SCCM 2012 R2 PXE fails (WDS Crash)

Players, Last week I was asked to look into PXE boot issue that a friend of mine was experiencing, in his own words he explained that “PXE boots were working fine until” … he recently built a new Windows 2008 R2 box (No idea why he didn’t use 2012 R2 …). It wasn’t a boundary group issue, as this problem was intermittent. And was sometimes fixed reboot of the server. He passed over a bunch of log files, and the following error stuck out. Log Name: Application Source: WDSServer Event ID: 512 Task Category: WDSServer Description: An error occurred while trying to initialize provider WdsImgSrv from C:\Windows\system32\WdsImgSrv.dll. Since this provider is not marked as critical, Windows Deployment Services server will continue. As well as this … Log Name: Application Source: WDSIMGSRV Event ID: 258 Task Category: WdsImgSrv Level: Error Description: An error occurred while trying to initialize the Windows Deployment Services…

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/heinrich/sccm-2012-r2-pxe-fails-wds-crash/

Read More»

Microsoft Intune: Conditional Access Now Available for Hybrid

Posted in CM2012ConfigMgrIntuneSCCM

In December, Microsoft Intune got a new feature that allowed for conditional access to email.  Until now this feature was only available in the cloud solution, not in hybrid (Configuration Manager + Intune). This feature allows for restriction to Exchange Activesync (EAS) or Exchange Online to only those users who have enrolled their devices. You […]

Read More»

Quick ConfigMgr 2012 R2 content troubleshooting tips

Last week I had a couple of content related issues at a customer after a Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 to Configuration Manager 2012 R2 upgrade. What happened is that one day all the content was nicely distributed to the distribution points and after enabling Content Validation on the Distribution Points almost half of the packages were “gone”. After redistributing the...

Read More»

ConfigMgr: Trouble Importing Windows 8/8.1 Drivers on Server 2008 R2

Posted in CM2012ConfigMgrDriver ManagementSCCM

Recently had an issue while configuring some drivers for a client. I was unable to import any Windows 8/8.1 drivers into the site. Upon importing drivers through a script or through the console you will receive “driver is not applicable to any supported platforms” Turns out it’s a known issue and there is a KB: […]

Read More»

Task Sequence Variables for SCCM

Players, I wanted to share a pretty cool spreadsheet that a fellow professional showed me, I asked if he’s happy for me to share it, and here it is. Its a brilliant reference guide for all the task sequence variables available in SCCM 2012/2007 and how they work. Variable Class Description SCCM 2007 SCCM 2012 _SMSTSAdvertID Built in Stores the current running task sequence deployment unique ID. It uses the same format as a Configuration Manager software distribution deployment ID. If the task sequence is running from stand-alone media, this variable is undefined. Yes Yes _SMSTSBootImageID Built in Stores the Configuration Manager boot image package ID if a boot image package is associated with the current running task sequence. The variable will not be set if no Configuration Manager boot image package is associated. Yes Yes _SMSTSClientGUID Built in Stores the value of Configuration Manager client GUID. This variable is…

Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/heinrich/task-sequence-variables-for-sccm/

Read More»

Adding Intune to your ConfigMgr lab – Gotchyas!

After Brad Anderson’s speech at System Center Universe 2015 about ConfigMgr and MDM, it seemed time to start seriously looking at Intune and MDM. Guides I was following the very in-depth guides below. Thanks Matt, Kenny, Tim, Pierre, and Benoit for the great guides! Matt Hinson – Blog –  Setting Up Windows Intune/ConfigMgr 2012 R2 with ADFS On-Prem and Azure Lab...

Read More»

Comparing the Two Modes of Microsoft Intune

Microsoft Intune is Microsoft’s cloud based device management solution. It can be deployed in one of two modes depending upon the exact requirements of an organization: stand-alone and hybrid. Before going into the comparison of these two modes, I need to clarify a couple of terms. Device: Any multi-purpose computer used by a user to […]

The post Comparing the Two Modes of Microsoft Intune appeared first on ConfigMgrFTW!.

Read More»

Open Task Sequences as Read Only!

Have you ever wanted to just view a task sequence and not lock it? The ability to do this is in the SoftwareLibraryNode.xml file provided by Microsoft, but they have it disabled for everyone but read-only users. I don’t know why they did this, but it makes the process of enabling it very easy. To enable it, you’ll simply need...

Read More»

Slides and code from Oslo User Group

ConfigMgr & PowerShell automation While being in Oslo for NicConf I had the pleasure to do a talk on “ConfigMgr and PowerShell – How to automate tasks in ConfigMgr” at a local Oslo Microsoft User Group. Even though the audience was quite small (10 attendees?), I enjoyed speaking there. It was more interactive than I expected, which was great. As promised, here are my slides (not many, I know, I’m not a Powerpoint guy): Here are some of the commands I used, run them in your test environment and on the ConfigMgr server: Enjoy, David

Read More»

SCCM 2012 Useful Resources

I often get question about where to start or where to find the best resources about Configuration Manager. I decided to build a list of the best tools to help you manage your SCCM environment. This list will evolve with time so bookmark this page and come back on a regular basis. Books To start… Read More »

The post SCCM 2012 Useful Resources appeared first on System Center Dudes.

Read More»