ConfigMgr 2012 – KB Article 2869380 Released

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Microsoft has just released the following KB Article which includes a Hotfix:

FIX: A task sequence stops responding when multiple task sequences are started in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager


Consider the following scenario:

  • You create 10 packages from an .msi file on a Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager site server.
  • You create 10 task sequences that contain “Install Package” steps that reference one of the packages.
  • You assign the task sequence to a collection.
  • You update the policy on the client in the collection, and run all 10 task sequences at the same time through Software Center.

In this scenario, one of the task sequences may stop responding in the “Installing” state while other task sequences remain in the “Waiting to install” state. Additionally, some task sequences may remain in the “Available” state on the Available Software tab even though you had selected to install them.

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About the Author:

Cliff Hobbs is a 12 times Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), the first to be awarded in the UK for Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) back in 2004 and every year since (first in System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) and then Enterprise Client Management). He has worked as a Consultant with SMS since version 2.0 (over 16 years) and ConfigMgr/ SCCM during which time he has gained extensive experience of designing, deploying, and supporting large enterprise-wide systems management solutions on behalf of many companies such as Microsoft, HP, EDS, Getronics, 1E and Abbey across multiple industry sectors. As well as running this website in his spare time Cliff enjoys travelling with his wife and son, and photography.
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