Reinstalling a Management Point on a Secondary Site

I recently ran into an issue where one of my SCCM 2012 SP1 (Cu3) secondary sites that is hosted on a Hyper-V server had a corrupt management point after a power failure in the facility.

The SMS_MP_CONTROL_MANAGER showed the following errors when the site server came back online:

wmierror

Since this site system is a Secondary Site I could not simply remove the role and re-add it (A management point is a requirement for a Secondary Site).  I decided to try the following before delving into reinstalling the Secondary Site.

This is an HTTP based Management Point so I first flipped it to HTTPS, which triggers a reinstall of the MP:

https

As you might expect, this results in a failure since IIS is not configured to support SSL.  This is fine as it is only a temporary measure.

https_error

I then flipped it BACK to HTTP, which once again triggers a reinstall of the MP:

http

My Management Point is now successfully reinstalled and no longer reporting errors.

httpsuccess

Quick and painless!  🙂

Disclaimer: I have no idea if this is a “supported” process from Microsoft so you should research your issue thoroughly and contact MS Support if needed.

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