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.Net framework 4.5.2 installation fails

When running a silent installation of Microsoft .Net framework 4.5.2 in a SCCM 2012 R2 task sequence you might see the installation fail when using the application model. The following is my silent installation command line “NDP452-KB2901907-x86-x64-AllOS-ENU.exe” /q /norestart and in my test scenario this is done on a Windows

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Start a scheduled SCCM 2012 site backup job manually

You might want to start a scheduled SCCM 2012 site backup job manually. off course the Site Maintenance task Backup Site Server must be enabled and a valid backup path must be selected (UNC or local drive).   To start the scheduled backup job outside the scheduled time start services.msc 

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Identify Whether SCCM 2012 R2 CU2 has been installed

Cumulative Update 2 for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 has been released http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2970177 So once again it’s time to take a closer look at the version changes, this time for CU2. After upgrading to System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 CU2, you will be able to identify the update

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SCCM 2012 R2 TESTDBUPGRADE

Before upgrading SCCM 2012 to for example 2012 R2 we should test the upgrade on a copy of the database. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/8b6ff5c8-3c84-49fb-8bc7-930bed865de5#BKMK_TestSiteDBUpgrade The documentation states: Make a copy of the site database, and then restore that copy to an instance of SQL Server that uses the same edition as your site

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Get-WmiObject : Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {xxx} failed due to the following error: 80070005.

I have been writing about this before: http://larslohmann.blogspot.dk/2013/05/cscript-error-can-find-script-engine.html Apparently not only vbscript is affected by this but also PowerShell. Get-WmiObject : Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {xxx} failed due to the following error: 80070005. The script works outside the task sequence also with alternate credentials and

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Running PowerShell from Task Sequence

I often need to use a PowerShell script in a task Sequence, so in order to do that without any problems I use the following command line: Powershell.exe -noprofile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -file .Script.ps1   PowerShell.exe Command-Line The Windows PowerShell Profile

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Identify whether SCCM 2012 R2 CU1 has been installed

Cumulative Update 1 for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 has been released http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2938441 So once again it’s time to take a closer look at the version changes, this time for R2. After upgrading to System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 CU1, you will be able to identify the update

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Folder Redirection on Windows 8.1 stops working

You might find yourself in a situation where Folder redirection on Windows 8.1 does not apply anymore. If the redirected folder is not already on the share it is not created. Apparently, there is no errors in the event log, but event ID 1012 might be there: Folder Redirection configuration

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Task Sequence fails with error 0x80070490

You might see this error when deploying a captured image in the step Apply Operating System: When taking a closer look at SMSTS.log we will see these error’s: Unable to find a Windows system root at C: Failed to find the system root for the applied OS. This might be

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Identify whether SCCM 2012 SP1 CU4 has been installed

Cumulative Update 4 for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 has been released http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2922875 So once again it’s time to take a closer look at the version changes. After upgrading to System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 CU4, you will be able to identify the update as shown here. First

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Move Distribution Point Content library between drives SCCM 2012 R2

Now that we have access to the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Toolkit http://larslohmann.blogspot.dk/2013/12/configuration-manager-toolkit-for.html, lets try to move Distribution point data from one drive to another. In order to do this we need ContentLibraryTransfer.exe ContentLibraryTransfer.exe -SourceDrive <current drive letter> -TargetDrive <new drive letter> When you install the toolkit the file will

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Task Sequence fails with error 0x87d00269

You might see this error for example when you install applications in a task sequence when the computer is not domain joined (in a workgroup). We can see here that the error arise when installing the first application: Taking a closer look at SMSTS.log shows MP list missing in WMI,

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Configuration Manager Toolkit for System center 2012 R2

Microsoft has now released the Configuration Manager Toolkit for System center 2012 R2, one I have been looking forward to.   The Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit contains fifteen downloadable tools to help you manage and troubleshoot Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36213    

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System Center Endpoint Protection Client Update

Update 05-03-2015 http://larslohmann.blogspot.dk/2015/03/system-center-endpoint-protection.html Original Post: Microsoft has released an update for the System Center Endpoint protection clients. This updates is available for SCCM 2012 R2 Endpoint Protection Clients, SCCM 2012 SP1 Endpoint Protection Clients and Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Clients. KB2907566 The update includes this file: The installation is pretty

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Unknown Computers and Required Task Sequence that fails – Part 2

last time I took a look at the Unknown computer object created when a task sequence fail http://larslohmann.blogspot.com/2013/11/unknown-computers-and-required-task.html. But in some situations this object is not created, let try to remove the network while WINPE is downloading: It will off course fail and if you try to PXE boot again

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ldentify if SCCM 2012 R2 hotfix 2905002 has been installed

Microsoft has released and update for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 (SCCM) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2905002 In order to identify if the update has been installed we can use these methods: First let us take a look at the console, after the update the console reports version 5.0.7958.1000 which is the same

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Windows Deployment Services error 0xC107010C

Last week I had a remote SCCM distribution point with PXE where the WDS service could not start. The event log showed this error: All other Distribution points with PXE support was working as expected. The reason behind the error showed out  to be a missing Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable

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Identify if SCCM 2012 SP1 CU3 has been installed

Cumulative Update 3 for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 has been released http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2882125 After upgrading to System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 CU3, you will be able to identify the update as shown here. First let us take a look at the console, after the update the console reports

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Endpoint Protection Client Update

Microsoft has released an update for the System Center Endpoint protection client. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2865173/en-us?sd=rss&spid=1060 This updates actually includes two updates, apparently both has to be installed but I haven’t been able to find this in any documentation. To update the existing clients you can use Automatic Client Upgrade found under Site

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Setting environment system variables in a task sequence

One way to set a environment system variable during a MDT or SCCM Task Sequence is to use the SETX command. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755104(v=ws.10).aspx This command SETX LLVAR TEST /M will set the variable LLVAR to the value TEST If we take a closer look at the System variables after this step,

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