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

SMS Executive detected that SMS_Migration_Manager stopped Unexpectedly

Nicolas PilonSCCM4 Comments

Here’s an issue I encountered this week, SMS Executive detected that SMS_Migration_Manager stopped unexpectedly in the event viewer of a secondary site. The problem happens under SCCM 2012 R2 CU1. Migration manager is the migration service that execute jobs or instructions during the migration. You can refer to Neil Peterson post for more information about Migration Manager. Symptom The logs shows that the problem is permanent and happens every hour. migmctrl.log ERROR: [MigMCtrl]: FAILED to CREATE JobManager instance. error = The parameter is incorrect., 80070057 ERROR: [MigMCtrl]: FAILED to START WorkItemMgr. error = The parameter is incorrect., 80070057 ERROR: [MigMCtrl]: FAILED to INITIALIZE. error = The parameter is incorrect., 80070057 Cause I’m still trying to figure out why the SMS_Migration_Manager stopped unexpectedly. I’ll post more information if I find the root cause of this issue. Resolution To resolve the SMS_Migration_Manager stopped unexpectedly issue, please follow this procedure: Connect on an healthy central administrative site or … Read More