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  1. With SCCM 2007 I could use Advertisement Status to check when a PC received an advertisement and when a user started a program. I would like to be able to duplicate this functionality in SCCM CB 1806. For a Package/Program I can see under "Summarization Time" when the Program started. However when looking under Deployments for Applications there is no "Summarization Time" option available. Is there anyway of getting this info to display under Deployments? If not is there a report I can run that will show this info? I've had a look but can't see anything relevant. What I want is when I deploy an application either as Available or Required to see when it was installed on a particular PC. Thanks in advance for your help.
  2. Thanks Garth, that's very useful to know. I'm still not sure why the "Recover a site" option is missing though.
  3. Hi, I have a lab setup running SCCM CB 1702, with the SQL instance on the same VM. I want to be able to test restoring a backup from our production server onto this test setup. I have a valid backup but I think I'm doing something wrong. I've tried running the setup from the original iso, from the "splash" in cd.latest and the "splash" in the cd.latest in the backup. Whatever happens on the Available Setup Options page "Recover a site" is greyed out. I've tried stopping the SCCM site using the preinst /stopsite command and also tried taking the SQL DB off-line but nothing makes any difference. The only options I get are to "Perfrom site maintenance..." and "Uninstall ...". I then had a look at our production server and it's the same. Could someone suggest what I might be missing? Many Thanks.
  4. I did have System Discover enabled but for testing purposes I had it pointing only to a test OU. Putting this back to all OUs fixed it. Many Thanks, sorry for stupid question..
  5. With SCCM 2007 and SCCM 2012 in All Systems I can see PCs with and without clients installed. With SCCM CB I can only see systems with the client installed - the client is in the build. If I copy the ccmsetup folder to a PC that isn't shown in the SCCM CB Console and then run the ccmsetup manually then it will show up in the Console. I've checked that the boundary groups are the same and Heartbeat discovery is running in SCCM CB. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong here, just wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction? Many Thanks
  6. Hi, I am trying to test a restore on SCCM CB. It is failing with this message "ERROR: The install build version 5.00.8355 being used for recovery does not match the installed build version 5.00.8412 of the backup. " The site is at 1606 - 5.00.8412.1000 (although the console is at 5.00.8412.1307 after installing the Kb3184153 and kb3186654 updates). The cd.latest in the backup folder is showing files dated 16/02/2016 and the setup.exe in cd.latest\SMSSETUP\BIN\X64 is 5.00.8355.100 which is 1602. When the site was updated from 1602 to 1606 there were no errors shown but it appears that the files in cd.latest are the old version. The odd thing is that if I run the splash.hta from the cd.latest backup folder it shows the version as 1606 - maybe reporting the site version rather than the setup files version? I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about how to get the cd.latest folder to update from 1602 to 1606? Many Thanks
  7. Many thanks, Garth, it had me worried for a while as when I ran cd.latest in its default location the "recover a site" option didn't appear. Having read the manual.. I copied that folder to another location, then the option appeared. Now I just have to be brave enough to try it out.
  8. I need to do a restore of SCCM CB to test our backup. When I click on Install from the original install media I get a message that "The version of Configuration Manager on the media is older than the version that's installed on the computer." I'm assuming that this is because the installation has upgraded itself twice, from 1511 to 1602 and then 1606. Do I need to get hold of the new media from the MS volume licensing site or is there another way round this? (I don't have access to the site myself) Thanks, Stephen
  9. Thanks, I think this was down to my having the Configuration_Manager_Update service running as Local Service rather than as Local System. I'd changed it earlier to try and get the update to show up and then must have forgotten to change it back. Once back as Local Service it worked OK.
  10. I installed 1511 on Windows Server 2012 R2 with SQL 2014 on the same server. All working OK. I noticed that the update to 1602 was showing in “Updates and Servicing” so started the Pre-req check. It never finishes, nothing is written to the c:\ ConfigMgrPrereq.log or to the cmupdate.log. Things I’ve tried, running the console as administrator – no difference. Using the serviceconnectiontool in offline mode to download and import the update – no difference. Leaving it over-night, no difference. Removing the service connection point role and re-adding it – no difference. Choosing “Install Update Pack” – only difference is that it shows “Installing” for about 5 minutes and then gets stuck at “Checking Prerequisites”. For about 15 minutes the “Windows Module Installer Worker” process is very active and then it stops. In all these cases if I click on “Show Status” the only that’s listed is the update package for 1602 saying that “Content Replication Succeeded”. Going to “Show Status” on that shows nothing. I’m doing this on a test server in Vsphere with a snapshot taken before trying to apply the update – I know this isn’t supported but as it’s all on the same server I thought it should be OK. If I run the pre-req check manually from the .exe in the EasySetupPayloadfolder then it passes, takes about 5 minutes and it does write to the configmgrprereq.log. If anyone has any ideas I would be very grateful.
  11. I've now resolved the problem. The first issue was that while I'd read the docs for creating a BDP I'd ignored that the new server is also a site server and for that, the feature Remote File Compression was needed. Adding this helped but I was still getting errors except with new packages. This was due to the fact that we've only ever had a single site server which is also the DP so when I was updating a package I was choosing "Refresh Distribution Point" - everything was working OK. While this updated the files it was not incrementing the version or (I believe) the hash so even though all the files were downloading OK it was comparing this hash of the downloaded package to an old version of the hash on the main DP. For each package I need at the BDP I now add the new BDP and then choose "Update Distribution Points". The hashes now match and everything is working.
  12. Hi, We're running SCCM 2007 R3 build 4.00.6487.2000 on Server 2008 sp2 (32) bit. Recently we've acquired a new site and need to deploy a branch distribution point on Server 2008 R2. I've read the docs and followed your guide thanks. If I create a new package and deploy it to both DPs then it works fine. However, if I then modify the package and do an "Update Package" it will update on the main DP but not on the branch one. It fails with the following error in the peerdpagent log on the branch DP. "[Raising event: [sMS_CodePage(850),MS_LocaleID(2057)] instance of PDPHashMismatchEvent" If I look at the package status in the Console then it stays at "Install Pending" indefinitely. I've tried creating other branch DPs as a test (on Win 7 workstations) and they all fail in the same way. I have the same issue if I try and copy an existing package using "Manage Distribution Points". I suppose that I can just manually copy the files to the branch DP every time I need to update a package but I was wondering if anyone had run into this before? Many Thanks, Stephen
  13. Peter, Thanks for the suggestion, I think I must be missing something. If I start the console using psexec from a remote PC running as System I get an error that the console can't connect to the site (Account has insufficient permissions). If I start it as my normal admin user then the option to turn on automatic client updates is still greyed out. Thanks, Stephen
  14. Jorgen, I've been looking at this and the only account that has "Security Scope" set to "All" is an account I created at the time of installation, this was used for the SQL server database installation and for Client Push, network discovery etc. When I try and logon with this (domain) account it fails (I must have written the password down incorrectly - it's two years ago). I think I've read that SCCM and SQL store their passwords not sync them to AD so I'm worried that if I reset the AD password everything will break. Of course this is my fault but I'm wondering if someone has come across this before, is there any info on where I'll have to store the new password in SCCM and SQL if I reset it? Many thanks, Stephen
  15. I'm running SCCM 2012 SP1 on Server 2008 r2 in a lab. Everything else seems to be working OK except that the "Automatic Client Upgrade" settings are all greyed out. I've seen a post which suggests logging on to the console as the user who originally installed SCCM on the server but doing so makes no difference. I'm sure that's the right user - I only use one for these purposes and I've got it confirmed in my installation notes. Does anyone have any ideas? I don't want to start from scratch so I'm wondering how important this setting is, as presumably if I needed to upgrade the client I could create a package to do so? I'm more worried that this might indicate a more serious problem with the server. Thanks in advance for any suggestions, Stephen
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