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SCCM Ticker App Error - The Announcement could not be posted

Hey everyone!

I keep running into an intermittent error with the SCCM Ticker App which prevents me from creating announcements. The error I receive is "The Announcement could not be posted". Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't; however, I am always dealing with more pressing issues whenever I try to use the ticker app, so troubleshooting efforts have been minimal. We do not have a CAS, and I have tried creating announcements from my workstation as well as locally on the primary site server.

Here are the recent contents of the CiresonTickerAdmin.log:

2017-06-20 12:48:47 contoso\bjblazkowics : ------------ Initializing new instance of Cireson Ticker App --------------
2017-06-20 12:48:47 contoso\bjblazkowics : ------------ Cireson.TickerAdmin version 1.2.1608.9 --------------
2017-06-20 12:48:47 contoso\bjblazkowics : ------------ Hosted by System Center Configuration Manager version 5.1.8453.1000 --------------
2017-06-20 12:48:47 contoso\bjblazkowics : ------------ Connected to Site PS1 --------------
2017-06-20 12:48:47 contoso\bjblazkowics : Found custom severity 'Information'. Adding to list
2017-06-20 12:48:47 contoso\bjblazkowics : Found custom severity 'Warning'. Adding to list
2017-06-20 12:48:47 contoso\bjblazkowics : Found custom severity 'Critical'. Adding to list
2017-06-20 12:48:47 contoso\bjblazkowics : Found Color Scheme 'Contoso'. Adding to list
2017-06-20 12:48:47 contoso\bjblazkowics : Found Color Scheme 'Information'. Adding to list
2017-06-20 12:48:47 contoso\bjblazkowics : Found Color Scheme 'Service Restored'. Adding to list
2017-06-20 12:48:47 contoso\bjblazkowics : Loading color scheme ''.
2017-06-20 12:48:47 contoso\bjblazkowics : Loading posted announcements. Expired announcements are excluded
2017-06-20 12:48:51 contoso\bjblazkowics : Loading color scheme 'Information'.
2017-06-20 12:48:53 contoso\bjblazkowics : Loading color scheme 'Service Restored'.
2017-06-20 12:49:56 contoso\bjblazkowics : Previewing announcement
2017-06-20 12:50:15 contoso\bjblazkowics : Preparing to post announcement.
2017-06-20 12:50:15 contoso\bjblazkowics : Checking if current user has permissions to initialize client notification for collection 'Workstations.Managed'.
2017-06-20 12:50:15 contoso\bjblazkowics : Current user has permission to initiate client notification, proceeding.
2017-06-20 12:50:15 contoso\bjblazkowics : Initiating Client Notification actiontype 8 for collection 'Workstations.Managed'
2017-06-20 12:50:15 contoso\bjblazkowics : Client Notification method returned operationID 16778290
2017-06-20 12:50:15 contoso\bjblazkowics : Getting TaskID for currently processed Client Notification.
2017-06-20 12:50:15 contoso\bjblazkowics : Returned TaskID {41e464a1-5b54-4ba7-b12b-132be1fb1ce5}
2017-06-20 12:50:15 contoso\bjblazkowics : Checking if Inventory Class 'Cireson_Ticker' exists.
2017-06-20 12:50:15 contoso\bjblazkowics : Inventory Class 'Cireson_Ticker' exist. Setting Announcement details.
2017-06-20 12:50:15 contoso\bjblazkowics : Altering inventory configuration to hold the Announcement.
2017-06-20 12:50:15 contoso\bjblazkowics : Mof data retrieved. 931 characters imported
2017-06-20 12:50:15 contoso\bjblazkowics : Connecting to namespace '\\SCCMSERVER\root\sms\site_PS1'.
2017-06-20 12:50:15 contoso\bjblazkowics : Successfully connected to namespace '\\SCCMSERVER\root\sms\site_PS1'.
2017-06-20 12:50:15 contoso\bjblazkowics : Importing Mof data into ConfigMgr.
2017-06-20 12:50:16 contoso\bjblazkowics : Error: Unable to save inventory configuration. (No inner exception)
2017-06-20 12:50:16 contoso\bjblazkowics : Error message:


Note that the error message after the colon is blank in the logs.

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  • F_ChristiansenF_Christiansen Cireson Dev Advanced IT Monkey ✭✭✭
    Hi Alex,

    Could you send along the smsprov.log from the time when you get the error?
    This will help in troubleshooting.
    Typically found in %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Logs
    Note this log is constantly changing, and saved into smsprov.lo_ when grown to a certain size.

    Best regards
    Flemming Appelon Christiansen
  • madisonquinnmadisonquinn Member IT Monkey ✭
    Hello, 

    For this Error: Unable to save inventory configuration. (No inner exception) 

    1) Try adding the responsibility to the User. 

    Go into the responsibility: System Administrator
    Add "Territory Manager Application Administrator" role to the user. 
    Retest the issue. 
    Migrate the solution as appropriate to other environments. 

    2) Clear Browser Cache 

    Thanks.
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