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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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System Center Configuration Manager Documentation Library update for January 2014 !

Commentaires fermés février 12th, 2014

Hi to all,

Great news, the Configuration Manager Documentation Library update for January 2014 !

What’s New in the Documentation Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, January 2014?

Site Administration

Planning to Use Extensions in Configuration Manager

  • New topic that supports the new Configuration Manager extensions for Windows Intune such as email profiles.

Deploying Clients

How to Configure Client Settings in Configuration Manager

  • Clarified that resultant client settings are for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager only.

How to Manage Mobile Devices by Using Configuration Manager and Windows Intune

  • Added information about email profiles to the Wiping Company Content from Devices section.

Deploying Software and Operating Systems

Introduction to Application Management in Configuration Manager

  • Clarified that you can configure the re-evaluation interval for application deployments by using the Schedule re-evaluation for deployments client setting.

How to Create Applications in Configuration Manager

  • Clarified that if you create a requirement of the category User and the condition Primary Device, and then deploy the application to a device collection, the requirement will be ignored.

Planning for App-V Integration with Configuration Manager

  • Added the latest support information for managing App-V clients with Configuration Manager.

Assets and Compliance

How to Create VPN Profiles in Configuration Manager

  • Removed an incorrect reference to pre-shared key.

How to Deploy VPN Profiles in Configuration Manager

  • Added information about the behavior when multiple profiles contain conflicting settings.

Introduction to Software Inventory in Configuration Manager

  • Fixed an incorrect reference to the topic that gives information about using Resource Explorer.

Email Profiles in Configuration Manager

  • New section containing information about the Email Profiles Extension for Windows Intune.

How to Deploy Certificate Profiles in Configuration Manager

  • Added information about the behavior when multiple profiles contain conflicting settings.

How to Deploy Wi-Fi Profiles in Configuration Manager

  • Added information about the behavior when multiple profiles contain conflicting settings.

Compliance Settings for Mobile Devices in Configuration Manager

  • Added information about the iOS security settings extension for Windows Intune.

Source



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SCCM 2012 | System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Support Center is now available for Download !

Commentaires fermés février 4th, 2014

Hi to all,

Great news, the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Support Center is now available for Download !

What’s System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Support Center?

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Support Center helps you to gather information about System Center 2012 Configuration Manager clients, so that you can more easily address issues with those clients when working with product support specialists. Configuration Manager Support Center includes a tool that gathers a bundle of log files, and also a tool that is used by product support specialists to examine log files and other client data for in-depth analysis of issues with Configuration Manager clients.

Click HERE for download

Data Collection

Item Description:
Start Collection
When you click this button, Support Center will collect information from the Configuration Manager client. By default, Configuration Manager client information is collected, and Operating System information is also collected. You can collect other types of information by selecting the checkbox next to the name for that type of information.
Log files
When you select the checkbox for this option, client log files (including setup logs) are collected the next time that you click Start Collection.
Policy
When you select the checkbox for this option, client policy data is collected the next time that you click Start Collection.
Certificates
When you select the checkbox for this option, public key information for client certificates is collected the next time that you click Start Collection.
Client Configuration Collector
Configuration Manager client information is collected by default when you click Start Collection.
Client registry
When you select the checkbox for this option, client configuration information used by Configuration Manager is collected from the registry the next time that you click Start Collection.
Client WMI
When you select the checkbox for this option, client configuration information from WMI (excluding client policy) is collected the next time that you click Start Collection.
Troubleshooting
When you select the checkbox for this option, troubleshooting information (including Active Directory, Management Point, networking, policy and registration information) is collected the next time that you click Start Collection.

Client Details tab
The following table lists the items on the Client Details tab of the Support Center tool.
Item Description
Load or Refresh
When you click this button, Support Center will load or refresh client details for the Configuration Manager client.
Client ID
Displays a unique identifier that is used to identify the client to Configuration Manager
Hardware ID
Displays a unique identifier that is used to identify the client hardware to Configuration Manager
Approved
Indicates whether the client has been approved
Registration State
Indicates whether or not the client has been registered
Internet-facing
Indicates whether or not the client is internet-facing
Version
The version number of the client agent that is running on the client
Site Code
Site code for the primary site associated with the client
Assigned MP
The ID of the assigned management point
Resident MP
The ID of the resident management point
Proxy MP
The hostname or fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the proxy management point (if it exists)
Proxy Site Code
The site code for the secondary site (if it exists)
Proxy State
The state of the configuration manager client’s proxy management point, such as Active or Pending.

Client Policy tab
The following table lists the items on the Client Policy tab of the Support Center tool.
Item Description
Load Actual Policy

When you click Actual, and then click this button, Support Center will load the client policy currently used on the client.
Load Requested Policy
When you click Requested, and then click this button, Support Center will load the client policy requested of the client.
Load Default Policy
When you click Requested, and then click this button, Support Center will load the default policy for this client.
Request and Evaluate Policy
When you click this button, Support Center will request the client policy from the management point and then evaluate that policy on the client.
Request Policy Only
When you click this button, Support Center will request the client policy from the management point.
Evaluate Policy Only
When you click this button, Support center will evaluate the client policy on the client.
Listen for policy events
When you click this button, Support Center will listen for policy events. Clicking the button again will disable listening for policy events.
Clear Events
When you click this button, Support Center will clear any policy events.

Content tab
The following table lists the items on the Content tab of the Support Center tool.
Item Description
Load or Refresh

When you click this button, Support Center

Troubleshooting tab
The following table lists the items on the Troubleshooting tab of the Support Center tool.
Item Description
Start Troubleshooting
When you click this button, Support Center will start troubleshooting the client.
View log
After you select a row on the Troubleshooting tab, you can click this button to view the log file for the item on that row.
Active Directory
Queries Active Directory to retrieve published Configuration Manager site information.
MPCERTIFICATE
Gets management point certificates
MPLIST
Gets a list of management points
Networking
Troubleshoots issues with networking
Policy Assignments
Retrieves policy assignments
Registration
Verifies that the client is registered

Logs tab
The following table lists the items on the Logs tab of the Support Center tool.
Item Description
Open Logs

When you click this button, Support Center will prompt you to select one or more log files to open.
Close All Logs
When you click this button, Support Center will close any open log files.
Show Details
When you select this checkbox after clicking a log file message, the details of the log file message will be displayed at the bottom of the Logs tab.
Show Quick Filter
When you select this checkbox after clicking the Open Logs button, you will be able to filter the log file messages across all open log files to find a specific string.
Configure Client Logging
When you click this button, you will be able to configure how
Configuration Manager log files are managed on this client.
Open Log Group
Instead of manually selecting log files using the Open Logs button, you can use this drop-down list to open all log files associated with Application Management, Client Registration, or Policy.

And Configuration Manager Support Center Viewer

For more information, click link here



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