All posts tagged Error Codes

Ugh: CCMSETUP Error Codes

One of the things I’ve lamented and heaped scorn onto in the past is the use of non-standard error codes for processes and installers in particular. Why? Well, if a process or installer returns a standard error code, it’s pretty easy to figure out what that error code means using one of the techniques I described in one of my older posts appropriately titled Error Codes. If, however, a non-standard error code is returned, how is anyone supposed to know what it means especially if the codes aren’t documented by the vendor. Read more…

Error Codes

Administrators new to System Center Configuration Manager (and SMS) are often befuddled by return/error codes from programs delivered using an advertisement.  The common question is typically something like “Where can I find a list of error codes?”  The answer to this question is that you can’t find a list.  Program return/error codes are completely dependent on the program; a developer is free to return any code that they wish using one of many different functions or APIs.  Read more…