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Reminder | CU2 & CU 3 – Cumulative Update 2 & 3 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 available!!!

Commentaires fermés juin 9th, 2014

Hi to all,

Just a reminder for you indicate that the Cumulative Update 3 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 is available !!!

CU2 Here

CU3 Here

What’s new:

This article describes the issues that are fixed and the functionality that is updated in Cumulative Update 3 (CU3) for Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 (SP1).

Note This update is replaced by update 2922875. For more information about update 2922875, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2922875Description of Cumulative Update 4 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1

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Supported Platforms

This update adds support for Windows 8.1-based and Windows Server 2012 R2-based client computers in Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1. Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 are added to the supported platform list for the following features:

  • Software distribution
  • Software update management
  • Compliance Settings

Issues that are fixed

Operating System Deployment

This cumulative update includes the following updates:

  • 2869380 FIX: A task sequence stops responding when multiple task sequences are started in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • 2870742 FIX: An Alternate Content Provider does not work in a task sequence for a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 site

Additionally, this cumulative update fixes the following issues:

  • The reimaging of an existing client computer may result in a policy being invalidated. This issue can occur if the SMS Agent Host service restarts before all Data Transfer Service (DTS) jobs are completely processed. Additionally, the PolicyAgent.log file on the reimaged client will contain entries that resemble the following:
    [CCM_Policy_Policy5.PolicyID="ScopeId_GUID/Application_GUID/CA",PolicySource="SMS:PRI",PolicyVersion="1.00"] is pointing to invalid DTS job [{DTS_JOB_GUID}]. Will attempt to re-download.
  • Install Application Task sequences may take longer to complete if they are run from stand-alone media instead of a local distribution point. This issue can occur when multiple task sequences use large content files (for example, several hundred megabytes).

Windows PowerShell

This cumulative update fixes the following issue:

  • The Add-CMDistributionPoint cmdlet incorrectly sets the value of the ServerRemoteName parameter to the name of the first installed site server. This issue could lead to clients accessing content on the site server instead of the intended distribution point server.

Software Distribution

This cumulative update fixes the following issues:

  • Modern applications deployed to users of Windows 8 computers may fail if a non-administrator is logged on and has mapped a network drive. The AppDiscovery.log will contain entries that resemble the following:
    In-line script returned error output: Attempting to perform the InitializeDefaultDrives operation on the ‘FileSystem’ provider failed.
  • A deployment created at a child primary site and then deleted from the central administration site may remain active on the child primary site.
  • A pull-distribution point may crash when it tries to download packages. The PullDP.log stops recording any activity when this issue occurs.
  • Packages migrated from Configuration Manager 2007 to 2012 Configuration Manager may not download to pull-distribution points unless the Update Distribution Points wizard is used. Error messages that resemble the following are logged in the PullDP.log file:
    CPullDPPkgJob::LoadJobFromXML() could not load any content jobs from XML!
    CPullDPPkgJob::LoadJobFromXML() could not fully load job! Malformed or incomplete XML. Job has failed.

Windows Intune

This cumulative update fixes the following issues:

  • An ampersand (&) character in the Company Name field of the properties of the Windows Intune subscription page prevents the creation of policy files. Additionally, error messages that resemble the following are logged in the Policypv.log file:
    XML Parsing: line 2, character 315, illegal name character
  • The TEMPDB folder for a site database may grow quickly after « Windows Intune Subscription and Connector » is enabled.

Endpoint Protection

This cumulative update includes the following update:

  • 2865173 An anti-malware platform update for Endpoint Protection clients is available from Microsoft Support

Site Systems

This cumulative update includes the following update:

  • 2867422 FIX: Errors when you try to install or recover a secondary site in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Additionally, this cumulative update fixes the following issue:

  • An update to the MCS.msi file does not upgrade the Multicast Configuration for Distribution Points. See the System Center Configuration Manager Team blog for more information about this known issue.

Reporting

This cumulative update fixes the following issues:

  • Reports are not displayed when a user does not have EXECUTE permission on the fnGetSiteNumber object. When this issue occurs, you receive errors that resemble the following:
    An error has occurred during report processing. (rsProcessingAborted)
    Query execution failed for dataset ‘FirstMatchingAppOrCollection’. (rsErrorExecutingCommand)
    The EXECUTE permission was denied on the object ‘fnGetSiteNumber’, database ‘database_name‘, schema ‘dbo’.
  • Computer Activity Data is missing from Power Management reports for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 clients.

Software Updates

This cumulative update fixes the following issue:

  • Software Updates for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 may have the Downloaded value incorrectly set to No on child primary sites, although the value is set correctly to Yes on the central administration site. This issue occurs because of a replication timing issue.

How to obtain Cumulative Update 3 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1

A supported update is available from Microsoft. However, this update is intended to correct only the problems that are described in this article. Apply this update only to systems that are experiencing the problems described in this article. This update might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by these problems, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this update.

If the update is available for download, there is a « Hotfix download available » section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the update.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific update. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, go to the following Microsoft website:

Note The « Hotfix download available » form displays the languages for which this update is available. If you do not see your language, it is because an update is not available for that language.

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Note We recommend that you close the Configuration Manager Administrator Console before you install this update.

Update replacement information

This update replaces Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1.



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Reminder | CU 4 – Cumulative Update 4 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 available!!!

5 comments mai 9th, 2014

Hi to all,

Just a reminder for you indicate that the Cumulative Update 4 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 is available !!!

What’s new:

Software distribution

- Packages are listed as Unknown in the Content Status node of the Administrator Console. This occurs after a Configuration Manager 2007 distribution point is upgraded and assigned to a Configuration Manager 2012 secondary site.

- Internet-based clients cannot download content from an Internet-facing distribution point after first they first encounter a failure to reach Windows Update. The DataTransferService.log file on the client will record errors that resemble the following:

Failed to set proxy to bits job for url ‘https:// site.configmgr.com:443/SMS_DP_SMSPKG$/{pkg_id}’. Error 0×87d00215
All proxy types and no proxy have been tried for times but failed.

2913703 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2913703/) Applications that use dynamic variable lists are not installed in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

- Adding or deleting a deployment to a software update group results in policy evaluation for all deployments within the group instead of the deployment that changed.

Operating system deployment

- The wrong software update for an operating system image may be selected the list of items that are returned in the Schedule Updates Wizard is sorted.

2894539 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2894539/) A post-CU3 update is available for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1.
Task sequences that contain Windows 8.1 as a condition on the Options tab generate an exception when they are changed or accessed. Details of the exception are displayed in text that resembles the following:

System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException
Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.

- Child sites will not process the content for a task sequence that was changed after migration from another site. The Distmgr.log file on the child site will contain entries that resemble the following, and the package state will not change:

Package {Package_ID} is in Pending state and will not be processed…

Note This fix applies only to task sequences that are not yet migrated. Task sequences that were migrated before you applied CU4 should be deleted and then migrated again.

- After the update is installed on site servers, any operating system boot images should be updated. To update boot images after the hotfix is applied, follow these steps:

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, click Software Library.
  2. In the Software Library workspace, expand Operating Systems, and then click Boot Images.
  3. Select the boot image that you want to update.
  4. Right-click and then select the Update Distribution Points action.
    Note This action updates all distribution points and may have an adverse effect on an environment that contains many distribution points.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for all boot images that were previously distributed.

For more information about how to update boot images, see the « How to Manage Boot Images in Configuration Manager” topic on the Microsoft TechNet website.

Administrator console

2894539 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2894539/) A post-CU3 update is available for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1

The « All Windows RT » and « All Windows RT 8.1 Preview » entries should not appear in the supported platform list for new configuration items.

Application Virtualization

This cumulative update adds support for Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2). The following issues are seen only in App-V 5.0 SP2 environments earlier than CU4.

- With App-V 5.0 SP2, when a new version of an App-V package supersedes an earlier version, and that earlier version is being used, the package will be listed as not published. Errors that resemble the following are seen in the AppEnforce.log and AppDiscovery.log files

AppEnforce.log:

Publish-AppvClientPackage : A publish operation has been scheduled, pending
the shutdown of all applications in the package or the connection group.

Publishing Package is successful but one one of the Virtual Package is currently in use. Close this Virtual Package to get the changes into effect
Performing detection of app deployment type TestApp – Microsoft Application Virtualization 5(ScopeId_0C7279F0-1490-4A0E-A7A3-32A000CEF76D/DeploymentType_d1adf427-ac14-4ee1-9e51-415af7675383, revision 2) for system.

AppDiscovery.log:

Required component [{AppVPackageRoot}]\TestApp.exe is not published

- With App-V 5.0 SP2, App-V packages that are being used cannot be uninstalled. Errors that resemble to the following will appear in the AppEnforce.log file:

CVEWorker::UninstallConnectionGroup() failed

Endpoint Protection

2907566 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2907556/) November 2013 anti-malware platform update for Endpoint Protection clients

Site Server

- Adding or removing a deployment from a Software Update group results in increased load on the Object Replication Manager component of the SMS Executive service. This can lead to delays in distributing software updates in a hierarchy.

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For all the details and download instructions, please see the following:

KB2922875 – Description of Cumulative Update 4 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2922875)



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Amazing Data Deduplication !!! How to Optimize your free space on Windows 8.1 & Windows 2012 R2 (reminder)

Commentaires fermés avril 4th, 2014

Hi to all,

It’s with a big pleasure that you explain a great method for reduce the files space on your harddisk and win a lot of free space with the Data Deduplication feature on Windows 8.1 & Windows 2012 Server !

First, what is Data Deduplication in detail ?

With Windows Server 2012 & Windows 8-8.1, there is a new cool feature, called Data Deduplication. Data deduplication involves finding and removing duplication within data without compromising its fidelity or integrity. The goal is to store more data in less space by segmenting files into small variable-sized chunks (32–128 KB), identifying duplicate chunks, and maintaining a single copy of each chunk. Redundant copies of the chunk are replaced by a reference to the single copy. The chunks are compressed and then organized into special container files in the System Volume Information folder. In addition, chunks are also compressed for further space optimization.

The result is an on-disk transformation of each file as shown in the picture below. After deduplication, files are no longer stored as independent streams of data, and they are replaced with stubs that point to data blocks that are stored within a common chunk store. Because these files share blocks, those blocks are only stored once, which reduces the disk space needed to store all files. During file access, the correct blocks are transparently assembled to serve the data without calling the application or the user having any knowledge of the on-disk transformation to the file. This enables administrators to apply deduplication to files without having to worry about any change in behavior to the applications or impact to users who are accessing those files.

Example on Windows 8.1 on my Desktop:

Before Data Deduplication Feature:

After Data Deduplication Feature activated !!!!!!

D: Drive 3,82 GB to 48,3 GB Hard disk Free space win !!!

E: Drive 12,5 GB to 24, 5 GB Hard Disk free space win !!!

F: Drive 610 GB to 620 GB Hard Disk free space win !!!

G: Drive 11 GB to 47 GB Hard Disk free space win !!!

How to enable the data deduplication on Windows 8.1:

Download Package files and for SCCM 2012 sources Here

Unzip to C:\

Launch this command on CMD prompt with admin right elevation:

dism /online /add-package /packagepath:Microsoft-Windows-VdsInterop-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384.cab /packagepath:Microsoft-Windows-VdsInterop-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.3.9600.16384.cab  /packagepath:Microsoft-Windows-FileServer-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384.cab /packagepath:Microsoft-Windows-FileServer-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.3.9600.16384.cab  /packagepath:Microsoft-Windows-Dedup-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384.cab /packagepath:Microsoft-Windows-Dedup-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.3.9600.16384.cab

and type

dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:Dedup-Core /all

You can check the data deduplication activation in Windows Features

Open a powershell prompt and type this under:

( e:  is an example, change and indicate the drive where you want activate the data deduplication )

Enable-DedupVolume -Volume e:
Set-DedupVolume -Volume e: -OptimizeInUseFiles

To force start data deduplication, open a powershell prompt and type this under:

Start-DedupJob -Volume e: -Type Optimization

How to enable the data deduplication on Windows 2012:

For enable this feature on Windows 2012, select add and features wizard and install Data deduplication feature (shown under):

Bye

Michaël BERTUIT

Architecte Expert Microsoft



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