SCCM Non-Client Troubleshooting Steps

Sometimes the most challenging part of the Configuration Manager 2007 can be ensuring that the client successfully reports to the site server. This document will describe step by step instructions to troubleshoot Non-Client Machines. 
There are various reasons why a client may not be able to report to even if the SCCM agent is installed on a machine. A few of these reasons with troubleshooting are discussed below:
1. The first thing to check is whether the client is on the network, and if it’s not on the network, does the system even exist?  It’s possible that represents a stale record from AD.
2. Systems NOT on the network:  If the system is not actually on the network, check if it is shutdown, and if so if it’s been shut down for long time.  If yes then first restart the system and then initiate the discovery cycle from the control panel agent properties action TAB.
3. Stale Entries:  When you use AD discovery, the DDRs (Data Discovery Records) are created for the computers that reside in the AD container that we have requested to be queried by the discovery process. If that container has the stale records for the resources, then client records may be created for systems that don’t actually exist, thus they will never report.
There is a Maintenance task that will clear the inactive records but if the discovery process runs again and the AD container still has these entries then they will simply show up again.
Resolution: For the stale records you need to make sure that the AD container is cleared of these stale records and scavenging is done for the computers container in AD regularly. Once this is done you can either make use of the maintenance task or you can create a collection for the NON SMS CLIENTS and then do a delete special to the collection so that the entries will be removed permanently from the SMS\SCCM database. Then a discovery can be run which will bring back only the active systems in the collection.
4. Repair Client:
Function RepairClient([String] $strComputer)
$SMSCli = [wmiclass] "\\$strComputer\root\ccm:sms_client"
Launch PowerShell, paste this function at the prompt (you may have to hit return once or twice to get back to your command prompt), and as long as you're in this PowerShell session, you can run the command as follows:

RepairClient COMPTUER1

(where COMPUTER1 is the remote computer to repair).
5. Uninstalling > Re-installing the Client:
Steps to do that:
1. Log in to the computer
2. Open run window and run “C:\Windows\ccmsetup\ccmsetup.exe /uninstall” command to uninstall the client.
3. Open ccmsetup.log from C:\Windows\ccmsetup and check the logs till you find the entry shown in figure

4. Reboot the system.
5. Run the command C:\Windows\ccmsetup\ccmsetup.exe from run window and check the logs till you find this “Installation Succeeded” Entry in the logs.

6. If you received the error in the ccmsetup.log while installing or uninstalling the client as shown below
MSI: Setup failed due to unexpected circumstances
The error code is 80004005 ccmsetup
Installation failed with error code 1603 ccmsetup
Next retry in 120 minute(s)...
Or same logs in the Client.msi log file 

What this is basically telling you is that WMI is out to lunch and has been reported as AWOL. To resolve these log file issues you must delete or rename the machines WMI Repository and allow it to recreate itself.

Follow the steps below to accomplish this:

1 Stop the "Windows Management Instrumentation" service while stopping it will prompt  to stop other services    as shown below > Click yes

2. Rename the %WinDir%\System32\Wbem\Repository folder  to  ”Oldrepository”.

3.  Restart the “Windows Management Instrumentation service” and all the services mentioned above in the screenshot.

4. Verify that the %WinDir%\System32\Wbem\Repository folder has been recreated.

5. Reboot the System
6. Follow the steps described in step 5(Uninstalling > Re-installing the Client :)) all over again and Client will start reporting to SCCM server.



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