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    Collection Query for Endpoint Policy Application

    If you are still having this problem, I suspect that the "Failed" status has an associated registry key. If this is true, you could rather easily extend your hardware class and capture the it via hardware inventory. Then, it is simply a case of creating a collection based on this key. if you still need this, take a look at my friend Victor's post here: http://www.esebenza.com/configuration-manager/collecting-registry-keys-with-sccm-2012/. let me know if you have any questions.
  2. You see it all the time regarding device collections in SCCM... how to setup a best practice hierarchy of collections, not to use the All Systems as your sole limiting collection and so on and so forth. But what about the User and User Group side? I set out to discover a best practice for this "other side of the road" and have amazingly come up with very little to back what will be my suggestion to my client of how to reconfigure their entire collection hierarchy. With roughly 1800 incremental collections, any suggestions will be a huge help! But I am now truly intrigued by what would be the best practice, not just by theory, but by way of real world experience examples. Does anyone have something they could contribute here to help me (and others i assume) out? Shooting from my proverbial hip, I had come to conclusion that aligning the methodology of the device collection data i have mined would be my best solution: Initial tier – composed of built-in collections All Users/All User Groups/All Users & User Groups Second tier (3-5 collections +/-) – composed of broad groupings and incremental updates enabled Collections would branch off to provide the buffer/distance between ?Best practice? Span off only “all users” or “all user groups” leaving only these 2 to limiting off “All Users and User Groups”?? Third tier (10-???) – composed of more granular to very specific collections and minimal use of incremental collections This would include software installs/uninstalls This would comprise the vast majority Fourth tier (minimal) – composed of one offs So, I open the floor and can honestly say I am looking forward to some WELL BACKED OPINIONS! Oh and thank you in advance!! i hadn't received any feedback on TechNet so I thought "The Noob" might have the magic!
  3. Thank you for the reply Peter. I plaid with the AD this AM by adding in the additional attributes and re-ran the discover (pulling in the newly created/discovered data). the only thing remaining is the presentation of the data. I am looking for reports that can retrieve the data but it is looking more and more like i am going to have to create a custom solution there.
  4. GO TEAM FOX!!!! Thank you for that link. To your knowledge, is there also an option to utilize WMI or the registry and pull the info from there?
  5. Hi All: I have a client that is currently using VMware vCenter Configuration Manager. They are looking to convert over to SCCM 2012 SP1 assuming they can maintain some key functionality. What I am down to is the ability they currently have in VCM to input custom information/data (i.e. server owner, etc) directly into the console. Does ANYone know of a way to accomplish this in SCCM 2012? I have racked my brain trying to find somewhere to do so. If this is absolutely impossible, I am then looking at what other options there may be. One option that comes to mind would be the "Managed By" tab in AD. If i suggest they utilize this second option, how and where can I get this to populate in the console of SCCM??? Any insight or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Regards, ~marc
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    Can't pull updates from WSUS

    What was the process you used for creating the cert and applying it? I am having this exact issue and am on the edge of removing SUP/WSUS and re-adding.
  7. RESOLVED Managed to reconfigured the SSB port on the CAS then uninstalled the 2 primaries. Re-installed CM12 with new site codes and the proper SSB port. There was an additional challenge with the SCCM 2012 prerequisite failing with CM DB already residing on the SQL cluster. Although the DB had been removed the following registry keys in BOLD need to be deleted: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Components\SMS_SITE_SQL_BACKUP_<SITESERVERNAME>] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\OperationsManagement\Components\SMS_SITE_SQL_BACKUP_<SITESERVERNAME>] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Tracing\SMS_SITE_SQL_BACKUP_<SITESERVERNAME>]
  8. SITE I have a site with a CAS and two primary sites running SCCM 2012 SP1. Each site server has it’s DB located on a dedicated remote SQL cluster running SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2. Problem: During the installation of each server, the Service Broker Port was incorrectly configured with port 1433 (rather than the default 4022). Due to this mistake, the replication between the site servers is not working. Both Primary sites are in read-only mode due to the initial replication with the CAS not taking place. The link between the CAS and the primary sites is showing as: fom the CAS: Link is being configured. In initializing data between the parent site and the child site from the Primary: Link Unknown. Link state is unknown Question: How can this be resolved??? 1. Changing the the default port for SQL? 2. Changing the SSB port on the SQL? 3. If creating a new SQL instance and running a repair to point CM at the new DB instance and changing the SSB port? 4. Wiping it all down and starting over?
  9. Thank you a million times over Garth.... I had gone through that page I think and just completely glanced over it. So it appears you can upgrade but do not reap any rewards from doing so. I hope you have an amazing day my friend and thank you again! ~m
  10. Garth... That is exactly what I needed for my answer!! I knew I had read that somewhere but could not verify it. Can you direct me to where the documentation is located that states: "there is NO way to upgrade from standard database format to Enterprise database format?" You are a Godsend.
  11. Garth: What I mean is I will have the need to perform and Edition Change from SQL Standard to Enterprise. It is not a reinstall of SQL, it is a maintenance task.. Here is a URL that discusses it: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc707783(v=sql.105).aspx The client Is at 45k but growth is expected and therefore it begs the question of whether or not you are stuck with a specific SQL Edition choice at initial install. Thank you for the reply, ~marc
  12. I am working at a client site and have run into some hardware procurement challenges. In order to keep the project in forward motinon a workaround was offered but it would require that CM '12 use a SQL 2008 R2 Standard instance temporarily. I have been unable to verify that upgrading an exisitng SQL 2008 R2 Standard edition to Enterprise at a later dat is supported. Can anyon confirm that this is supported and if so point me at the documentation that verifies this? Thank you to any and all in advance! ~marc
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    Cannot import Dell CAB drivers into SCCM2012

    Niall: Any luck with the testing?
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    Cannot import Dell CAB drivers into SCCM2012

    Any additional ideas out there???
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    Cannot import Dell CAB drivers into SCCM2012

    Kingskawn: Yes, if you are referring to the drivercatalog.log. from initial post: In the DriverCatalog.log on the SCCM server I see the following: This driver does not have a valid version signature. Failed to initialize driver digest. Code 0xe0000102 Oneone Yes, using 7-zip. i thought maybe using a different utility might be part of it but I had complete success with the 380 CAB using the exact same process....
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