Category: Configuration Manager 2007

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How to create an MDT Task Sequence template

INTRODUCTION If you are working with MDT, you are most likely creating new task sequences every now and then. When doing this, you might either create a new task sequence from scratch or maybe you are copying another task sequence. I have run in to numerous issues with copying task sequences in MDT, so what I do is that I create a template instead, that has all the basic steps that I want there. SOLUTION Creating a template in MDT…

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How To Force an SCCM Client Out of Provisioning Mode

INTRODUCTION The other day I had an issue at a customer, where the installations of new computers ran without any errors, but once logging in, it was obvious that everything was not right. The reason why we noticed that something was wrong, was that all new computers that had been installed, were missing the SCEP client. Looking at the server side, everything looked fine, so it had to be something on the client side. Issues that were present: 1. SCEP…

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How to update Flash Player using Powershell App Deployment Toolkit and SCCM

  This guide assumes that Internet Explorer is the only browser being used in your organization. 1. Download the Powershell App Deployment Toolkit here: https://psappdeploytoolkit.codeplex.com/ 2. Use this template for Deploy-Application.ps1:

3. If you want to turn off Automatic Updates, create a file called “mms.cfg” containing this:

Place it in the folder “SupportFiles” 4. Continue from step 3 in the previous guide I wrote about Updating Java using Powershell App Deployment Toolkit 5. Done!  

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Guide to Wake on LAN for Configuration Manager 2007 and 2012

Muhammad Adil wrote a pretty extensive blog post on TechNet about how Wake on LAN works and how you can implement it using System Center COnfiguration Manager 2007 and 2012. Good read! Link to the blog post: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configurationmgr/archive/2014/01/28/a-complete-guide-to-wake-on-lan-for-configmgr-2007-and-configmgr-2012.aspx

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SCCM OSD issue: Kernel-Mode Driver Framework

Have you seen this error when trying to deploy a new machine model? “Windows could not configure one or more system components. To install Windows, restart the computer and then restart the installation.” It is most likely due to the fact that the base image is not updated with the latest Kernel Mode Driver a Framework, which currently is 1.11. You can download the hot fix separately here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2685811 This patch is also included in the latest Windows Update patches,…

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Issue: Unable to add a Distribution Point to a package in SCCM 2007

  This is just a quick blog post on an issue in SCCM 2007 that I’ve seen a couple of times. You create a new package and then try to add a Distribution Point to it. Nothing happens… In my experience, these are the main two reasons for this happening: 1. The package source is missing or wrong 2. There is a file locked in the source directory

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Guide: How to force clients to re-run an advertisement in SCCM 2007

In SCCM 2007, once a client has run an advertisement, it will not run it again by default. If you want to force the clients to rerun the advertisement automatically, you have to change the date of the schedule for the advertisement. Here’s how you do it: Start by going to Computer Management -> Software Distribution -> Advertisements -> Select the Advertiement -> Right-Click -> Properties Go to the “Schedule” tab. In order to force the clients to re-run an…

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How To Remove a Primary Site in SCCM 2007

INTRODUCTION Removing a Primary Site in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 is not quite the same as removing a Secondary Site. SOLUTION Basically, what you need to do is to de-attach the Primary Site from it’s Parent (The Central Site). OPEN THE SCCM CONSOLE: CONNECT TO THE SITE DATABASE -Right-click the Primary Site and select Properties Change from “Report to parent site:” to “Central site”  Press OK and the uninstallation of the primary site will start 🙂 If you connect…

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How To Solve WDS Issue with DHCP Port Conflict

Regedit force WDS to not use DHCP ports

INTRODUCTION Have you ever installed WDS and DHCP on the same server? Usually this doesn’t cause a problem, but in some cases, you will have issues with starting the WDS server. Looking at the event log you will see this nasty error: “The Windows Deployment Services Server service terminated with service-specific error Only one usage of each socket address (protocol/network address/port) is normally permitted” SOLUTION The solution to this problem is manually changing a registry value to force the WDS…

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