This is a common issue with SCCM,: getting the management point in error with HTTP 500 error.

On a fresh install of SCCM 2012 R2 version 1511, I got this ‘’famous’ HTTP 500 error after installing the Management Point.
SCCM has been installed with no role except the Service Connection Point, then it has been updated with all the latest updates available and only then I start activating the different roles I wanted.

There is a lot of posts or forums talking about this situation with multiple possible solutions; unfortunately none of these solutions worked.

At the end I found the solution:

  • open a command prompt using Run As Administrator
  • Access C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\ directory
  • Run the following command appcmd.exe set config -section:system.webServer/httpCompression /-[name=’xpress’]

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  • Wait a little bit
  • Then restart the SMS Executive service to force SCCM to install/complete the install of the management point role

 

That’s it; the MP HTTP 500 error is now solved