Troubleshooting ConfigMgr 2012 Client Migration using Powershell (Part 5)

In this post we'll look at troubleshooting WMI errors.  Fixing every potential WMI issue is beyond the scope of this blog series, but what we can do it run the WMIDiag utility on the client machine, and this is very helpful to diagnose potential issues with WMI.  The report generated by WMIDiag contains advice on … Continue reading Troubleshooting ConfigMgr 2012 Client Migration using Powershell (Part 5)

Troubleshooting ConfigMgr 2012 Client Migration using Powershell (Part 4)

In this post, we'll look at another cause of ConfigMgr client upgrade failure - the SMS Task Sequence Agent service is running.  It can sometimes happen that a task sequence gets 'stuck' and never completes, but the SMS Task Sequence Agent service (smstsmgr) is started and never stopped.  Usually I have found that it 'freezes' … Continue reading Troubleshooting ConfigMgr 2012 Client Migration using Powershell (Part 4)

Troubleshooting ConfigMgr 2012 Client Migration using Powershell (Part 3)

In this post, we'll start looking at some of the common reasons why client upgrades fail, and how to resolve them. Firewall Restrictions or Missing Boundaries If the client computer has the Windows firewall turned on and the required exceptions are not made, then it may report in the CCM.log on the site server that … Continue reading Troubleshooting ConfigMgr 2012 Client Migration using Powershell (Part 3)

Troubleshooting ConfigMgr 2012 Client Migration using Powershell (Part 2)

In this post, we'll run a Powershell script that will perform the client checks we discussed in the last post, against multiple machines that failed to install the ConfigMgr client.  Note, all the scripts in these posts are designed to run in Powershell ISE. Create a Collection for Computers without the SCCM Client The first thing … Continue reading Troubleshooting ConfigMgr 2012 Client Migration using Powershell (Part 2)

Troubleshooting ConfigMgr 2012 Client Migration using Powershell (Part 1)

In this series of posts, I want to look at practical ways to troubleshoot ConfigMgr client migrations, and include a number of Powershell scripts to help in the process.  These processes were tested on a client migration from ConfigMgr 2007 R3 to 2012 R2. In my experience the majority of client migrations work well using the … Continue reading Troubleshooting ConfigMgr 2012 Client Migration using Powershell (Part 1)