Apologies for any inconvenience this week and the potentially broken URLs

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I just wanted to apologies for the downtime we experienced on Wednesday. It wasn’t planned and was caused by my hosting company making an unplanned, unagreed change.

However, whilst I had their attention I took the opportunity to put in some configuration changes I’ve had planned for a while but was planning to implement over several weekends. I shan’t bore you with the technical details, but high level we’ve changed things around a bit behind the scenes to make things far ...

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New Configuration Manager FAQs – 5th Feb 2016

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Configuration Manager

Installation and Configuration

Logs

Logging Settings

Troubleshooting

Software Updates

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ConfigMgr – Why is the “Upgrades” entry missing from the list of Classifications in the Software Update Point Component Properties?

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PROBLEM:

I’ve noticed that the Upgrades entry is missing from the list of Classifications in the Software Update Point Component Properties despite me applying the following WSUS Hotfix:

3095113 “Update to enable WSUS support for Windows 10 feature upgrades”

RESOLUTION:

Click HERE for the resolution.

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ConfigMgr – “Error: Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, version 1511, 10586. Failed to download content id {content_id}. Error: Invalid certificate signature” when trying to download Windows 10 Upgrades

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PROBLEM:

I am trying to download Windows 10 upgrades using the Download Software Updates Wizard but it’s failing.

On the Completion page of the Download Software Updates Wizard I see:

Error: Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, version 1511, 10586

Failed to download content id {content_id}. Error: Invalid certificate signature

I also see the following in PatchDownloader.log:

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“ERROR: Failed to copy <drive>:\SMSSETUP\tools\CMTrace.exe to <drive>:\program files\microsoft system center 2012 r2\configuration manager\tools\cmtrace.exe, Win32 error = 5″ when upgrading R2 to 1511

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PROBLEM:

I am trying to upgrade from ConfigMgr 2012 R2 to ConfigMgr 1511 but the upgrade is failing.

If I look in C:\ConfigMgrSetup.log I see the following error:

ERROR: Failed to copy <drive>:\SMSSETUP\tools\CMTrace.exe to <drive>:\program files\microsoft system center 2012 r2\configuration manager\tools\cmtrace.exe, Win32 error = 5

RESOLUTION:

Click HERE for the resolution.

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ConfigMgr – ‘An error has occurred during report processing. (rsProcessingAborted) Cannot read the next data row for the dataset Parameter_DataSet_Baseline. (rsErrorReadingNextDataRow)’

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PROBLEM:

I’ve upgraded from ConfigMgr 2012 to Configuration Manager. But now when I try to access any of my Reports I get the following error:

‘An error has occurred during report processing. (rsProcessingAborted)
Cannot read the next data row for the dataset Parameter_DataSet_Baseline. (rsErrorReadingNextDataRow)
Conversion failed when converting the nvarchar value ‘**********’ to data type int.’

I’ve tried removing the Reporting Point but this has made no difference.

RESOLUTION:

Click HERE for the resolution.

 

ConfigMgr – Why is DistMgr slow to process .pul files from my Pull DPs when distributing a large number of Packages?

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PROBLEM:

I am running ConfigMgr 1511.

I’ve noticed that when I create a large number of Packages (several hundred), and distribute these to my Pull Distribution Points (Pull DPs), of which I have thousands, DistMgr is slow to process .pul files from my Pull DPs.

RESOLUTION:

Click HERE for the resolution.

Why is the “Connect to Remote Computer” dialog box displayed when I edit the properties of a Windows Store app (deep-link app), rather than the “Browse Windows App Packages” dialog box?

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PROBLEM:

I am running ConfigMgr 1511.

I’ve created a Windows Store app (deep-link app). I am trying to edit the properties of the deep-link app.

But when I click Browse on the Content tab, rather than seeing the Browse Windows App Packages dialog box I see the Connect to Remote Computer dialog box.

 

RESOLUTION:

Click HERE for the resolution.

 

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