Tag Archives: sccm

How to Deploy Office 2016 ProPlus Click-to-Run with ODT and SCCM

In this blog post, we will be deploying Office 2016 ProPlus (retail) with Office 2016 Deployment Tool and System Center Configuration Manager. Office 2016 Deployment Tool (ODT) To begin, we need to get the Office 2016 Deployment Tool (ODT). That can be downloaded from here, Microsoft Download Center. Create a folder on your SCCM application source folder, I called […]

SCCM 2012 R2 (Configuration Manager) – Setup is unable to connect to SQL Server

Chances are you have a named instance for your SCCM SQL install, which is definitely the way to go. However, when installing SCCM 2012 (R2) you are presented with the following error. Setup is unable to connect to SQL Server with the connection information provided. Verify the following: The SQL Server and instance names are […]

ServiceNow + System Center Configuration Manager integration

Better Together: ServiceNow + System Center Configuration Manager

IT pros and CIOs have a lot of powerful tools at their disposal these days. Yet the strengths of each come with relative weaknesses in other areas, and nothing does it all. If we’re lucky, we find ourselves with the “best in class” product for each of our needs – and even then, some services […]

HP Storage Integrations for System Center are Now Part of HP OneView for System Center

I’ve got some news. HP Storage integrations for Microsoft System Center: SCOM and SCVMM plugins are now part of the unified HP OneView for Microsoft System Center. As result of this integration, customer has to download only one master package of HP OneView for System Center 7.6. Here are some more details on this: HP […]

Collecting ConfigMgr Logs To Microsoft Operation Management Suite – The NiCE way

Introduction I have been playing with Azure Operational Insights for a while now, and I am really excited about the capabilities and capacities it brings. I haven’t blogged anything about OpInsights until now, largely because all the wonderful articles that my MVP friends have already written. i.e. the OpInsights series from Stanislav Zheyazkov (at the […]

Detecting Windows License Activation Status Using ConfigMgr DCM and OpsMgr

Hello and Happy New year. You are reading my first post in 2015! This is going to a quick post, something I did this week. Recently, during a ConfigMgr 2012 RAP (Risk and Health Assessment Program) engagement with Microsoft, it has been identified that a small number of ConfigMgr Windows client computers do not have […]

SCCM 2012 R2 Client Agent Uninstalling and Installing Itself Every 5 Hours

I’ve been using Tao’s ConfigMgr 2012 (R2) Client MP since he released it and recently we’ve noticed that a lot of alerts were logged for SMS Agent service not running and after half an hour or less being resolved automatically. Looking in SCOM for the closed looked like this: What I’ve noticed that the alert […]

Use of ConfigMgr 2012 Client MP: Real Life Examples

Last week, while I was assisting with few production issues in a ConfigMgr 2012 environment, I had to quickly implement some monitoring for some ConfigMgr 2012 site systems. By utilising the most recent release of ConfigMgr 2012 Client management pack (version and few DCM baselines, I managed to achieve the goals in a short […]

How to Create a PowerShell Console Profile Baseline for the Entire Environment

Background Often when I’m working in my lab, I get frustrated because the code in PowerShell profiles varies between different computers and user accounts. And your user profile is also different between the normal PowerShell command console and PowerShell ISE. I wanted to be able to create a baseline for the PowerShell profiles across all […]

MP could not write out CCM setting to WMI Error in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Even though SCCM is not my main area of expert I sometimes use it and troubleshoot it. Recently my Management Point server was giving the following error: MP could not write out CCM setting to WMI. Possible cause: MP didn’t get installed properly.Solution: Ensure MP setup succeeded; if not, reinstall MP Over Internet you will […]