Systems Center Configuration Manager is a product by Microsoft that is used to manage the Configuration of multiple Windows-based systems.

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Is SCCM overkill for medium-sized organizations?

I am an IT technician in a high school with around 1600 students 250 staff and 800+ client computers mostly running Windows 7. Our team is composed of three members. My boss seems content with a ...
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SCCM 2012 SP1 - DownloadContentFiles() failed with hr=0x80041013

We noticed our Automatic Deployment Rules for Software Updates failed to automatically download and apply this month's patches from Microsoft although they are correctly listed in the Catalog. ...
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What do each of the actions in the SCCM Client actually do?

So this sounds like a simple question but searching the internet I have been unable to find a list of what the different actions in the SCCM Client actually do. On my machine it is called ...
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How can I find which client(s) is causing my distribution update to fail?

It happens from time to time. I update a package and need to update the distribution point. We have multiple DPs, and usually everything goes through fine, however every once in a while, our main DP ...
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SCCM user state migration - is this user's data gone?

Long story short(ish), we're on the tail-end of our XP to Windows 7 migration project, and finally got some VIP's machine in to be migrated. Since the machine is almost as old as the OS on it, this ...
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Does doing sysprep too many times cause issues?

I've been told that one should not sysprep a Windows image too many times... kinda like using a Nuralizer too many times on one person :) Can anyone provide additional information on this? We like to ...
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What are the differences between Windows Defender and Windows Intune Endpoint Protection and SCCM Endpoint Protection?

What are the functional differences between Windows Defender and Windows Intune Endpoint Protection and SCCM Endpoint Protection, apart from methods of management, if any? (I am referring to the ...
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How to handle Lync 2010 Clients updates

We have in a quite large Organization Lync 2010 deployed. Also we use for software and updates distribution System Center Configuration Manager. Our problem we face is that, if we distribute the Lync ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Print Server - Change Printer Names on All Client Systems

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 print server set up hosting out multiple printers to my end users. I would like to change the naming convention for all of the printers hosted on the print server and ...
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SCCM 2012: How to properly update the content of an application?

I recently set up a new SCCM 2012 environment at my workplace and now we are creating our applications for distribution. Some applications are set up using a script. When during testing, something ...
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How to Configure A Software Update Baseline in SCCM 2012

I have a remote site that has about 70 systems that have not been patched for the last 4 months due to the WSUS server going down and I am now just getting around to deploying SCCM 2012 there. Can ...
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Is there a way to force remove an SCCM 2007 Site Server?

One of our secondary site servers in SCCM 2007 has become corrupt. IIS, WSUS and WDS have failed. Unfortunately, in Server 2008 there is no way to repair these server roles. I have cleared the ...
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ConfigMgr 2012 - How to automatically make updates available to computers without forcing them to be installed?

I'm using System Center Configuration Manager 2012 with the Software Update Point feature; however, in this environment patching has to be strictly manual, because server reboots need to be approved ...
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Are there complete System Center Configuration Manager alternatives?

I have been researching System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 SP2 and struggling to swallow the SCCM pill. The tool seems outdated and not well equipped for managing an environment with the ...
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Delete SCCM Certificate from Command Line

So we have a situation where a contractor deployed about 200 Windows 7 computers that were cloned improperly. The SCCM cert was not cleaned off the reference machine before it was sysprepped. Now ...
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Keeping Track of Enterprise Desktops [closed]

Part of my job is to make sure that for computers in a specific OU, whats Actually in use = whats listed in AD = whats listed in SCCM. This is for an environment with 250k PCs, but i specifically ...
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SCCM query for cluster (virtual) name

I'm trying to determine if the cluster name is stored in SCCM audit data. I see the host name in [v_R_System], and I'm able to identify cluster nodes here. What I need is the virtual name for the ...
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How would one run a task sequence within a task sequence in SCCM 2012 SP1

A Shining Example: Inside all of my task sequences I have a group that installs driver packages conditionally based on computer model: And of course, this list does nothing but grow. The fact that ...
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Configure SCCM so that files with a plus symbol (+) in the filename can be downloaded from the distribution point

We are using Microsoft SCCM 2007 to deploy program packages in our network environment. One of the packages (MathType, in case anyone's curious) has a lot of file names with a plus symbol + in them. ...
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Remote SCCM deployment of Operating Systems

I am currently using sccm 2007 for our software deployment and PXE. During this summer I have been tasked with upgrading 2000+ machines from Windows XP to Windows 7. My plan is to use sccm to ...
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Specify original msi install location for msp file using a command line switch

Using SCCM 2012 I have deployed Autodesk Revit 2014 to my users. The install uses an underlying "RVT2014.msi". Now I would like to push out Update Release 2 which is an ".msp" file. I would like the ...
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Driver corruption when deploying Dell Touchpad Drivers (with software) during imaging process

We're an sccm shop, and use it to deploy Windows. When deploying Dell laptops (multiple models), the touchpad drivers seem install properly, but the software doesn't. The resulting problem is that ...
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Is there a way to script the installation of System Center Configuration Manager updates listed in Software Center?

We have a very tight outage window and for many of our systems, the servers must be rebooted in the correct order. Because of this, I would like to script our updates. I have attempted to use this ...
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SCCM 2012 and WSUS…missing Schema folder

A few months ago I installed SCCM 2012 R2 on a brand new 2012 R2 box. Everything went smoothly...or so it seems. I attempted to install WSUS to make it work with SCCM. A few hours of struggling later, ...
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Change all network cards to auto/auto on many machines

Because of a change in networking equipment I might need to set a bunch of machines NICs back to auto negotiate. What's the best way to automate this? I'm thinking an Autoit compiled exe pushed out ...
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system center configuration manager

I have a colleague that is looking for help with the following situation. If anyone can be of assistance, it would be appreciated. Thanks. From his email: A couple of months ago, the admin spent ...
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Using SCCM - small deployment?

I have a group of 20-30 Win7 machines that I want to install, update, do some small configuration to and then deploy into 'the field'. At my job they use SCCM to maintain the systems so I started ...
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Windows Server 2012 Forest and Domain functional levels compatibility

I'm using a Windows 2003 domain, and a currently planning for a Windows Server 2012 upgrade, so I'm looking at all software which could be hurted by a Domain (and Forest) functional level raise to ...
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Does Intel vPro work via add-on NICs?

We're currently using Dell OptiPlex workstations with the Intel vPro feature. A remote location is requiring their computers be connected via fibre for security reasons. This will require us to ...
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Deploy OS from Locally Stored WIM

I have a OS Deployment task sequence that is advertised to clients. During the Apply Operating System step in the sequence a WIM image file is downloaded from winPE then applied. Is it possible to ...
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Migrating to SCCM from WSUS-only updates. Keep existing approvals?

I've got a small 1-site SCCM 2007 deployment and I'm just getting to grips with pushing out Windows Updates to SCCM clients using it. I've previously managed updates by manually approving from WSUS ...
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How do I provide sysprep a list of servernames and IPs

I would like to have sysprep make a call out to a server somewhere (SCCM, MDT, etc) that provides an answer during bootup to get the computer name and IP address to use. Any pointers on which ...
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Why do I get prompted for “Data Source Credentials” when editing a SSRS report for SCCM?

When attempting to add a dataset in Report Builder I am prompted to "Enter Data Source Credentials." Choosing "Use the current Windows user" fails, and I don't have the password for the specified ...
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Computers on network crashing

We have recently upgraded our network to Windows 7 clients with Windows server 2008 servers. The upgrade was completed by the end of September and until now has been fine (apart from the minor bugs). ...
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Windows updates not installing. 0x87d00244

We are using SCCM 2012 SP1 CU5 (5.0.7804.1600) and on many of our Windows 7 clients updates are not installing. When I run "Machine Policy Retrieval & Evaluation Cycle" the ...
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System Center 2012 R2 System Discovery Network Utilization

I'm in charge of a deployment of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2. Currently, I'm working through the discovery methods and trying to decide how to enable automatic discovery of ...
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SCCM 2012 - Windows 8 WSUS

We're using SCCM 2012 to deploy Windows Updates on our domain, and our Windows 8 clients have started failing with error 80240438 when they try to update. Windows 7 clients update fine, but Windows 8 ...
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Setting up SCCM on multiple domains

In a lab environment, I am attempting to configure an SCCM server (2007) to be our patch solution across three different domains. DOMAIN A (domA.sample): The trusted domain. SCCM01 (Server) is on ...
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CCMSetup issue - agent behind firewall

Trying to install an agent through a firewall. Have verified 443 & 8531 are open via telnet. CCMsetup.log shows the setup using HTTP, not HTTPS. Thought it was supposed to try using both HTTP and ...
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DHCP Server Not Offering to PXE Client

DHCP Server Not Offering to PXE Client BACKGROUND: I'm in the process of adding PXE services to an existing SCCM 2007 server. The SCCM server is separate from the DHCP server (Server 2008 x86) and ...
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System Center 2012 Alternatives [closed]

Are there any good alternatives to System Center 2012? I'm looking for a system platform that allows gives us a replacement for SCCM, SCOM, EdnPoitn Protection, DPM and Global Service Monitor and can ...
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Is it possible to get CCM Updates Schedule using Powershel or VBScript?

I want to be able to check the CCM Updates Schedule as seen in Configuration Manager Updates tab. I've been looking around on google and I've not been able to find a consistent answer to this. I ...
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SCCM: Collection that queries against a security group

Is there a way to specify that a collection queries against a specific security group in AD, or can it only query against machines already in it's db put there via discovery methods?
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SCCM Program Install Success Reporting

SCCM has built in reports that a Project Manager that I am working with is requesting that shows if a certain program has installed successfully or not. He mentioned that even if the report shows that ...
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Create a report in SCCM 2007 the shows server without a piece of software

Does anyone have a query that shows a list of servers WITHOUT a selected piece of software? i.e. SCOM agent, anti-virus, backup agent.
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SCCM recurring OSD task sequence

Update: The question below was solved with the help of the accepted answer below. However, the actual cause of the problem was due to a bug. I have added another answer to this question below that ...
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SCCM (Real-Time Dashboard for Software Updates)

Do you know if there's any Dashboard on SCCM that would allow me to see in real time the status of the installation of patches when using Software Updates? Something like this: Client Status ...
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SCCM 2012: SQL Server service running account

When installing System Center Configuration Manager 2012, one of the problems I encountered during the Prerequisite Check was "SQL Server service running account". The detail of the prerequisite check ...
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Dell SCCM 2012 Integration and deployment packs - Do they support Windows Server 2012 yet?

I am looking to migrate my dev SCCM 2012 SP 1 install from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012. I have been looking at the documentation for the Dell integration packs and want to ...