Kent Agerlund's Blog

4th Jun 2013

News in configMgr 2012 R2

Today at TechED 2013 in New Orleans the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Service Pack 1 Overview WCA-B328 also contained some very need news about the upcoming ConfigMgr 2012 R2 release. Below are the info that I managed to take from a very awesome presentation. Windows 8.1 support for a lightweight ConfigMgr agent (BYOD) […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012  |  1 Comment

3rd Jun 2013

Notes and slides from the TechEDNA 2013 precon – Simplify and Maximize System Management with Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1 – Configuration Manager: Notes from the Field

First, a huge thank to all the attendees in the Sunday precon session. Johan and I asked for questions in the morning, and I must say that I do not remember the last time we got so many good questions. Download the slide deck Download information about SQL recommendations: SQL re-indexing scripts: Working […]

Category: Configuration Manager, TechEd  |  2 Comments

31st May 2013

Where are my Software Update state messages

My experienced ConfigMgr 2007 administratos are wondering how it can be that Software Update compliance reports are not showing states like “Waiting for Maintenance Windows” but only Enforcement State unknown or Compliant. The answer to that question can be found in the State Message detail settings for the software update deployment. By default only Error […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Software Updates, Tips and tricks  |  2 Comments

30th Apr 2013

Error when running Application reports in ConfigMgr 2012

During the SQL Reporting Services site system role, SCCM automatically create a login in SQL and assign the required permissions to the account that you have specified. However I have seen several times that the account do not have the permissions required to run some of the Application reports.   When running the Software Distribution […]

Category: Config Mgr. Inventory and Reporting, Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012, SQL Reporting services, Tips and tricks, Troubleshooting  |  5 Comments

17th Apr 2013

System Center 2012 ConfigMgr Advanced infrastructure session notes

Here are the promised links to our demos from the advanced infrastructure session @MMS 2013 in Las Vegas. View the session on channel 9 and download slides: Working with Management Point and SQL replicas: Step-bystep guide to create a Management Point replica: Video on setting up a Management point replica:  Working with […]

Category: Config Mgr. Training, Configuration Manager  |  7 Comments

16th Apr 2013

Coretech Distribution Point Utilization Monitor

Ever wanted to see how much content is being downloaded by each ConfigMgr. client and from where? Then look no further, the Coretech Distribution Point utilization monitor will give you the answers. The tool has a server portion with a database and a client that you install on all distribution points. Once a day the […]

Category: Config Mgr. Tools, Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012, Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, Site Systems, Tips and tricks  |  28 Comments

11th Apr 2013

Slide deck from Birds of a Feather “BOF08 PowerShell – Examples from the Real Word”

First, a huge thank to all of you who decided to spend a Wednessday evening in Las Vegas with Kaido and I – we hoped for 20 and 4 times that number showed up. The slide deck from BOF sessions are not available on You can download our slide deck from the BOF08 PowerShell […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Tips and tricks  |  1 Comment

2nd Apr 2013

Getting ready for MMS 2013

It’s that time of year again – MMS in Vegas. This year I’ll be (co)-hosting 6 sessions – if you still have an empty slot in your schedule please consider one of these Managing Third Party Updates with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1  – Sunday, April 7, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM Kent Agerlund, […]

Category: Config Mgr. Training, Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, Custom Updates, Software Updates, Tips and tricks  |  1 Comment

1st Apr 2013

Awarded Most Valuable Proffesional– MVP 2013

What a nice day, Sun is shining, the snow is melting and I just got this mail     Dear Kent Agerlund, Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2013 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. […]

Category: Configuration Manager, MVP, MVP  |  6 Comments

19th Feb 2013

Automatic Client Upgrade greyed out

In ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 you might run into the Automatic Client Upgrade feature being greyed even if you are a full administrator. In this example I have a group called ConfigMgr Administrators that has been assigned Full Administrator rights but are still not able to enable the Automatic Client Upgrade settings. To fix the issue […]

Category: Configuration Manager 2012, Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, Security, Troubleshooting  |  10 Comments