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My SCCM blog was referenced in the book

by on Feb.15, 2011, under Microsoft, SCCM/SMS2003


This come as a complete surprise to me.
I’ve found out that my blog was referenced in the System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 Unleashed book that was published in 2009 by SAMS. In page 1108 you can find my name and URL to the blog, although last year I’ve changed the naming in my domain but I’m going to make the link in the book work.

Here are book details:
Paperback: 1224 pages
Publisher: Sams; 1 edition (August 2, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0672330237
ISBN-13: 978-0672330230

http://www.amazon.com/System-Center-Configuration-Manager-Unleashed/dp/0672330237#_

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SCCM network ports

by on Jan.29, 2011, under Microsoft, SCCM/SMS2003

Here is a good Technet article about SCCM ports that it is using to communicate.
After reading this I think there should be no questions left what ports must be opened on firewalls.

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SCCM: How to Configure Software Update Point

by on Dec.15, 2010, under Microsoft, SCCM/SMS2003

It’s been a while since I’ve wrote step by step guide for SCCM but here it is.

SCCM Software Update Point is mainly used for distributing Microsoft updates but it can also be used to distribute update from other software manufactures.

First you need to download and install WSUS SP2.
Installing WSUS:

1. Start WSUS sp2 installations
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SCCM: SMS_AD_SYSTEM_DISCOVERY_AGENT, Message ID: 5204

by on Nov.18, 2010, under Microsoft, SCCM/SMS2003

Here is an error that I’ve seen on couple installations:

SMS Active Directory System Discovery Agent failed to bind to container LDAP://DC=domain,DC=xxx. Error: The server does not support the requested critical extension.
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Possible cause: The AD container specified earlier might be invalid now. The Domain Controller is inaccessible.
Solution: Please verify that the AD container paths specified are valid. Confirm accessibility of the site server to the Domain Controller to be queried.
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SCCM: Windows failed to start. Status: 0xc000035a

by on Nov.10, 2010, under Microsoft, SCCM/SMS2003

Here is an error that I’ve got while trying to PXE boot laptop.


Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
File: \WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\iaStor.sys
Status: 0xc000035a
Info: Windows failed to load because a critical systme driver is missing, or corrupt.
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DCOM Event 10016

by on Oct.28, 2010, under Microsoft, SCCM/SMS2003

Here is one of the Event errors that I’ve got on one of the SCCM servers.
Source: DCOM
Type: Error
Event ID: 10016

The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Launch permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
{A8889E84-14D9-43D0-813A-249BFFE193C2}
to the user domain\useraccount (S-1-5-21-1957994488-1004336348-839522115-9143).  This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

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SCCM 2007 R3 is out

by on Oct.22, 2010, under Microsoft, SCCM/SMS2003

OK… I know one week has passed since it was released but anyway it is here http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/configuration-manager/cm-r3.aspx

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SCCM: Adding deleted Boot image

by on Feb.08, 2009, under Other, SCCM/SMS2003

So lets say you’ve accidentally delete one or both Boot images from OSD in Configuration manager console and want to add them back.
When you delete the image in the console the default image file is still located on the SCCM server.

So here are the steps to add Boot image back:

1. Open Configuration manager console. Navigate to Site Database>Computer Management>Operating System Deployment>Boot images. Click on Add Boot Image
Add Boot Image Package Wizard will start
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SCCM: One of the reasons why clients report as unkown in Software updates

by on Jan.21, 2009, under SCCM/SMS2003

Here are my finding why updates cannot be deployed to the clients.
As you probably know in order for SCCM to install updates it has to know what updates are already installed. ‘Software updates scan cycle’ action is responsible for scanning the machine and checking what updates installed and what are missing. If this action cannot be performed or fails it will display unknown deployment status in SCCM Software Updates. (see image image below)

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SCCM: Dell e6400 freezes/hangs during WinPE

by on Jan.19, 2009, under SCCM/SMS2003

Although I’ve seen this problem mentioned on many forums I’ve never got it myself. Here is a solution from SCCM support team for those who did. ConfigMgr 2007: Dell Latitude E6400 laptop hangs during Windows XP Mini-Setup

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