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Author: Shawn Porter

ConfigMgr 2012 Console Automated Deployment Walkthrough

Console installation for remote management By default ConfigMgr only installs the administration console on the primary site server.  There is a redistributable console package conveniently provided with ConfigMg 2012 that makes deploying the admin console to other servers and desktops significantly easier than in 2007. There are a couple ways to deploy the console, the first being to connect to t...

OS Deployment Errors & Missing Progress Bar – Rebuild the WIM

During a recent ConfigMgr 2007 to 2012 migration my client was running into an odd condition with his Windows 7 deployment we migrated over from ConfigMgr 2007.  The main issue was once the task sequence had rebooted and proceeded to the Setup Windows phase of the sequence the task sequence progress dialog box disappeared.  We tried a few things but nothing fixed it.  Since it wasn’t failing...

Change to Deployment Resets Run from DP

This post is an addendum to the earlier posting about configuring deployments to run from a distribution point.  One potential “bug” or something to be aware of is if you open the properties of a deployment it will reset the Distribution Point settings.  When you initially configure this setting and click apply it saves the settings, but once you If you open the properties of that same...

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My name is Shawn Porter and I’m a Senior Consultant specializing in Configuration Manager and OS Deployment.  I dabble a bit in all elements of the System Center space and finally decided to get in on this blogging thing.  Partly because I often lose my notes on obscure fixes and partly to share with the community in whatever little way I can.  So with that said, welcome to my new blog!  I&#...

ConfigMgr OS Deployment – Run from Distribution Point

During a recent transition from 2007 to 2012 at a client site we encountered an oddity when working through getting a task sequence to properly deploy from distribution point issue.  As you are likely aware ConfigMgr 2012 changed the structure of distribution points, for the better, but with that brought changes to management of packages and OS Deployments.  Chiefly the checkbox that we all know a...