Symptom: Unable to install sccm 1606 due to sql listener connectivity errors in Azure   1)RPC error when trying to connect to sql listener namespace Cleared this with rpc connectivity to sql listener: 04-26-2017 10:20:38.000    ERROR: Failed to connect to WMI namespace on 04-26-2017 10:21:24.000    ERROR: Failed to call […]

SCCM 1606 – Error at prereq check in Azure

This is what Microsoft say “Microsoft Azure Application Gateway provides an Application Delivery Controller (ADC) as a service, providing many layer 7 load balancing capabilities.”   Essentially it sits above your backend web servers and manages the distribution of traffic pretty simliar to an Azure Load Balancer with a few […]

Azure Application Gateway

Firstly i’m referring to SCCM 2012 SP1 onwards…   I frequently get asked the question “Can you host SCCM in Azure?” and “Is it worth it?”   My response is firstly…YES, it is supported and Microsoft have a statement condoning it: Microsoft’s official Support statement: More recent support statement (includes […]

SCCM in Azure (Pros & Cons)