Author Archives: maxwitat

Pocket Guide to Source List Updates in SCCM

When you install an application using Windows Installer, it will try to return to the path it was installed from when it needs to install new components, repair the application, or update it. In case the sources were downloaded to the ccmcache folder, they may not exist anymore and therefore the user may be prompted… Read More »

SCCM prereq check: Some common warnings and errors

Here are some warnings and errors that the prereq check which runs before the SCCM setup starts may show: Error: Required SQL server collation Configuration Manager requires that you configure your SQL Server instance and Configuration Manager site database (if already present) to use the SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS collation, unless you are using a Chinese operating system… Read More »

Installing .NET Framework 3.5 on Server 2019 fails

By default, .NET Framework 3.5 is not installed on Server 2019 and also the sources are not getting installed. If you open Roles and Features and select the feature and start the installation you are likely to get an error message (0x800F0950). The same is true when you download it from the Microsoft content server… Read More »

PXE boot not working after SCCM 1806 upgrade (Error: 80070490)

The update to SCCM 1806 completed without issues but the little challenge was that PXE didn’t work on many of our distribution points. SMSPXE.log in \\server\sms_dp$\sms\logs showed the following entries: PXE::MP_GetList failed; 0x80070490 SMSPXE 8/23/2018 2:52:24 PM 13148 (0x335C) PXE::MP_LookupDevice failed; 0x80070490 SMSPXE 8/23/2018 2:52:24 PM 13148 (0x335C) PXE::MP_GetList failed; 0x80070490 SMSPXE 8/23/2018 2:52:24 PM… Read More »

Error 801c0003 when joining computer to Azure AD

In case you are getting error 801c0003 (This user is not autherized to enroll) when joining your computer to Azure Active Directory, it is likely that you need to modify the default device settings in Azure AD. Log on to https://portal.azure.com, go to Azure Active Directory->Devices and check the device settings, in particular the options Users… Read More »

SQL queries to get SCCM Management Insights details

Version CB 1802 introduced the Management Insights in the Management tab which has been extended in the recent Technical Previews. Most helpful are to my mind the options to identify empty collections (to increase the performance of the system by eliminating unnecessary updates) and applications without deployment (to reduce disk space consumption). Unfortunately, the results… Read More »