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Advertisement Fail (Error 1605)

We were deploying Visio and Project uninstall. After advertising the package, we noticed that some of the client are returning failure error message. When checking the error log by drilling down from the Advertisement Status Report, we found the following error message.




Checking the error code from here reveals that the uninstall packaged failed because there was no software to uninstall. Upon checking the Resource Manager of the device, this was indeed true. Either way, the software is no longer on the device, mission accomplished.


January 27, 2011 Posted by | System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) | Leave a comment

Error When Clicking A Device In Collection

An error occurs when you select a device in a Collection.







In my scenario it happen on a server that is not joined to the domain and sitting in the DMZ zone. It is connecting to a Secondary Site Server that is within the DMZ as well. Only port 80 was opened.

This error occurs because a proper inventory could not be obtained. Check the Ccmexec.log at the affected device on  %\Windows\System32\CCM\Logs\Ccmexec.log and in my case, below was the error.









In our case, we configured WINS to point to our Primary Site Server, and added 2 records in the affected server’s host file. The host file should state the IP address, FQDN and Server Name of both the Primary Site Server and Secondary Site Server. An example as below.                  SCCMServer

Once this was done, a complete inventory was obtained, selecting the device in the collection no longer shows error and we can view the device like any other.

January 18, 2011 Posted by | System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) | Leave a comment

PC Unable to Boot into PXE

When deploying an image to a bare metal client, make sure that PXE Service Point is enabled and Allow this PXE service point to respond to incoming PXE request checkbox is checked. In my case I’ve also asked it to Respond to PXE requests on all network interfaces.


















This scenario assumes that Computer Association has already been configured. If the device still doesn’t boot into PXE, go to services.msc and restart the Windows Deployment Services Server. After restarting the service, try rebooting the device into network again, it should boot into PXE now.


There is also another possible problem. If you set the advertisement as mandatory, the device will not be able to boot back into PXE. In this case you will need to go to the SCCM collection, find the machine, right click and Clear Last PXE Advertisement, then try to boot again.

January 15, 2011 Posted by | System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) | Leave a comment

Failed to Sync Software Updates

For Software Update errors, check the log at %\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Logs\wsyncmgr.log












The error shown in the screenshot (Sync Failed: The request failed with HTTP status 404: Not Found. Source: Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration.AdminProxy.CreateUpdateServer) is an access rights problem. Make sure that there is a valid user account. Check the Site Properties, Security Tab, that the user account is correct.

January 10, 2011 Posted by | System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) | Leave a comment