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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

SCCM client will not initialize during task Sequence

When using a custom Windows 10 1511 image captured with a SCCM 1511 client you might see that the step Setup Windows and Configuration manager will hang with the status Initializing the System Center Configuration manager client.

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I you take a closer look at smsts.log you will see the message Waiting for CcmExec service to be fully operational.

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According to Microsoft Connect this is a known bug and it will be fixed in the upcoming 16xx update.

Until then a workaround is to execute c:\windows\ccm\ccmrepair.exe right after Setup Windows and Configuration Manager step, and then add a reboot as shown here:

This can be done in the Build & Capture Task Sequence.

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