Configuration Manager Slow SQL query times

Hi all, a few months back I was running an assessment and found an issue that identified the cause of some slow SQL query performance on Configuration Manager. An article has been released in regards to both SQL 2014 and SQL 2016 that shows Configuration Manager may run better when the site database is configured…

Where is my SCCM CB Media ?

I got a great question from one of my customers Andrew Mazzeo the other day, about where can you get the media for the current release of Current Branch, in case there was a need to recover the environment as the only version that seems to be available for download is 1511. After some research…

Automate your Monthly Maintenance Windows

  Hi All, A lot of customers I visit create their maintenance windows on  a monthly basis to patch servers, which is a boring and mundane task. I've dabbled in creating scripts with the help of some other PFE’s in the past but I recently created a very nice Dynamic PowerShell script that allows the…

Where is The System Center Configuration Manager Cmdlet Library

      Hi all, just a quick post today.  I found it difficult to find the location of the latest cmdlet updates for the Configuration Manager  PowerShell module while doing a general search on the web. What we now have is The System Center Configuration Manager Cmdlet Library which checks for library updates on…

Different scenarios for using Prestaged content

  Hi All, Late last year I had a request from one of my customers to look into the different behaviours of prestaged content. I've summarised and shown examples of the results below which will hopefully be of benefit to some of you.   Scenario 1) If I have content already successfully distributed to a…

PowerShell Script to check active package distributions

  Hi All, I had a need at a customer to write a script that would identify any active package distributions at a primary site via WMI. Although DPJobMgr will also give you more information and control this script returns a quicker result and in the case I was dealing with when you have a…

R2 CU3 Management point communications update

  Hi All, with the release of R2 CU3 we now have the ability to restrict which Management points a client can talk to. This can be particularly useful in case you have a Remote MP or only certain MP’s a client can access. All we simply need to do is Install the Client Hotfix…