Run PowerShell Script after Configuration Manager Site Backup Maintenance Task.

Now, before I get inundated with "Don't use ConfigMgr Backup, SQL Backup is where it is at..." let me say, I agree with this to a point. You should be using SQL Backup for a variety of reasons the primary of which is Data Compression - ConfigMgr Site Backup Maintenance Task doesn't Compress the Database, … Continue reading Run PowerShell Script after Configuration Manager Site Backup Maintenance Task.

0x8007007B – While Installing Application through Configuration Manager

Picture this - It is Friday afternoon; you have one more application to test before heading home for the weekend. You deploy it to your test machine, you attempt the install and "Failed" with Error 0x8007007B (-2147024773). You don't immediately recognize this error code, so you use CMTrace to look at the AppEnforce.log and you … Continue reading 0x8007007B – While Installing Application through Configuration Manager

MDT Image Create and Capture Fails on Hyper-V Gen2 VM

Many organizations utilize Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) as an Image Factory to create a baseline image containing all standard applications in a single image to be imported and used for Operating System Deployments via systems like Configuration Manager. Virtual Machines are used to capture the image to ensure it is as clean as possible. A problems … Continue reading MDT Image Create and Capture Fails on Hyper-V Gen2 VM

Deploy Configuration Manager Client through Intune, namely Autopilot…

There are known issues with Autopilot with regards to mixing LOB Apps and Win32 Apps that install MSI's that may cause the Application Installation to Fail. As a result, wrapping even the simplest of MSI as a Win32 App ensures success in Autopilot Deployments... I'm not going to go into wrapping Win32 Apps, you can … Continue reading Deploy Configuration Manager Client through Intune, namely Autopilot…

Patching in this unprecedented time without CMG or Co-Management Configured

Hi All, Hope you are doing well. This blog is to give an insight to how to patch the machines in this difficult situation. I want to emphasize of one scenario where majority of the customers who haven't moved to cloud will fall. So it make more sense for them to follow the guidance mentioned … Continue reading Patching in this unprecedented time without CMG or Co-Management Configured

System Center Configuration Manager – Setting up High Availability

Introduction As a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) at Microsoft, I was recently asked for Assistance in Setting up High Availability on an Environment as part of their DR plan so I thought I'd shared the process with you. Solution Historically, you could add redundancy to most of the roles in Configuration Manager by having multiple … Continue reading System Center Configuration Manager – Setting up High Availability

ConfigMgr\MEM 101: Advanced Performance Troubleshooting Part 1

In the continuation of the ConfigMgr\MEM series, our next session is going to be looking at some Advanced Performance Troubleshooting, and what you can do to optimize what you have. In the previous Blog here we discussed some SQL Performance basics.As mentioned in the Previous post, MEM is heavily reliant on SQL, and incorrect maintenance\configuration … Continue reading ConfigMgr\MEM 101: Advanced Performance Troubleshooting Part 1

System Center Configuration Manager: Recovery Execution Service – DR service to help you prepare for when the worst happens

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager is widely used as amanagement platform for the whole datacenter, thus managing businesscritical systems of all types (and platforms) An insufficiently designed disaster recovery plan, lack of documentation, andno disaster recovery test information increase the burden on your ITadministrators and management when a disaster happens or a recovery of siteservers … Continue reading System Center Configuration Manager: Recovery Execution Service – DR service to help you prepare for when the worst happens