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Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 2 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1
Microsoft released on 11/10/2015 Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 2 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 and solve some issues related to:
– Administrator Console
– Configuration Manager client
– Site systems
– Operating system deployment
– Software distribution and content management
– Microsoft Intune and mobile device management
– Software update management
Plus the some changes that are included in this update for Endpoint Protection, Software distribution/content management, and Microsoft Intune and mobile device management,
For more information and to download the hotfix, check the following link:
Abdul Jalil Abou Alzahab
We configure Client Push Installation in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, the installation of Configuration Manager Agent take long time to install on clients.
We also notice that client take long time to download to C:\Windows\ccmsetup folder and I checked ccmsetup.log file I found the following:
File ‘C:\Windows\ccmsetup\WindowsFirewallConfigurationProvider.msi’ does not exist. Discovery failed.
File ‘C:\Windows\ccmsetup\vcredist_x86.exe’ doesn’t exist.
File ‘C:\Windows\ccmsetup\vc50727_x86.exe’ doesn’t exist.
File ‘C:\Windows\ccmsetup\MicrosoftPolicyPlatformSetup.msi’ doesn’t exist.
File ‘C:\Windows\ccmsetup\WindowsFirewallConfigurationProvider.msi’ doesn’t exist.
File ‘C:\Windows\ccmsetup\SCEPInstall.exe’ doesn’t exist.
File ‘C:\Windows\ccmsetup\client.msi’ doesn’t exist.
Download Update: 15750351 out of 61961080 bytes transferred.
Download Update: 16050379 out of 61961080 bytes transferred.
Then I found the “successfully download” message in the ccmsetup.log file after one day. And everything is working fine after client installation such as Hardware and Software inventory, Remote Tool, Software Distribution, Software Update, Endpoint Protection, Power Management and other Configuration feature.
Given this situation, we don’t need to worry about our SCCM server, it should be running well. And there is no download problem between the SCCM server and the client machines.
Meanwhile, the download slow issue also can be related with BITS settings. It can occurs if the BITS throttling is enabled on the client machines.
To avoid it, we can use Group Policy to force the client to disable the BITS throttling. To do this, please try:
- On Domain Controller Server, open GPMC
- Create a new policy and link to the client machines (OU) or the domain.
- In the left pane of the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC), expand Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand Network, and then click Background Intelligent Transfer Service.
- In the Setting pane, double-click Limit the maximum network bandwidth for BITS background transfers.
- In the top pane of the dialog box, click Disabled.
After that, please the user reboot the client computer and then logon again. The new polices will be applied to the client computers and the BITS throttling will be disabled.
I check if the BITS configured in SCCM client settings by the following:
- Open SCCM 2012 Console
- Click Administration, then click Client Settings.
- By default, check the Properties if the Default Settings.
- Check the settings of the first item “Background Intelligent Transfer“
- Please make sure the settings “Limit the maximum network bandwidth for BITS background transfers” is configured as: False.
- If you have customize client settings, please check the same settings.
After disable Limit the maximum network bandwidth through Group Policy the download of the SCCM setup files become very fast.
Microsoft announce the release of “R2 Preview ” for Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012.
Check the below links to check what new on each product:
- System Center 2012 R2 App Controller
- System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
- System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager
- System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
- System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator
- System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager
- System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
This Cumulative Update will fix issues and update some function for Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 (SP1).
Details of Issues that are fixed descried in the KB2817245
List of public KB articles and major fixes that are included in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1
This article lists System Center Configuration Manager public hotfixes and KB articles that are included in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 (SP1).
ConfigMgr 2012 Client installation Error: Some of the selected resources are not assigned to any site
You have System Center 2012 Configuration Manager deployed in your organization, after you configure boundaries and discovery you found that none of discovered desktops/laptops/servers got ConfigMgr client installed and no site code assign to clients.
When you tried to push clients from site system, you received the following error:
Error: Some of the selected resources are not assigned to any site
Number of resources that are not in any site’s boundaries and will not be installed: xx
This issue may occur if boundary groups are not configured to use assigned site.
To solve this issue, make sure that you configured boundary groups to use site assignment as shown in the below figure:
Failed to install System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 and receive the following error in ccmsetup.log
Couldn’t verify ‘C:\WINDOWS\ccmsetup\MicrosoftPolicyPlatformSetup.msi’ authenticode signature. Return code 0x800b0101
Note: You’ll not receive this error If you install System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 by using media that you obtained on or after January 25, 2013
This issue occurs because the MicrosoftPolicyPlatformSetup.msi file is signed with a digital certificate that does not have the proper timestamp attributes. Microsoft Security Advisory 2749665 has more information on this certificate issue.
Install Hotfix in kb2801987 before installing System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 client.
Run Microsoft Windows Update and make sure that you install the following updates before install System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 client:
- Update 2756872 for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
- Update 2749655 for Windows that are earlier than Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
This post contains steps to install product key and upgrade Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager from evaluation version to fully license version.
Follow the below steps to install product key on ConfigMgr 2012:
Start Configuration Manager Setup from start menu:
When Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Setup Wizard start Select Perform site maintenance or reset Site option and click next
Select Convert from Evaluation to Full Product Version. Enter your 25-character product key, write product key and click next.
Accept the license agreement and click next.
Wait until it finish and make sure that Core setup has completed is appear
and click close
System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager Package Conversion Manager 2.0 is now available for download
System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager Package Conversion Manager 2.0
Package Conversion Manager (PCM) is a feature pack download that lets you to convert ConfigMgr 2007 packages into System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager applications.
You can download it from the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34605
After installing and configuring Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and configure Operating System Deployment feature to deploy Windows 7, you deploy task sequence to specific Collection but unfortunately Task Sequence take very long time to start “24 Hours approximately”.
When we check Download Center on the client machine, we notice that: “Downloading (0% Complete)”, and when we check server Monitoring -> Deployment -> Deployment Name -> Compilation Statistics: status was In Progress with Waiting for content message.
Connection speed (fast or slow) is not defined in Boundaries group.
- Open System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Console and go to Administration.
Navigate Overview -> Hierarchy Configuration -> Boundaries Group
Right click on boundaries group name and go to properties
Go to ‘References’ tab
In Content location add boundary that client use it to locate content
Make sure that fast connection is selected