Troubleshooting System Center Configuration Manager
By Peter Egerton, Gerry Hampson
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: March 2016
Pages: 248

Troubleshoot all the aspects of your Configuration Manager installation, from basic easy checks to the advanced log files and serious issues

About This Book

  • Learn to troubleshoot Configuration Manager 2012 based versions of Microsoft System Center
  • Understand the usability of tools and find resolutions to all the issues of Configuration Manager
  • A step-by-step practical guide with the necessary screenshots and examples

Who This Book Is For

If you are new to Configuration Manager or have experience with it, and are interested in identifying, diagnosing and resolving the System Center Configuration Manager administration issues then this book is for you.

What You Will Learn

  • Fix your clients and install them correctly
  • Understand how your Configuration Manager hierarchy works
  • Extend your error information
  • Troubleshoot Configuration Manager roles
  • Know your options when faced with problems
  • Prevent future problems occurring

In Detail

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager is the most popular enterprise client management solution in the world with some of the best features available. Troubleshooting this product, however, is not always as simple as you might want, not least getting to know the hundreds of log files and understanding how the various components work.

The book starts with discussing the most commonly used tools for troubleshooting the variety of problems that can be seen in Configuration Manager. It then moves to providing a high level view of the available log files, their locations, what they relate to and what they typically contain. Next, we will look at how we can fully utilize and extend all the available information from the console monitoring pane through to the status messages and down into error logging with some further reaches into WMI, SQL, registry and the file structure. You will then learn what the common error codes mean, how to make sense of the less common ones and what they actually mean with respect to Configuration Manager. Further to this, you will pick up widely acknowledged best practices both from a proactive stance when carrying out your daily administrative tasks and also from a reactive position when the green lights start to turn red right down to a complete failure situation. By the end of the book, you will be competent enough to identify and diagnose the root causes of System Center Configuration Manager administration issues and resolving them.

Style and approach

An easy to follow yet practical guide that will advise you on what tools and information you have available to troubleshoot with, if you can extend that information and what to look for solving the issues.

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