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    glad to hear it, to summarize Microsoft is aware of the issue and has produced a fix
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    Introduction This multi-part guide will show you how to install the latest baseline version of Configuration Manager from Microsoft. The latest available baseline version is System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) version 1902 as of April the 10th 2019. I blogged how to upgrade to 1902 here. This guide is aimed a new installations of SCCM. Baseline media is used to install new ConfigMgr sites or to upgrade from supported versions, for more information about baseline media please see my blog post here. Note: The SCCM 1902 Current Branch media is not yet available on MSDN or VLSC. When the new baseline media is released I'll update this note. This series is broken down into the following parts:- Part 1 - Get the lab ready, configure ADDS Part 2 - Join CM01 to Domain, add users, create the Systems Management container, delegate permission Part 3 - Role and Feature installation, installation of WDS and ADK Part 4 - Configure and install SQL Server 2017 (This part) Part 5 - Configure and install SCCM 1902 Current Branch Part 6 - Post configuration You can use this multi-part guide to get a hierarchy up and running on Windows Server 2019 using SQL Server 2017. The concept behind this is to guide you through all the steps necessary to get a working Configuration Manager Primary site installed (for lab use) using manual methods or automated using PowerShell. This gives you the power to automate the bits that you want to automate, while allowing you to manually do other tasks when needed. You decide which path to take. PowerShell knowledge is desired and dare I say required if you are in any way serious about Configuration Manager. I will show you how to do most steps via two methods shown below, it's up to you to choose which method suits you best but I highly recommend automating everything that you can, using PowerShell. Method #1 - Do it manually Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell Downloads The scripts used in this part of the guide are available for download here. Unzip to C:\Scripts. The scripts are placed in the corresponding folder (Part 1, Part 2 etc) and sorted into which server you should run the script on (DC01 or CM01). Scripts.zip Step 1. Install SQL Server 2017 Note: Perform the following on the Configuration Manager server (CM01) as a Local Administrator, I'd suggest you logon as the username matching your name. Method #1 - Do it manually In this section you will install SQL Server 2017 CU14 which is the latest supported version of SQL Server that is compatible with SCCM 1902 Current Branch as of 2019/4/16. For details about which versions of SQL Server are supported with different site systems in ConfigMgr, please see this page. Before starting, please configure the firewall as described in https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=94001 to allow access to SQL Server through the firewall. You can do this by executing the following command as local administrator on the CM01 (ConfigMgr) server. netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name = SQLPort dir = in protocol = tcp action = allow localport = 1433 remoteip = localsubnet profile = DOMAIN After configuring the firewall, browse to the drive where the SQL Server 2017 media is, and run setup.exe. The SQL Server Installation Center wizard will appear. Click on Installation and then choose New SQL Server standalone installation or add features to an existing installation. Enter the Product Key or use the evaluation version if that's what you want to use. Note: The product key will be automatically filled in for licensed media downloaded from Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center. Accept the EULA Make your Microsoft Update choices and review your Install rules, as long as you've opened the correct port for SQL you'll be ok and can safely ignore the Warning about the Firewall. select the SQL server instance features you need (at least Database Engine Services) and if necessary change the drive letter where you intend to install it And configure the Instance Configuration or just leave it as default Verify the Service Accounts settings and for Collation (click on the Collation tab in Server Configuration), make sure the collation is set to SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS For Database Engine Configuration, click on Add Current User After configuring Data Directories, TempDB and Filestream settings you are ready to install Click on Install to start the installation of SQL Server 2017, and once it's completed, click Close. Next download and install the following: SQL Server 2017 Cumulative Update 14. SQL Server 2017 SSMS here. SQL Server 2017 Reporting Services. Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell Note: Make sure your SQL Server 2017 media is in the drive specified in the script or edit the script to point to the new location of the media. The script set's the installation path pointing at D:\MSSQL if you want to install SQL somewhere else please change the variables as appropriate. To install SQL Server 2017 use the Install SQL Server 2017.ps1 script. The script will create a ConfigurationFile.ini used to automate the installation of SQL Server 2017, and after it's installed the script will download the SSMS executable (Management Studio) and install it. Then it will download Reporting Services and install it. If either of the EXE's are in the download folder, it will skip the download and just install. SQL Server no longer comes with the Management Studio or Reporting Services built in, and they are offered as separate downloads, don't worry though, my PowerShell script takes care of that for you. 1. Extract the scripts to C:\Scripts on CM01 and load the Install SQL Server 2017.ps1 script located in C:\Scripts\Part 4\CM01 2. Edit the variables [lines 17-81] as desired before running. 3. Logon as the user specified in line 20. 4. Start Windows PowerShell ISE as Administrator and run the script by clicking on the green triangle. Done ! That's it for this part, please join me in Part 5 where we Configure and Install System Center Configuration Manager 1902.
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    Update: please see this updated guide for SCCM 1802 CB, with SQL Server 2017. Introduction In a previous guide I showed you how to install System Center Configuration Manager version 1511 (Current Branch) on Windows Server 2012R2. Times are changing fast in this cloud-first mobile-first world, and as a result the System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) releases are being released rapidly. In addition to these releases are new Windows Server and SQL Server releases. Now that these new releases are all supported to run together, this guide will show you how to quickly install System Center Configuration Manager version 1606 (Current Branch) on Windows Server 2016 using SQL Server 2016, and then upgrade it to System Center Configuration Manager version 1610 (Current Branch). We use System Center Configuration Manager version 1606 (Current Branch) in this guide as it is the latest baseline version available on Microsoft's Volume License Service Center site (as of time of writing, December 2016). Some PowerShell knowledge is desired. I will show you how to do most actions manually as well as automated. Assumptions In this guide I assume you have already installed two workgroup joined servers running Windows Server 2016 (choose Windows Server 2016 Standard (Desktop Experience)) as listed below, and that you've configured the network settings. I also assume you have some knowledge of PowerShell, if you don't, start learning it now ! Server name: AD01 Server status: Workgroup joined IPv4 Address: 192.168.4.1 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway: 192.168.4.199 DNS: 192.168.4.1 Server name: CM01 Server status: Domain joined IPv4 Address: 192.168.4.2 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway: 192.168.4.199 DNS: 192.168.4.1 Server name: Smoothwall Server roles: A Linux firewall for sharing internet into these virtual machines, in hyperv you can add two legacy nics to achieve this. Scripts used in this guide The scripts used in this guide are available at the bottom of the guide in the Downloads section, download them before beginning and extract them to C:\scripts on your destination server(s). Step 1. Configure Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) Note: Perform the following on the AD01 as Local Administrator on the workgroup joined server. To setup Active Directory Domain Services you could manually click your way through the appropriate wizard in Server Manager or automate it using PowerShell. For your benefit I'll show you both methods below, all you have to do is choose which one suits you. Method #1 - Do it manually 1. To manually setup ADDS, in the start screen search for Server Manager 2. Click on Add roles and features, for Installation Type choose Role-based or Feature-based installation 3. For Server Selection choose the local server (AD01) 4. For Server Roles select Active Directory Domain Services and DNS Server, answer yes to install any required components. 5. Continue the the wizard and click Install, then click Close to complete the wizard. 6. After it's finished, perform the Post Deployment Configuration by clicking on Promote this server to a domain controller select the Add a new forest option, give it a root domain name such as windowsnoob.lab.local and click through the wizard, when prompted for the password use P@ssw0rd. Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell To configure ADDS automatically, use the ConfigureADDS.ps1 PowerShell script. 1. Copy the script to C:\scripts. 2. Edit the variables as desired before running. 3. Start Windows PowerShell ISE as Administrator and run the script by clicking on the green triangle. Step 2. Join CM01 to the domain Note: Perform the following on the CM01 as Local Administrator on the workgroup joined server. Method #1 - Do it manually To join the domain manually, bring up the computer properties. Click on Change settings beside the computer name, click Change and enter the appropriate domain join details, reboot when done. Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell To join the domain automatically, use the joindomain.ps1 PowerShell script. 1. Copy the script to C:\scripts. 2. Edit the variables as desired before running. 3. Start Windows PowerShell ISE as Administrator and run the script by clicking on the green triangle. Step 3. Create users Note: Perform the following on the Active Directory Domain Controller server (AD01) as Local Administrator You can do this step manually or automated using the supplied PowerShell script. Method #1 - Do it manually To create users manually, add the following users in AD using Active Directory Users and Computers: * <your user name>, a domain user, this user will become a local administrator on CM01 * Testuser, a domain user * CM_BA, used for building ConfigMgr created images * CM_JD, used for joining computers to the domain * CM_SR used for reporting services. * CM_CP, a domain user used when installing the Configuration Manager Client for Client Push. * CM_NAA, a domain user, (Network Access Account) used during OSD Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell To create users automatically, use the Create Users Usergroups and OUs in AD.ps1 PowerShell script. Tip: You need to edit the script and adjust the variables to your liking, for example if you want to change the default password. You may also want to rem out the MDT and MBAM user/groups that are created and change some of the user names within the script. To rem out a line place a # in front of it. 1. Copy the script to C:\scripts. 2. Edit the variables [lines 68-80] as desired before running. 3. Start Windows PowerShell ISE as Administrator and run the script by clicking on the green triangle. After running the PowerShell script in Windows PowerShell ISE you'll see something like the following. Step 4. Create the System Management Container Note: Perform the following on the Active Directory Domain Controller server (AD01) as Local Administrator For details of why you are doing this see https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712264.aspx. Method #1 - Do it manually Open ADSI Edit, click on Action, Connect To and click Ok, Double Click on Default Naming Context and the DC= that appears below it. Click on the + and scroll down to CN=System. Right Click on CN=System and choose New, Object, choose Container from the options, click Next and enter System Management as the value as shown below Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell To create the System Management container automatically, use the Create System Management container.ps1 PowerShell script. Step 5. Delegate Permission Note: Perform the following on the Active Directory Domain Controller server (AD01) as Local Administrator Method #1 - Do it manually Open Active Directory Users and Computers. Click on view, select Advanced Features. Select the System Management Container, and right click it, choose All Tasks and Delegate Control. When the Welcome to Delegation of Control Wizard appears click next, then click Add. click on Object Types, select Computers. Type in your Configuration Manager server name (CM01) and click on Check Names, it should resolve. Click Ok, then Next. Choose Create a Custom Task to Delegate, click next, make sure This folder, existing objects in this folder and creation of new objects in this folder is selected. Click next, select the 3 permissions General, Property-Specific and Creation-deletion of specific child objects are selected then place a check mark in Full Control. Tip: Repeat the above process for each site server that you install in a Hierarchy. Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell To delegate permissions to the System Management container automatically, use the Delegate Permissions.ps1 PowerShell script on CM01. That's right, on the ConfigMgr server. Step 6. Install Roles and Features on CM01 Note: Perform the following on the Configuration Manager server (CM01) as a Local Administrator To support various features in System Center Configuration Manager, the setup wizard requires some Server Roles and Features pre-installed. On CM01, login as the username you added to the Local Administrators group and navigate to C:\scripts. The XML files within the Scripts Used in This Guide.zip were created using the Export Configuration File option in Server Manager after manually installing roles and features and the accompanying PowerShell script simply installs it. Note: Make sure your Server 2016 media is in the drive specified in the script or edit the script to point to the location of the media. Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell To install the roles and features needed, start Windows Powershell ISE as Administrator and run the install roles and features.ps1 script. Step 7. Download and install Windows ADK 10 version 1607 Note: Perform the following on the Configuration Manager server (CM01) as a Local Administrator The ConfigMgr prerequisite checker will check for various things, including ADK components such as USMT and Windows Preinstallation Environment (amongst others), therefore you need to install Windows ADK on your server. To do so, either download ADKsetup from here and manually install it or run the setup ADK and WDS.ps1 PowerShell script to download and install the correct components for you. This script not only downloads the components needed, it's also installs ADK 10 and then installs Windows Deployment Services. The setup ADK and WDS.ps1 PowerShell script is available in the Scripts Used in this Guide zip file. Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell To download and then install Windows ADK 10 with the components needed, start Windows Powershell ISE as Administrator and run the setup ADK and WDS.ps1 script. Step 8. Install SQL Server 2016 Note: Perform the following on the Configuration Manager server (CM01) as a Local Administrator The following script will create a ConfigurationFile.ini used to automate the installation of SQL Server 2016, and after it's installed the script will download the SSMS exe (Management Studio) and install it. SQL Server no longer comes with the Management Studio and it's offered as a separate download, don't worry though, my PowerShell script takes care of that for you. Note: Make sure your SQL Server 2016 media is in the drive specified in the script or edit the script to point to the location of the media. Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell To install SQL Server2016 use the Install SQL Server 2016.ps1 script. 1. Copy the script to C:\scripts. 2. Edit the variables [lines 17-75] as desired before running. 3. Start Windows PowerShell ISE as Administrator and run the script by clicking on the green triangle. Step 9. SQL Memory Configuration Note: Perform the following on the Configuration Manager server (CM01) as a Local Administrator Depending on your memory configuration and server setup, you may also want to configure SQL memory limits as per the following guidance prior to installing ConfigMgr otherwise you'll get warnings in the Prerequisite checker when it runs the Server Readiness checks. Configuration Manager requires SQL Server to reserve a minimum of 8 gigabytes (GB) of memory for the central administration site and primary site and a minimum of 4 gigabytes (GB) for the secondary site. This memory is reserved by using the Minimum server memory setting under Server Memory Options and is configured by using SQL Server Management Studio. For more information about how to set a fixed amount of memory, see here. If your SQL Server is configured for unlimited memory usage, you should configure SQL Server memory to have a maximum limit. Method #1 - Do it manually Open Management Studio, select CM01, right click, choose Properties, select memory and configure the values as appropriate for your environment. Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell Use the following PowerShell in ISE on the server that you installed SQL Server 2016 on, thanks go to SkatterBrainz for the code snippet, you might want to adjust the $SqlMemMin and $SqlMemMax variables to suit your environment. $SqlMemMin = 8192 $SqlMemMax = 8192 [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName('Microsoft.VisualBasic') | Out-Null [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName('Microsoft.SqlServer.SMO') | Out-Null $SQLMemory = New-Object ('Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server') ("(local)") $SQLMemory.Configuration.MinServerMemory.ConfigValue = $SQLMemMin $SQLMemory.Configuration.MaxServerMemory.ConfigValue = $SQLMemMax $SQLMemory.Configuration.Alter() Step 10. Restart the Server Note: Perform the following on the Configuration Manager server (CM01) as a Local Administrator Open an administrative command prompt and issue the following command: shutdown /r Step 11. Install the WSUS role Note: Perform the following on the Configuration Manager server (CM01) as a Local Administrator Now that SQL server is installed, we can utilize that for the WSUS database. To install WSUS and configure it to use the SQL servers database instead of the Windows Internal Database, do as follows: Method #1 - Do it manually <Coming soon> Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell Browse to the location where you extracted the scripts, C:\scripts. Start Windows PowerShell ISE as administrator, open the Install roles and features_WSUS.ps1 script, edit the $servername variable and replace CM01 with the ServerName your are installing ConfigMgr on (SQL server). Make sure to have your Windows Server 2016 SXS media in the path referred to by $Sourcefiles. Step 12. Download and extract the ConfigMgr content Note: Perform the following on the Configuration Manager server (CM01) as a Local Administrator To install System Center Configuration Manager version 1606 you'll need to download the content. You can download it from Microsoft's Volume license site for use in production or from MSDN for use in a lab. The VLSC download can be found be searching for Config and then selecting System Center Config Mgr (current branch and LTSB 1606) as shown below. Method #1 - Do it manually For the purposes of this guide I used the 1606 release from VLSC. This iso is named SW_DVD5_Sys_Ctr_ConfigMgrClt_ML_1606_MultiLang_ConfMgr_SCEP_MLF_X21-16461.ISO and is 1.20GB in size. Once downloaded, I mounted the ISO in Windows File Explorer and copied the contents to C:\Source\SCCM 1606 on CM01. Step 13. Download the ConfigMgr Prerequisites Note: Perform the following on the Configuration Manager server (CM01) as a Local Administrator You can download the prerequisites during ConfigMgr setup or in advance. As you'll probably want to install more than one copy of ConfigMgr (one lab, one production) it's nice to have the prerequisites downloaded in advance. To do that, open a PowerShell prompt with administrative permissions and navigate to the following folder: C:\Source\SCCM 1606\smssetup\bin\X64 Run the following line .\SetupDL.exe C:\Source\Downloads Tip: Browse to C:\source\SCCM 1606\SMSSETUP\TOOLS and double click on CMTrace.exe, answer Yes to the default logging question. Then, using Windows File Explorer, browse to C:\ and double click on ConfigMgrSetup.log which will open the log file in CMTrace. This will allow you to view any errors or problems with the download of the prerequisites in real time. Step 14. Extend the Schema Note: Perform the following on the Domain controller server (AD01) as Administrator. You do not have to extend the Active Directory schema if it was already extended for Configuration Manager previously. 1. Using Windows File Explorer on the Active Directory Domain Controller, browse to \\<server>\c$\Source\SCCM 1606\SMSSETUP\BIN\X64 where <server> is your ConfigMgr server 2. locate extadsch.exe, right click and choose Run As Administrator. 3. A command prompt window will appear briefly as the schema is extended, check in C:\ for a log file called ExtADSch.log it should look similar to this Step 15. Install SCCM Current Branch (version 1606) Note: Perform the following on the ConfigMgr server (CM01) as Administrator. If you are NOT using eval (as in my example) then you need to add this section to the configuration.ini file [SABranchOptions] SAActive=1 CurrentBranch=1 Method #1 - Do it manually <Coming soon> Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell You will need to edit the Install SCCM Current Branch version 1606.ps1 script and replace the variables inside with those that work in your environment. For example, to change the ProductId open the script in Windows ISE, locate the line that reads $ProductID= and either enter your ConfigMgr Product Key or use the evaluation version of ConfigMgr by entering the word EVAL. 1. Copy the script to C:\scripts. 2. Edit the variables [lines 16-17 & lines 32-57] as desired before running. 3. Start Windows PowerShell ISE as Administrator and run the script by clicking on the green triangle. Once the script completes successfully, System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch (version 1606) is installed. Note: Currently there is a bug when using System Center Configuration Manager 1606 (Current Branch) and Windows ADK 1607 when used with Windows Server 2016 and SQL Server 2016, in that the boot images will not be created. The error shown in ConfigMgrSetup.log will be "ERROR: Failed to call method ExportDefaultBootImage. Error 0x80041013". If you experience this issue add your voice to Microsoft Connect ID 3116118. The solution at this point is to continue onto the next step and use Upgrades and Servicing to upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager 1610 (Current Branch). After completing that upgrade, the ADK 1607 boot images will be correctly added to ConfigMgr. Step 16. Upgrade to SCCM Current Branch (version 1610) Note: Perform the following on the ConfigMgr server (CM01) as Administrator. Method #1 - Do it manually As the upgrade process is a whole blog post by itself, please follow my guide here. Summary In this guide you used a lot of PowerShell to automate most of Installing System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch (version 1606), including installing and configuring SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016. You then upgraded to version 1610 using Updates and Servicing. Related Reading Configuration Manager and the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1607 here. Documentation for System Center Configuration Manager here. What's new in version 1610 of System Center Configuration Manager here. Recommended hardware for System Center Configuration Manager here. Supported operating systems for sites and clients for System Center Configuration Manager here. Support for SQL Server versions for System Center Configuration Manager here. Use a command line to install System Center Configuration Manager sites here. Supported operating systems for System Center Configuration Manager site system servers here. Install-WindowsFeature here. Downloads You can download a Microsoft Word copy of this guide here dated 2016/12/6 How can I install System Center Configuration Manager version 1606 (Current Branch) on Windows Server 2016 with SQL 2016.zip You can download the PowerShell scripts used above here Scripts Used In This Guide.zip
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    As a matter of interest are there any parts of the sccm install process you have not been able to powershell? I ask as around this time last year I was in a position of knowing I needed to rebuild my entire domain as we were going through a company rename but didnt yet have the new name. Ended up building a few dozen domain environments through powershell+powercli (vmware environment) including a lot of the sccm stuff so that once i did have the name+domain name i was ready to get going pretty quickly. I accept I am no powershell expert but as it took me a long time to put together if there are any smaller parts of interest I'm happy to share them, log of entire build attached. I made a lot of sacrifices in the scripts for the fact these scripts were all running remotely, e.g. i installed SQL as a scheduled task. Names/ip addresses tweaked for semi-anonymity. CleanedUpNames.Build.txt
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    $location = Get-ItemProperty "HKLM:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Setup" | Select-Object -ExpandProperty "UI Installation Directory" Resolves to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminConsole. That is the correct registry key. However AdminConsole folder is not in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager The Module is only in x86 folder. I changed the registry 'UI Installation Directory' to point to: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminConsole and script is working after that change.
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    Up and running again! Thanks to anyweb (and Microsoft) we are now running 1702 and so far everything looks good! A huuuge thank you for the help!
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    Up and running again! Thanks to anyweb (and Microsoft) we are now running 1702 and so far everything looks good!
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    I have upgraded Windows-Noob.com today to the latest and greatest version of the IPS Community Suite. We are now on version 4. Among all the other features, this should significantly improve your experience when accessing the site on mobile devices thanks to the responsive theme. If there are any issues that you notice, please post in the Suggestion box.
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    What has to be done if you change the external web services url in regards to the proxy server / edge server, and the internal and external certificates.
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    One thing i can't stand about forums is no one responding back to how they fixed their issue. I hope this helps someone down the road. I just got off the phone with support and this was their fix as well. They said it's a client side issue with certificates being corrupt. ERROR: Error. Status code 500 returned OSDSMPClient 7/25/2016 4:25:28 PM 5656 (0x1618) Received 1231 byte response. OSDSMPClient 7/25/2016 4:25:28 PM 5656 (0x1618) pReply != NULL, HRESULT=80004005 (e:\qfe\nts\sms\client\osdeployment\osdsmpclient\smpclient.cpp,2391) OSDSMPClient 7/25/2016 4:25:28 PM 5656 (0x1618) SMP Root share info response is empty OSDSMPClient 7/25/2016 4:25:28 PM 5656 (0x1618) ClientRequestToSMP::ClientRootShareRequestToSMP failed. error = (0x80004005). OSDSMPClient 7/25/2016 4:25:28 PM 5656 (0x1618) ExecuteRootShareInfoRequest(sRootShareList), HRESULT=80004005 (e:\qfe\nts\sms\client\osdeployment\osdsmpclient\smpclient.cpp,1717) OSDSMPClient 7/25/2016 4:25:28 PM 5656 (0x1618) ClientRequestToSMP::DoRequest failed. error = (0x80004005). OSDSMPClient 7/25/2016 4:25:28 PM 5656 (0x1618) Request to SMP 'http://myservername.domain.com'failed with error (Code 0x80004005). Trying next SMP. OSDSMPClient 7/25/2016 4:25:28 PM 5656 (0x1618) Sleeping for 60 seconds before next attempt to locate an SMP. OSDSMPClient 7/25/2016 4:25:28 PM 5656 (0x1618) Retry number 2 OSDSMPClient 7/25/2016 4:26:28 PM 5656 (0x1618) Microsoft's response ++ It looks like there is certificate issues while performing the restoration task. ++ Please run following command under PowerShell (As Admin ) · Remove-Item -Path ‘HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\SMS\Certificates\*’ -force; · restart-service ccmexec Sunshine
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    This list of guides (think of it as a living index) will be updated by me whenever I write a new guide for the new versions of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (Current Branch) or Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (Technical Preview) and how they incorporate with Microsoft Intune. These guides are broken down into three different sections: Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (Current Branch) Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (Technical Preview) Setting up PKI in a lab on Windows Server 2016 The Current Branch release is meant for your production deployments and the Technical Preview releases are for testing new upcoming features in the product, and are aimed at Lab use only. The PKI guides are added in case you want to experiment with any roles requiring certificates using SCCM. If you are looking for some of my other indexes of guides I've written... then please check below, remember this are just indexes linking to many other guides I've written, the guides within them have thousands of views: Microsoft Intune (standalone) in Azure step by step guides are here Microsoft Intune (hybrid) guides look here Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager - (Dec 2019 - 143,391 views) Configuration Manager 2012 guides then look here (Dec 2019 - 1,175,258 views) Configuration Manager 2007 guides then look here (Dec 2019 - 972,259 views) Microsoft Deployment Toolkit guides are here SMS 2003 guides are here cheers niall Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (Current Branch) Installation - How can I install System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) Configuring Discovery - How can I configure discovery for System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) Configuring Boundaries - How can I configure boundaries in System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) Using Updates and Servicing in Offline mode - How can I use Updates and Servicing in Offline mode in System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) Using Updates and Servicing in Online mode - How can I use Updates and Servicing in Online mode in System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) Setting up the Software Update Point - How can I setup Software Updates in System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) Installing the Client agent - How can I configure client settings and install the ConfigMgr client agent in System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch Upgrading to System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) version 1602 from System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) version 1511 How can I use the Upgrade Task Sequence in System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) ? How can I use servicing plans in System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) to upgrade Windows 10 devices ? How can I deploy Windows 10 with MDT 2013 Update 2 integrated with System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) Setting up PKI in a lab Part 1 - Introduction and server setup Part 2 - Install and do initial configuration on the Standalone Offline Root CA Part 3 - Prepare the HTTP Web server for CDP and AIA Publication Part 4 - Post configuration on the Standalone Offline Root CA Part 5 - Installing the Enterprise Issuing CA Part 6 - Perform post installation tasks on the Issuing CA Part 7 - Install and configure the OCSP Responder role service Part 8 - Configure AutoEnroll and Verify PKI health
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    Any guides how to deploy Lync 2013 to one AD Domain/Forest with multiple sites? HA is in mind... What servers need to be deployed to sites and how to do the configuration?
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    Hei sorry for not answering sooner. If you just install Lync 2010 standard then all u need is dc (as in domain) + 1 server to install Lync itself (standard). If u want high availability then Enterprise version is the way to go. With enterprise you can create pools of frontend servers for instance (with dns triks thouse pools work as load balancing). Also some spoilers from the next version: http://www.zdnet.com...ore-7000001415/ ---> Consolidation of roles; no separate server role needed for monitoring and archiving. Also if memory serves u cant select your own (remote) sql when using Standard (this could be lie as i dont remember no longer).
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    have you seen this yet ? https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/configuration-manager-blog/cloud-management-gateway-addressing-common-challenges/ba-p/1351262?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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    Start with a Clean WSUS server using full SQL server.
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    Introduction In a previous guide I showed you how to install System Center Configuration Manager version 1606 (Current Branch) on Windows Server 2016. This guide will show you how to quickly install the latest and greatest baseline version, System Center Configuration Manager version 1702 (Current Branch) on Windows Server 2016 using SQL Server 2016. The concept behind this long and detailed post is to guide you through all the steps necessary to get a working ConfigMgr Primary site installed using manual methods or automated using PowerShell. This is not necessarily a hydration kit, there are many examples out there. Take a look at Johans excellent hydration kits for example. This, on the other hand gives you the power to automate the bits that you want to automate, and manually do other tasks if deemed appropriate. PowerShell knowledge is desired and dare I say it required (if you are in any way serious about ConfigMgr).I will show you how to do most steps via two methods shown below, it's up to you to choose which method suits you best but I highly recommend using PowerShell. Method #1 - Do it manually Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell Assumptions In this guide I assume you have already installed two workgroup joined servers running Windows Server 2016 (choose Windows Server 2016 Standard (Desktop Experience)) as listed below, and that you've configured the network settings. The network settings I am using for this lab are shown below. Server name: AD01 Server function: Domain Controller Server status: Workgroup joined IPv4 Address: 192.168.7.1 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway: 192.168.7.199 DNS: 192.168.7.1 Server name: CM01 Server function: Configuration Manager Primary site Server status: Workgroup joined IPv4 Address: 192.168.7.2 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway: 192.168.7.199 DNS: 192.168.7.1 Server name: Smoothwall Server function:Linux firewall Server status: 2 legacy nics eth0: 192.168.7.199 eth1: x.x.x.x (internet facing ip) Scripts used in this guide The scripts used in this guide are available at the bottom of the guide in the Downloads section, download them before beginning and extract them to C:\scripts on your destination server(s). Step 1. Configure Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) Note: Perform the following on the AD01 server as Local Administrator. To setup Active Directory Domain Services you could manually click your way through the appropriate wizard in Server Manager or automate it using PowerShell. For your benefit I'll show you both methods below, all you have to do is choose which one suits you. Method #1 - Do it manually 1. To manually setup ADDS, in the start screen search for Server Manager. Click on Add roles and features 2. For Installation Type choose Role-based or Feature-based installation 3. For Server Selection choose the local server (AD01) 4. For Server Roles select Active Directory Domain Services and DNS Server, when prompted to install any packages accept the changes. 5. Continue the the wizard and click Install 6. Click Close to complete the wizard. 7. After it's finished, perform the Post Deployment Configuration by clicking on Promote this server to a domain controller select the Add a new forest option, give it a root domain name such as windowsnoob.lab.local and click through the wizard, when prompted for a password use P@ssw0rd. and click your way through to completion. Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell To configure ADDS and DNS automatically, use the ConfigureADDS.ps1 PowerShell script. 1. Copy the script to C:\scripts. 2. Edit the variables as desired before running. 3. Start Windows PowerShell ISE as Administrator and run the script by clicking on the green triangle. Step 2. Join CM01 to the domain Note: Perform the following on the ConfigMgr server (CM01) as Local Administrator Method #1 - Do it manually To join the domain manually, bring up the computer system properties. Click on Change settings beside the computer name, click Change and enter the appropriate domain join details, reboot when done. Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell To join the domain automatically, use the joindomain.ps1 PowerShell script. 1. Copy the script to C:\scripts. 2. Edit the variables as desired before running. 3. Start Windows PowerShell ISE as Administrator and run the script by clicking on the green triangle. TIP: If DNS is not set correctly on the CM01 Network Properties, then Domain Join will fail, in addition the script currently doesn't check for sucess/failure and will reboot, I'll amend that in the next version. Step 3. Create users Note: Perform the following on the Active Directory Domain Controller server (AD01) as Local Administrator Note: The PowerShell script creates users and makes a user a local admin on the CM01 server. To facilitate the local administrator creation, you'll need to create a GPO on AD01 called Allow Inbound File and Printer sharing exception which sets Windows Firewall: Allow inbound file and printer sharing exception to Enabled. Method #1 - Do it manually To create users manually, add the following users in AD using Active Directory Users and Computers: <your user name>, a domain user, this user will become a local administrator on CM01 Testuser, a domain user CM_BA, used for building ConfigMgr created images CM_JD, used for joining computers to the domain CM_SR used for reporting services. CM_CP, a domain user used when installing the Configuration Manager Client for Client Push. CM_NAA, a domain user, (Network Access Account) used during OSD Step 4. Create the System Management Container Note: Perform the following on the Active Directory Domain Controller server (AD01) as Local Administrator For details of why you are doing this see https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712264.aspx. Method #1 - Do it manually Open ADSI Edit, click on Action, Connect To and click Ok, Double Click on Default Naming Context and the DC= that appears below it. Click on the + and scroll down to CN=System. Right Click on CN=System and choose New, Object, choose Container from the options, click Next and enter System Management as the value. Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell To create the System Management container automatically, use the Create System Management container.ps1 PowerShell script. Step 5. Delegate Permission Note: Perform the following on the Active Directory Domain Controller server (AD01) as Local Administrator Method #1 - Do it manually Open Active Directory Users and Computers. Click on view, select Advanced Features. Select the System Management Container, and right click it, choose All Tasks and Delegate Control. When the Welcome to Delegation of Control Wizard appears click next, then click Add. click on Object Types, select Computers. Type in your Configuration Manager server name (CM01) and click on Check Names, it should resolve. Click Ok, then Next. Choose Create a Custom Task to Delegate, click next, make sure This folder, existing objects in this folder and creation of new objects in this folder is selected. Click next, select the 3 permissions General, Property-Specific and Creation-deletion of specific child objects are selected then place a check mark in Full Control. Tip: Repeat the above process for each site server that you install in a Hierarchy. Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell To delegate permissions to the System Management container automatically, use the Delegate Permissions.ps1 PowerShell script on CM01. That's right, on the ConfigMgr server. Note: You need to start Windows PowerShell ISE as a user that has Administrative Permissions in AD. Step 6. Install Roles and Features on CM01 Note: Perform the following on the Configuration Manager server (CM01) as a Local Administrator To support various features in System Center Configuration Manager, the setup wizard requires some Server Roles and Features pre-installed. On CM01, login as the username you added to the Local Administrators group and navigate to C:\Scripts. The XML files within the Scripts Used in This Guide.zip were created using the Export Configuration File option in Server Manager after manually installing roles and features and the accompanying PowerShell script simply installs it. Note: Make sure your Server 2016 media is in the drive specified in the script or edit the script to point to the location of the media. Method #1 - Do it manually The role and feature requirements for ConfigMgr are listed here https://technet.microsoft.com/library/gg682077.aspx#BKMK_SiteSystemRolePrereqs Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell To install the roles and features needed, start Windows Powershell ISE as Administrator and run the install roles and features.ps1 script. Step 7. Download and install Windows ADK 10 version 1703 and WDS Note: Perform the following on the Configuration Manager server (CM01) as a Local Administrator The ConfigMgr prerequisite checker will check for various things, including ADK components such as USMT and Windows Preinstallation Environment (amongst others), therefore you need to install Windows ADK on your server. To do so, either download ADKsetup from here and manually install it or run the setup ADK and WDS.ps1 PowerShell script to download and install the correct components for you. This script not only downloads the components needed, it's also installs ADK 10 and then installs Windows Deployment Services. The setup ADK and WDS.ps1 PowerShell script is available in the Scripts Used in this Guide zip file. Note: As of 2017/5/4 ADK 1703 has an installation issue that occurs if you have Secure Boot enabled. To workaround this, disable secure boot prior to installing it, you can re-enable secure boot after the installation. Update - Michael Niehaus has a regedit fix detailed here - https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mniehaus/2017/05/16/quick-workaround-for-adk-1703-issue/ Method #1 - Do it manually Go to this link and download ADK 1703, install it, then when done, install the Windows Deployment Services service. Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell To download and then install Windows ADK 10 with the components needed, start Windows Powershell ISE as Administrator and run the setup ADK and WDS.ps1 script. Step 8. Install SQL Server 2016 Note: Perform the following on the Configuration Manager server (CM01) as a Local Administrator The following script will create a ConfigurationFile.ini used to automate the installation of SQL Server 2016, and after it's installed the script will download the SSMS executable (Management Studio) and install it. SQL Server no longer comes with the Management Studio built in, and it's offered as a separate download, don't worry though, my PowerShell script takes care of that for you. Note: Make sure your SQL Server 2016 media is in the drive specified in the script or edit the script to point to the location of the media. Method #1 - Do it manually Install SQL Server 2016 and download and then install SSMS. Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell To install SQL Server2016 use the Install SQL Server 2016.ps1 script. Note: The script and accompanying INI file have the path pointing at E:\Program Files, please change the path as appropriate. 1. Copy the script to C:\scripts. 2. Edit the variables [lines 17-75] as desired before running. 3. Start Windows PowerShell ISE as Administrator and run the script by clicking on the green triangle. Step 9. SQL Memory Configuration Note: Perform the following on the Configuration Manager server (CM01) as a Local Administrator Depending on your memory configuration and server setup, you may also want to configure SQL memory limits as per the following guidance prior to installing ConfigMgr otherwise you'll get warnings in the Prerequisite checker when it runs the Server Readiness checks. Configuration Manager requires SQL Server to reserve a minimum of 8 gigabytes (GB) of memory for the central administration site and primary site and a minimum of 4 gigabytes (GB) for the secondary site. This memory is reserved by using the Minimum server memory setting under Server Memory Options and is configured by using SQL Server Management Studio. For more information about how to set a fixed amount of memory, see here. If your SQL Server is configured for unlimited memory usage, you should configure SQL Server memory to have a maximum limit. Method #1 - Do it manually Open Management Studio, select CM01, right click, choose Properties, select memory and configure the values as appropriate for your environment. Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell Use the following PowerShell in ISE on the server that you installed SQL Server 2016 on, thanks go to SkatterBrainz for the code snippet, you might want to adjust the $SqlMemMin and $SqlMemMax variables to suit your environment. Step 10. Restart the ConfigMgr Primary Server Note: Perform the following on the Configuration Manager server (CM01) as a Local Administrator Open an administrative command prompt and issue the following command: shutdown /r Step 11. Install the WSUS role Note: Perform the following on the Configuration Manager server (CM01) as a Local Administrator Now that SQL server is installed, we can utilize SQL Server for the WSUS database. To install WSUS and configure it to use the SQL server database instead of the Windows Internal Database, do as follows: Method #1 - Do it manually Using Roles and Features in Server Manager, add WSUS. Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell Browse to the location where you extracted the scripts, C:\scripts. Start Windows PowerShell ISE as administrator, open the Install roles and features_WSUS.ps1 script, edit the $servername variable and replace CM01 with the ServerName your are installing ConfigMgr on (SQL server). Note: Make sure to have your Windows Server 2016 SXS media in the path referred to by $Sourcefiles. Step 12. Download and extract the ConfigMgr content Note: Perform the following on the Configuration Manager server (CM01) as a Local Administrator To install System Center Configuration Manager version 1702 you'll need to download the content. You can download it from Microsoft's Volume licensing Service Center site for use in production or from MSDN for use in a lab. The VLSC download can be found be searching for Config and then selecting System Center Config Mgr (current branch and LTSB) as shown below. Method #1 - Do it manually For the purposes of this guide I used the 1702 release from VLSC. This iso is named: SW_DVD5_Sys_Ctr_ConfigMgrClt_ML_1702_MultiLang_ConfMgr_SCEP_MLF_X21-37386.ISO Once downloaded, I mounted the ISO in Windows File Explorer and copied the contents to C:\Source\SCCM 1702 on CM01. Step 13. Download the ConfigMgr Prerequisites Note: Perform the following on the Configuration Manager server (CM01) as a Local Administrator Method #1 - Do it manually You can download the prerequisites during ConfigMgr setup or in advance. As you'll probably want to install more than one copy of ConfigMgr (one lab, one production) it's nice to have the prerequisites downloaded in advance. To do that, open a PowerShell prompt with administrative permissions and navigate to the following folder: C:\Source\SCCM 1702\smssetup\bin\X64 Run the following line .\SetupDL.exe C:\Source\Downloads Tip: Browse to C:\source\SCCM 1702\SMSSETUP\TOOLS and double click on CMTrace.exe, answer Yes to the default logging question. Then, using Windows File Explorer, browse to C:\ and double click on ConfigMgrSetup.log which will open the log file in CMTrace. This will allow you to view any errors or problems with the download of the prerequisites in real time. Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell Coming soon. Step 14. Extend the Schema Note: Perform the following on the Domain controller server (AD01) as Administrator. You do not have to extend the Active Directory schema if it was already extended for Configuration Manager previously. Method #1 - Do it manually 1. Using Windows File Explorer on the Active Directory Domain Controller, browse to \\<server>\c$\Source\SCCM 1702\SMSSETUP\BIN\X64 where <server> is your ConfigMgr server 2. Locate extadsch.exe, right click and choose Run As Administrator. 3. A command prompt window will appear briefly as the schema is extended, check in C:\ for a log file called ExtADSch.log it should look similar to this Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell Coming soon. Step 15. Install SCCM Current Branch (version 1702) Note: Perform the following on the ConfigMgr server (CM01) as Administrator. Note: If you are NOT using an evaluation version of SCCM then you need to add the section below in blue to the configuration.ini file which is contained within the PowerShell script, and you need to change the ProductId open the script in Windows ISE, locate the line that reads $ProductID= and enter your ConfigMgr Product Key. [SABranchOptions] SAActive=1 CurrentBranch=1 Method #1 - Do it manually Install SCCM Current Branch using the wizard. Method #2 - Automate it with PowerShell You will need to edit the Install SCCM Current Branch version 1702.ps1 script and replace the variables inside with those that work in your environment. 1. Copy the script to C:\scripts. 2. Edit the variables [lines 16-17 & lines 32-57] as desired before running. 3. Start Windows PowerShell ISE as Administrator and run the script by clicking on the green triangle. Tip: Use CMTrace to open C:\ConfigMgrSetup.log to monitor the installation of ConfigMgr as it happens. Once the script completes successfully, System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch (version 1702) is installed. Success ! Summary In this guide you used quite a bit of PowerShell to automate pretty much most of Installing System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch (version 1702), including installing and configuring SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016. Doing it this way means you can safely say that you've got a handle on Automation using PowerShell, heck, you could even call yourself a 'geek with an attitude'. I hope you learned a lot from doing it this way, and until next time, adios ! Downloads The scripts used above are available in the zip below. Scripts.zip
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    Hi Niall, I have used your guides to implement SCCM MBAM 1910 and it went in successfully. I am however facing an issue where the clients - even though they receive the policies and the registry change to encrypt without user action - I find that nothing happen until I manually run MBAMClientUI.exe. I've even changed the MBAM Registry to implement "NoStartupDelay" and no joy. I've had one or two successful when the MDOP client pops up but the rest just sit there. Any advice is greatly appreciated and I look forward to hearing from you Regards Carl Davis P.S - AMAZING GUIDES BTW - Thank you for taking the time to write and video ,
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    Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is needed for software updates synchronization and for the software updates applicability scan on clients. The WSUS server must be installed before you create the software update point role. The following versions of WSUS are supported for a software update point: source > https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/sum/plan-design/prerequisites-for-software-updates
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    We followed this guide as we wanted to use PKI
  24. 1 point
    nice effort but any reason why you went with an out of support version of SCCM ? 1802 is the current baseline...
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    1st question - we have two separate task sequence. 1st at 6pm disable bitlocker restart computer request state store capture user state re-enable bitlocker 2nd at 2am request restore state restore "customize how it's restored" "we have custom .xml files" Lastly, in the Assets and Compliance section, you will see the "User State Migration" section. That is how you associate the FROM computer and the TO computer. Associate the computers / users and let the tasks run
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    We've had problems with Surface Pro 4 PXE too. Microsoft have confirmed it's a problem with the UEFI Network stack, and you need to have IPv6 enabled and routed to the PXE Server. If you just have IPv4 then it won't work. They are working on a firmware fix, which should be out in a few months.
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    I got it thanks. This was the link it sent me to which really didn't help( https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/deprecated/removed-and-deprecated). After I looked at the log it was pretty clear, i had a Distribution Point that was still running 2008R2 and it was causing the issue. I upgraded the server last night and now the prereq passes. I will do the upgrade tonight. Thanks
  28. 1 point
    Thanks for making this. This made PKI a less tough cookie to crack for me
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    We'll see if anyone else comes along and says it's working or not working For now, I am trying the solution provided by @SMoRZ3 (thank you!)
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    This is perfect Niall and I appreciate you not only taking the time to reply to my question but for all you do for the community and the time you spend creating your amazing walkthroughs. I cannot comprehend sometimes how incredible your knowledge and dedication is. you rock and cheers to you as well.
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    For the benefit of others, in the start-upgrade.ps1 I modified the logfile variable to: $Logfile = "C:\ProgramData\Windows10RequiredUpgradeStart-Upgrade-$env:USERNAME.log" In the wrapper.vbs I added strUserName to the first 'Dim', then Set oWsh = WScript.Createobject("WScript.Shell") strUserName = oWsh.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%username%") under strComputer And just a bit further down where the path for the logfile is declared: path="C:\ProgramData\Windows10RequiredUgradeWrapper" & strUserName & ".log" Putting the logfile in the user profile would be a good approach too but I like having one place to check. Thanks again for your great work.
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    Wow, it works now! After I added the line that you suggested! <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=utf-8"/> Thanks alot! :=)
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    I just wanted to give you a big Thank You for the script and the tutorial, it was just what we needed! (Y)
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    Green Field implentation ? what on earth is that ? and please tell me you are not installing SCCM on a production domain controller, have you had any training with SCCM ?
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    I'll amend the cs.ini and create an image and report back in a few hours!
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    From 1607 and 1703. I think I figured out what was going on. In Setupact.log I saw this line: "Client OS edition and OEM license detected and no enterprise edition detected, will not run SetupComplete.cmd" So the SetupComplete.cmd script didn't run which caused the TS to stop and the CM client to remain in Provisioning Mode. Due to the specific nature of the client they have devices with OEM licenses as well. This is because many employees work in remote locations (Africa, South America, Asia, etc...) and they purchase devices locally with OEM licenses. Those are then joined to the domain CM Client is installed manually and devices is encrypted with Symantec Endpoint Encryption. I did test on random devices where some of them were indeed activated with OEM license and others via KMS. Those activated via KMS worked just fine. Is there any way to change the Setup.exe command line string that's executed by the TS? I do append extra switches, like /ReflectDrivers, but can you actually change the default switches?
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    Have you defined the network access account? I've seen that error at applying the OS phase because my NAC didn't have the correct privileges. You have multiple issues going on so can you give some more info about your environment? You said it's a new 1702 install but what OS are you deploying? Is MDT integrated? Are you pxe booting or using media? Will F8 bring up the cmd window in winpe before you start the task sequence?
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    I uninstalled each update you had listed and then rebooted, and reinstalled each one in the exact order you have listed. That's what is making me crazy. I greatly appreciate your time on this. I have been fighting this and some other issues for a very long time, I have actually spun up a new server and im Upgrading everything, Server 2016, SQL 2016 and Sccm 1610. Do you have any guides on transitioning from one SCCM installation to another? I do not plan on Migrating as im looking for a clean start.
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    We are still using a reference image because we want to deploy a new system as fast as possible. The step that usually took the most time in the deployment was bringing the system up to date with patches. I know you can inject Windows patches into the WIM, but since you mentioned you are using the default WIM I guess you are not injecting updates. What also takes a lot of time is Office 2016 updates. To my knowledge you cannot inject those into the WIM because there is no Office in the WIM. The alternative might be to streamline your Office installation with updates. But... instead we've created a VM were we installed a reference Windows 10 machine with Office 2016 and most needed C++ libraries (according to this guide: http://deploymentresearch.com/Research/Post/613/Building-a-Windows-10-v1703-reference-image-using-MDT ) The base image is updated with all the needed updates before we capture the custom WIM. We also create a checkpoint in Hyper-V before we create a new capture so the next month we can just revert to last version of the image and update it again. So far this has worked quite well for us, but we are always open for any suggestions making it easier or faster to deploy or Windows 10 image.
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    Thanks, that is a much easier/better method. I dislike copyprofile.
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    You can't, it need to be a AD/Windows account.
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    Keep in mind that I do work for Enhansoft. I will point you to Monitor Information Report (MIR) and Enhance Web reporting (EWR) They will do most of what you are looking for, Mir for Monitors and EWR for Printers . As for USB, have you looked at the built-in reporting for this?
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    It's because the Store apps have updated and this breaks Sysprep. I was speaking with a MS rep at a conference yesterday and they said you've got a few options; 1. Install W10 without a network connection and build the image in this state until the capture 2. Install W10 and set local policy (or registry) to disable the Windows Store (so it doesn't update itself and the built-in apps), then connect it to the network, build the image and remove the GPO/regedit just before capture 3. Nuke the Store and apps by running the steps shown here - https://www.windows-noob.com/forums/topic/5070-how-can-i-capture-an-image-using-capture-media-in-configmgr-2012/?p=38663 Once you capture and then deploy the Store and its apps will automagically reappear in the deployment. I tested this and replicated the results, it's really annoying and I hope MS fix it, legacy meets modern in craptacular fashion once again! Would love to see anyweb replicate the issue and post a more thorough writeup on the problem! ;D
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    If you are looking to get better writing reports, first I will tell you to stop using Report Builder and use SQL Server Data tools (SSDT) or Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) instead. If you will be at MMS next week there are several presentation on writing reports. Lastly, if you are looking for a book on the subject then I would look at this one. :-) http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0672337789
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    Yeah the problem is that message ID 6703 also apparently comes up for "WSUS not configured" error message, so a lot of online hits point to fixing that issue and not the one I am running into... Migrating the site to Server 2012 R2 so might just wait it out...
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    I'd really suggest that you give up on using ConfigMgr for creating your Windows 10 reference image and start using MDT instead. Follow Johan's excellent guide below: http://deploymentresearch.com/Research/Post/496/Building-a-Windows-10-Reference-Image-using-MDT-2013-Update-1 By doing this, you'll not have to import the install.wim from the Windows 10 ISO, and you'll not have your issue with taking a capture. Simply put it, always use MDT for reference image creations
  47. 1 point
    Hi The problem was the fact that the SCCM 2007 agent was still installed. After uninstalling the agent I managed to take a capture, thanks for your help in this.
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    We figured it out. I don't know how we missed it, but under the image properties in the Data Access tab we did not have a check next to Copy the content in this packages to a package share on DP. Hopefully this will help someone else that is just over looking it like we were
  49. 1 point
    Have you set up boundaries and boundary groups and made sure you've added your server in the Content location box?
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