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  1. Seems like a poor may to manage content distribution to enable 'Slow Network' on package(s) when the machine is fast connected. Maybe I'll submit a bug report.
  2. I figured this out yesterday and wanted to share as it may help someone else as the internet failed to help me. Our SCUP 2011 started to fail to launch. It would show the splash screen then crash a few seconds later. In the Application event log there are two entries .NET framework and App Crash error (No help in these errors). Monitoring the size of the SCUPDB.SDF file to grew to ~256MB and that is the max size in the SCUP application (I couldn't figure out how to make this limit bigger.) The SQL Compact Edition 3.5 max size is 4GB. "Fixing it" I used SQL Server Management Studio to load the SCUPDB.SDF file (you have to change the maximum size in SSMS). Then I poked around in the tables and decided to delete a Vendor (Dell) and subsequent products, updates and bundles. (Make a backup of the SCUPDB.SDF file!) SELECT * FROM Vendors - Take the Id of the Vendor SELECT * FROM Products WHERE Vendor_Id = 'VENDORID' - Save the Product Id(s) SELECT * FROM UpdatePackages WHERE Product_Id IN ('PRODUCTID','PRODUCTID') - Use this query in the IN clause in the next query ( SELECT * changes to SELECT PackageId) SELECT * FROM BundledPackages WHERE UpdatePackage_PackageId IN (SELECT PackageId FROM UpdatePackages WHERE Product_Id IN ('PRODUCTID','PRODUCTID')) Now I ran these in reverse to delete data from the tables. DELETE FROM BundledPackages WHERE UpdatePackage_PackageId IN (SELECT PackageId FROM UpdatePackages WHERE Product_Id IN ('PRODUCTID','PRODUCTID')) DELETE FROM UpdatePackages WHERE Product_Id IN ('PRODUCTID','PRODUCTID') DELETE FROM Products WHERE Vendor_Id = 'VENDORID' DELETE FROM Vendors WHERE Id = 'VENDORID' Right click on the on the file in the object explorer and select properties. From there run a full database compaction. In my case I used Dell as the vendor. We never used their updates for drivers and etc. This reduced the file from 256MB to under 70MB. I hope this helps someone else!
  3. I have been trying to determine why our VPN clients are having trouble with downloading content and receiving this error in the CAS.Log 'The number of discovered DPs(including Branch DP and Multicast) is 0'. I have checked the client IP addresses and they are in scope of a boundary. The boundaries are 'fast' connected. The applications are on the DPs and successfully verified (Content validation). Also if a client comes on site the content downloads and installs AOK. The main difference on VPN is that there are two IP addresses. (Local private IP and VPN Address) We added boundaries for the private addresses because in the past VPN clients would not download content and now its happening again. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb681005.aspx Excerpt: "If a Configuration Manager 2007 client has multiple network cards (possibly a LAN network card and a dial-up modem), and therefore has multiple IP addresses, the IP address used to an evaluate client site assignment is nondeterministic." Is this still viable in 2012 R2 SP1? Does this play a role in content downloads?
  4. Is there a way to change how often logs roll-over or number of backups? Mostly concerned on the client side. Thanks.
  5. I am deploying a Microsoft Hotfix via Software Distribution and it requires a reboot. I can't have workstations reboot during the day and have maintance windows setup to cover that. Maintance Windows: Weekdays: - 12AM to 6AM - 2PM to 12AM All day Sat and Sun I have tested the install and it works nicely once the maintance window is availible; the patch installs and prompts the user to reboot with a timeout set in the 'Computer Client Agent' (240 minutes - 4 hours). This happens around 2PM. Here is my issue: When the patch is deployed to a new collection I start it at 12AM (maintance window is available) patch installs but doesn't reboot workstation wether a user is logged on or not. The timeout has plenty of time before the maintance window ends so I am not sure why it is not rebooting the workstation. Thanks for any help.
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