ConfigMgr 2007 – ‘SMS Software Inventory Processor failed to process software inventory file “<path>\<name>.SIC”’

Problem: I am seeing Component Status Messages with an ID of 3707, the text of which states: SMS Software Inventory Processor failed to process software inventory file “<ConfigMgr_installation_directory>\inboxes\auth\sinv.box\<name>.SIC” because the file does not have a corresponding discovery record. SMS Software Inventory Processor has moved this file to the Orphans directory as “<ConfigMgr_installation_directory>\inboxes\auth\sinv.box\Orphans\<name>.SIC” and will retry [...]

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ConfigMgr 2012 – KB Article 2841764 Released

Microsoft has just released the following KB Article which contains Hotfix which you should apply if you are seeing the issue described (you’ll also need CU1 applied before you start) : FIX: Site assignments do not work in a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager site environment Symptoms Consider the following scenario: You have a Microsoft System Center 2012 [...]

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WMUG Event – Software Updates Overview with Robert Marshall MVP

My fellow MVP Robert Marshall is giving an overview session on Software Updates next Thursday evening (UK time), so if you want to learn more about this feature head on over to: http://wmug.co.uk/wmug/b/r0b/archive/2013/05/13/wmug-event-software-updates-overview-with-robert-marshall-mvp.aspx

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ConfigMgr 2012 – KB Article 2832598 Released

Microsoft has just released the following KB Article which contains a Hotfix which you should only apply if you are seeing the issue described: DMP Uploader enters a bad loop in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 Symptoms Consider the following scenario: You have Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) [...]

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ConfigMgr 2007 – Site Backup: ‘Failed to delete the contents of the backup folder. Error Code = 0×0’

Problem: My Site Server backup is failing and if I look in the “smsbkup.log” I see the following: Starting to clean and prepare the backup location Deleting <drive>:\<backup_location>, FAILED, Win32 Error =145 Failed to delete the contents of the backup folder. Error Code = 0x0 Error: Deleting the existing files in the backup location failed… [...]

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ConfigMgr 2012 – KB Article 2817245 Updated

Microsoft has just updated the following KB Article: Description of Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 Summary This article describes the issues that are fixed and functionality that is updated in Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) for Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 (SP1). http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817245 I’ve updated [...]

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ConfigMgr 2007 – Site Backup: Why don’t I see the ‘SMS Writer’ listed when I run vssadmin?

Problem: I have run “vssadmin list writers” from a Command Prompt on my Site Server but I don’t see the ‘SMS Writer’ listed. Why don’t I see the ‘SMS Writer’ listed when I run vssadmin? [More...]

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