Category Archives: MECM

Client registration is pending

When reinstalling the ConfigMgr agent, the installation succeeds but the initialization does not. The machine is getting the same SMS GUID it had before although the SMSCFG.ini in c:\Windows was deleted and doesn’t show up in the ConfigMgr console. In MP_Registration.log you find these entries: [RegTask] – Client is not registered. Sending registration request for… Read More »

ConfigMgr Update issues

ConfigMgr stuck in installing state Problem: A ConfigMgr update is stuck in installing state, Status doesn’t show any entries. CMUpgrade.log contains the following entries: ERROR: Failed to start Site Component Manager GetLastError=1115 CONFIGURATION_MANAGER_UPDATE 7/1/2020 2:10:36 AM 5008 (0x1390)INFO: SQL Connection succeeded. Connection: SMS ACCESS, Type: Secure CONFIGURATION_MANAGER_UPDATE 7/1/2020 2:10:36 AM 5008 (0x1390)Turned on activation for… Read More »

Cleaning up the State Migration Point

Remove orphaned or outdated folders from Configuration Manager StateMigrationPoint. When you set up a State Migration Point you must configure a deletion policy for the storage folder. Since this policy only gets applied if the migration is completed, there may be folders on your drive that never get cleaned up. The script below checks if… Read More »

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 »