Troubleshooting SCCM Hardware / Software Inventory Issues

Troublshooting SCCM hardware and software inventory is difficult… Until you enable the inventory troubleshooting log đŸ™‚ To enable the hardware and software troubleshooting log, create a file on the client with inventory issues called archive_reports.sms in the C:\WINDOWS\system32\ccm\inventory\temp\ or C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\ccm\inventory\temp\ directory (if it’s a 64bit computer). Where are the SCCM hardware / software inventory logs? […]
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How To Stop SCCM Software Inventory On Specific Folders

Did you know that you can stop SCCM from performing a software inventory on certain folders? To stop SCCM from performing a software inventory on specified folders and subdirectories create a file called skpswi.dat and hide it in the folder you want to stop SCCM from listing in it’s software inventory. Note: skpswi.dat must be […]
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SCCM Troubleshooting Software Distribution

The best way to troubleshoot SCCM software distribution is to use SCCM Client Center, which is a free tool for viewing aspects of SCCM software distribution to individual computers. You can also troubleshoot SCCM software distribution using the SCCM Client logs (Found in C:\Windows\System32\CCM\Logs). The logs of most interest are ExecMGR.log and DataTransferManager.log. Anyway, back to […]
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SCCM A Failure Exit Code Of 1605 Was Returned

Sometimes when uninstalling an application through SCCM, an exit code of 1605 can be returned. This error is returned by the application being uninstalled, rather than SCCM. 1605 is either a Microsoft exit code (if the app is uninstalled via Windows Installer) or it is unique to the application uninstaller (in which case you need […]
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How To Install Software With SCCM Using Activate Software Manager For Configuration Manager

Software Manager For Configuration Manager from Activate is a web front end for SCCM that allows users to install software. To install software with SCCM via Activate Software Manager, do the following: Log onto the Activate Configuration Manager website front end Expand Services -> Computer Services -> Install Software Only Select the software that you […]
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How To List All Installed Programs On A Remote Computer

Ever find yourself in a position where you need to list all the installed programs on a remote computer? You can get a list of installed programs, updates and more through WMI. SCCM Client Center is a great free piece of software that handles the WMI scripts for you and presents a list of installed […]
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