Category Archives: Configuration Manager

ExtnProv provider started with result code 0x80041013 extnprov.dll

I recently assisted a client with a very specific issue which was stopping the SCCM Console from loading. During my investigation I found there was no suitably ranked article and so here is the issue outline and resolution. Key error codes:- In 'Windows Logs\Application and Service Logs\Microsoft\Windows\WMI-Activity' log you see event source WMI-Activity Event 5857…
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Inventory Microsoft SQL Server Information with Configuration Manager 2012

Accurately inventory and report on Microsoft SQL Server Instances with SCCM 2012 It is ironic that Configuration Manager provides such basic inventory capabilities for products such as Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange. This solution addresses the limitations of attempting SQL Server inventory with the native inventory information available. Specifically this solution provides the following…
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Client Activity Information Refresh in the Configuration Manager Console

I had someone ask me if Configuration Manager was broken today because the clients hardware inventory date stamp was taking a long time to update in the Configuration Manager Console. Specifically I refer to the information shown in the image below:- The inventory information was in the resource explorer but not being reflected here. Firstly…
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Active Directory Group Manager for Configuration Manager 2012

Ultimately it becomes a choice of trading deployment speed for system performance but with Group Manager it doesn't have to be this way... The Challenge:- The majority of our customers and the environments we work in, leverage an Active Directory Group based deployment method within Configuration Manager. Specifically this configuration consists of:- A Domain Local…
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