The October 2014 Patch Tuesday batch has brought a fresh round of OS deployment problems for ConfigMgr 2012 users. Several people have reported Security Update KB2984976 requiring multiple reboots, which intereferes with ConfigMgr Task Sequences as they cannot accommodate multiple reboots for a Software Update during the OSD process. This issue has been acknowledged and documented by Microsoft as a known...
Last month I had the honor of speaking at my first ever IT/Dev Connections in sunny Las Vegas. I had the pleasure of presenting on Building the Ultimate Operating System Task Sequence with my coworker and good friend Troy Martin. As promised, we have completed publishing a series of blogs on all the topics in […]
If you spend a lot of time creating ConfigMgr 2012 R2 OSD Task Sequences, you probably have a method for inserting the steps and groups that you like to use in every TS you create. Maybe you open a reference TS up and copy and paste steps into a new TS that you are creating. […]
I was doing an OSD project about 5 years ago when I came up with the idea of automatically opening the smsts.log file using Trace32 (now replaced by CMTrace). I am always up for a challenge to see if something can be done, so I set out to see if I could make it happen. […]
Back in the ConfigMgr 2007 days, I wrote a similar blog called ConfigMgr OSD: Always including certain files in your Boot Images -think Trace32. I figured it was time to create a similar one for ConfigMgr 2012 since some things have changed. Even though CMTrace is now included in the boot image by default, there […]
In a recent build and capture (b&c) task sequence for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 that I was helping a customer with, I decided it was worthwhile to list the top things that can be overlooked. If these are done prior to beginning the process, then it can help to shorten and troubleshooting time involved. Create an […]
UI++ (formerly known as OSD++) version 126.96.36.199 has been released. This is the first open beta and available for anyone and everyone to download and use. Years in the making (yes years — I’ve been dragging my feet and getting distracted by work, life, and the World Cup), I’ve finally gotten to the point where UI++ is feature complete enough to release for general use. There are still features on the way and a few bugs I’m sure. The download on the project page contains everything you need to get…read more
We use 1E NomadBranch so our builds spend almost an hour in WinPE (pre-caching content) before booting into Windows. There are not many steps but sometimes there can be failures and we cannot always rely on the logs to be properly saved using SLSHARE. DaRT can be very useful here to allow remote access to WinPE. See Johan’s post to get it setup: http://www.deploymentresearch.com/Research/tabid/62/EntryId/131/Adding-DaRT-8-1-from-MDOP-2013-R2-to-ConfigMgr-2012-R2.aspx...
Hi All, I know that has been a while since the last post, a bit more than 1 month to be exactly. During this time, i have been busy creating and delivering couple of presentations (Birmingham and Reading) as well as creating content for this site (a blog post about this will happen soon ).. Birmingham i presented 4 sessions, (yes, i think people had too much of me that day) and Reading only 1…but was recorded, so once online i’ll post the link for you that missed. anyway, here you can download my presentations: BYOD & CYOD MDM with SCCM & Intune OSD And for those at the locations, send me an email (raphael AT rflsystems DOT co DOT uk) and you’ll be entering in a draw to win a copy of my e-book
Read the complete blog: http://thedesktopteam.com/blog/raphael/event-people-centric-it/
System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager does a great job of deploying Windows operating systems. We (1E) have been able to hit some pretty high success rates in helping our customers with their Windows migrations. However, if not done correctly, OSD can be very dangerous and can cripple your environment in a short amount of […]
Recently I was doing a build & capture on my Hyper-V VM and came across this error during the capture task in WinPE. WIM error:C:\Windows\Installer\f1af.msp. The file exists. (Error: 80070050; Source: Windows) Failure detected. Aborting WIM operation hVolumeImage = WIMCaptureImage( m_hImageFile, const_cast<LPWSTR>(pathTargetVolume.c_str()), WIM_FLAG_VERIFY ), HRESULT=80070050 (e:\qfe\nts\sms\framework\tscore\wimfile.cpp,569) Unable to capture the volume image (0×80070050) Some searching online didn’t find much, a...