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SCCM 1902 Upgrade

In-console upgrade of SCCM 1902 is available. As best practice, it is always recommended to run the prerequisite check before you install the upgrade directly. \Administration\Overview\Updates and Servicing The prerequisite check will take quite some time to complete. If there is no warning, it will show as passed. Click on Show Status. Right click and choose Show Status. All green. No warnings...

SCCM Site Back-Up Failure

SCCM site back-up is one of the essential back op options. Even your environment is stable, you may receive alerts in smsbkup.log as below: Cannot find the dependent writer. The dependant component cannot be backed up.AddDependentComponent(pDependency) failed. Error code = 0x80,004,005.Error description = .Error: GatherWriterMetadata failed. This error indicates that either SMS_SITE_VSS_WRITER or...

SCCM 1810 Upgrade

In-console upgrade of SCCM 1810 is finally available. As best practice, it is always recommended to run the prerequisite check before you install the upgrade directly. The prerequisite check will take quite some time to complete. For 1810, it gave a warning message. To find out the alert message, click on Show Status. Right click and choose Show Status. The warning message is about TLS 1.2...

SCCM Reporting Database Log File Size

Reporting Server DB log file may increase dramatically in time in SCCM. If you dont take preventive actions, you may have service interruptions. Before you do any action, first check the actual size of the Report Server log file. The easiest way to locate your files is to use SQL Management Studio. Right click on the ReportServerDB and choose properties and select Files tab. Locate the path of...

How to install Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Win 10 1809?

RSAT enables IT administrators to remotely manage server roles and features like AD, DNS, DHCP… etc. RSAT in Windows 10 1809 can only be installed using Windows Update. There is no installation file. In this post I will show how to get the update where you have WSUS installed. Requirements: – PC with Win 10 1809 – Local admin privileged user account Open Powershell with Admin...

SQL 2016 upgrade for SCCM Server

In this post, I will show how to upgrade the SQL server of SCCM from 2012 S3 to 2016 SP1. Requirements: SCCM server with min SQL 2012 SP3 SQL Server 2016 SP1 installation media The overall steps for upgrading the SQL: Uninstall Reporting Services Point role. (Optional) Uninstall SQL Reporting services. (Optional) Remove/Delete SQL report server DB and log files. (Optional) Stop SCCM services...

How to monitor computer groups in SCOM?

When you are working in a complex IT environment, you may be asked to provide the status of the specific servers related to an IT section. For example, IT employees responsible for the application servers, they should be able to view the availability and health of these computers without being exposed to the rest of the servers. Grouping comes into play. SCOM gives a function to group computers...

Installing Zebra printer driver with SCCM

In order to install Zebra printer driver to the computers with SCCM, you will first need to extract the driver content from the exe file. Deselect all check boxes because we don’t want to install the printer. After the extraction is completed, you will get something like below. PrnInst.exe will be used for silent installation of drivers. You need to show this file in the package content...

Windows 10 Servicing Update Failed

When you are upgrading Windows 10 using Servicing Feature in SCCM, you may get failure as below related to the incompatible software. Because the UI is not available during the upgrade, you cannot know which software causes the error. In order to find out the incompatible software, do the following in the client computer. First of all, make sure you enable the display of hidden files and folders...

Installing SCOM agent on Orchestrator Server

When you are installing SCOM agent to System Center components, you may need to be careful because not always you can discover the server in SCOM and push the agent. In your Orchestrator environment, if you have Service Manager console installed on the Orchestrator management server, the SCOM agent installation will fail and you will see the below event log. Product: Microsoft Monitoring Agent...

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