SCCM report subscription ssrs does not list Email in Drop Down Menu

Benoit LecoursSCCM, SQL, SSRS7 Comments

When configuring your Reporting Service on an SCCM server, one of the popular options is to configure reports to be delivered as an automatic email to recipients in your organization. Unfortunately, this option is not always available in the report Subscription wizard. What can you do when your SCCM report subscription SSRS does not list email in the drop-down menu? But first, let’s define what is exactly a Reporting Services subscription : Microsoft definition : A Reporting Services subscription is a configuration that delivers a report at a specific time or in response to an event, and in a file format that you specify. For example, every Wednesday, save the MonthlySales.rdl report as a Microsoft Word document to a file share. Subscriptions can be used to schedule and automate the delivery of a report with a specific set of report parameter values. You can create multiple subscriptions for a single … Read More

How to upgrade SCCM SQL version

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM, SQL6 Comments

SQL Server is obviously a key component to take care of, for a healthy SCCM infrastructure. While SCCM supports a wide variety of SQL Server versions, keeping it up to date may be a good idea to avoid getting out of support. In this post, we will detail how to upgrade SCCM SQL 2014 to SQL 2017. SQL 2019 is available for a couple of weeks, but it’s still not listed as supported in the SCCM documentation. If you’re looking to install SQL 2017 from scratch, jump to our post on this topic. Upgrade SCCM SQL version Requirements Current SQL versions must be one of the following : SQL Server 2008 SP4 or later SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 or later SQL Server 2012 SP2 or later SQL Server 2014 or later SQL Server 2016 or later Download SQL reporting services Download SQL Management studio The operating system is still … Read More

5 Ways to view Hardware Inventory Information of a Device with SCCM

Nicolas PilonConsole, Hardware Inventory, REPORT, SCCM, SQL, SSRS5 Comments

One of the SCCM features is to inventory hardware information from devices that are managed by the SCCM client. It’s not very difficult to enable and configure the hardware inventory client settings in SCCM. Once the devices received next machine policy and hardware inventory scan, data will start to populate in your SCCM database. The information gathered from the devices can be very useful from a system health, inventory or operation perspective. You can use this information to create collections, queries as well as reports. However, one thing not too obvious with the hardware inventory information is to see all the data of a device in a one pager. There’s several ways to do it, some more difficult than others, but we will show you how. SCCM Hardware Inventory – Resource Explorer The first one is the Resource Explorer tool. It’s a tool accessible directly within the console and which don’t require any … Read More

Configure SCCM 2012 to Inventory RAID Controller Drivers

Nicolas PilonHardware Inventory, SCCM, SQL1 Comment

A RAID controller is a device used to manage hard disk drives (HDDs) or solid-state drives (SSDs) in a computer or storage array. It has the ability to access multiple copies of data on multiple physical devices and improve performance with data protection in case of a system failure. We suggest to keep your RAID controller drivers updated to have the latest fixes from the manufacturer. In this post, we will show you how to configure SCCM 2012 to inventory RAID controller drivers to prepare a deployment targeting the affected systems. We will show how to modify SCCM 2012 hardware inventory classes to get this information. RAID Controller Drivers Information You can find RAID controller drivers information in System Information. Launch System Information from msinfo32.exe directly from Run in Start Menu Expand Components / Storage / SCSI In the WMI, the information of RAID controller is in WIN32_SCSIController but it doesn’t include driver version. In this case, you … Read More

Install SCCM 2012 Reporting Services Point

Benoit LecoursSCCM, SQL, SSRS22 Comments

In this part of SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we will describe how to install a SCCM 2012 or SCCM 1511 reporting services point. This role can be installed on a remote machine, the process is the same but the logs location is different. Requirements Before you can install the reporting services point role you must configure SQL correctly. We’ll be using SQL 2012 on this post. We are assuming that SQL is already installed and that your SCCM site is up and healthy. During the initial SQL installation, you must select Reporting Services. If you have installed SQL Server, but have not installed Reporting Services follow the following steps. If Reporting Services is already installed, skip to the “Configure Reporting Services” section. Launch the SQL Server 2012 installation from the media. Click the Installation link on the left to view the Installation options. Click the top link, New SQL Server stand-alone … Read More

Understanding the Reassign Distribution Point Process

Benoit LecoursSCCM, SQL5 Comments

Here’s a detailed post on the process of upgrad (RTM,SP1) / reassign distribution point from 2007 during your migration project. What really happens when you click on “Reassign Distribution Point” on ConfigMgr 2012 R2: ? How to track the progress ? The process is quite simple : 1. Removal of DP role in the 2007 site 2. Delete site system record in the 2007 site 3. Delete shared DP role in the 2012 site 4. Delete shared DP site system record in the 2012 site 5. Install a new site system in the 2012 site 6. Install a new DP role in the 2012 site The interesting part to follow is next : 7. A store procedure is run “sp_MIG_UpgradeDistributionPoint” to update NALPath to point to new Distribution Point You can see in the screenshot that my DP is now assigned to the 2012 site code (CDP). I listed another DP to … Read More

Is_Virtual_Machine in v_R_System is not showing Properly with a Virtual Machine under VMWare ESXI 5.1

Nicolas PilonSCCM, SQL4 Comments

There’s a new field in v_R_system view on SCCM 2012 SQL database named Is_Virtual_Machine. It is really easier when it’s time to target virtual machines with this field instead using manufacturer, model or v_GS_Virtual_Machine under SCCM 2007. Today, we were making a spot check in our data integrity when we found two manufacturers and models VMWare flagged as non-virtual machine. In the SCCM SQL database, the source for v_R_system view is System_DISC. The associate WMI class is SMS_R_System Server. From the MSDN website, the description of Is_Virtual_Machine in the WMI class is. 1 is a virtual machine and 0 is a physical machine. How Is_Virtual_Machine is provided? On the server itself, there’s a WMI query in the hardware inventory (InventoryAgent.log) pointing at CCM_DesktopMachine WMI class trying to find a field IsVirtual. As you can see, there’s no issue there. We can see IsVirtual at FALSE in the WMI class. Where is the problem? After few queries in the database, we … Read More

sccm query imported computer

Benoit LecoursSCCM, SQL, SSRSLeave a Comment

This sccm query imported computer might be helpful to know which user imported a specific computer. You add a new computer directly to the SCCM database by calling the ImportMachineEntry Method in Class SMS_Site. This can be used to deploy operating systems to computers that have not yet been discovered automatically by SCCM. You can view this information in the Status Message Queries and search for MessageID #30213. But this query will target only the information you need. You can use this query to create a report or directly in SQL MS. This query won’t work to create a collection since it’s SQL language. select CASE smsgs.Severity WHEN -1073741824 THEN ‘Error’ WHEN 1073741824 THEN ‘Informational’ WHEN -2147483648 THEN ‘Warning’ ELSE ‘Unknown’ END As ‘SeverityName’, smsgs.MessageID, smsgs.Time, smwis.InsString1 as Username, smwis.InsString4 as ComputerName, smwis.InsString5 as MAC from v_StatusMessage smsgs join v_StatMsgWithInsStrings smwis on smsgs.RecordID = smwis.RecordID join v_StatMsgModuleNames modNames on smsgs.ModuleName = modNames.ModuleName … Read More

The Microsoft Software License Terms have not been Completely Downloaded

Benoit LecoursSCCM, SQL9 Comments

Problem – the Microsoft software license terms have not been completely downloaded SMS_WSUS_SYNC_MANAGER state is critical even if it worked in the previous months. Wsyncmgr.log shows the error on 2 updates : The Microsoft Software License Terms have not been completely downloaded and cannot be accepted Environment in use when this issue occurs SCCM 2012 R2 SQL 2012 Windows 2012 R2 Event viewer/Application Logs shows Access Denied errors on a different patch. Resolution of this issue The Wsuscontent directory was missing an NTFS permission. I added the “Network Service” account full control on the directory and sub-directory and launch a new sync. Everything sync successfully. All the details come from Technet : The following permissions are configured during WSUS setup, and are important for BITS downloads to work: The root folder on the drive where the WSUSContent folder resides (for example, <%windir%>\WSUS\WSUSContent) must have Read permissions for either the Users account or the NT Authority\Network Service account (on Windows … Read More