Category Archives: SCCM

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 »

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 »

SCCM prereq check: Some common warnings and errors and how to fix them

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 »

Issues with SCCM CB Updates kb4016483 and 1702

Although the prerequisite check and the installation ended with success two components did not install and the SMS_SITE_COMPONENT_MANAGER retried the installation every 60 minutes. The main problem was that the restart the WMI service (winmgmt) failed and stopped the SMS Agent Host which is vital for the Management Point. In case you experience the same,… Read More »