Troubleshooting Hardware Inventory in MECM

Troubleshooting the Client Check if BITS is running The first step in troubleshooting hardware inventory on a client is to verify the BITS service is running. BITS or Background Intelligent Transfer Service is a Windows service used to transfer data whenever there is bandwidth that is not being used by other applications. BITS also supports […]

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How to check AD Schema version using PowerShell

In this article, I will show you how to check the AD Schema version using Powershell. First, you need to log into your Active Directory Domain Controller.  If you have more than one domain controller, you should log in to the forest root domain controller. Open PowerShell with Administrator Permission If there is a pop-up screen […]

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State messages in Configuration Manager

State messages contain concise information about conditions on the Configuration Manager client. The state messaging system is used by specific components of Configuration Manager, such as software updates and configuration settings. Configuration Manager clients send state messages to fallback status point or management point site systems to report the current state of operations. You can […]

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How to use SCCM dynamic queries in your deployment collections

In this post we will be looking at using SCCM dynamic queries to populate collections in our deployments. As a SCCM administrator, you most likely had to plan out mass deployments to all your servers or workstations or even both. How did you go ahead and populate your collections? Queries? Since the introduction of SCCM 2012, […]

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How to trigger a custom SCCM toast notification

You can use the following command syntax to trigger a custom SCCM toast notification on a SCCM client. Syntax: “<CCM client path>\SCToastNotification.exe” “<Title Text>” “<Description Text>” Example: “C:\Windows\CCM\SCToastNotification.exe” “Software Change Required” “A system update is being installed. Please do not shut down until the process is completed.”

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