Category Archives: Config Manager 2012

Migrating the Endpoint Protection Role

As with this series, it’s an ongoing project consisting of multiple stages.

Yes – this is out of sync, but I haven’t got around to the others as yet. I will do though!

So onto the Endpoint Protection Role. This role is as simplistic as it gets, and it should be a quick job. Needless to say, I booked a full day for it (just in case(tm)).

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SUP, WSUS and the 500!

I am, again, having issues with the WSUS database. After trying a multitude of things, I pulled the SUP off, and unijstalled WSUS. I then rebooted… all good, or so I thought.

The next day, I noted Config Manager node alerts from point of reboot. Yeah, that usual sinking feeling…

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Config Manager client scan error

Yup, I’ve been a bit quiet of late.

Out of the blue, my Windows 10 device suddenly stopped patching. I checked the WUAHANDLER.log and found something new. Which is always nice. Here is the log:

Cheers Microsoft.

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Config Manager client Deployment Error – VCREDIST

Every now and then I’ll work through the Fallback Status Point deployment failures; it’s good to keep on top of the numbers and it’s obviously needed if you wan to patch your PCs. There are naturally an abundance of errors, but this one was quite interesting:

FSP for the win.

FSP for the win.

Deployment Error: 0x80070652. Pre-req: vcredist_x86.exe

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WSUS Boot-Strapper Error

Following a client upgrade, I did notice a niggle with one of Config Manager’s Components:

So fustrating at times... the error doesn't really tell what the real issue is.

So frustrating at times… the error doesn’t really tell what the real issue is.

A constant stream of:

WSUS Configuration Manager failed to publish client boot-strapper package

So basically something is wrong, but there were no details to give me a definitive direction. I delved into the logs, and headed straight for the WSUS logs. I opened the WCM.log, and although nothing was flagged in red, I did find some interesting text:

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KB3114409 – Joy to the world

It’s that most wonderful time of the month again, when Microsoft release the monthly Outlook show stopper. In November, we had fun and games with bad updates for Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013.

Microsoft appear to have outdone themselves again, by releasing KB3114409. This December 2015 update causes havoc for Outlook 2010 users. thankfully this time round my beta testers actually told me about it. A quick Google of “Outlook 2010, reading pane, December updates”, and I was awash with unhappy punters.

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Office 2013 and KB3101488

This is a bit of a retrospective post rant.

In November we were well into the swing of a migration from Office 2010 to Office 2013. The vast majority of the update alpha test group were running Office 2010. The vast majority of the beta test group were Office 2013.

As part of the November 2015 monthly release, I deployed KB3101488. It went through the alpha testing and no issues were recorded… but as noted above, we were light on the ground for Office 2013 :-/

Worryingly, it sailed through beta testing.

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