ConfigMgr 2012 – KB Article 2869380 Released

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Microsoft has just released the following KB Article which includes a Hotfix:

FIX: A task sequence stops responding when multiple task sequences are started in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • You create 10 packages from an .msi file on a Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager site server.
  • You create 10 task sequences that contain “Install Package” steps that reference one of the packages.
  • You assign the task sequence to a collection.
  • You update the policy on the client in the collection, and run all 10 task sequences at the same time through Software Center.

In this scenario, one of the task sequences may stop responding in the “Installing” state while other task sequences remain in the “Waiting to install” state. Additionally, some task sequences may remain in the “Available” state on the Available Software tab even though you had selected to install them.

Full details at:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2869380

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Cliff Hobbs is a 13 times Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), the first to be awarded in the UK for Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) back in 2004 and every year since (first in System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) and then Enterprise Client Management/ Enterprise Mobility). He has worked as a Consultant with SMS since version 2.0 (over 18 years) and ConfigMgr/ SCCM during which time he has gained extensive experience of designing, deploying, and supporting large enterprise-wide systems management solutions on behalf of many companies such as Microsoft, HP, EDS, Getronics, 1E and Abbey across multiple industry sectors. He founded http://faqshop.com back in 2003 which is one of the longest running and most popular web sites for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager/ SCCM. His LinkedIn Profile providing full details of his skills and experience can be accessed at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cliffhobbs
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