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  2. The Multiple Hard Drive Question.....

    Hi, In relation to the above, we have just had some new kit in which has 2 drives, 1 x SSD and 1x spinny disk. I've managed to get the Task Sequence working to deploy Win 10 1703 to the PC and install Windows on the SSD and format the spinny disk and rename it to V: I have an original task Sequence which works on single disk machines, but I now need to combine the two, where I have just 1 task sequence which can figure out how many disks are in the machine and then format the machine and install Windows accordingly. The guy preceding me had written a VB script to count the number of disks before formatting, but this fails with "GetObject - Permission Denied". I amended the script to use sWBEMLocator, which I found in another post, but again this comes back with permission denied. Is there anybody else that has done anything similar to this? I have upgraded everything to the latest, so we are on SCCM Current Branch 1703 and MDT 8443. Thanks
  3. Hi, I had actually the same issue when deploying Windows 10 1703 into my environment. I have managed to rectify the situation which another blog refers to disabling the 'Consumer Experience' via GPO The “Consumer Experience” is the default mode Windows 10 (including Enterprise) is shipped with. This mode, upon initial login of a new user, commences the automatic download of a plethora of (unrequested) UWP apps, thus filling the start menu with games like Candy Crush. I deplore this feature beyond anything Microsoft has done in the past. It cheapens the Windows experience and frankly, I think they should be embarrassed that this is included in their flagship product. Fortunately, this feature can be disabled – but only on Enterprise edition. In my case this policy was not set and building the device into an OU in Active Directory where there were no GPO's proved successful but as this would not solve my issue I started to look at my build Task Sequence in SCCM. I finally discovered the issue was related to us requiring a private store and me setting a registry key and all I had to do was move this to last part of the build process.
  4. Office 365 Deployment

    I tried my TS but Office still did not apply. My TS just completed as normal and did not fail. When I logged in to my imaged machine however, Office was not deployed. any other ideas to get it to apply during my TS?
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  6. I am encountering an issue with a Surface Book. The device PXE boots fine, and it pops a message like it's going to start and prompt me for the password. Then, it never pops up, and just reboots. any suggestions? the drivers are distributed, and in my task sequence.
  7. Exactly, we're not the only people with this issue. TrialandError, great article/find! I appreciate you guys posting here as this has been frustrating to deal with...again. I've got our environment partially tweaked to referenced the article from TrialandError and it seems to be functioning in bandaid capacity until we hear something further from MS. As for the Express files, we had tried that in the last couple of weeks with not the world's greatest success and our results matched what many others had been posting. If that feature-set begins to work properly I could seem some value; however, with the size of some of the download files, it just isn't feasible to send to our low bandwidth sites. I will warn you that once you start synchronizing the updates, it hasn't been just a simple checkbox to uncheck and the files don't show up anymore. In our environment the files continued to download time and time again. About 1/2 hour ago I too submitted a ticket with MS to get another person hitting them up on this issue as it is rather important in my opinion. Hopefully we'll get access to this magical patch that may fix the issue. I'll let you know what I hear. /Gus
  8. Alright..... I'm not alone thanks for reply. I'm glad I wrote here.... That's exactly what I'm talk about no enough information from MS.... Yep, have issue with modern windows (ws16, w10). After read article TrialandError (thank you for that!) I get the point..... So next step is: did anyone try to use latest CB feature: Express files for modern system? I did try in 1702 but it was so slowly.... they fix that in new 1706: Improvement for Express Update support – Express file download time has been significantly improved. About remediation/workaround I will try it and post here. Looks very promising.
  9. Hi guys, We're in the midst of an SCCM migration from 2012 to 1702 CB. I've started testing OSDs and I've run into a very weird issue that I can't seem to resolve. No matter what I set/configure beforehand, all my deployments (via USB bootable media) have the wrong time set after completion. I've even gone into the BIOS, where possible, and manually corrected the time. However, once the OSD completes, the Windows and BIOS time are pushed ahead 4 hours (as if it's UTC, not EST). The timezone is configured correctly in the unattend and sequence step. What would be causing this issue and what kind of resolution is available? Is this some kind of bug with bootable media? I've got a pile of tablets and laptops I need to get out the door next week! Thanks!
  10. There are a couple known issues with high cpu utilization on SUPs right now which could be effecting you both. Scott Williams has written a pretty good article on it. I believe MS has released some private patches for this issue and plan to issue a hotfix in September. https://kickthatcomputer.wordpress.com/2017/08/13/wsus-sup-causes-high-cpu-and-clients-fail-updates-scan/amp/
  11. Hello Creaton, I've actually moved to a different organization since the original posting and to my knowledge they have not had an issue since. However, at the new organization I am at we are currently seeing a similar issue again with Server 2016 VM's. I've made the required tweaks from the posting above but didn't notice a full fix on it. I do want to point out that in this new environment they have the server patching and workstation patching in two completely separate SCCM environments. The server patching is done quarterly so this server isn't touched all that often. I also want to note that Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, and 2012 R2 are receiving their SCCM updates flawlessly, it's just the 2016 boxes. I've bumped up the memory configurations quite a bit and still see the issue so there are a few maintenance items that needed to be checked, primarily WSUS (see links in the post above). In this server SCCM environment the expire superseded updates and WSUS clean up were unchecked so that is likely the issue at this time and I am working through that process now. Are you only seeing the issue on the 2016 servers in your environment or everywhere? /Gus
  12. Setup: OS: Windows Server 2016 SQL 2016 SCCM Current Branch (1702) Memory: 64GB Disk: 700GB HDD Type: Virtual Machine on a Hyper-V Failover Cluster -------------------------------- I installed ADK v10 then installed SCCM and during the installation process it fails to import the default boot images. Now I have tried to import the boot images but that fails as well, see attachment. There is no AV on this machine as it is a new installation with basic configuration and I have searched this issue but I cannot get an answer for current branch. Could anyone have suggestions to help me out here? I even made sure my account had full permissions on the parent folder down to the file level and I still get the same error. Thank you! ERROR: INFO: Adding Boot Image Packages, this may take some time... Configuration Manager Setup 8/15/2017 2:07:53 PM 6432 (0x1920) INFO: Attempting to export x86 boot image from ADK installation source Configuration Manager Setup 8/15/2017 2:07:53 PM 6432 (0x1920) ERROR: Failed to call method ExportDefaultBootImage. Error 0x80041001 Configuration Manager Setup 8/15/2017 2:07:54 PM 6432 (0x1920) ERROR: Failed to export x86 default boot image from ADK Configuration Manager Setup 8/15/2017 2:07:54 PM 6432 (0x1920) INFO: Attempting to export x64 boot image from ADK installation source Configuration Manager Setup 8/15/2017 2:07:54 PM 6432 (0x1920) ERROR: Failed to call method ExportDefaultBootImage. Error 0x80041001 Configuration Manager Setup 8/15/2017 2:08:04 PM 6432 (0x1920) ERROR: Failed to export x64 default boot image from ADK Configuration Manager Setup 8/15/2017 2:08:04 PM 6432 (0x1920) WARN: Setup does not upgrade customized boot image package. Please update it manually. Configuration Manager Setup 8/15/2017 2:08:04 PM 6432 (0x1920)
  13. Good Morning, So I have the method successfully working on Windows 10 LTSB 1607, and CBB 1703. The only issue I am encountering is that when the layout applies, it expands to double the size rather than how I exported it. Can someone show how to modify the XML to fix this? 1607_Layout.xml
  14. Office 365 Deployment

    Thank you Sir, I've recreated my XML and changed the detection from registry to MSI code and the standard deployment works with no failed message. I am going to test it on my TS now and feedback later
  15. Office 365 Deployment

    Not sure if you did but first off I would use this to create your XML file: https://officedev.github.io/Office-IT-Pro-Deployment-Scripts/XmlEditor.html It looks like you're just missing the detection method, hence why it's installing but saying failed. Use the MSI code {90160000-008F-0000-1000-0000000FF1CE} as your detection method in SCCM and it should work fine.
  16. Hi, I am having a problem with my Office 365 ProPlus deployment on SCCM. If I deploy it via an application, it does deploy to the device and installs and there are no issues. However, if i look at my software center, it says that it failed. How can I get that failed to change as this will cause a problem with my users. Also, is it possible to have it install completely silently without the user seeing anything. I then tried to add it my my Task Sequence, but it does not install. How can I get Office 365 to be included in my TS? My TS goes through fine and installs everything else fine except. Office This is my XML file: <Configuration> <Add OfficeClientEdition="32"> <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail"> <Language ID="en-us" /> </Product> </Add> <!-- <Updates Enabled="TRUE" Branch="Current" /> --> <!-- <Display Level="None" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="yes" AcceptEula="TRUE" /> --> <!-- <Property Name="AUTOACTIVATE" Value="1" /> --> </Configuration>
  17. SCCM 2012 R2 Upgrade to SP1 PreReq Error

    Do you remember that eventually solved the problem?
  18. Hey, Thank you gus-bus! I did everything except "Maximum Worker Processes from 1 to 0 (not the NUMA info)." That is works absolutely fantastic! I've never seen wsus (+sccm) works that fast. Today I notice that one client again hang wsus app pool. I try to play with Max work process settings: put 1 and recycle. And again a lot of client hang wsus. I can see that almost immediately. I also try to put different values to that setting - no luck. Best for now is leave 0. I'm absolutely sure that Microsoft should write detailed manual about that cause out of the box it doesnt work. At least in windows 2016 + sccm CB configuration. Maybe you found the way how to completely resolve that issue?
  19. Hi, It is depoyed as a Windows Update so basically exactly the same logs as you use to troubleshoot Software Updates in general. Regards, Jörgen
  20. Hi, As you have noted already, from a purely "supported" standpoint Windows Server 2003 is out of support for almost 2 years now. However, to my understanding it does work, but not sure how long term that solution is.
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  22. Hello, One of my Management Points in SCCM 2012 seems to have developed an issue where it will not allow clients to download Windows updates in software centre. When you click install they just stay on 'waiting to download' and then eventually fail with 'The software change returned error code 0x80240438(-2145123272).' Please can somebody help with this issue and point me in the right direction? Thanks
  23. SCCM Stopped imaging today 1702 PXE

    Yes, Yes even though I have the hotfix installed it was the "previous" button that got me. I ran the a search for id on all systems and found one with the same id as the unknown x64 computer. Thanks for every ones help on this one. I am connected by VPN but I just imaged a VM and it work fine.
  24. Niall, I've followed the directions, and am using Win 10 Enterprise x64 1703. The XML file ends up in the correct location. I am not using CopyProfile. However, I am using a Guest account (its for a lab). It doesn't apply.... Unless! You log into the system with a non guest account after imaging. Then it takes effect. Just wanted to pass the information on, Jesse
  25. team, I have Offices spread about the world with DPs at each of them. I'm cooking with Config Man CB 1702, Single site. 14 internal DPs and 1 internet facing DP. Shiny. Albeit Drivers, Packages or Applications; not every site (office) requires all content I have to offer. I have a single OSD TS I'd like to use, but I cannot afford distributing every package to every DP around the globe. e.g. a site sporting only laptops does not need to have all desktop drivers on their DP. The problem and question is: How do I keep the TS from failing it's dependency check when a laptop only site UEFI PXE boots to run this single OSD TS and cannot find a package on it's DP; for this example the Desktop driver Packages? In advance, thank you kindly
  26. SCCM Stopped imaging today 1702 PXE

    I do have the hotfix installed but it does seem very suspect. The reason I say that it just imaged a lab then stopped. We don't image known computers but I could build TS and deploy to some test computers.
  27. No don't change it to slow, keep the site setup for fast. Once your MP, AD extension and the boundaries are right, client will automatically start reporting to the site.
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