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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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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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Book: Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

As far as I know, this is the only book covering SCCM 2012 that has been published yet. I received it a couple of days ago, and have read through almost half of it, and I can just say that it’s really good material. So, if you’re looking for a book covering SCCM 2012 I advise you to pick this one up. Written by Kent Agerlund, Steve Rachui, Santos Martinez and Peter Daalmans. You can get it here: http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-System-Center-Configuration-Manager/dp/1118128982/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339439423&sr=8-1&keywords=mastering+system+center+2012+configuration+manager

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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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Don’t forget this step if you want clients to PXE boot using SCCM

INTRODUCTION I have run into a problem when booting the client from PXE. The clients were receiving IP from DHCP, but no receiving the boot image from the PXE Service Point. Looking into smspxe.log in C:\Program Files\SMS_CCM\Logs\ I found this error: Warning: Matching Processor Architecture Boot image not found SOLUTION The reason for this error was that I had only enabled this setting for my x86 boot image and not my x64 boot image. Once this was activated, the client…

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