Connection can not be made because one already exists

Nicolas PilonSCCM5 Comments

We recently received incidents from the field that latest updates information under a specific site server were not updated even if a software updates scan cycle was enforced. We found out that the problem appears after a series of DNS changes and network modifications. Configuration Manager 2012 communicate software updates scan information using state message from the client to management point and site server. Features that use state message are mainly software updates, desired configuration management, network access protection and the client. You can refer to SCCM state messaging in depth for more details about state message process. Troubleshooting The steps to discover a state message problem is to audit logs layer from client to the site server. Successful state message are forward by the client to the management point in StateMessage.log. On the management point, Outboxmon.log shows the status of all outboxes that need to be communicated to site … Read More

How to install SCCM 2012 R2 Fallback Status Point

Benoit LecoursSCCM7 Comments

In this part of SCCM 2012 and SCCM 1511 blog series, we will describe how to install SCCM 2012 R2 or SCCM 1511 Fallback Status Point (FSP). Role Description The FSP helps monitor client installation and identify unmanaged clients that cannot communicate with their management point. This is not a mandatory Site System but we recommend to install a FSP for better client management and monitoring. This is the Site System that receive State Message related to client installation, client site assignment, and clients unable to communicate with their HTTPS Management Point. If the FSP is not configured properly you’ll end up having  A fallback status point has not been specified errors in your logs. Site System Role Placement in Hierarchy This Site System is a hierarchy-wide option. It’s supported to install this role on a child Primary Site or stand-alone Primary Site but it’s not supported on a Central Administration site nor Secondary Site. FSP Installation Open the … Read More