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I have followed the steps found in the attached document (from pages 263-269) to install the System Center Configuration Manager 2016 (SCCM) client software (using the ccmsetup.msi file) by Assigning this software to install using group policy. I have already completed all of the other steps in the rest of this document to properly and completely deploy SCCM 2016 within my Server 2016 domain.

So far this software has installed on several Server 2016 servers but hasn't installed on any of the Server 2016 domain controllers.

What steps can I follow to troubleshoot, determine what is causing this installation to fail, and determine what needs to be done to fix this issue?

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When I go into the System Center Configuration Center 2016 administration > Updates and Servicing node I am made aware of two updates that are available to be installed.

How can I determine if I can simply install the latest update without first installing the other update?

I am in the process of configuring System Center 2016 (SCCM) to synchronize and distribute Windows updates on a Server 2016 server.

I noticed that within the "Products" section of the "Add Site System Roles Wizard" there is no selection for Server 2016 and Windows 10.

Server 2016 and Windows 10 are the only updates that I need to synchronize and distribute.

How can I select Server 2016 and Windows 10 (when they don't appear within this list)?

SCCM products to sync
While browsing to the data source for the operating system image within the "Software Library\Operating Systems" section of SystemCenter Configuration Manager 2016 (SCCM) I receive an error message that says "The specified UNC path does not contain a valid WIM file or you do not have permission to access it. Specify a valid path."

I get this same error message when trying to point to the WIM files for Windows 10, Server 2016, and Windows 7 operating systems.

What do I need to do to fix this issue so I can successfully point to these OS WIM files?

SCCM WIM UNC path error
I have tested the connection of client computers to the System Center 2016 (SCCM) 2016 server by typing in the following URL addresses from the client computers and I then receive the results shown in the screenshots below.

Are these the results I am supposed to receive indicating that everything is set up and working properly or what do the results of this test mean based upon this output?


URL test 1URL test 2
I'm looking for a System Center Configuration Manager 2016 (SCCM)  expert to hire through Experts Exchange for a Team Viewer remote session to help me properly configure and finish setting up my SCCM 2016 server within my Server 2016 network.

What are the best methods to search and find a list of qualified SCCM 2016 Experts Exchange experts to find the best expert to help me with this?
I am using SCCM 1802 for both OSD and patch maintenance for my environment.  During an OSD I never moved away from SCCM 2007 Packages as a means to deploy applications.  Now I am in the process of building my test Windows 10 OSD and I want to use Applications vs Packages to push out the required programs.  The first one I want to test with is Visual C++ Runtime redistribution for all version 2005 - 2015/2017.  So here is what I did so far, but it did not work as expected. Only 2010 and 2012 installed.  I want all 18 to be installed.

  1. Created an Application called C++ RunTime ALL
  2. Added all the MSI Deployment Types in order x86 2005 then x64 2005 and so on

Where do I go within System Center Configuration Manager 2016 (SCCM) to view the following information:

1. A computer's stats such as processor type, hard drive size, etc on a particular client computer.

2. A complete list of what software is installed on a particular computer
What steps need to be followed to properly determine If the Server 2016 Active Directory schema has been properly extended for System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)?
While on a Server 2016 or Windows 10 computer how can I determine whether or not the System Center Configuration Manager 2016 (SCCM) client has installed?

Does this client installation show up within the "Programs and Features" applet?

Or what other methods (while on the client computer) can I use to determine that the SCCM 2016 client has installed.
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Does System Center Configuration Manager 2016 (SCCM) require that a SCCM client be installed on the Windows computers that it will manage?

Or is it able to automatically manage all computers that are joined to the Active Directory 2016 domain?
Can System Center Configuration Manager 2016 (SCCM) deploy software from EXE files?

Or can it only deploy software from MSI files?
Please provide me with guides on using System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2016 to push out Windows updates to Server 2016 and Windows 10 computers.
I am in the process of setting up and configuring System Center 2016 within my Server 2016 network.

All of the Server 2016 and Windows 10 client computers in my network display within the "Assets and Compliance\Devices" section but the "Client column" says "No" for all of these computers and the "Site code" and "Client Activity" columns are both blank.

What steps do I need to follow to make all of the Windows 10 and Server 2016 computers within my AD network become clients of SCCM?

SCCM devices
I'm in the process of installing and configuring System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) on a Server 2016 server.

This server already has SQL 2016 installed.

In the part of the SCCM configuration that requires that a database name be entered does this database name have to already exist on the SQL server or is this database name created as part of the SCCM installation? I'm trying to figure out if I need to manually configure this SQL server database name or if it will automatically be created as part of the SCCM installation process.

I am in the process of following the instructions in this guide for setting up SCCM 2016 which can be found here: (and is attached below).

SCCM SQL database nameSCCM_2016_Setup_Created_by_Eddie.pdf
While completing the System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) setup wizard I receive an error message that says Setup is unable to connect to SQL server with the connection information provided.

I am following the steps in the attached document "SCCM_2016_Setup_Created_by_Eddie.pdf" which can be found on page 72 (here).

The SQL Server name (FQDN) is the name of the server SCCM is being installed on (which already has SQL Server 2016 installed and configured on it following the earlier steps in this "SCCM_2016_Setup_Created_by_Eddie" (attached below).

I have restarted the SCCM server several times and have made sure that all services are running on this server (including the SQL services).

What else can be done to fix this issue so I will be able to successfully configure the SQL server info for SCCM?

The Windows Firewall on this Server 2016 virtual machine is currently disabled. Do I need to configure any exceptions for the Service Broker Port 4022 or is this supposed to be done by the SCCM installation program?

Setup is unable to connect to SQL server p.72SCCM_2016_Setup_Created_by_Eddie.pdf
Hi there,

I would like to move shares from MDT standalone to our new SCCM 2012 setup and re-create tasksequence without having to reimages and stuff.
Is there a nice and handy tutorial for this?

Bedst regards and thanks upfront.
Please provide me with the steps necessary to setup System Center 2016 Standard within a Server 2016 network.

I have gone to the downloads page for this project within my Microsoft Action Pack subscription and see that there are several other components that can also be downloaded such as SQL.

Please provide me with the complete steps on how to setup and configure System Center 2016 Standard within a Server 2016 network.
I'm using SCCM Current Branch (1710) to deploy Windows 10 LTSB. It had been working fine for weeks, but now I have a particular package that's hanging. How do I troubleshoot this?

I'm not sure if anything has changed. I couldn't tell you what has changed. But clearly something did.
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Check ESXi status against Meltdown and Spectre
Microsoft have made ready a new SCCM cab containing a couple of PS scripts which can be deployed to managed devices to check on the status of Meltdown and Spectre.
My question is two-fold, can SCCM be used to deploy the scripts to ESXi nodes to check their status? If not, does anyone have any suggestions on the best way of checking status across ESXi 5.5 and 6.0 nodes?

Thank you
Problem: Unable to have SCCM connect to SQL server

I'm currently setting up SCCM current branch 1802 for the first time on a brand new server.

I'm currently at the step where SCCM is trying to connect to SQL and is requesting a FQDN.

I left the defaults and I'm getting the following errors (Please see the attached file)

I'm new to this so I appreciate any help in this matter. I can tell you that I have installed SQL & SCCM on the same server. I did install SQL before SCCM. I'm not sure if Windows Firewall was configured correctly and this is why I'm having these issues. I also do not know where to find the Service Broker Port that it is requesting. I did just leave the default value when doing this install.
Hi everyone,
First, thank you to all who offer up suggestions and advice to fellow I.T professionals. We all have different areas of expertise and experience so it is great to have a go-to area to seek answers & explanations, and also to hopefully help our peers.

I have a Visio 2010 Std application created on my SCCM 2012 server. I have been tasked with changing the product key it uses to activate on initial install. I don't want to change current installations, just use this new key for any new deployments.

I have it configured to use an MSP file with all of my customizations applied, including product key. What is the most appropriate way to go about changing the key to a different one? I have attempted simply editing the MSP to include the new key, but the application seems to still install using the old one. Do I make a new application and call it a day? Or should I be able to update my key without any issues?

Thanks so much in advance.
i am currently in the process of configuring a new sccm current branch install into our domain.

We already have a sccm 2007 server existing. - this is aimed at our Windows 7 clients. no information or packages are required to be carried across to the new sccm installation so we have decided to build a new sccm environment alongside our 2007 sccm.

I am aware of overlapping boundaries, we have various vlans and that i can have overlapping content boundaries for content only.

I will not overlap any boundaries for site code advertisement.

i plan to use the new sccm to build our windows 10 image and deploy this gradually using a usb boot stick, as part of the image will contain the sccm agent. once all machines are re-imaged to windows 10, i will publish the site code in the boundaries and decommission the old sccm server.

I am new to SCCM , i would appreciate any feedback or advise.


We are looking for a comprehensive, flexible, User migration tool to use both with SCCM and as a tool on the fly.

Over the spring we conducted a user migration program “survey”. Both for implementation in our SCCM environment but also as to ascertain what possibilities we have to do migrations on the fly.
Often we need to migrate users to another PC without reinstalling the PC and we do have scripts that makes us capable of running USMT on the fly - run from, and storing to, a USB disk.

After a preliminary search on Google, we decided mainly to focus on:
USMT (as it is part of SCCM)
Forensit TransWiz and
Laplink PCmover Express, endorsed by Microsoft.

There are many other user migration solution providers, some part of deployment solution packages, some not. We checked a bunch, but Forensit and Laplink carry some weight and you can find many recommendations in forums etc. especially for Forensit. Both are commercial products
None of the two integrates in SCCM but Transwiz can theoretically be used with SCCM, as it can be run by a command line. We mainly decided to test them for “on the fly” purposes though.

Settings for most research applications we use, like Jitter, Endnote and Reference manager migrates perfectly with our own xml files.
But USMT has some real world technical issues both as to migration capabilities as well as the maintenance that has degraded alarmingly over the last years with Windows 10:
Main issues
We see BIG …

How can I list the applications in a specific SCCM folder (Powershell)?







Systems Center Configuration Manager (SCCM, formerly known as Systems Management Server) is Microsoft’s system software for managing large groups of not only Microsoft computers, but those running other operating systems, such as Linux, OS-X, and various mobile technologies.