iOS App Catalog for Microsoft Intune just got better!

It just getting better and better that makes the subscription worth the price. Company portal app has been updated with some nice change.

Read the post here

ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 & ConfigMgr 2012 SP2 have been Released!

These releases have been announced at Microsoft Ignite and are now generally available & can be downloaded from Microsoft evaluation center.

Also included in these service packs are new hybrid features for customers using System Center Configuration Manager integrated with Microsoft Intune to manage devices. Some of the hybrid features that you can expect to see are conditional access policy, mobile application management, and support for Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP). You can view the full list of hybrid features included in these service packs here.

ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Site Component Manager failed to install component SMS_PORTALWEB_CONTROL_MANAGER on server

Found an error from Component Status that SMS_PORTALWEB_CONTROL_MANAGER has failed.


Solution: This has always been the issue with IIS ASP.NET. Ensure the latest ASP.NET version is successfully registered.

Launch Command Prompt

Go to %Windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\<latest_version>

Run this command –> aspnet_regiis.exe –i

Change User Profile Default Location in Windows 7

Found a nice site to guide us on how to change the default user profile location.

Please refer to the full guide here

SCCM 2012 Console not connecting to Database

Encountered some operator machines that they are not able to connect to their SCCM Console. Below is the error screenshot.


Checked DCOM & even repaired WMI doesn’t help to resolve it. Found something interesting from SMSAdminUI.log (from %ProgramFiles%\Configuration Manager\Console\AdminUILog) and found errors contains The performance counter ‘# result objects in memory’ was not found.

Fix this by running a command, LODCTR /R

Once complete, you should get a message as below:

Reinstall SCCM Console and your console should be able to launch and connect to SCCM now.

ConfigMgr 2012 R2: Failed to update Boot Image

Kept on getting error “Failed to insert OSD binaries into the mounted WIM file”


The steps I did to fix this issue was to replace the wim file with the ADK WinPE file. Here’s the steps:

1. Rename the faulty boot.wim in folder <SCCM_Installation_Folder\osd\boot\x64 to boot.bak
2. Copy winpe.wim from <ADK_Installation_Drive>\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\x64\en-us to <SCCM_Installation_Folder>\osd\boot\x64
3. Rename winpe.wim to boot.wim
4. Paste the same winpe.wim to the same folder and rename it to boot.<packageID>.wim


You may redo this for x86 if it’s giving you the same issue.

ConfigMgr 2012 R2: Easy tool to change Security Scopes

Thanks Ryan for the tool!

Not much wizard steps needed to change security scopes for an environment.


You can download the tool here



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