8 Ways to Monitor Distribution Points in SCCM

Nicolas PilonSCCM12 Comments

Distribution Points are an important part of the infrastructure of SCCM especially if you rely on an inefficient network. Clients must able to reach them to install applications, packages, software updates, and operating systems. SCCM distribution point monitoring is an important part of your infrastructure health. If you plan to install new distribution points in your organization, refer to our distribution point installation guide in Configuration Manager 2012. Once the installation is completed the work does not stop there, you must be sure to manage and monitor them. Monitoring distribution points daily is required to maintain high service availability. In this post, we will explain the best ways to monitor distribution points such as: Console – Administration Console – Monitoring Site Status Console – Monitoring Component Status Console – Monitoring Configuration Console – Monitoring Reports Logs – Site System Server Toolkit – DP Job Manager System Center Dudes | System … Read More

Importing Package Loop during Distribution Point Migration

Benoit LecoursSCCMLeave a Comment

I had an interesting issue during a migration project from SCCM 2007. After the reassign process, some distribution points were constantly re-importing packages. They were stuck in an importing package loop during distribution point migration I found this issue when I went to see the configuration status of the distribution points (Monitoring / Distribution Status / Distribution Point Configuration Status) All problematic Distribution Points were having “pending” tasks even if the reassign process was completed. The DP were functioning correctly and packages that were marked as “Importing” were on the DP. When looking at distmgr.log I could see the import tasks repeatedly happening. Importing Package [PackageID][packagePath] into SIS on Distribution point [DPName] STATMSG ID=xxx Source=”SMS Server” Comp=”SMS_Distribution_Manager” The .DPU (distribution point upgrade) files were processed correctly, I could see them disappearing from the DistrMgr.box but it was coming back after a couple of hour. I decided to compare the properties of my different … Read More

SCCM Distribution Point Failed to decrypt Cert PFX Data Error

Benoit LecoursSCCM2 Comments

Symptoms : Distmgr.log shows lot of “Failed to decrypt cert PFX data” errors You have shared DP enabled You have the same numbers of errors than you have shared Distribution Points SCCM Distribution Point Failed decrypt cert PFX data If you are not familiar with Share DP, here’s Microsoft definition : During migration, you can share distribution points from a source hierarchy with the destination hierarchy. You can use shared distribution points to make content that you have migrated from a source hierarchy immediately available to clients in the destination hierarchy without having to recreate that content, and then distribute it to new distribution points in the destination hierarchy. When clients in the destination hierarchy request content that is deployed to distribution points that you have shared, the shared distribution points can be offered to the clients as valid content locations. SCCM Distribution Point Failed decrypt cert PFX data Resolution … Read More