How to use SCCM Dynamic Queries in your Deployment Collections

Stephane FaubertSCCM5 Comments

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, we now have a multitude of options, most notably: Direct membership Queries Include a collection Exclude a collection Chances are, if you are deploying a new software to be part of a baseline for workstations (for example), you will also add it to your task … Read More

Deploy the SCCM 2012 Console using the Application Model

Nicolas PilonConsole, SCCM3 Comments

The installation of SCCM 2012 console can be either manually or automatically. Manual installation remains a good choice if you have a small team. Using role-based access control in SCCM 2012, you can delegate administrative tasks to your team and allow more users with different level of access to the SCCM 2012 console. At this point, you would rather go the automatic way. This post will explain you how to save time by using the Application Model in SCCM 2012 to automatically deploy the console to all your devices. We won’t cover the pre-requisites needed to install the SCCM 2012 … Read More

Software Center displays “Less than 1 Mb” on each Applications

Benoit LecoursSCCM2 Comments

Software Center displays "Less than 1 Mb" on each applications

Symptoms Software Center displays “Less than 1 Mb” on each applications that are installed on a machine. This value is not configurable in SCCM. It is automatically calculated when your install an application. SCCM version is 2012 R2 CU2. Cause This is a display bug coming from Software Center. When clicking on an application, the information is updated and displayed correctly. In my example, I clicked on both Adobe Reader and Flash Player. When hitting F5 to refresh, you’re getting back to square 1 : Software center displays “Less than 1 mb” on each application. You can easily reproduce the problem … Read More

Can’t delete Deployment Type

Benoit LecoursSCCM1 Comment

In SCCM 2012, you try to delete a deployment type and you receive the following error : This deployment type cannot be deleted. To delete this deployment type the following references must be deleted. You want to delete the referring object, you can’t find it because you have previously deleted it. Keep calm and do not cry… This can be resolve easily. The problem is that you created a deployment type, refer in another DT and then delete it. SCCM keeps an history of all changes in applications. Yes, each time you make a modification, SCCM records the change so that … Read More

SCCM 2012 R2 Application Uninstall Button is Grayed Out

Benoit LecoursSCCM20 Comments

I’ve found a bug in the latest SCCM release. SCCM 2012 R2 application uninstall button is grayed out An application cannot be uninstalled using Software Center when it contains more than one deployment type. I created an application to deploy Acrobat Reader using the msi The application contains 2 deployment type (Install for User) One DT has a requirement for English OS, the other DT is for French OS The installation is successful but it can’t be uninstalled using the Software Center (The uninstall button is grayed out) When a DT is deleted, the application can be uninstalled This scenario has … Read More