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ConfigMgr Current Branch – Windows Update for Business Video Tutorial

Ensuring software updates are applied across an organization is a key focus area for system administrators. Configuration Manager has been used by thousands of organizations for years to aid in this pursuit. Other organizations have opted to use standalone WSUS ... continue reading

ConfigMgr Current Branch – Software Update Delivery Video Tutorial

The release of Windows 10 brought with it a change in the way updates are released – updates are now cumulative. Since the release of Windows 10 this same cumulative update approach has been adopted for the remainder of supported ... continue reading

Using ConfigMgr With Windows 10 WUfB Deferral Policies

Important: Configuration Manager current branch version 1706 is needed for any ConfigMgr environment using WUfB deferral policies. ConfigMgr client version 1702 will periodically delete all WUfB deferral policies, if configured. This could lead to unintended results. As you are probably ... continue reading

ConfigMgr 1702: Adding a new Secondary Replica to an existing SQL AO AG

Hello everyone, Our colleague Umair Kahn has a helpful post on his blog where he and Sean Mahoney walk through adding a new secondary replica node to an existing SQL Server Always On availability group for a primary site server ... continue reading

Recently Published KB Articles for System Center Configuration Manager

Hello Everyone, we have recently published the following Knowledge Base (KB) articles. KB 4034393 Getting network captures from a task sequence in ConfigMgr This is a how-to article about capturing a network trace in a Windows PE environment. For the ... continue reading

KB: Configuration Manager clients reinstall every five hours because of a recurring retry task and may cause an inadvertent client upgrade

A Microsoft System Center 2012 or System Center 2012 R2 client installation (CCMSetup) initially fails and causes a client retry task to be registered in Windows Task Scheduler. After the client installation succeeds, the retry task is not deleted as ... continue reading

Known Issue with the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1703

Author: Aaron Czechowski, Senior Program Manager, System Center Configuration Manager (@AaronCzechowski) *** This post serves as a notification of this issue while we continue to investigate root cause and determine the proper fix. We will update this post when we ... continue reading

Finding site systems on unsupported OSes

As previously announced, Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 are not supported operating systems for a site server or most site system roles in Configuration Manager current branch version 1702. You will not be able to upgrade to this version ... continue reading

Configuration Manager 2007 and Windows Enforcement of SHA1 Certs

Effective February 14, 2017, Windows no longer trusts certain certificates signed with SHA-1. System Center Configuration Manager 2007 supports SHA-1 but does not support SHA-2 certificates. If you use SHA-2 certificates with Configuration Manager 2007, Configuration Manager continues to operate ... continue reading