October, 2013

  • Migrating App-V Packages– "OSD file defines incompatible OS requirements”

    Ran into an interesting issue while trying to migrate some App-V Applications from ConfigMgr 2007 to 2012 SP1. Most of the App-V packages migrated fine, however a few of them reported an error

    “OSD file defines incompatible OS requirements”

    After taking a look at the OSD file, according to this list all of the OS version listed were fine. After some troubleshooting I found that all the failing Applications had multiple OSD files associated. This led me to the solution.

    If you have multiple OSD files as part of an App-V Application, you must have the same OS requirements listed in all of the OSD files. Once we fixed the compatible OS list, the Application migrated successfully. 

  • Supported AV clients for SCEP to automatically remove

    I’ve just spent a frustrating 10 minutes searching bing/google for the list of the supported anti-virus programs that SCEP (System Center Endpoint Protection) can automatically uninstall. So to save my scalp for a future hair pulling, I thought I’d blog the list so I can find it quickly next time. Hopefully bing/google will index this post and save us all some time!

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682067.aspx#BKMK_EndpointProtectionDeviceSettings

    Automatically remove previously installed antimalware software before Endpoint Protection is installed

    Endpoint Protection uninstalls the following antimalware software only:

    • Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition version 10
    • Symantec Endpoint Protection version 11
    • Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition version 12
    • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise version 8
    • Trend Micro OfficeScan
    • Microsoft Forefront Codename Stirling Beta 2
    • Microsoft Forefront Codename Stirling Beta 3
    • Microsoft Forefront Client Security v1
    • Microsoft Security Essentials v1
    • Microsoft Security Essentials 2010
    • Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010
    • Microsoft Security Center Online v1
  • Redistribute Package in Configuration Manager 2012

    One pain point with Configuration Manager 2007, was that when a package failed to distribute content to a distribution point after the retry count was exceeded, it was permanently stuck in a distributing state. There was no easy supported method to redistribute that package to a specific Distribution Point.

    Now in 2012 we have the new option to Redistribute a package.

    Open the properties of any application or package and click on the Content Locations tab.

    From there you can either select a specific Distribution point or a Distribution Point Group. see Figures below

    Application Properties

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    Package Properties

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    then Click on Redistribute

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    Click OK on the Warning and the package will then redistribute the content to that DP or DP Group.