New informational KB articles for ConfigMgr 2012 R2

by Thomas Forsmark Sørensen 15. September 2015 09:27

Microsoft has just released a number of new KB articles that describes how to maintenance and troubleshoot software updates in Configuration Manager 2012.

Those are:

Article ID



How to troubleshoot software update scan failures in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager


How to troubleshoot software update deployments in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager


Using log files to track the software update deployment process in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager


Software update maintenance in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager


Software update troubleshooting and maintenance in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

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There is no task sequences available to this computer

by Thomas Forsmark Sørensen 11. July 2013 12:43

Today I had a strange problem.

I was testing OS deployment at a customer and had two test PC's that I was testing Windows 7 deployment on.

At first they could PXE boot and start the Windows 7 deployment but then deployment failed with an error.
I corrected the problem in the task Sequence and PXE booted again and this time the Windows 7 deployment was failing with a new error.

I corrected the error but now I could not PXE boot the computers anymore. When they entered the graphical part of WINPE they just rebooted again.
I checked the MSTSC log file that stated that "There is no task sequences available to this computer".
I checked the ConfigMgr console. Both computers (which was failing) was in the correct collection and they had the Deployment for the Windows 7 deployment.

I then google'ed the problem and found this where they have the same problem. More...

ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 client will not communicate with MP

by Thomas Forsmark Sørensen 4. June 2013 07:26

During a ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 client deployment I had problems with one client on a Windows Server 2003.

It seemed like the client installed correctly but it would not communicate with the management point.

I looked in the log files and found the following:

RegTask: Failed to get certificate. Error: 0x80004005
CryptGenKey failed: 0x80070005
Failed to create certificate 80070005
CCMDOCertificateMaintenance() failed (0x80070005)

I could also notice that there were no SMS certificates in the local computer certificate store.

I asked Google for an answer to the problem and found several posts like this one suggesting to delete all files in the "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys" folder and then restart the SMS Agent service. This solution had helped several people but in my case it did not work.

Instead the information here guided me to the solution.

When the SMS Agent host service was restarted it recreated a certificate (19c5cf9c7b5dc9de3e548adb70398402_6ee5afbf-3882-4a52-8ad4-1ef3db2563ee) in the above mentioned folder but it turned out that it had the wrong access permissions. I gave "System" full control to the file and restarted the SMS Agent Host service again and now the SMS certificates were created and the ConfigMgr client could communicate with the MP as it should.

Problem solved......


System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 CTP2 has been released

by Thomas Forsmark Sørensen 18. June 2012 15:28

Last friday Microsoft released System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Community Technology Preview (CTP2).

Included in the CTP2 is CTP2 SP1 for ConfigMgr 2012 that Kent Agerlund described here.

You can download the CTP2 here.

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About Me


My name is Thomas Forsmark Sørensen.

I live in Odense in Denmark and work for Globeteam in Virum.

I am working as a Microsoft Infrastructure consultant with main focus on application and Operating System Deployment.

I work mostly with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and MDT 2013, but I also work with other of Microsofts products. 


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