MVP Summit 2013 – Another great geek week

Well last week I was very honoured to be invited to spend the week with the ConfigMgr Product Group in Redmond. This is a true “money can’t buy” experience and makes me realise how lucky I am to be a MVP. Unfortunately everything on Campus was under NDA but I can tell you the Product [...]

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ConfigMgr 2007 – Is there any way I can stop the Administrator Console from trying to connect automatically to the ConfigMgr TechCenter?

Problem: On my servers that have a connection to the Internet, whenever I load the ConfigMgr Administrator Console it seems to take forever to load as I assume it is trying to connect to the System Center Configuration Manager TechCenter. Is there anyway I can prevent this? [More...]

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ConfigMgr 2012 – Client not using the Management Point specified during CCMSetup /mp:

Problem: I’ve installed some clients and specified the “/mp:<management_point_name>” command-line switch during CCMSetup. However, post installation my client is not using the Management Point specified. [More...]

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ConfigMgr 2012 – KB Article 2793237 Released

Microsoft has just released the following KB Article: FIX: The Schedule Updates Wizard does not list content for Windows Server 2012 in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 Symptoms The Choose Updates page of the Schedule Updates Wizard does not list any available software updates for a Windows Server 2012 operating system image [...]

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ConfigMgr 2012 – KB Article 2814125 Updated

Microsoft has just updated the following KB Article: Mobile Device Management installation errors on System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Management Point Symptoms When you attempt to enable a mobile device on a management point enabled for mobile devices in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1, you may see the following error in [...]

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ConfigMgr 2012 – KB Article 2704781 Updated

Microsoft has just updated the following KB Article: [SDP 3][5ee487a8-b2ed-4bc8-80ea-457f9b683c77] System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Diagnostic This diagnostic package is designed to collect information used to troubleshoot most Configuration Manager 2012 Issues. Remote Data Collection will work if the following requirements are met: ·          Remote Registry Service is running on the remote computer. ·          You [...]

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ConfigMgr 2012 – ‘This operating system does not contain the correct version of BITS. BITS 2.5 or later is required’ error when installing the ConfigMgr 2012 Client

Problem: I’m trying to install the ConfigMgr 2012 Client but the installation fails. If I look in the CCMSetup.log I see the following lines: This operating system does not contain the correct version of BITS. BITS 2.5 or later is required. Sending Fallback Status Point message, STATEID=’321′. State message with TopicType 800 and TopicId {0D94311F-CB7B-4E73-94B1-75878081111C} [...]

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“Classic” View is no more…

Well it appears that despite the efforts or myself and others to get Microsoft to re-consider retiring “Classic” view from the TechNet/ MSDN Documentation Libraries, these have come to nothing as it appears to be no more. If you consider this a mistake (and only realise the impact of this change now it’s happened) then [...]

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