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Problem with driver import and SCCM 2012 R2 SP1

I saw a new problem today with a driver for a Fujitsu Esprimo E700. The driver in question had a size of 215 MB before importing to SCCM. First thing to notice is that Validate Driver Information takes very long time: And there are lots of INF files in this

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Hotfix that breaks OSD

Just a fast warning: Yet another hotfix released that breaks SCCM OSD https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3069762 Microsoft has updated the article that explains the problem with multiple reboots: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2894518 Luckily if you have upgraded to SCCM 2012 SP2 or SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 you are able to fix this issue using the option

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Has SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 been installed?

Service Pack 1 for  System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 has been released for some time now see more here Announcing the availability of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2 Also note that it can be a little bit of a problem

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Downgrade SQL server from Evaluation to Standard

This time lets take a closer look at how we change our SCCM SQL 2012 server from an evaluation version to a standard version (ignoring downgrade warning). Identifying if SCCM is running on SQL evaluation version Why standard you may ask, that’s because its free when you are correctly licensed

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Task Sequence: has failed with the error code (0x80220005)

You might see this error when you try to deploy Windows from SCCM. Task Sequence: has failed with the error code (0x80220005) The step running when failing is Apply Windows Settings: SMSTS.log will further more show this information: Failed to open the Task Sequencing Environment. Code 0x80220005. Please ensure you

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Skipping task sequence because it is not active yet

After upgrading System Center Configuration manager 2012 R2 to SP1 (or 2012 SP2), you might see this problem. When deploying a OSD Task Sequence and not selecting when the deployment will be available (meaning now): SCCM will auto select Schedule when this deployment will become available and setting the date

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Move SCCM database to another drive

Lets try to move our SCCM database to another drive. Always make sure you have a good backup and a rollback plan if something goes wrong And make sure you have system administrator permission. First start an administrative command prompt and stop all SCCM services. You can use the command

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Task Sequence installs Windows to wrong drive

When deploying install.wim (from DVD) using System Center Configuration Manager 2012, you will see that the installation is done on drive D: instead of the expected drive C:. Even though the Task Sequence reported that the installation was done on C: You will be able to use different methods around

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Update SCCM client with latest RollUp in a Task Sequence

Microsoft release Rollup update for System Center Configuration manager and they will normally also include a client update. But if you do nothing and just use a standard task sequence your client version will be the one released together with SCCM 2012 R2. As shown her (all versions are 5.00.7958.1000):

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Has SCCM 2012 R2 CU5 been installed?

Cumulative Update 5 for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 has been released https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3054451 Note that ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 is expected next week, so you might just wait for that one instead of installing CU5. So once again it’s time to take a closer look at how to determine

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Remove Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Menu

When you install the Configuration manager client you will see Software Center in your start menu. In some situations you might not want this to happen. The installation of the menu items can be excluded if you use the installation property, as shown here in a Task Sequence. /ExcludeFeatures:ClientUI After

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Extend the Task sequence error timeout duration

Whenever you encounter and error in your Task Sequence you will see a Task Sequence Error popup. This message will be shown for 15 minutes by default. You might first be back after the 15 minutes has passed, and then the machines could be at the login screen. You actually

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SCCM – SQL Server service running account error

When installing SCCM 2012 R2 you might see an error like this in the Prerequisite Check. SQL Server service running account The logon account for the SQL Server service cannot be a local user account, NT SERVICE<sql service name> or LOCAL SERVICE.  You must configure the SQL Server service to

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Prerequisites installation and SCCM Client

In some situations, you want the Configuration manger Client not to install prerequisites like Silverlight and DotNet4. Perhaps you want to install a newer versions or you simply don’t need for example Silverlight. The client will per default install Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile and Silverlight, but this can

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SCCM SQL database not using right Collation

When installing SCCM 2012 R2 you might see this error: Required SQL Server Collation Configuration Manager requires that you configure your SQL Server instance and Configuration Manager site database (if already present) to use the SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS collation, unless you are using a Chinese operating system and require GB18030 support.  For

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Hotfixes that breaks OSD – March 2015

And once again were have new updates breaking OSD http://larslohmann.blogspot.dk/2014/11/hotfixes-that-breaks-osd.html Microsoft has updated the support case: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2894518 The new problematic updates are: 3036493 MS15-030: Description of the security update for Remote Desktop protocol: March 10, 2015 3039976 MS15-030: Vulnerability in Remote Desktop protocol could allow denial of service: March 10,

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Identify Whether SCCM 2012 R2 CU4 has been installed

Cumulative Update 4 for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 has been released http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3026739/ So once again it’s time to take a closer look at how to determine the installation status of this cumulative update, this time for CU4. After upgrading to System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 CU4, you

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Download fails with error 80072ee2

Sometime I have problem with packages not downloading and in smsts.log I get this error. Download() failed, 80072ee2. The only way I have found to fix this when it happen are to use the variables SMSTSDownloadRetryCount = 5 SMSTSDownloadRetryDelay = 15 Set the at the top in your Task Sequence

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Hotfixes that breaks OSD

Once again I have found my self in a situation where a customer had problems with a task Sequence stopping, so now it’s time to do a post about this well known situation You might see your Task Sequence stopping with the following error in smsts.log: Failed to set log

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Email option missing from SCCM 2012 R2 Subscriptions

When creating subscription on a report in SCCM 2012 R2, you might not see the email option in Report delivered by: Start Reporting Services Configuration Manager: Connect  to your SQL server and Report Server Instance: Enter the from address (sender) you want to use (this might be changed if you,

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Identify Whether SCCM 2012 R2 CU3 has been installed

Cumulative Update 3 for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 has been released http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2994331 So once again it’s time to take a closer look at how to determine the installation status of this cumulative update, this time for CU3. After upgrading to System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 CU3, you

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Apply Network Settings in a task sequence – Part 4

Links: Part 1,  Part 2,  Part 3,  Part 4 OSDAdapter0EnableWINS Set this to True to use WINS for name resolution. Task Sequence example: OSDAdapter0EnableWINS=True OSDAdapter0WINSServerList Comma-delimited list of WINS server IP addresses. This property is ignored unless EnableWINS is set to True. Result in Windows: Task Sequence example: OSDAdapter0WINSServerList=10.10.10.1,10.10.10.2 OSDAdapter0TcpipNetbiosOptions

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Apply Network Settings in a task sequence – Part 3

Links: Part 1,  Part 2,  Part 3,  Part 4 OSDAdapter0DNSServerList Comma-delimited list of DNS servers for the adapter. Result in Windows: Task Sequence example: OSDAdapter0DNSServerList=10.10.10.1,10.10.10.2 OSDAdapter0DNSDomain Domain Name System (DNS) domain for the adapter. Result in Windows: Task Sequence example: OSDAdapter0DNSDomain=gt.local OSDAdapter0EnableFullDNSRegistration Set to True to register the IP address

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Apply Network Settings in a task sequence – Part 2

Links: Part 1,  Part 2,  Part 3,  Part 4 OSDAdapter0EnableDHCP Set this to True to enable Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) for the adapter (obtain an IP address automatically). Setting it to False will disable DHCP (Use the following IP address). Result in Windows: Task Sequence example: OSDAdapter0EnableDHCP=False OSDAdapter0IPAddressList Comma-delimited

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