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System Center 2012 Configuration Manager : Troubleshooting and Resolving Content Mismatch Warnings on a Distribution Point with Powershell

8:09 pm in CM12, CM12 R2, CM12 SP1, powershell, R2, SCCM 2012, sccm 2012 R2, SCCM 2012 SP1, script by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]


You might see content mismatch warnings in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager when content validation runs and determines that there is a discrepancy between the expected list of packages in WMI on the distribution point and the packages in the content library as shown in the screenshot below.

You can see an example of this scenario in the following screenshot where a distribution point has a Warning state and there is a status message in the Details tab in the Details pane that shows there was a failure to retrieve the package list.


How to detect it and how to fix it manually is described here in the following article :

BUT , that is all manual work , and we hate that , don’t we Smile with tongue out . Doing this on around 35 Distribution points by hand isn’t an easy solution. Luckily we have an excellent PowerShell scripter in our team and all credits for creating this script goes to  Bart Serneels. He has written a PowerShell script to do all the work . He was happy to share this with you guys on the Technet Gallery.

As the package is not on the site and you must remove the package from WMI on the distribution point. The namespace to connect to is root\sccmdp. The class that contains the list of packages expected is SMS_PackagesInContLib.

Bart Serneels made a script to automate the removal of the invalid instances (those of which the package does not exist in the console anymore) in WMI on all distribution points. You can download it from


Hope it Helps ,

Kenny Buntinx

MVP Enterprise Client Management

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit & SDK Updated and Released

10:29 am in CM12 R2, SCCM 2012, sccm 2012 R2, SDK, too, Toolkit by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]


Microsoft released 2 new side tooling , called the “System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SDK” and the “System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit

“System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit” : is a collection of 15 tools that extend ConfigMgr 2012 in some way, providing features for troubleshooting, monitoring, security, and management.

There are three new tools: DP Job Manager, Collection Evaluation Viewer, and the Content Library Explorer.

  • DP Job Manager aids in troubleshooting and managing the jobs created to distribute content across the distribution points in the hierarchy.
  • Collection Evaluation Viewer gives details on collection evaluation to help admins troubleshoot issues.
  • Content Library Explorer gives deep insight into the content library to provide the ability to determine and solve problems.

The download is available from here: System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit


“System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SDK” :

The System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SDK has also been released today.

You will notice 21 new entry’s for a number of features, including managing clients and content management. There are also a total of 37 updated Classes and methods. You can view the MSDN online SDK content here:

Here is a summary of the changes and contents of the R2 SDK:


They re-added the Configuration Manage Application Approval Workflow connector to the SDK. The AAW was previously a stand-alone solution accelerator for leveraging Service Manager and Orchestrator to enable complex application approval workflows.However , the team of has written an awesome extended AWW tool for approvals thru email. Check here : Enabling Email approvals for your requested applications in Configuration Manager 2012 

Download the installable SDK from here:


Hope it Helps ,

Kenny Buntinx

Enterprise Client Management MVP