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Thomas Kurth

Azure AD Conditional Access “NotApplied”

After the implementation of Conditional Access policies, it’s important to monitor the coverage status to check if all sign-ins are covered by a conditional access rule. But it’s important to know that it is highly likely that the coverage in a normal environment will never be 100%. This blog is

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Update: Multireboot issue with Windows Updates is solved

One and a half year ago I posted an article about a problem which every OSD Enginer should know. Some Windows Updates make multiple reboots and this behaviour breaks a ConfigMgr Task Sequence as described in KB2894518. Until now we had to use some workarounds to block these updates from

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Installation of image 1 in package failed to complete. (Error: 800700A1)

Today I had the problem, that the apply image step in the Task Sequence always failed for a specific hardware type (HP 840 G1). The entries in the smsts.log showed the following entries: Set command line: "OSDApplyOS.exe" /image:A01000B1,1 "/config:A0100747,Win7_x64-DE-CH.xml" /target:C: /runfromnet:False    13.02.2015 12:18:03    2028 Found run from net option: 0

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SCCM 2012 R2 CU1 Released (KB2938441) !!!

We had to wait a long time to get a cumulative update of SCCM 2012 R2, now it is released and solves various bugs. Especially are the already with known Hotfixes included in the package: KB number Title 2928122 Application contents are duplicated in stand-alone media in System Center 2012

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Application Evaluation failed

Some of our customers encounter issues regarding application deployments: The application deployment status diagram shows high counts of errors Application installations will not start on clients Issue Part 1: Monitoring The status diagram shows a high count of errors which are not visible when you open the detail view.  

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New Task Sequence Variables in Configuration Manager 2012 R2

With Configuration Manager 2012 R2 new task sequence variables are introduced. Some of them are very very useful. The following variables are added: Built-in Variable Name Description SMSTSMPListRequestTimeout Use this variable to specify how much time a task sequence waits before it retries to install an application after it fails

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Windows Update Issue which every SCCM OSD/OSI Engineer should know! (KB2894518)

Often I see the following issue, updates are installed during a Task Sequence, then the Task Sequence doesn’t continue after a reboot. In the smsts.log are errors like these: !sVolumeID.empty(), HRESULT=80004005 !sTSMDataPath.empty(), HRESULT=80070002 TS::Utility::GetTSMDataPath( sDataDir ), HRESULT=80070002 Failed to set log directory. Some execution history may be lost. The system

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Free E-Book available: Microsoft System Center: Troubleshooting Configuration Manager

Today I saw, that Microsoft has released a new free e-book about troubleshooting SCCM. Many important steps and process are detailed described and absolutely a must have for ever SCCM Administrator. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2013/11/12/free-ebook-microsoft-system-center-troubleshooting-configuration-manager.aspx Introduction As the authors of this book, we have tried provide you with insights and tips on troubleshooting

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Update: Checklist to Upgrade to SCCM 2012 R2

This post provide a checklist for an upgrade to SCCM 2012 R2 and a list of known problems… Update 19.11.2013: Some Issues are solved by a KB. Update 21.11.2013: More Issues are solved by a KB. Pre-Upgrade Check if Firewall Ports are open between SCCM and SQL Server Check if

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