Sccm Updates Stuck Pending Verification

Stuck System Center We have all seen this in the past and no matter how hard we try to fix this BAU issue, and often we are pressed for time because this blocks a Task Sequence deployment, we find ourselves pulling our hair and having to buy a new keyboard (😉). However, I do have other computers that are displaying similar issues with installing patches and updates. It would be great to know if there is a way to 'start over' as if there is nothing in software center and the client needs to go back to the SCCM server to pull all current advertisements and instructions. Stuck System Center We have all seen this in the past and no matter how hard we try to fix this BAU issue, and often we are pressed for time because this blocks a Task Sequence deployment, we find ourselves pulling our hair and having to buy a new keyboard (😉). Apr 26, 2017 For information about how to install this cumulative update, see Update System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and New cumulative update servicing model for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. For information about software update terminology, see Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates.

From time to time, SCCM just isn’t going to cooperate with you. When running published applications from the Software Center, you may notice the apps get stuck at Downloading or Installing (return code 0x80091007 (-2146889721). This happens because the machine rebooted before the SCCM agent can finish updating all the WMI classes (or something has happened to WMI or the content), but after the actual advertisement is completed. The Root/ccm/clientsdk:ccm_program class has not completely updated, resulting in your application falling into limbo. Not great. Do the following to resolve the issue and prevent it from happening again. Make sure you also review Notes at the bottom.

#1 – Return Published Applications – Note the ADV ID’s of apps having problems
gwmi -Namespace root/ccm/policy/machine/actualconfig -Class ccm_softwaredistribution

* if you’d like to output to notepad for easier reading:

gwmi -Namespace root/ccm/policy/machine/actualconfig -Class ccm_softwaredistribution out-file readme.txt notepad.exe readme.txt

#2 – Remove Apps that are having issues using their ADV ID’s

foreach($i in gwmi -Namespace root/ccm/policy/machine/actualconfig -Class ccm_softwaredistribution -Filter “ADV_AdvertisementID=’ABC20183′“){$i.delete()}

foreach($i in gwmi -Namespace root/ccm/policy/machine/actualconfig -Class ccm_softwaredistribution -Filter “ADV_AdvertisementID=’ABC20184‘”){$i.delete()}

foreach($i in gwmi -Namespace root/ccm/policy/machine/actualconfig -Class ccm_softwaredistribution -Filter “ADV_AdvertisementID=’ABC20174‘”){$i.delete()}

foreach($i in gwmi -Namespace root/ccm/policy/machine/actualconfig -Class ccm_softwaredistribution -Filter “ADV_AdvertisementID=’ABC20128‘”){$i.delete()}

#3 – Prevent it from happening again

$ccmProgram = Get-WmiObject -Namespace ROOTCCMClientSDK -Class CCM_Program Where-Object {$_.EvaluationState –eq 14}
If ($ccmProgram -ne $null)
$ccmExecutionRequestEx = Get-WmiObject -Namespace ROOTCCMSoftMgmtAgent –Class CCM_ExecutionRequestEx Where-Object {$_.RunningState -eq “NotifyExecution” -and $_.AdvertID -gt “” -and $_.ContentID -eq $ccmProgram.PackageID}
If ($ccmExecutionRequestEx -ne $null)
$ccmExecutionRequestEx Remove-WmiObject
Start-Process sc.exe -ArgumentList “config smstsmgr depend= winmgmt/ccmexec” -Wait
Restart-Service -Name CcmExec -Force

#4 – Reinitialize Application Deployments using the Control Panel CM Action Item

or run these from an admin prompt

sc stop CcmExec
sc start CcmExec

WMIC /namespace:rootccm path sms_client CALL TriggerSchedule “{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000121}” /NOINTERACTIVE

WMIC /namespace:rootccm path sms_client CALL TriggerSchedule “{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000021}” /NOINTERACTIVE


Four other things you can try if you’re still having issues:

#1 Check the local server anti-virus. I have found SCCM package content in the quarantine area. And, let me tell you, SCCM hates missing content, especially if it’s only partially missing. You must restore the content, and add an exception to the SCCMContentLib folder.

#2 Verify all content is sync’d up between sites (specifically the package you’re having issues with). Make sure this folder’s content is the same at other locations: SCCM_Drive:SCCMContentLib

#3 Clear local ccmcache using the Control Panel CM Applet.

#4 Just re-add the content as a new package, distribute to DPs, test the Software Center.

Delete BITS Tasks

bitsadmin /reset /allusers

cmd /c sc create — binPath= “cmd /c start c:windowssystem32bitsadmin.exe /reset /allusers” type= own & net start — & sc delete —

bitsadmin /reset /allusers

Sccm Updates Stuck Pending Verification Requirements

Rebuild WMI

net stop ccmexec /y
net stop VMAuthdService /y
net stop winmgmt /y
cd %systemroot%system32wbem
rd /S /Q repository
regsvr32 /s %systemroot%system32scecli.dll
regsvr32 /s %systemroot%system32userenv.dll
mofcomp cimwin32.mof
mofcomp cimwin32.mfl
mofcomp rsop.mof
mofcomp rsop.mfl
for /f %%s in (‘dir /b /s *.dll’) do regsvr32 /s %%s
for /f %%s in (‘dir /b *.mof’) do mofcomp %%s
for /f %%s in (‘dir /b *.mfl’) do mofcomp %%s
winmgmt /resetrepository
net start winmgmt
net start VMAuthdService
net start ccmexec

even more…

Problem 1

One scenario that was a little interesting was when we were trying to re-distribute the built in boot images to some distribution points. We had removed the package from the distribution points, as we didn’t think we would need them….turns out we did.

When we went to re-add them, the distribution status kept informing us that there were no distribution points targeted. We did this a few times, both the individual DP’s as well as DP groups, each time we re-open the content locations tab on the boot package properties, it showed no DP’s.

On investigating the logs we found something odd.

The logs were reporting that the content was being REMOVED from the DP, not added to, and then, that it was removing the DP from the date sources.

OK, that’s odd, but how do I fix it?

The Fix – Problem 1

This was the first ‘stuck’ package we had come across in ConfigMgr 2012. It appeared that the package was stuck in a cycle of trying to be removed from the DP’s, but was never finishing the task. The content was still in the SCCMContentLib on both DP’s.

After a bit of a search, we turned up a database query to find which servers the package was located on:

select * from PkgServers where PkgId = ‘ABC00004′ and SiteCode =’YourSiteCode’

This returned 2 entries for the package in question. The interesting bits fields were:

  • Action = 3
  • SiteName = NULL
  • UpdateMask = 8192
  • LastRefresh = 1970…

We deleted the two entries with this command:

delete from PkgServers where PkgId = ‘ABC00004’ and SiteCode = ‘YourSiteCode’

Now, when we went back to the console, we were able to successfully redistribute the package to the DP’s.

Problem 2

The next issue that we came across was after testing some DR processes (failing the Primary Server, and Re-Installing it), we found that the Configuration Manager Client Upgrade Package was not being distributed to one of the DP’s. It was in a failed state and wouldn’t budge.
The trouble with this package is, that it is a hidden package, and you cant refresh it from the console, or delete it, or validate it, etc.

Luckily, there is a PowerShell command that can refresh package. The PackageID for the hidden upgrade package is always the same ‘ABC00003’ where ABC is your SiteCode.

Sccm updates stuck pending verification online

Sccm Updates Stuck Pending Verification Online

$AllDPs = Get-WmiObject -Namespace”RootSMSSite_YourSiteCode” -Query “select * from SMS_DistributionPoint where PackageID = ‘ABC00003′”

foreach ($DP in $AllDPs) {
$DP.RefreshNow = $true

Try as it might though, the primary server couldn’t refresh the package. The distmgr.log revealed the following error:

ExecStaticMethod failed (80041001) SMS_DistributionPoint, FinalizeContent

After a bit of searching, it appeared to be related to a permissions issue.

Looking at the DP’s SCCMContentLibDateLib directory, I could see a folder for the package: ABC00003.6

When trying to open the folder though, I was greeted with an access denied, despite being an admin on the server.

The Fix – Problem 2

TAKE ownership of SCCContentLibDataLibABC00003.6

takeown /F D:SCCContentLibDataLibABC00003.6 /A /R
ICacls D:SCCMContentLibDataLibABC00003.6 /reset

With a reboot, the permissions were restored.

After re-running the PowerShell commands from above, the package was successfully transferred back to the DP.

How to get updates from the Software Center on server core machines? Recently I had to investigate some patching problems on multiple servers. As I’m working mostly on GUI-less operating systems it was time-consuming to display that from the command prompt. I decided to create a script to generate such a report.

Sccm Updates Stuck At Pending Verification

Software Center updates

If you want to open Software Center from the command prompt you can navigate to c:windowsccmscclient.exe or c:windowsccmclientuxscclient.exe. As you probably know it takes some time to open and if you have a list of servers it could take long hours to complete.

To get all updates that are present in the Software Center we can use Get-WMIObject command and WMI class. The CCM_SoftwareUpdate WMI class is a client class, in Configuration Manager, that represents a software update. Enumerating this class gives all the updates that are applicable and need to be installed:

This command will get the following information:

Sccm Updates Stuck Pending Verification Status

  • ArticleID
  • BulletinID
  • ComplianceState
  • ContentSize
  • Deadline
  • Description
  • ErrorCode
  • EstimatedInstallTime
  • EvaluationState
  • ExclusiveUpdate
  • FullName
  • IsO365Update
  • IsUpgrade
  • MaxExecutionTime
  • Name
  • NextUserScheduledTime
  • NotifyUser
  • OverrideServiceWindows
  • PercentComplete
  • Publisher
  • RebootOutsideServiceWindows
  • RestartDeadline
  • StartTime
  • Type
  • UpdateID
  • URL
  • UserUIExperience
  • __CLASS
  • __GENUS
  • __PATH
  • __SERVER

In my case, I just needed ArticleID, Publisher, Software, Description, State, StartTime and DeadLine. As the state (EvaluationState) was represented by the number I had to use the switch and translate this to readable format:

Final script:

Sccm Updates Stuck Pending Verification Form

I next article I will show you how to install those patches 🙂

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