System Center Configuration Manager – Upgrade to 1902 Error – “SQL Server Configuration for site upgrade”

The issue: After trying to upgrade a client Configuration Manager Environment from 1810 to 1902 the upgrade failed with the error “SQL Server Configuration for site upgrade”. The first thing that crosses your mind is the SQL version is wrong or the memory is not configured correctly. But in my case SQL was SQL Server … Continue reading System Center Configuration Manager – Upgrade to 1902 Error – “SQL Server Configuration for site upgrade”

System Center Configuration Manager – Keep User Domain Profile after reloading

The issue: A Task sequence was used to reload a machine from Windows 7/10 to Windows 10 that has User Data on the D: Drive and Operating system on the C: Drive. After the machine was added to the domain the user data was put back to the D: drive but upon first login a … Continue reading System Center Configuration Manager – Keep User Domain Profile after reloading

Field Notes: Cloud Management Gateway – Failed to provision cloud service

Background I recently had to setup the Cloud Management Gateway at a customer and followed all the steps and requirements to implement but still encountered the below error message which does not really give you an exact reason as to why it is failing. In this post I would like to take you through the … Continue reading Field Notes: Cloud Management Gateway – Failed to provision cloud service

Importance of the Microsoft Product lifecycle dashboard – Keeping your environment Supported

The following post was contributed by Meriem Jlassi, a PFE working for Microsoft Introduction As a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) at Microsoft, I get asked by a lot of customers about whether products are still supported, are they close to end of life or when do I need to plan upgrades. And before the release … Continue reading Importance of the Microsoft Product lifecycle dashboard – Keeping your environment Supported

SCOM Advanced Authoring: TCP Port Monitoring

It's been long time since I blogged about SCOM Authoring. Following the Blog Post on PowerShell Discovery from CSV File I got numerous feedbacks from fellow techies to complete the TCP Port Monitoring MP with monitors and rules. One of our friend even has created an MP which he has blogged out here. Anyways, I … Continue reading SCOM Advanced Authoring: TCP Port Monitoring

Time zone issues when copying SCOM alerts

Background When trying to copy-paste (ctrl+c, ctrl+v) alerts from the SCOM console to an Excel worksheet or just a text file, we noticed that the Created field values where different from the ones displayed in the console. There was a two-hour difference. As it turns out, the server was configured in a GMT+2 time zone, … Continue reading Time zone issues when copying SCOM alerts

Using ‘Scripts’ Feature in Configuration Manager for Ad Hoc WSUS Maintenance

Background   We all know how important WSUS maintenance is and there are numerous posts on how to automate and the scripts/queries to run. Have a read through This amazing Blog from Meghan Stewart | Support Escalation Engineer if you are looking at automating the WSUS Maintenance. It has all the required information on When, … Continue reading Using ‘Scripts’ Feature in Configuration Manager for Ad Hoc WSUS Maintenance