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  1. We currently have SCDPM 2012R2 installed. We have recently purchased 2 new servers that has Server 2016 Data Centre installed on it with several Server 2016 VMs on them. To back these up we require SCDPM 2016. At some point we tried to back up a VMWare server we had but this was unsuccessful (due to licensing reasons) so we removed all references to VMWare from SCDPM 2012R2 and have never actually backed any VMWare up. On trying to upgrade to SCDPM 2016 we are greeted with a lovely Microsoft message saying we can't upgrade as 2016 doesn't currently have VMWare support! Even though we dont have any active VMWare backups (nor have ever had any) because we tried to configure SCDPM to backup VMWare it has obviously left some remnants in the SQL database that the 2016 installation has spotted and isnt happy with. The message says updates are coming soon. This message was first reported on technet around October 2016 - so Microsofts definition of soon is a lot different to mine! I've been in touch wtih Microsoft and they assure me they are working on a fix for people who want to upgrade and no longer have VMWare backups. In the meantime how do I back up our new Server 2016 Hyper-V host and it's VMs? We have a large SAN that is directly attached to our DPM 2012R2 server but we do actually have a fiber switch we could use to share the SAN between different servers. If we were to install SCDPM 2016 on another server, can we share the storage between both servers?
  2. I already use that but you dont get to see that unless your computer has PXE booted in to Windows PE which is what wasnt happening here. Updating the DP of the boot image fixed the issue so we're now back up and running!
  3. There are 0 active alerts, site status is 100% OK and component status is also 100% OK. Which part of the configuration are you referring to?
  4. I've been away from work on Annual Leave and I come back to my SCCM server not functioning properly!!! Normally to image a computer we just PXE boot and then run the appropriate task sequence and bobs your uncle a while later we have a nice software build installed on a computer! Now what happen is it wont PXE boot to the SCCM server, it just sits there waiting for something to be approved?? (photo attached). I've never had to approve anything before - what's going on? Help!
  5. I've solved the issue by rolling back to a Checkpoint I made before I performed the upgrade, removed any updates to the affected Boot Image (i.e. some drivers to support some of our computers) and it has all now installed OK. Only problem now is the SCCM Client is installing automatically via a GPO but the Software Center isnt there as in Control Panel in the Configuration Manager applet there is no site configured (it's in the same GPO as the one that deploys the client) and when you try and add the site code, it wont let you and just errors out!
  6. I've upgraded our aging SCCM 2012 R2 server to SCCM 1511 and got loads of ticks on completion so assumed everything was all OK. On checking to see if the boot images were updated the x86 one has been updated but the x64 one hasnt and that's the one we always use! Also the USMT has been upgraded to the Windows 10 version but the client is still the old version. Any ideas how I can manually update them please?
  7. Hi! I think I must be going blind then as I've looked under Administration and I dont have a 'site' option.
  8. I've never come across the Status Summerizer before, is this something I need to set up as I cant see anything in the admin console?
  9. I've exported a package from one of our sites and then when I was at the other site I have imported it and it has all worked OK. My question is this, now that it has been imported can I delete the .zip file? I assume the .zip file contains the information that has been imported to SCCM as the other folder that was with it contains the source files? Thanks.
  10. I'm pushing out a Package using SCCM 2012 R2 and for the last few days in the Deployments window it says it has installed successfully on 50% of the computers in the collection I have deployed it to. However, if you go on to the 50% that SCCM says doesnt have the package, it's there! So it has deployed the Package and installed it OK but despite the computers being used most of the day, SCCM still thinks it's only 50% successful! What's going on?!
  11. I just went to run a report in the admin console on our SCCM server and all the reports are missing! When I click on Monitoring > Overview > Reporting > Reports it simply says "No items found" - the last time I looked there were loads in here so where have they gone?? Looking at Site Status the Reporting Services Point is in Critical error and in the logs it says "The report server service is not running on Reporting Service Point server". I've checked in Services and the SQL Reporting Service is running. Help!
  12. Hi! I've just started using the Software Center feature in SCCM to help enable our staff to easily and quickly get the software they need to do their jobs. Only thing is, some of them have an Available After date of 10/04/1998 and I'm not sure where it is getting this date from as I'd like to change it to todays date for example? Not a major concern but you know what end users are like, we're bound to get a few comments so just trying to make it neat and tidy.
  13. This seems to be an issue with regards to using Hyper-V to create the image as I have used the same build-log tick sheet that I have and recreated the software build on a fresh VM and a physical machine and the Hyper-V VM fails with the same error code but the physical machine has created the image OK with the error. The only issue with the physical machine method is that despite having Windows Updates turned off it automatically installs the Intel graphics card so before creating the image I have to make sure I uninstall it from Programs and Features - it's for things like this I have always used a VM in the past as nothing like this gets installed.
  14. Thanks for the reply, I did see that and the credentials are correct. I even tried the actual domain administrator account rather then the sccmadmin one I have used in the past and still the same thing. The accounts connect to the sccm server OK with full admin rights to the shares. I wasnt aware of the 2 log files that sysprep creates so thanks for that - I shall take a look and see what they say. I've uploaded one log file, but the other one is empty and as it's 0KB the forum wont let me upload it. setupact.log
  15. Seems I have you all stumped! I'm now preparing a Symantec Ghost image as I can no longer get SCCM to work which on 180 computers waiting for a new image is going to be fun and have to be done out of hours so no evenings for me for a while.
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