Remove SCCM Distribution Point Role

If you work in a large SCCM/MECM environment you may run into a time when all of your remote Distribution Points need to be replaced with new servers for a hardware refresh. Servers are built with the latest OS, boxed up and shipped and then installed on-site at their new locations. Once they’re there, you … Read more

Trigger SCCM Client Actions Remotely

Sometimes you just need a quick way to trigger SCCM Client Actions remotely and you don’t want to have to build a Collection and wait for it to update before using Right-Click tools to do it. PowerShell Method WMIC Method (deprecated) Script Example For a full list of available Client Action Triggers see:

SCCM Backup Fails with VSSWriter Error

We recently had the SCCM Backup task start failing on one of our Primary Sites. Worked fine for years, then all of a sudden it just stopped working. After doing a little digging, I could see the backup was failing on the VSS Initialization during the SQL portion of the backup. In the SMSBKUP.LOG on … Read more

SQL Query for Distribution Point Free Space

In this SQL query, I return the Server Name, Site Code, Description, Domain Name, Volume, Total (GB), Free (GB) and % Free. The query uses 3 main views: vDistributionPointsvSummarizer_SiteSystemv_R_System You can use this in a Daily Dashboard to identify servers experiencing low disk space and remediate them before the Distribution Point space becomes critically low.