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30
Mar

Understanding Software Update Deployment Status, Part 3: Viewing Compliance in the SCCM Console

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SUMMARY This is part 3 of a 6 part series where I talk through common issues I have seen that skew the numbers for software updates, or make it difficult to explain the results. Once we are done, hopefully you will be able to look at the SCCM Software Update process in much the same […]

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07
Sep

SCSM: Event 33610 and Extreme Slowness

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Summary Extreme slowness in the SCSM console combined with a flood of 33610 events can sometimes be caused by communication issues between the SCSM management servers and the SQL servers; enabling SQL’s Named Pipes setting for the SQL instances can quickly alleviate the issue. Introduction   Recently I was called into a client to troubleshoot […]

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09
Jun

SCSM: UR7 Bug & Fix: Activity Implementers Unable to Complete Manual Activities

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Summary SCSM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 7 introduced a bug with the permissions of Activity Implementers. This post contains a script used to create a workaround until the bug is addressed. Introduction   In a previous post (link), I discussed why SCSM 2012 R2’s Update Rollup 7 was essential to any organization using SCSM. That […]

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08
Jul

SCOM/SCSM: Distribution Groups Fail to Receive Email Notifications

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A problem that I’ve run across during multiple SCOM and SCSM engagements is one having to do with email notifications. Specifically, SCOM and SCSM will register that emails have been sent and, if those emails are sent to specific users, they are received. However, distribution groups will fail to receive email notifications, leaving the local […]

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15
Oct

SCSM Data Warehouse Issues with Custom Incident Outrigger

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Good afternoon, readers! Gabriel Taylor here with a post about an interesting issue I’ve ran into with customizations to Service Manager’s data warehouse. Read on for more!   Anyone who has spent time working with the Service Manager Data Warehouse knows that the current version can be difficult to keep stable, especially when custom data […]

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20
Aug

Where did my mail go? license – Office365

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You are a new Office 365 Admin and doing some routine maintenance on accounts and license allocations. You remove the Exchange Online license from several users who left the company.  You go about your daily tasks until you get a frantic call from a user stating all her mail is gone.  You start digging into the issue and realize […]

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11
Aug

Rate limits = Single Threaded?

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Are you seeing slow transfer rates when replicating content in your hierarchy?  You check with the network team and bandwidth is only 20% utilized.  You site server only shows 1% network utilization.  You change the number of threads used to transfer content but you don’t get the speed increase.  Rate Limits could be the culprit. […]

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