Today I installed the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 Console on another Windows 8.1 machine. I already deployed my package on my Workstation, so I didn’t expect to get any issues. But after the Installation, I wasn’t able to connect to my SCCM hierarchy, the well-known error “Configuration Manager cannot connect to the site (….”:
Because I was sure, everything is Ok with my account, I knew it has to be something with the Network/Firewall or with the Installation. I then uninstalled the console, and Installed it again, but I had no success. I then uninstalled it again, deleted registry Keys and installed the console, still no success. I then disabled the Firewall on the Client to check if there is a network issue, still no Connection possible.
And now? I then began to compare the registry entries from the Windows 8.1 machines, and found out, that the Key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\ConfigMgr10\AdminUI\QueryProcessors\WQL was missing.
This Key has on the machine where the console is functional three String Values:
Take this registry Export as example:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
"Assembly Path"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Configuration Manager\\AdminConsole\\bin\\AdminUI.WqlQueryEngine.dll"
After adding those values on the other machine, the console started working.
Hope this helps, Martin