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System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Support Center

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Support Center has been released on the Client Management Connect site to the ConfigMgr Open Beta community. You can download Configuration Manager Support Center here:

Configuration Manager Support Center helps you to gather information about System Center 2012 Configuration Manager clients so that you can more easily address issues with those clients when working with product support specialists. Configuration Manager Support Center includes a tool that gathers a bundle of log files, and also a tool that is used by product support specialists to examine log files and other client data for in-depth analysis of issues with Configuration Manager clients.

PowerShell script to check WDS Service status against of List of servers.

Below is a PowerShell script, this will list WDS Service status against of List of servers.

Below is a powershell script will list WDS Service status againest of List of servers.

$InPutComputersList = get-content "c:\MyScripts\list.txt"
$OutPutFile = "c:\MyScripts\WDS_ServiceStatus.csv"
$NotReachble = "c:\MyScripts\NonPingSystems.csv"
$listResult = @()
foreach($ForEverComputerIntheTextFilelinebyLine in $InPutComputersList) {
if (test-path \$ForEverComputerIntheTextFilelinebyLine\c$\windows\write.exe)
$objService = Get-Service WDSServer -ComputerName $ForEverComputerIntheTextFilelinebyLine | select machinename, status, name, displayname

$objResult = New-Object PSObject -Property @{
ComputerName = $ForEverComputerIntheTextFilelinebyLine
ServiceStatus = $objService.Status
ServiceDisplayName = $objService.DisplayName
ServiceName = $objService.Name

$listResult += $objResult
Write-Output "$ForEverComputerIntheTextFilelinebyLine,NotReachable" | out-file $NotReachble -append
$listResult| Export-Csv -Path $OutPutFile

SCCM 2012 Replication – What is replicated in each type From where to where


There are TWO types of replication can happen

1) Database Replication
2) File-Based Replication

Database Replication Includes Global Data & Site Data

  • Global data that replicates by using database replication.
  • Site data that replicates by using database replication.

    Note:- Apart from above two there is local data this is just to specific to the local site.

    Global data includes below : these are flow from CAS to below the Hierarchy

    Alert rules
    Client discovery
    Collections rules and count
    Configuration Items metadata
    Operating system images (boot images and driver packages)
    Package metadata
    Program metadata
    Site control file
    Site security objects (security roles and security scopes)
    Software updates metadata
    System Resource List (site system servers)


    Site Data Replication: These are from Client to reporting/assigned Site

    Alert messages

    Asset Intelligence client access license (CAL) tracking data
    Client Health data
    Client Health history
    Collection membership results
    Component and Site Status Summarizers
    Hardware inventory
    Software distribution status details
    Software inventory and metering
    Software updates site data
    Status messages
    Status summary data

    File-Based Replication: Earlier products there was only one type of Replication and this is file type. Now with SCCM 2012 this was limited two below types, Mainly used for Software packages and software updates.

    File content that replicates by using file-based replication.

    File based Data To the Destination
    Package files used by deployments Sent to primary and secondary sites.
    Data from secondary sites Sent to the primary site (parent) of the secondary site.
    Fallback status point state messages Forwarded to the assigned site when only a single fallback status point is in use.
    Discovery data records Forwarded to the assigned site when not processed at the site where they are generated.

  • SCCM 2012 Client Push – Pre Requirement (HotFix)


    The hotfix described in KB2552033 must be installed on site servers that run Windows Server 2008 R2 when client push installation is enabled.

    For package pre-stage in 2012

    On dp take the check box as pre stage

    From package right click create "prestage content file" to create the package
    This will create the .pkgx file.
    Get the file extractcontent.exe from bin/x64

    Run the below command

    extractcontent.exe /p:e:\path of .pkgx files /s

    These two steps will distribute the package as pre-stage method

    Setupwpf.exe /script