Content Status Monitoring – This wasn’t there in SCCM 2007

The Content Status node in the Monitoring workspace provides information about content packages. In the Configuration Manager console, you can review information such as the package name, type, how many distribution points have been targeted, the compliance rate, when the package was created, package ID, and source version. You also find information about distribution status for the package, such as the number of failures, pending distributions, installations, and so on. You can also view detailed status information for any package.

Beginning with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, when you view the status of a distribution in the Content Status node, you can manage distributions that remain in progress to a distribution point or that failed to successfully distribute content to a distribution point. The applicable option to either cancel or redistribute content is available when you view the deployment status message of a distribution job to a distribution point in the Asset Details pane of either the In Progress tab orError tab of the Content Status node. Additionally, the job details display the percentage of the job that has completed when you view the details of a job on the In Progress tab, and the number of retries that remain for a job as well as how long before the next retry occurs when you view the details of a job that is available from theError tab.

When you cancel a deployment that is not yet complete, the distribution job to transfer that content stops. The status of the deployment then updates to indicate the distribution failed and was canceled by a user action. This new status appears in the Error tab. When you redistribute content that previously failed to transfer to a distribution point, Configuration Manager immediately begins deploying that content to the distribution point again and updates the status of the deployment to reflect the ongoing state of that redeployment. When a deployment is near completion, it is possible the action to cancel that distribution will not process before the distribution to the distribution point completes. When this occurs, the action to cancel the deployment is ignored, and the status for the deployment displays as successful.


Published by Abheek Dutta

A perennial thrill-seeker with an avid interest in transforming and improving lives around the globe through the wonderful gift of technology, I am the Senior Vice President of Henson Group . My specialties include Leadership, problem-solving, and putting cutting-edge technology (Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning) in the hands of corporates, startups, and professionals. I have been obsessed with the idea of using technology to solve real-world problems. Having previously worked with global software giants like TCS and IBM, I now usually sit at my office at the World Trade Center, New York and Chandigarh , India. Among my greatest achievements, increasing the revenue of Henson Group by ten-folds in the past two years, remains my favorite along with the fact that Henson Group’s India center has now become ‘a center of excellence’ with its entire technical team being Microsoft certified. On the delivery side, I helped Henson Group attain the prestigious “ Azure Expert MSP Certification “ with Microsoft . Hailing from Jammu, my team has grown from five to 150 employees and associates in just two years. Even during COVID-19 era, our growth has soared while helping corporates, industries and startups to tide over many hurdles and challenges. Henson Group is recently featured at rank 132 in the Inc. 5000 Rating. Skillsets: Cloud Services, Managed Services Provider (MSP), Computers & Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Project management, Leadership , Cyber Security Mr. Dutta manages and monitors the performance of consultants and partners on engagements, communicating with the account executive, project teams, and customers. Works in close collaboration with the Microsoft project manager, providing hands-on project management expertise as required. Mr. Dutta provides direct oversight over the MSP Client Operations team responsible for managing MSP relationships with existing MSP clients and day to day operations of these accounts. Mr. Dutta oversees the Centralized Delivery Team that is responsible for high volume cloud migrations and MSP delivery to current clients. Team consists of over 120+ engineers and project managers.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: