Manage SCCM Software Center remotely

This week I decided to investigate the art of writing Powershell Modules.
After doing some research on the internet I decided to write me a Module for remote managing the SCCM Software Center.

We currently use Cireson Remote Manage App for this.
But the problem with that product is that it loads a lot of unneeded info when you connect to the client you want to manage.
Which obviously takes too much time!
So that’s how I got to the idea to write my own Powershell Module.

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IOS “Account not onboarderd” while enrolling

Recently I reinstalled my Intune connector after some problems.
So I had to recreate my APN certificate request and renew my Apple Push Certificate.
After going through this steps I ended up with iPads who couldn’t enroll anymore.
They gave the following error: “Account not onboarderd”

After executing the steps below everything started working again.

  • Go to Administration -> Cloud Services -> Microsoft Intune Subscriptions
  • Select your connector and go to Configure Platforms -> IOS
  • Uncheck “Enable IOS and Mac OS X (MDM) enrollment” and press OK”

Now connect to your site database and execute the following statements:

update SC_ClientComponent_Property set Value2 = '' where Name like '%APNS%'
delete from MDMPolicy where PolicyType = 7
delete from MDMPolicyAssignment where PolicyType = 7
update SC_ClientComponent_Property set Value2 = '' where Name like '%APNS%'
delete from MDMPolicy where PolicyType = 11
delete from MDMPolicyAssignment where PolicyType = 11
DELETE Drs_Signals

Now recreate your APN Certificate Request, renew you Apple Push Certificate and add it to the IOS tab in Configure Platforms.

Decline / exclude an update in SCCM 2012

Recently I needed to decline an update in SCCM 2012 so it wouldn’t install.

Remove / Decline Update

  • Go to All Software Updates
  • Find the Update you want to decline
  • Highlight and right-click, then select Edit Membership
  • Uptick all of the Software Update Groups and click OK

Stop automatic approval via Automated Deployment Rule

  • Set the Custom Severity for the update you want to exclude to Low
  • In the Automated Deployment Rule, add the Custom Severity field and set it to None. This will exclude any update(s) that are set to Low.


Publishing large updates to WSUS

Yesterday I was struggling while publishing SQL updates to WSUS with SCUP.
I bumped into the following error message:

CabUtilities.CheckCertificateSignature File cert verification failed for 
with 2147943792

After long hours of searching for a solution I finally found one.
It seems that the default cab size limit of WSUS is 384MB.
So i found some powershell code to resize the maximum cab size to 1024MB.


$wsus = [Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration.AdminProxy]::GetUpdateServer()
$size = $wsus.GetConfiguration().LocalPublishingMaxCabSize
Write-host "Current Max Size: " $size
$config = $wsus.GetConfiguration()
$config.LocalPublishingMaxCabSize = 1024