SCCM 2007 – Server 2012 and Windows 8 Support

2013-07-15 / Configuration Manager / 0 Comments

SCCM 2007 SP2 is not showing any Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 updates in Software Updates.


There are two fixes that need to be installed on the server:

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Windows XP SATA ACHI Drivers For SCCM

2012-08-02 / Configuration Manager, Desktop / 0 Comments

Elitebook 8470p
Intel 7 Series Chipset Family SATA ACHI Controller

SELECT * FROM Win32_ComputerSystem WHERE Model LIKE "%Elitebook%8470p%"

Elitebook 8460p

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SMS_SITE_SQL_BACKUP Error – component SMS_SITE_COMPONENT_MANAGER on computer ‘SERVER’ reported: SMS Site Component Manager failed to reinstall this component on this site system

2010-10-28 / Configuration Manager / 1 Comments


SCCM SP2 R3 was installed on a Server 2008 R2 box with its SQL 2008 R2 database on Server 2008 R2. Backups worked fine for a little while and then started to error out. The logs did not explain much.  I was getting the following in the event logs and in the SMS_SITE_SQL_BACKUP component:

“component SMS_SITE_COMPONENT_MANAGER on computer ‘SERVER’ reported:  SMS Site Component Manager failed to reinstall this component on this site system.”


After doing some research it appears that after installing SP2 something gets messed up in the .\Microsoft Configuration Manager\ file.   We need to add the additional srvboot.exe line to the file. Please update the “333664” to match the byte size of your version.

        FILE <smssqlbkup.exe><1><765280>
FILE <srvboot.exe><0><333664>
        FILE <smssqlbkup.exe><1><1544048>
    UNIT <SMS>

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Windows 7 Image Deployment with SCCM SP2 R2

2010-03-30 / Configuration Manager, Windows 7 / 3 Comments

1. Create Windows 7 Gold Image to your liking, installing all applications

2. Create unattend.xml file for initial audit phase using WAIK. The only setting I like to apply here is the CopyProfile=TRUE. This will enable whatever user’s profile that runs sysprep.exe to be copied to the Default User profile.

3. After configuring initial unattend file copy it to c:\windows\system32\sysprep\ folder and load up a command prompt. After the file has been placed there boot sysprep into audit mode with the generalize command. Without the generalize command the current user’s profile will not be copied to the default profile.

4. After it boots up into audit mode install any additional software, clean up temporary files, customize any other settings needed.

5. Once additional customizations are complete put sysprep into oobe mode. delete the orginal unattend.xml file as the new one will be pushed down with SMS. then run sysprep with sysprep.exe /oobe /generalize /shutdown. This will cause the system to shutdown after the sysprep is complete and then your ready to capture the image.


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Refresh All SCCM DPs With Latest Package

2010-03-16 / Configuration Manager / 0 Comments

Refresh all Packages on a SCCM DP
I used this successfully in an environment with a primary and multiple secondaries.  Below are the instructions how it works and a few things that you will likely want to change to customize it.
This is to be saved as a HTA file.  There are 3 fields for you to fill in:
SCCM Primary Site Code
SCCM Primary Server Name
SCCM Site Code (to Refresh)
These variables get passed to enable the connection to the primary and ultimatly the DP refresh.  The “SCCM Site Code” is the code for the site you wish to refresh.  For example if your primary is ABC and a secondary is 123 – ABC is the “SCCM Primary Site Code” and 123 would be the “SCCM Site Code”.  If 123 has multiple DP’s in the infrastructure design all of them will have their packages refreshed.

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I use an images folder for LOGO.gif and winicon.ico

Refresh SCCM DPs

Thanks to Joshua Smueller of for this HTA script.

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Delete Orphaned Distribution Points From SCCM Packages

2010-03-09 / Configuration Manager / 1 Comments

1. Backup the database.

2. Find the entries for the DP package share:

Select * from pkgservers where NALpath like ‘%\\Server%’
Select * from pkgstatus where pkgserver like ‘%\\Server%’
Select * from contentdpmap where serverpath like ‘%\\Server%’
Select * from DPinfo where servername like ‘%Server%’
3. Delete any entries from any of the above tables that point to the nonexistent share:

Delete from pkgservers where NALpath like ‘%COMPUTERNAME’ 
Delete from pkgstatus where pkgserver like ‘%Server%’
Delete from contentdpmap where serverpath like ‘%Server%’ 
Delete from DPinfo where servername like ‘%Server%’

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