SCCM Maintance windows
I applied a maintance windows to my server collection to reboot at midnight when it is Patch Tuesday. My other collections which are for desktops, and none of those computers are in that collectionalso gets the maintance windows applied to them.
October 22nd, 2009 2:21pm
It could be that you are not suppressing the reboot, for this check the template as well as the Deployment information.you can run a report on the machine to see what Maintwindows it has (if any) It could be that the machine is in another collection that has a window. Since Maint windows are cumulative if they are in one, then all advertisments are affectec by it. If they are inseveral collections and they each have a different window then the computer will be able to restart/patch/etc in any one of those individual windows.Here is a right click tool that is useful.http://www.sccm-tools.com/tools/rightclick/Rightclick-Collectionlisting.htmlIt will tell you what collection the computer is in, if it has a window, and you can configure it for a * or the window data to be shown.http://www.sccm-tools.com http://sms-hints-tricks.blogspot.com
October 22nd, 2009 3:04pm
The computers are not in any collection that has a Maint window. I ran the report for Maint windows and it shows nothing.
October 22nd, 2009 4:06pm
Have you confirmed that the Deployment has not been changedfor "Supress restarts"Can you post the log data that show a Maint window is being applied.http://www.sccm-tools.com http://sms-hints-tricks.blogspot.com
October 22nd, 2009 4:11pm
You are saying that you applied a maint window but the clients are not adhering to it and the report shows that the clients do not have a maint window? If that's the case are the clients doing everything else as normal, stuff like inventory? If yes then the first thing I would do is remove the maint windows, wait a little while then add it back. Also before doing that take a look at the ServiceWindowManager.log on a couple clients.John Marcum | http://www.TrueSec.com/en/Training.htm | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jmarcum
October 22nd, 2009 4:12pm
John it is the other way. I have a maint window on my server collection which is working but it is also being applied to all my computers in SCCM. These computers are not a part of this collection.
October 22nd, 2009 4:21pm
You ran the report, but have you individually checked a computer? There are two tools I'm aware of to look at a client, and what *it* thinks (locally) regardingMaintenance Windows.1e has a free tool (called Service Window): http://www.1e.com/Downloads/FreeTools/index.aspxRoger Zander's Client Center has a pane to check that. https://sourceforge.net/projects/smsclictr/files/Standardize. Simplify. Automate.
October 22nd, 2009 4:27pm
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October 29th, 2009 1:38pm