Error when installing Adobe CS 5.5 Premium from Application Catalog

Just recently I ran in to some trouble installing Adobe CS 5.5 Premium from the Configuration Manager Application Catalog.
From MSI logging I recieved error: CustomAction CADeploy returned actual error code 1603
But after reviewing the log files created by the Adobe installer in (64-bit) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Installers. I found this line:
ERROR: DW046: Following Conflicting processes were running -
 block:Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe)

So I closed the web-browser (Application Catalog) and the installer ran through and installed without any errors.


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How to move the content library in ConfigMgr 2012 R2

When you want to move the content library in ConfigMgr 2012 R2 from one drive to another, there is a great tool (ContentLibraryTransfer.exe) included in the System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit. Which can be downloaded here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36213

ContentLibraryTransfer.exe –SourceDrive <Current Drive Letter> -TargetDrive <New Drive Letter>


'New-CMOperatingSystemInstaller' powershell cmdlet not working correctly

After using the 'New-CMOperatingSystemInstaller' powershell cmdlet for importing a operating system installer into SCCM 2012 the option 'Distribute content' is grayed out for those installers.

Microsoft have confirmed that the properties are not set properly using powershell and have logged an internal issue on this and are looking at fixing this in a future release. 

The recommendation in the meantime would be to use the UI, or to use WMI to create or modify the properties of that object.