Author: Niall Brady

Invalid character in unattend.xml file causing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Offline Language Pack installation failure

I came across this problem yesterday and after troubleshooting it for a few hours (initially thought it was related to a language pack package versioning issue) the eureka moment arrived, all thanks to reading the logs on the client. First of all let me describe the issue, it was a fairly standard task sequence to install Windows 7 Enterprise X86 Service Pack 1 with Offline Language Packs and it w...

How can I import computers into SCCM 2012 using a file ?

if you want to import multiple computers in SCCM 2012 using a file then it’s easy to do so, just make sure that your file is in CSV format and looks like so In the sample screenshot above I have three machines listed with the Computername first (name), followed by the SMSBIOS Guid and finally the MAC Address. You can get the SMSBIOS Guid and MAC Address simply booting your chosen computer an...