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 […]

Continue Reading

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, […]

Continue Reading

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.”

Continue Reading

SCCM Package Success, Reboot and Retry Return Codes

Overview This post describes the return codes that SCCM understands for Package and Program deployments and shows which codes are classed success, reboot, or retry. The meaning of return codes for Packages and Programs is defined in the SCCM site control file. Codes are assigned into three categories: Success Return Codes – The installation was successful. […]

Continue Reading

State messages in Configuration Manager

Article link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/plan-design/hierarchy/state-messaging-system-center-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 […]

Continue Reading

SCCM state messaging – in depth

Article by Steve Rachui from https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/core-infrastructure-and-security/sccm-state-messaging-in-depth/ba-p/322589 First published on MSDN on Jan 07, 2011 State messaging is a new mechanism in SCCM which reflects point in time conditions on the client.  Status messages, by contrast, work to help administrators track the flow of data through various SCCM components.  There is even a status message viewer […]

Continue Reading