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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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SCCM Deployment Issue Without Kernel-Mode Driver Framework 1.11

INTRODUCTION 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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1 step process to finding the Powershell module for SCCM

If you want to use the Powershell CMDlets for managing your Configuration Manager 2012 environment, you will find that they are not available by default. In order to use the Powershell CMDlets, you need to import the Configuration Manager Powershell module. Run this command:

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Tips and tricks for deploying the Application Catalog in Configuration Manager 2012

As you might know, the Application Catalog is a great new feature in System Center Configuration Manager 2012. It gives a lot of functionality for the user, such as being able to request software, see what applications are assigned to the computer, current primary device and much more. Yvette Omeally has posted some Tips and Tricks for deploying the Application Catalog at the System Center Configuration Manager Blog on Technet.

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How to simulate a client using SCCM 2012 SDK

I just ran into this interesting blog post at MSDN and thought I’d share it with you. If you’ve ever worked with SCCM or another system in a lab, you know how nice it would be to create “fake” clients instead of doing the tedious task of creating them as usual. Go here to read more about it: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/minfangl/archive/2012/04/25/step-by-step-on-how-to-create-a-fake-client-using-system-center-2012-configuration-manager-client-sdk.aspx

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Solve SCCM Error “sending with winhttp failed; 80072ee7” in Windows PE

INTRODUCTION I’ve had some problems recently with deploying clients in my lab environment. The problem I was having was this: Client boots up and receives boot image = Fine Client loads Windows PE = Fine Client restarts as soon as Windows PE loads = NOT FINE I started up the installation again and pressed F8 before the computer restarted and went to X:\Windows\Temp\SMSTSLOG\smsts.log and had a look. In the log I found this error: Unknown host (gethostbyname failed)sending with winhttp…

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