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Thursday, July 7, 2016

WSUS server crash

You might see that your WSUS server will crash after KB3159706 is installed.

The event log will report event ID 507 Update Services failed its initialization and stopped.

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In the support article you will se that manual intervention is required, but since the update is pushed from Windows Update and WSUS itself, you might not be aware of the change.

Manual steps required to complete the installation of this update

Open an elevated Command Prompt window, and then run the following command (case sensitive, assume "C" as the system volume):

"C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools\wsusutil.exe" postinstall /servicing

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Select HTTP Activation under .NET Framework 4.5 Features in the Server Manager Add Roles and Features wizard (if not already installed).

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Restart the WSUS service.

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If SSL is enabled on the WSUS server you need to do a few more changes as explained in the support article KB3159706

And as always remember proper maintenance on the server:

Software update maintenance in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

System Center Configuration Manager Cmdlet Library 5.0.8373.1189

Microsoft has released a new update for the SCCM cmdlet Library 5.0.8373.1189

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Release History:

6/6/2016 - Update Release, version 5.0.8373.1189. Contains bug fixes
5/16/2016 - Update Release, version 5.0.8373.1182. Contains bug fixes and support for Configuration Manager (current branch - version 1602)
1/25/2016 - Update Release, version 5.0.8328.1155. Contains bug fixes and support for Configuration Manager (current branch - version 1511)
9/9/2015 - Update Release, version 5.0.8249.1128. Contains bug fixes and support for Configuration Manager SP2/R2 SP1
4/13/2015 - Initial Release, version 5.0.8231.1004.

Update check logic

In previous releases, the check for an updated version of the Cmdlet Library was performed on cmdlet execution if a certain time limit had passed. This check now occurs only when a new CMDrive instance is created. This change was made to reduce the number of warnings that may be written when there is an update available. For more information on this feature and how to configure it, please see the documentation at https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn958404.

Download link

The System Center Configuration Manager Cmdlet Library Documentation

 

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Task Sequence error code (0x80070002)

You might se this error when deploying Windows from a SCCM 1511 task Sequence:

Task Sequence: xxx has failed with the error code (0x80070002)

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If we take a closer look at the smsts.log file, you will in this specific case find the message No credential information in environment.

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The reason will probably be that no Network Access Account has been defined, go to Administration, Overview, Site Configuration, Sites, in the top select Configure Site Components and Software Distribution.

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Select the tab Network Access Account, an enter a account to use when access network locations.

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See more information about this account here https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh427337.aspx (search for Network Access Account)

Also see this post http://larslohmann.blogspot.dk/2016/01/task-sequence-error-code-0x80070002.html for another possible solution for the same error.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Citrix Receiver for Windows 4.4.1000.16 (CU1)

Citrix has released a new version of Citrix Receiver for Windows, new version is 4.4.1000.16 (CU1)

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You will find ADMX/ADML files in the installation folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\ICA Client\Configuration) or here https://www.citrix.com/downloads/citrix-receiver/windows/receiver-for-windows-latest.html

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Download installation file :

https://www.citrix.com/downloads/citrix-receiver/windows/receiver-for-windows-latest.html

Changes is this version and documentation:

http://docs.citrix.com/en-us/receiver/windows/4-4.html