ConfigMgr : Mac OSX 10.9.4 Software Deployment Issues

Another day, another challenge ūüôā We’re currently testing the Software Deployment functionality in SCCM 2012 R2 for our Mac OSX devices, namely for System Center 2012 EndPoint Protecion (SCEP) as defined here:¬†http://blogs.technet.com/b/jchalfant/archive/2014/02/27/deploying-system-center-endpoint-protection-to-mac-os-x-using-configuration-manager.aspx

I have the deployment working on a OSX 10.9.1 device, however on a 10.9.4 test device I am getting some strange errors, and now SCEP deployment. I am yet to resolve this…

The local OSX device CCMClient log is as follows:

{code lang:text showtitle:false lines:false hidden:false}Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_quar.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_quar.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_sci.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_sci.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.document.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.document.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_daemon.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_daemon.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.SystemCenter2012EndpointProtection.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.SystemCenter2012EndpointProtection.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.sbox_modifier.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.sbox_modifier.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.sbox_restart.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.sbox_restart.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.modules.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.modules.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.finder_menu_10.6_enable.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.finder_menu_10.6_enable.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_scan-1.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_scan-1.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scepbkp.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scepbkp.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.GUI_startup.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.GUI_startup.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.finder_menu_10.5_disable.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.finder_menu_10.5_disable.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.Info.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.Info.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_send.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_send.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_mac.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_mac.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.finder_menu.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.finder_menu.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.finder_menu_10.6_disable.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.finder_menu_10.6_disable.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_scan.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_scan.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_ctl.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_ctl.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_kac.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_kac.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.pkgid.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.pkgid.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.com.microsoft.scep_daemon.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.com.microsoft.scep_daemon.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_set.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_set.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_clean.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_clean.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_kac_64_106.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_kac_64_106.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.Uninstaller.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.Uninstaller.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.finder_menu_10.5_enable.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.finder_menu_10.5_enable.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_kac_32_105.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_kac_32_105.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to fetch package info for PkgId : com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_kac_64_109.pkg        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Failed to GetProperty Version from Configuration Provider. Input NodeUri CIM_AppDetection/CIM_AppDetection.Id=com.microsoft.systemCenter2012EndpointProtection.scep_kac_64_109.pkg,Type=Package/Version : 80070490        01/01/1601 00:00:00    0 (0x0000)
Instance [email protected] is in unexpected format.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†01/01/1601 00:00:00¬†¬†¬†¬†0 (0x0000)
Failed TokenizeInstanceName for Instance Name : [email protected] Input NodeUri : [email protected]/Name¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†01/01/1601 00:00:00¬†¬†¬†¬†0 (0x0000){/code}

SCCM itself shows the deployment as ‘Error’:

ConfigMgr : Mac OSX 10.9.x Support

Update: See the following TechNet article on this bug and how to workaround it, http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2014/07/07/mac-os-x-10-9-3-support-for-system-center-2012-configuration-manager-clients.aspx

In summary, you need to disable the Win32_VideoController hardware inventory class in the Default Client Settings, note that I tested creating a Mac-specific Client Settings policy and this did not resolve the issue.

 


 

Unfortunately I’ve spent the last couple of days chasing my tail on what now appears to be a bug with the SCCM 2012 R2 client for Mac OSX. We’re using the client from here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=39360

Looking here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682077.aspx#BKMK_SupConfigMacClientReq ‚Äď supported Mac OSX versions include 10.9 ‚Äď however I can confirm that 10.9.1 works, but 10.9.4 will not work ‚Äď the client keeps crashing and will not contact the SCCM site server. I have confirmed this on several devices, and it looks as if there are others with this issue: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/macenterprise/O6adotOzLU0/F4TTZ0jYtvgJ – would appear that the issues started with OSX 10.9.3.

Client will enroll successfully, but then will not communicate with the Site Server – the Configuration Manager client utility shows “Communication with the client service has been lost:”

SharePoint : Poor Startup Times and Integrated SSRS Performance

We’ve had an open issue with MS for a while now, regarding poor SharePoint-integrated SSRS performance,namely:

  1. Long delays when opening up integrated SSRS reports first thing in the morning (several minutes in some cases)
  2. Random delays when opening integrated SSRS reports throughout the day (several minutes in some cases)

When troubleshooting a replacement SSL certificate issue I stumbled across the solution.

Continue reading “SharePoint : Poor Startup Times and Integrated SSRS Performance”

Active Directory : Title Attribute Write Permission Delegate

When trying to delegate the permissions for a service account to update user “Title” (job title) attributes in Active Directory we found that despite effective permissions showing write permissions, access was denied.

On further instigation we found that “Write All Properties” worked, which made it even stranger.

The same issue is reported here:http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/e7df62b5-58b0-4ef9-ba42-040170eb1a4f/access-denied-when-changing-users-job-title. The article references the need to modify the attribute in the schema, for us we opted for the Write All Properties option.