SCCM ADR Failure Alerts Setup Using ConfigMgr Subscriptions | ConfigMgr

Now, let’s understand how to build SCCM ADR Failure Alerts Setup Using ConfigMgr (a.k.a SCCM) Subscriptions. I saw a question in the HTDM Forum about alerts for ADR failures. Learn How do we monitor ADR sync failures from SCOM?

An Automatic Deployment Rule (ADR) streamlines the approval and deployment of software updates. The Rule efficiently incorporates software updates into either a new software update group with each run or into an existing group, providing flexibility and ease of management.

I already explained how to create an SCCM Automatic Deployment Rule. Ensure you have hotfixes/patches available under \Software Library\Overview\Software Updates\Automatic Deployment Rules.

Index
Enable SCCM ADR Failure Alerts
Existing ADR Rules
New ADR Rules
Check ADR Alerts
Subscription
Results – ADR Failure Alerts
SCCM ADR Failure Alerts Setup Using ConfigMgr Subscriptions | ConfigMgr – Table 1

Enable SCCM ADR Failure Alerts

Let’s find out how to enable SCCM ADR failure alerts. There are two scenarios explained below:

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Existing ADR Rules

For the EXISTING ADR rules, follow the following steps to enable Configuration Manager alerts for ADR failures.

  • Make sure you have enabled the following option from ADR Rule properties.
    • Click on the Alerts Tab
    • Make sure that the following option under Configuration Manager Alerts is enabled.
      • Specify the criteria for generating a Configuration Manager Alert
        • Generate an alert when this Rule Fails
SCCM ADR Failure Alerts Setup Using ConfigMgr Subscriptions | ConfigMgr - Fig.1
SCCM ADR Failure Alerts Setup Using ConfigMgr Subscriptions | ConfigMgr – Fig.1

New ADR Rules

You can use the following steps for the NEW ADR Rules to enable Configuration Manager alerts for ADR failures.

  • Set the alerts using the following option.
    • Generate an alert when this Rule fails
  • Click the Next button.

NOTE! You can determine whether the alert configuration works by enabling the Generate an alert option; the following conditions are met.

SCCM ADR Failure Alerts Setup Using ConfigMgr Subscriptions | ConfigMgr - Fig.2
SCCM ADR Failure Alerts Setup Using ConfigMgr Subscriptions | ConfigMgr – Fig.2

Check ADR Alerts

Now, let’s check and understand the ADR alerts.

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  • Navigate to \Monitoring\Overview\Alerts\All Alerts.
  • Click on Rule Failure Alert to find more details.
    • Name: Rule Failure Alert.
    • Type Rule: Failure.
    • Feature Area: Software update management.
    • Condition: Generate an alert if a Rule named “HTMD ADR for Windows 10 Monthly Security Patches” fails during execution.
    • Alert Text: The Rule “HTMD ADR for Windows 10 Monthly Security Patches” failed during execution.
    • Status: Enabled.
SCCM ADR Failure Alerts Setup Using ConfigMgr Subscriptions | ConfigMgr - Fig.3
SCCM ADR Failure Alerts Setup Using ConfigMgr Subscriptions | ConfigMgr – Fig.3

Let’s check the alert status from the properties of Rule Failure alerts using the Configure button.

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SCCM ADR Failure Alerts Setup Using ConfigMgr Subscriptions | ConfigMgr – Fig.4

Subscription

Let’s create a subscription for email alerts for ConfigMgr ADR failures.

  • Select the Failure alerts for Rule Failure alerts from All Alerts.
  • Click on Create Subscription from the Ribbon.
    • From New Subscription Window.
      • Enter the name of the subscription: HTMD ADR Rule Failure Alert.
      • Enter an email address[email protected].
      • Select the email LanguageEnglish.
    • Click OK to complete the process.
SCCM ADR Failure Alerts Setup Using ConfigMgr Subscriptions | ConfigMgr - Fig.5
SCCM ADR Failure Alerts Setup Using ConfigMgr Subscriptions | ConfigMgr – Fig.5

Results – ADR Failure Alerts

  • Navigate to \Monitoring\Overview\Alerts\Subscriptions.
  • To configure email notifications for alerts, use Microsoft Docs here.
SCCM ADR Failure Alerts Setup Using ConfigMgr Subscriptions | ConfigMgr - Fig.6
SCCM ADR Failure Alerts Setup Using ConfigMgr Subscriptions | ConfigMgr – Fig.6

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Author

Anoop C Nair is Microsoft MVP! He is a Device Management Admin with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is a Blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His primary focus is Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. He writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc.

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