Microsoft Endpoint Manager – “Ultimate Environment”

Intro I really love building solutions that contain a vast variety of the tools you could ever want or need to do your job. This may be a bit excessive and you might end up with tools you only click once in a blue moon. Never-the-less if you are a Configuration Manager Admin and also … Continue reading Microsoft Endpoint Manager – “Ultimate Environment”

ConfigMgr\MEM 101: Advanced Performance Troubleshooting Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1 of this series, there are multiple different causes for performance issues on ConfigMgr servers.We have had a look at SQL Troubleshooting here and Inbox troubleshooting in the previous post. What we have failed to look at however, is on the day-to-day management and housekeeping of ConfigMgr, namely Collections Collections are … Continue reading ConfigMgr\MEM 101: Advanced Performance Troubleshooting Part 2

Automating MEMCM install part 1 – ISO expansion

As part of a Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager (MEMCM) after the CD / DVD ISO is downloaded from the Licensing site or Demo site the ISO needs to be expanded and the prerequisites need to be downloaded. Instead of manually mounting the ISO and copying the contents from the mounted drive, then executing the … Continue reading Automating MEMCM install part 1 – ISO expansion

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

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

How to close a ConfigMgr Console which are opened since last ‘X’ days

A friend of mine posted a query that in their customer environment, they have a good number of Remote ConfigMgr Console installed and some of the consoles are not closed since last 1 month and more. Hence as a best practice, they wanted to close the ConfigMgr console which are opened than 'X' days. Although … Continue reading How to close a ConfigMgr Console which are opened since last ‘X’ days

SQL Server recommendations for Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager environment – White Paper

Updated 25/05/2020 : GITHUB is now the new repository that hosts the new release of the document (2.6)Kudos to Ryad Ben Salah / Benjamin Reynolds and Stephane Serero Introduction  As a Premier field engineer at Microsoft, we field many questions about SQL configuration for Configuration Manager environments, so we’re writing this to address some of … Continue reading SQL Server recommendations for Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager environment – White Paper

Configuration Manager – How Updates install during a Maintenance Window.

This is a question I have had since I started with SCCM 2007. I thought I had a grasp of it until I was talking with a customer and started second guessing myself. Why aren't all my updates installing during the Maintenance Window? Why do I have Servers in a Reboot Pending State after our … Continue reading Configuration Manager – How Updates install during a Maintenance Window.

System Center Configuration Manager – “Configure SQL Server Service Broker Failed”

The Issue Recently I installed the Latest Tech Preview in my lab environment and while running an In-Console update I received an error "Configure SQL Server Service Broker - Failed". The Investigation If you watch a video Steve Rachui posted some time ago, there are some valuable tips for which logs to review and the … Continue reading System Center Configuration Manager – “Configure SQL Server Service Broker Failed”