Category Archives: SCCM 2012

Packages content status stuck on “in Progress” in SCCM 2012

Hi Sysadmins

Recently I noticed that my SCCM 2012 sp1 CU1 stopped distributing content to remote DPs.

Troubleshooting this problem has been a pain so I thought I’d share this with you.

This apply to : SCCM 2012 / SCCM 2012 sp1 / SCCM 2012 sp1 CU1

The Problem:

  1. Distribution points doesn’t get the content you distribute to them from the primary server.
  2. When you look at a package deployment status you see the package status stuck on ‘in progress’:

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Create SCCM 2012 boundaries and boundary groups

Hi SysAdmins

If you are managing your enterprises’ servers and workstations with SCCM 2012 (as you should do) ,

you probably will need to build boundaries, boundary groups and add these boundaries to boundary groups.

This will make sure that the site server DP that you join with a specific boundary group will distribute content only to workstations in its associated boundaries.

This was known as protected boundary in SCCM 2007.

If you need to create SCCM 2012 boundaries and boundary groups automatically without repeating the process over and over,

The following Powershell script will receive a list of data from a .CSV file and create boundaries and boundary groups respectively.

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Prerequisites for SCCM 2012 sp1 Operating System Deployment

Hi System Admins

What are the prerequisites for sccm 2012 sp1 operating system deployment ?

Before you can jump into building OSD on SCCM 2012 you will need to prepare your environment.

You need to install and configure the following prerequisites before starting experimenting on OS Deployment.

  • Distribution point – stores OS images and content for the task sequence. You must have on if you intend to deploy images to a remote site.
  • WDS service – provides PXE services and multicast support. Install WDS from the server manager > add roles wizard.

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How to Install SCCM 2012 sp1

Hi SysAdmins

In this post I will go through the process of installing a SCCM 2012 sp1 server.

If you haven’t done so yet, please read my post about SCCM 2012 SP1 Installation Preparation.

This installation is good for lab or production environment.

We all know the power of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. Microsoft invested many efforts in this new edition of SCCM.

Forget about the old mmc 3 snap-in and get ready for a new experience and features.

In this tutorial I assume you already prepared the prerequisites for the installation.

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