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Monthly Archives: September 2014

SCCM 2012: SCUP cannot create self-signed certificate when installed on Windows Server 2012 R2


When install System Center Update Publisher (SCUP) 2011 on Server 2012 R2 you cannot create a self-signed certificate. This is by design, since WSUS 4.1 shipped with Server 2012 R2 does not support issuing of self-signed certificate. More on this subject is here.

Workaround: Generate a certificate from internal certificate authority (CA) as described: “System Center Updates Publisher Signing Certificate Requirements & Step-by-Step Guide

SCUP Support Statement update is here


UPDATE: WSUS team published a workaround, describing how you can re-enable the old behaviour. There is a note though saying self-signed API is considered and obsolete and can be removed at any moment

PowerShell: PowerShell ISE stopped to work

Issue: PowerShell ISE stopped to work. Pop ups the following error:

The application cannot start because it could not access the user settings file: ‘C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft_Corporation\powershell_ise.exe_StrongName_lw2v2vm3wmtzzpebq33gybmeoxukb04w\\user.config’

Resolution: I renamed the file on the path indicated in the error and ISE recreated one on the next start


Original solution was found here

SCCM 2012: OSD Windows 8 : First logon fails with "The universal unique identifier (UUID) type is not supported"

When you deploy Windows 8/8.1 using SCCM 2012/2012 R2 the first logon fails with abovementioned error.

Microsoft has a KB about that: describing two workarounds. The easier way is to force a reboot at the end of TS using SMSTSPostAction variable in the TS set to “shutdown /r /t 0”