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17
Feb

SCSM: Include Affected/Assigned To User of Parent Work Item in Notifications

If you have ever wanted to include data properties from parent work items in your Service Manager activity notifications, you may have come across this blog: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/servicemanager/2012/04/03/using-data-properties-from-the-parent-work-items-in-activity-email-templates/.

This information is great as long as you want to include properties from the Work Item class. However, if you want to include the Affected User or Assigned To User in these e-mails, this gets more complicated as this cannot be generated using the UI. Read moreRead more

8
Dec

Software Updates Fail to Detect After Site Recovery

I recently ran into a problem where my Software Update point stopped working after performing a Site Recovery of my System Center Configuration Manager Site Server. In my scenario, I was performing a Site Recovery in order to upgrade my OS from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2008 R2 to SQL 2014 SP1. After the upgrade was completed, all post-recovery steps were done, and all other functions were validated; I found my Software Updates were still not working. When checking Compliance on all updates, they simply reported back “Compliance Unknown”. Read moreRead more

17
Nov

Clear SCCM Cache by Deploying a Package

A while back, I wrote a simple PowerShell script that will clear the cache on a SCCM client machine (I will post this script for your reference at the end of this blog).

I mostly used this script during a large Task Sequences (ie. during a build and capture task sequence that installs a lot of software), since the cache would fill completely and then fail the Task Sequences (it appears that SCCM will not override any items in cache during the task sequence). This never presented an issue since I always ran the script directly from the Distribution Point.

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17
Nov

Task Sequence Run Command Line Step Fails after VMware Tools Installed

I recently ran into an issue when trying to use the Run Command Line step during a SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 task sequence on a VMware Virtual Machine. Read moreRead more

12
Feb

Endpoint Protection February 2015 Update Problem (4.7.205)

Update 3/2: Today Microsoft has released an update to resolve this problem (KB3041687).  The update brings the client version to 4.7.209.  You can find more about the update here: http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/3041687

This last Tuesday (February 12, 2015) Microsoft released a platform update to Endpoint Protection (4.7.205).  This update appears to have a major issue with Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2.  I have not seen these issues in Windows 7.  In my environment, I saw two problems with the update. Read moreRead more

10
Feb

SCCM 2012 R2 CU4 Client Upgrade Issue

I recently upgraded our System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 environment to CU4.  The upgrade of all the site systems went very smoothly.  However, when upgrading all our clients I did run into some problems. Read moreRead more

10
Dec

Alert Widget Static Column Width

Update 2/10: This issue appears to be fixed in 2012 R2 UR5.

A while back I ran into an issue with creating some dashboards for SCOM.  Specifically, the issue came along when working with the Alert Widget.  I ran into the issue where columns in the Alert Widget would get very wide and one column could fill up an entire screen, rending the rest of the view essentially useless.  This is due to the “Auto” width feature in the widget.  While it is great to have Auto as an option, it isn’t always appropriate for all columns. Read moreRead more

11
Apr

Service Manager 2012 SP1 CU2 Install Error

I ran into an issue when attempting to install CU2 for Service Manager 2012 SP1.  I wanted to share the error and solution in case anyone else came across the problem.  In my scenario, I was able to successfully update all Console, my Data Warehouse Management Server, and my Self-Service Portal servers, without issue.  However, on my Primary Management server the update failed and provided the following error:

An error occurred while executing custom action: “_Installhealthserviceperfcountersforpatching”

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9
Jul

Notification workflow on Work Item assignments (Part 2)

This is a follow-up post to my original post on this topic: SCSM: Notification workflow on Work Item assignments.

With the release of Service Manager 2012 there are now two new work item types, Service Requests and Release Records.  It is also possible to create notifications for assignments of these new work item types.  This is done just like it was done in the original post using the same concepts.

I have attached two new working management pack examples.  One more Service Request and one for Release Records.  Just like the previous packs, you will need to update the notification template GUID to get them to work.  Also, the Service Request example that is attached works similar to the Incident example is my previous post (it also notifies the Affected User that their ticket was assigned).

<WorkflowArrayParameter Name=”NotificationTemplatesType=”guid>
<Item>Change this GUID</Item>
</WorkflowArrayParameter>

AssignmentChanges.Notification.ManagementPacks2.zip

 

14
May

OSD: Access content directly from DP in TS problem

I ran into a problem after migrating my task sequences from Configuration Manager 2007 to 2012.  I found that I could not easily set my task sequence deployments to use the setting “Access content directly from a distribution point when needed by the running task sequence.”  By default it was setting itself to “Download content locally when needed by running task sequence.”

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