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  1. All, I could really use some help as I'm pretty lost with what to do or try next. Basically, I have a Windows 7 image that I created in April that includes the April updates. During OSD, I am attempting to install the newer updates and updates for software such as Office. This is the first time I am doing this so I made a test one by copying another task sequence and deploying it to the Unknown Computer container. I disabled most of the steps including things like software installs just to make this faster for testing. So basically, my task sequence applies the OS, makes some settings
  2. I have been looking for a reliable report as well. I was using the Compliance 1 - Overall Compliance report for a long time until I started to have problems with my servers showing as non compliant or compliance unknown. I would check the server and it would appear as though the server was actually compliant. I would try to force a state message but that would not resolve the issue. After submitting a Microsoft ticket, they told me that the Overall Compliance reports works off of WSUS and not the actual deployments I made. They told me to utilize States 3 - States for a deployment and com
  3. Hello everyone, I am having a very strange yet interesting problem. I am hoping that maybe someone else experienced the issue or can offer some other insight into the issue. I have been opening tickets with both vendors and have been working on the issue for weeks at this point. I am hoping that maybe a set of eyes from the community can offer some additional insight. I have two UCS 5108 blade chassis each with five Cisco UCS B200 M3 blades. On each server I have loaded Windows Server 2012 R2 Core and have installed Hyper-V. I have a separate server running System Center Virtual Machi
  4. My understanding is that if a machine misses the schedule, it will attempt run the process the next time the client starts. It is normally recommended to leave it on the simple schedule because it will randomize the times that it will run. By doing the custom schedule, all machines run and report back to SCCM at almost the same time. It creates a higher workload on not just the server but the network. After hours it probably doesn't matter much but if you have a lot of machines checking in first thing in the morning, that could cause an issue. There is an easy way to test though. Take
  5. What I have done in the past was do a search for Required is greater than or equal to 1. This should give you all of the updates that are required on at least one machine. Take those updates and create a deployment. Deploy that to how you want / need. If a machine already has the update, it will confirm that it is installed and then skip it. It will not attempt to install it again.
  6. I believe the root of the issue is that the client isn't getting a policy. Did you verify that boundaries are configured properly? The primary server for the child domain should be associated with the boundary for those machines. Did you verify that your policies are correctly configured within SCCM? Did you verify the collections you have created for that domain and that the policies are properly applied? I would also take one of the client machines and run RSOP on it. Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update.
  7. Personally, I have run into some issues in the past doing things like that. In particular, you have no way of knowing whether or not the script worked because you can't pull reports on something like that. If your only detection method is that the file copied, you can't be guaranteed that it runs. In your case, since you are uninstalling software, I would recommend doing things a little differently. I would create an application for Lync (assuming you don't have one yet) and ensure that the detection method is fully functional. At that point, I would create a deployment to uninstall t
  8. Nope. On my system I not only changed the name but the path as well. I would check out the link below and read through it as well. I had a very simple site at the time. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712697.aspx
  9. I had to do a similar thing. My office was planning a migration off of older equipment onto newer and during our planning phase we lost two hard drives in the raid 5 and we lost everything. We are currently a one server environment. I have no other DPs. So this is all I had to do for mine. I mention this because you didn't mention if you had any other DPs or anything of that nature. Basically what I did was a backup and restore to another server. So you would need The backup that you run from the Site Maintenance options. A backup of the package source files If you are unsure of whe
  10. I haven't had any experience directly with SQL or Oracle but sometimes with the response files, I have had issues if you just put the file name. I have had more success if you point the response file to the UNC path on the SCCM share. So instead of saying that response file is response.mst, I would say that it's "\\[serverName]\[serverShare]\response.mst.
  11. I was going to suggest this as well. I have a similar issue with the Outlook CRM client. I actually use the client version when you right click and hit properties on it. The other option is check the registry. Is there anything different in there? Sometimes a key will list the full version of the application.
  12. Actually, I ran into the same issue and it is not the detection method. The problem you are having is that once the system runs one of the deployment types, it does not run any others. So once it runs the first script, it will ignore the remainder of the deployment types. The deployment types are more for picking which systems to install on, such as a 32 bit deployment and a 64 bit deployment. I would recommend the following steps. Create an application for the previous version that you are looking to install. The most important part here is that the detection method and uninstal
  13. You shouldn't need the GPO for the updates server and that may be part of the issue. I know that I ran into the issue in my environment where the GPO and the client were fighting each other. Check the UpdateTrustedSites.log to make sure that your computer is adding your SCCM server to a trusted location. This was my issue. Is the administrator configured in the Users (Administration workspace)?
  14. Just as some added information...I found this link that appears to be pretty good with screenshots. http://sccmfaq.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/sccm-2012-application-supersedence/
  15. Since this is a new installation and not just an update, what I do for this is set the new application to supersede the previous version. So basically, I would create a new application for version 3.1. Once it is created, right click the application and one of the tabs says supersedence. You can then add the version 3.0 application to it. You just then need to deploy the application again. You can also set a few other options like uninstalling the previous version.
  16. My understanding is that no, you don't need the ContentLib folder. I was told that you only need to backup two things. You need a backup of the automated backup SC Config Manager does (assuming you have that configured). You also need a backup of your Package Source Files. If you aren't sure where that is, you can go to the database and run the following script against your database. SELECT * FROM v_Package I just look at the packages I created and backup those as in a disaster the built in stuff should be recreated.
  17. I have been working with SCCM 2012 SP1 and I feel like the current process I am using for Software Updates is a bit messy. I have a few questions about whether or not I am doing it right/best practice or just to find out how others are doing it. Here is how my environment is laid out. My device collection uses the naming convention of "SUG : OS : Domain : Purpose." So examples of my names would be SUG : Windows 2008 : Production : DC, SUG : Windows 2008 : Production : App, etc. For my Software Update Groups, I first search All Software Updates with the Product, Superseded=No, Expi
  18. Hello everyone! I am having an issue and was hoping that someone here could help with. I have been searching for an answer but have not come up with anything concrete or that I fully trust. So if this has already been addressed on this forum and I haven't found it, I do apologize. I currently have a SCCM 2012 SP1 environment. I have created a Software Update group and published it to all of my servers. The updates have worked on all of my standard (full gui) servers without an issue. I have made them just available in some cases and some were required and they all went off without
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