundaries/boundary groups. For more information, please refer http://eskonr.com/2018/01/sccm-report-for-missing-boundaries-and-troubleshooting/ In all these blog posts, you would need to…
How to fix client automatic upgrade that happens immediately after the site upgrade in 1910

Microsoft recently released notes for customers who are running on current branch 1910 , Client automatic upgrade happens immediately for all clients after you update the site to 1910. For more information about the release notes, please refer https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/core/servers/deploy/install/release-notes#client-automatic-upgrade-happens-immediately-for-all-clients Today ,Microsoft has released an update to fix for this issue and is now available in…