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Understanding FEP 2010 Deployment Status Collections

Starting from this month, you can either install FEP platform updates through Microsoft Update or...

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 04/30/2014

System Center Update Publisher 2011 Troubleshoot Series 3: Publish fail when SCUP 2011 is remote and WSUS is using UNC as Content Folder

We saw several reports that SCUP publishing fail under this configuration: SCUP 2011 is installed on...

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 01/28/2014

System Center Updates Publisher 2011 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Published on configuration manager team blog as well:...

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 01/28/2014

Step by Step: Install Mobile Device Legacy Client in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

In System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, there’re multiple ways to manage a device:...

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 09/06/2013

Guidance on install anti-malware platform updates for FEP 2010 SU1 and SCEP 2012 SP1

<updated on 9/18/2013 to update the latest anti-malware platform update link> Configuration...

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 08/14/2013

Manage Configuration Manager 2012 Cumulate Update (CU)

Configuration Manager 2012 introduced the Cumulate Update (CU) model for servicing. As you can see,...

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 04/24/2013

Sample Script to Update FEP Service Policy

Very occasionally, you may found that an FEP policy called “FEP Service policy” gets...

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 03/19/2013

System Center Update Publisher 2011 and Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 is released recently. System Center Update Publisher 2011 can work well on...

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 11/30/2012

Script to Clean expired updates from update lists, packages and deployments

<---My college Kurt has pointed out to me that the code snip to trigger the update...

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 10/15/2012

KB2661254: August Security Release Cycle Will Block RSA Keys Under 1024 Bits – Impact to SCUP 2011

Microsoft recently released a security update to block RSA keys that are less than 1024 bits:...

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 08/23/2012

Configuration Manager May Fail to Install Exchange Rollup (KB2706990, KB2734323) because of Timeout

If you use Configuration Manager to deploy Exchange Rollups, you may find it failed to install. The...

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 08/17/2012

Generate Hardware Inventory for Simulated Client with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Client SDK

My colleague Adam has a better series of samples of the Client SDK. You can check these blogs here:...

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 06/04/2012

Tips for troubleshooting SC 2012 Configuration Manager Data Replication Service (DRS)

In SC 2012 Configuration Manager, Site to Site communication will use SQL Service Broker feature to...

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 05/16/2012

SC2012 Configuration Manager Log Flow Series 1 – Adding DP

In this series, I will demonstrate some operations on SC 2012 Configuration Manager and show you...

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 05/03/2012

Step by Step on how to simulate a client using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Client SDK

My colleague Adam has a better series of samples of the Client SDK. You can check these blogs here:...

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 04/25/2012

WUA running context used to install update

This might be useful for 3rd-party update developers. Description Context Used to Install Update...

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 03/21/2012

System Center Update Publisher 2011 Troubleshoot Series 2: Pubisher name shown as "Unknown" on some OS

One of our partner meet the following issue when they are testing their catalog: Though the cab file...

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 03/21/2012

System Center Update Publisher 2011 Troubleshoot Series 1: Updates cannot be synced to Configuration Manager

I’d like to start this series to share some trouble shoot cases study for System Center Update...

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 01/17/2012

Guidance on serve initial FEP definition update with SCCM through DP

Another hot request from Customers about FEP is to allow the initial definition update after FEP...

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 11/28/2011

Manage FEP agents with or without SCCM

There’re some questions about FEP 2010 Standalone. Actually, it’s quite vague about the...

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 11/14/2011

Troubleshoot Detection Logic Issue for Updates Created by System Center Update Publisher 2011

<update> Add the link to CSILD description:...

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 10/26/2011

FEP Policy UI issue - "Only check alternative sources if definitions on the client computer are older than (days):” setting cannot be saved if you only change this setting with key board.

Issues Description: On FEP 2010 SU1, you edit the FEP Policy and only change the "Only check...

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 08/18/2011

Use ConfigMgr and FEP 2010 Group Policy Tool together to manage FEP Policy

Some customers may use both Configuration Manager and FEP 2010 Group Policy Tool...

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 08/12/2011

Understanding FEP 2010 Update Rollup 1 Signature Update Policy Settings

In this blog post, I will give more details on the FEP 2010 Update Rollup 1 Signature Update Policy...

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 08/04/2011

FEP 2010 Definition Update Automation Tools - Issues, Workarounds and Best Practice

A new version of this tool has been released and some of the issues mentioned here have been fixed....

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 07/20/2011

FAQ on Configuration Manager 2012 Software Update Point - Changes and New Feature

Below are some FAQ around the changes and new features introduced in Configuration Manager 2012. 1....

Author: Minfang Lu [MSFT] Date: 07/19/2011

Common Errors and Resolutions for System Center Updates Publisher 2011

System Center Updates Publisher 2011 has been released recently. You can download it now from:...

Author: Minfang Lv [MSFT] Date: 05/31/2011

Step By Step on How to Use Software Metering

Software Metering is a feature in Configuration Manager that allows you to monitor and collect...

Author: Minfang Lv [MSFT] Date: 04/28/2011

System Update Point Synchronization

This blog will explain how Software Update Point synchronization work, the difference of manual and...

Author: Minfang Lv [MSFT] Date: 03/29/2011

How Configuration Manager Boundaries affects Distribution Point Selection

Configuration Manager boundaries will affect the client’s resident (local) management point...

Author: Minfang Lv [MSFT] Date: 02/28/2011

How does Configuration Manager 2007 work with .NET Framework 4.0

First of all, Configuration Manager 2007 can work with .NET Framework 4.0, for the official support...

Author: Minfang Lv [MSFT] Date: 01/29/2011

SMS SDK Tips: When and How to use SMSContext

SMSContext is a SWbemNamedValueSet (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa393732(VS.85).aspx)....

Author: Minfang Lv [MSFT] Date: 12/12/2010

Network Protection Server Error Code issued by System Center Configuration Manager System Health Validator (SHV)

NPS error code issued by the CMSHV Description Client Component (Fragility) Software update scan...

Author: Minfang Lv [MSFT] Date: 11/23/2010

Workaround of running SCCM R3 Power Reporting on non-English locale systems

It’s a known issue that SCCM R3 Power Reporting will not run correct in some locale system....

Author: Minfang Lv [MSFT] Date: 11/14/2010

Status Filter Rules Sample: Grant a low right user instance permission of a Task Sequence when it is created.

Status filter rules is a feature in ConfigMgr: it triggers an action when a specific status message...

Author: Minfang Lv [MSFT] Date: 09/13/2010

Manage SCCM Client Patch

This blog entry will discuss how to install, uninstall an SCCM client patch and how to enable...

Author: Minfang Lv [MSFT] Date: 08/25/2010