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WSUSCtrl.log: Errors were reported in these WSUS Server components WSUSService

Nov 19, 2015 | | Say something

I recently recovered a Secondary site after loosing the data drive. Once the site was recovered and the database replication completed I found the following errors in the WSUSCtrl.log when I tried to sync the WSUS database with the Primary or upstream WSUS database. “Errors were reported in these WSUS Server components WSUSService, on WSUS Server […more]

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sccm Setup was unable to compile the file SmsClient.mof

Nov 12, 2015 | | Say something

After upgrading  SCCM 2012 SP1 CU5 to SCCM 2012 SP2, some of the SCCM clients failed to start the ccmexec service whenever you restarted it. I tried re-installing the SCCM client, but received the following error: sccm Setup was unable to compile the file SmsClient.mof I then realised that the batch file I was using for […more]

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WsyncMgr.log – Sync failed: Class not registered

Oct 27, 2015 | | Say something

We run a SCCM 2012 SP1 CU5 environment and recently noticed that our wsus sync is not working as it was last updated 1 week ago, where in fact it is set to run on a daily schedule. When investigating the WsyncMgr.log file, we noticed the following errors that occurred: Sync failed: “Class not registered” […more]

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SCCM 2012 – Calling back with empty distribution points list

Oct 12, 2015 | | Say something

I recently had clients that could not download any software update content on demand. When I opened the LocationServices.log file, I had multiple entries of the following error or warning message: “Calling back with empty distribution points list”. Upon checking the boundaries for this client, I found that the current boundary for that site did not include all […more]

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Remote Computers Reboot Script

Oct 4, 2015 | | Say something

Clean and effective script to reboot a list of computers remotely. Change the text highlighted in red to best fit your needs. –Script Start– Set WSHShell = WScript.CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”) Set oFS = CreateObject(“Scripting.FileSystemObject”) strWarning = “Due to system maintenance, this computer must be restarted. You have 10 minutes to save your work from the start of this […more]

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UpdatesDeployment.log – error code 80072EFE

Oct 4, 2015 | | Say something

Problem: I had a client where all the updates were failing to install and returned the error code:  80072EFE Most of the other forums and kb articles referred to incorrect Date/Time configurations or Firewall related issues. Both of these settings were correctly configured and did not provide the solution. Seeing that the error is related to […more]

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SCCM 2012 Reporting Server: An error has occurred during report processing.

Oct 3, 2015 | | Say something

I received the following error when trying to run a System Centre Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 (SCCM 2012 SP1) report, using SQL Server 2008 R2. Error: An error has occurred during report processing. (rsProcessingAborted) Query execution failed for dataset ‘DataSet2’. (rsErrorExecutingCommand) ExecuteReader requires an open and available Connection. The connection’s current state is closed. Quick […more]

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SCCM 2012 SQL Query: Report on Content Distribution Duration

Sep 29, 2015 | | Say something

I was recently asked to check how long it takes for a package to successfully reach all of our sites. The thumb suck answer  was 2 to 3 days for a 2GB package, based on previous distribution reports, however the client required a report to show the actual time from the start of the content distribution […more]

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Method 1: Distribute Software Update Packages

Sep 19, 2015 | | Say something

Method 1: Split Software Update Packages: Using this method is very simple to implement, somewhat more admin, but it does produce the required results everytime. Splitting the software update packages into smaller chunks or packages of 250MB to 500MB, increases the distribution rate dramatically on slow WAN links. Reason for doing this is that experience has […more]

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Content Distributions over Slow links

Sep 16, 2015 | | Say something

The reality of living in a 3rd World country is that we do have slow WAN connections and simply can’t send large packages over these links. Sending a 2.3Gb Office 2013 update package across a already congested 512k line takes forever to complete or does not complete at all. Packages that do complete do so […more]

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