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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...

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...

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...

In-place OS Upgrade of Configuration Manager

In this post, I will show the steps of upgrading SCCM OS from Windows Server 2012 R2 to 2016. First, remove the WSUS role and System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) client from the server if they are installed. Locate the Windows Server 2016 installation media and start the upgrade process. Make sure your Antivirus software is compatible with 2016 otherwise you will be prompted to uninstall it...

Upgrading SCOM 1801 to 1807 using WSUS and SCCM

In this post, I will show you how to upgrade SCOM 1801 to 1807 using WSUS and SCCM. Unfortunately there is no baseline media for SCOM 1807 that’s why you need to upgrade your environment using the patch files. There is also a way to download the updates manually from the Microsoft Update Catalog, using SCCM and WSUS is a better and faster solution. Requirements: SCCM with WSUS integration...

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