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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New update that requires multiple reboots: KB3075222 - The never ending story

by Thomas Forsmark Sørensen 13. August 2015 12:16

A few days ago Microsoft released another Windows Update that require multiple restarts during the installation.

This time it is KB3075222  which is for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

Microsoft has updated their article about these updates here

In SP1 for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 there should be code that can handle multiple restarts during a task sequence but it has turned (as discussed here) out that this is not working on Windows 7.


WSUS console fails with "MMC has detected an error in a snap-in and will unload it"

by Thomas Forsmark Sørensen 6. July 2015 12:18

Today I will blog about a problem I had with the WSUS console on a SCCM Server.

When I tried to start the WSUS console it would just display an error message. It might have been a software update that has caused the problem but I am not sure of that.

When trying to start the WSUS console I got the following error


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......


ConfigMgr 2012 Management Point will not install

by Thomas Forsmark Sørensen 16. May 2012 22:54

Today I had a strange problem when instaling a Management Point (MP) on a Primary ConfigMgr 2012 site server that is a child of a ConfigMgr 2012 Central Administration Site.


The problem:

The installation of the MP failed with the well-known 1603 error that is a generic error that can be caused by several things.

A closer look at the mpmsi.log file showed the following cause of the problem:


Action start 11:40:26: CcmMigratePolicySettingsInit.

MSI (s) (80:94) [11:40:26:152]: Note: 1: 2235 2:3: ExtendedType 4: SELECT `Action`,`Type`,`Source`,`Target`, NULL, `ExtendedType` FROM `CustomAction` WHERE `Action` = 'CcmMigratePolicySettingsInit'

MSI (s) (80:40) [11:40:26:167]: Invoking remote custom action. DLL: C:\Windows\Installer\MSI23B.tmp, Entrypoint: CcmMigratePolicySettingsInit

[11:40:26] Getting settings from WMI and storing in D:\Prog\SMS_CCM\polmig.mof

CustomAction CcmMigratePolicySettingsInit returned actual error code 1603 (note this may not be 100% accurate if translation happened inside sandbox)

Action ended 11:40:26: CcmMigratePolicySettingsInit. Return value 3. More...

What a great day

by Thomas Forsmark Sørensen 17. April 2012 20:54
Today at the key note at MMS SC2012 RTM was official released. MDT 2012 was also released today. What a great day.

SC 2012 products RTM

by Thomas Forsmark Sørensen 3. April 2012 15:28

Today I realised that all the SC 2012 have been released to RTM and have been available for download on MSDN since April 2. 2012.

I have not seen any blogs about this so it must be a well-kept secret. Sealed

Especially I am glad that the SCCM 2012 has gone RTM....

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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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