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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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    To piggy back off this, talked to HP about this earlier today as well. Pre-release BIOS are available but they need to have it approved/signed off before providing it for testing purposes. I was told mid-April is their tentative release date for this. Anything with a kaby lake processor is having the UEFI PXE boot issues according to them or have had reports. They pointed to the G4 model laptops and the G3+ model desktop machines.
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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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    In March 2017 I blogged a method to allow you to forcefully upgrade your Windows 10 (or Windows 7) computers to the latest version of Windows 10 using a popup (HTA) that gives the user some form of control (5 deferrals). This was very popular and spawned different versions of the same original concept by other MVP’s and the community at large. I always wanted to update mine, but never had time, however what I have done is incorporate bug-fixes and features, and rewritten the original VBS wrapper code to PowerShell. In the next version I’ll replace the HTA with a PowerShell gui. So how about listing the features of this solution. Designed to run as required Runs before the task sequence starts Shows the user a popup with options Can run on Windows 7 or Windows 10 Allows deferrals After deferrals run out, starts a 4 hour timer If the user ignores the popup, subtracts one deferral after 8 hours Checks for Power Checks for hard disc free space Checks for Supported Model Checks for VPN Is easy to Brand with your company details Has several checks to ensure it won’t run by accident So that’s enough of the features, here’s a look at what it will look like to the end user running either Windows 10 or Windows 7. Time to upgrade In the above screenshot, the user sees the popup daily at a time that you decide eg: 11am. The user has a number of choices: Upgrade now by clicking on the box ‘my files are backed up’, and then selecting Upgrade now Upgrade later by clicking on Defer Cancel, by clicking on the X in the top corner, this will remove one deferral. Note that this verifies how many deferrals are left and if there are none left, will start the task sequence Do nothing. The popup will auto close after 8 hours and remove one deferral. Kill it with Task Manager, this will remove one deferral. If the user runs out of deferrals the 4 hour timer will start. If the user still does nothing, when the 4 hours runs out the task sequence will begin. They can of course click the checkbox and select Upgrade now to start it at any time. Branding So how can you add your branding to it ? start with the banner.png. Open it in MSPaint and replace the windowsnoob logo with your own, try and keep it to 500×65 pixels otherwise you’ll need to edit the Upgrade.HTA code also. Next, open the wrapper.ps1 in PowerShell ISE. Edit CompanyName in line 15 to suit your Company Name. Save the changes, next, open upgrade.hta in Notepad ++. Edit CompanyName in line 50 to suit your company name. edit line 395, and put your company name in Troubleshooting The popup creates 3 log files in C:\ProgramData shown below Windows10RequiredUgradeHTA.log Windows10RequiredUgradeWrapper.log Windows10RequiredUpgradeStart-Upgrade.log The process creates registry keys (and deletes them upon successful closure of the HTA before starting the task sequence). For more details about how to set this up in your environment, please see the following blogpost. I’ve updated that blogpost to include the new files and the PowerShell wrapper.ps1. Note: To download the files included, you need to be a registered member of windows-noob.com cheers niall
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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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    In the .HTA file I changed the following line: If DPI > 120 then DESIGN_DPI = 160 'dots per inch 'DESIGN_WIDTH = 450 'pixels 'DESIGN_HEIGHT = 365 'pixels DESIGN_WIDTH = dw 'pixels DESIGN_HEIGHT = dh 'pixels to If DPI > 120 then DESIGN_DPI = 96 'dots per inch <<--- 'DESIGN_WIDTH = 450 'pixels 'DESIGN_HEIGHT = 365 'pixels DESIGN_WIDTH = dw 'pixels DESIGN_HEIGHT = dh 'pixels This seems to have solved my scaling problems. You still need to adjust the Window size from above, reference: Call ReSizeWindow (425,335,500,535) in the code above the ReSizeWindow function. When the DPI is <120 the formula uses the design width and height 500,535 respectively. However when the DPI is >120 it will use the numbers 425,335 and then factor accordingly. To get mine to work I had to reduce those numbers somewhat but it now almost displaces the same as on a system with DPI set to 96.
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    sorry just read the rest of your thread... as a work around, you can advertise the task to your desktop collection, but have the task respond ONLY to PXE and MEDIA, have it set to AVAILABLE and put a password on your boot media. MEDIA and PXE only, available setting and the password are all items to prevent current devices from getting reimaged by accident.
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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 System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) or System Center Configuration Manager (Technical Preview) and how they incorporate with Microsoft Intune. These guides are broken down into three different sections: System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) System Center 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 guides then please check below: Microsoft Intune (standalone) in Azure step by step guides are here Microsoft Intune (hybrid) guides look here (over 61,103 views as of July 2017) Configuration Manager 2012 guides then look here (over 1 million views as of July 2017) Configuration Manager 2007 guides then look here (over 948388 views as of July 2017) Microsoft Deployment Toolkit guides are here SMS 2003 guides are here (over 10423 views as of July 2017) cheers niall System Center 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 on Windows Server 2016 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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    This list of guides is all about System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. If you want to learn about SCCM 2012 this is how you can do it ! I've put together this list together to help people like you learn about Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and to help people learn about how they can integrate Microsoft Intune with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 to manage their iOS, Android and Windows Phone mobile devices. If you are looking for some of my other guides then please check below: Microsoft Intune (standalone) in Azure step by step guides are here Microsoft Intune (hybrid) guides look here (over 61,103 views as of July 2017) System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch and Technical Preview) here (96,953 views, May 2018) Configuration Manager 2007 guides then look here (over 948388 views as of July 2017) Microsoft Deployment Toolkit guides are here SMS 2003 guides are here (over 10423 views as of July 2017) Note: Some of my guides are also available for download, please see below links download the Microsoft Intune Mobile Device Management guides here. download the Standalone Primary guides in PDF and WORD format here. Step-by-Step Guides Hierarchy with CAS using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 1. Installation - CAS using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 2. Install the Primary server - P01 using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 3. Configuring Discovery and Boundaries using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 4. Adding roles and configuring custom Client Device Settings and custom Client User Settings using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 5. Adding WSUS, Adding the SUP role, deploying the Configuration Manager Client Agent using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 6. Adding the Endpoint Protection role, configure Alerts and custom Antimalware Policies using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 7. Build and Capture Windows 7 X64 SP1 using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 8. Deploying Applications using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 9. Deploying Monthly Updates using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 10. Monitoring our Monthly Updates Automatic Deployment Rule using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 11. Upgrading your hierarchy to Service Pack 1 using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 12. Connecting Powershell and building a reference image of Windows 8 with .NET 3.5 using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 13. Deploying Windows 8 X64 with custom Start screen using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - Part 14. Using Compliance Settings CM12 in a Lab - PXE boot failure after upgrading to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 CM12 in a Lab - How can I deploy Windows 8 X64 to the Microsoft Surface Pro using Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 ? CM12 in a Lab - How can I deploy System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Definition Updates from a UNC file share CM12 in a Lab - How can I determine what Antimalware Policy is applied to my SCEP 2012 SP1 client ? CM12 in a Lab - when running /testdbupgrade for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 you get an error: SQL Native client 11 is not installed CM12 in a Lab - How can I backup System Center 2012 Configuration Manager ? CM12 in a Lab - SQL Server 2012 SP1 support in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 CM12 in a Lab - The CM12 BitLocker FrontEnd HTA - video CM12 in a Lab - The CM12 BitLocker FrontEnd HTA CM12 in a Lab - Where can I download additional clients for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 ? CM12 in a Lab - How can I sequence applications using App-V version 5 for Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 CM12 in a Lab - How can I deploy a Hidden task sequence in Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 ? CM12 in a Lab - How can I pre-provision BitLocker in WinPE during Windows 8 deployments using Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 ? CM12 in a Lab - How can i disable “Connect to a wireless network” during Windows 8 OOBE ? CM12 in a Lab - How can I deploy Windows 8 in UEFI mode using Configuration Manager 2012 ? CM12 in a Lab - Why is my System Center 2012 Configuration Manager console in read-only mode ? CM12 in a Lab - How can I view hidden Endpoint Protection Reports in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager ? CM12 in a Lab - How can I upgrade System Center 2012 Configuration Manager ? CM12 in a Lab - How can I add a PXE enabled Distribution Point on Server 2008 X86 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager ? CM12 in a Lab - How can I display my System Center 2012 Configuration Manager hierarchy in Bing Maps ? CM12 in a Lab - How can I enable Debug View in the Configuration Manager console? CM12 in a Lab - How can I easily prompt for a computer name in Configuration Manager 2012 CM12 in a Lab - Importing Computers using a file CM12 in a Lab - Two New Endpoint Protection Reports added, What are they and what do they look like CM12 in a Lab - How can I setup a Distribution Point on a Windows 7 PC in Configuration Manager 2012 ? CM12 in a Lab - How can I capture an image using Capture Media in Configuration Manager 2012 ?
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    I'm going to run through this guide again. There's a few inconsistencies. Each step has a different scripts.zip attached. I figured I would just download the part 5 which would include everything (6 wasn't out at the time). And I noticed when you run powershell to install WSUS calls for a XML file in part 2\cm01 folder that does not exist. The XML file is in part 4 folder. Small little things like this. Also install roles and features power shell is in part 4 and 5 folders.
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    sorry, me too, I will get it done and hopefully add a part 7 also, I'll try and resume it this weekend, just other things have taken priority.
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    Introduction At the start of this series of step by step guides you installed System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch), then you configured discovery methods. Next you configured boundaries to get an understanding of how automatic site assignment and content location works. After that you learned how to update ConfigMgr with new features and fixes using a new ability called Updates and Servicing and you learned how to configure ConfigMgr to use Updates and Servicing in one of these two modes: Online mode Offline mode To prepare your environment for Windows 10 servicing you learned how to setup Software Updates using an automated method (via a PowerShell script) or manually using the ConfigMgr console. Next you used a PowerShell script to prepare some device collections, then you configured client settings for your enterprise and finally you'll deployed the ConfigMgr client agent using the software updates method which is the least intensive method of deploying the Configuration Manager client agent. As System Center Configuration Manager (current branch) is being delivered as a service now, version 1602 was made available (March 11th, 2016) and you used Updates and Servicing to do an in-place upgrade to that version as explained here. Next you learned about how to use the Upgrade task sequence to upgrade your Windows 7, Windows 8 (and 8.1) and even your Windows 10 devices to a later build of Windows 10. You then learned about the new Windows 10 servicing features which use Servicing Plans in ConfigMgr (Current Branch). Next you integrated MDT 2013 update 2. MDT integration with ConfigMgr is useful as it provides additional functionality for operating system deployment scenarios such as Offline Language Package installation or User Driven Integration (UDI). Next you learned how to deploy Language Packs offline for Windows 10. To assist with Windows 10 servicing and for applying appropriate software updates to your Windows 10 devices, you used PowerShell to add queries to the various Windows 10 collections. In this post you'll take a deeper look at the Windows 10 Upgrade task sequence, and see one way of dealing with potential upgrade issues. The idea here is to keep track of any upgrade failures, capture the logs that matter, capture the computer name and hardware type. If you see repeated 'common' failures you can add those error codes to the Windows Setup compatibility scan PowerShell script. This way your users that do experience failures will not get cryptic error messages, and you'll have the logs to fix things. Step 1. Create a share to store failed upgrade log files As you'll want to keep track of potential problems, create a hidden share to store log files. On your configuration manager server, start Windows PowerShell ISE as Administrator, and run the create upgradelogs.ps1 PowerShell script available in the downloads section at the end of this guide. Step 2. Create a package On your ConfigMgr server, in the sources share, create a folder called Windows setup compatibility scan results and place the WindowsSetupCompatibilityScanResults.ps1 PowerShell script in the folder. Locate, select and copy ServiceUI.exe from the Sources\OSD\MDT\MDT2013u2\Toolkit\Tools\x86 folder as shown below. paste that into the Windows setup compatibility scan results folder. In the ConfigMgr console, Software Library, select Packages and right click, choose Create Package. Fill in the following details. Choose Do not create a program and then continue through the wizard until completion. Step 3. Distribute the package Right click the package and choose Distribute Content. Distribute the package to your distribution points. continue through that wizard until completion. Step 4. Edit the existing upgrade task sequence In a previous guide you created the Upgrade task sequence, now it's time to add additional functionality to that task sequence. In the ConfigMgr console, locate the Upgrade to Windows 10 x64 version 1511 task sequence, right click on it and choose Edit. In the Prepare for Upgrade group select the Check Readiness for Upgrade step and click on Add then select New Group, name the new group Set Variables. Create a new Set Task Sequence Variable step called Set Server as follows: Create a new Set Task Sequence Variable step called Set Share to UpgradeLogs$ as follows: Create a new Set Task Sequence Variable step called Set Domain (fill in your domain name) as follows: Create a new Set Task Sequence Variable step called Set User and enter a username that will be used to connect to the share as follows: Next create another New Group and call it Windows Setup compatibility scan Next click on Add, choose Images, then Upgrade Operating System and name the step Windows Setup compatibility scan. Select the Perform Windows Setup compatibility scan without starting upgrade option. On the Options tab, select the Continue on Error option. Click Add and choose Run Command Line, name the step Process Windows Setup compatibility results and paste in the following: ServiceUI.exe -process:TSProgressUI.exe %windir%\sysnative\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -WindowStyle Hidden -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy bypass -nologo -file WindowsSetupCompatibilityScanResults.ps1 For Package, select the Windows Setup compatibility scan results package created above. Create a New Group called Capture Windows Setup logs on failure On the Options tab, check if the following Variable WindowsSetupCompatibilityScan = Failed as shown below Next create a Connect To Network Folder step and populate it as below when prompted for Windows User Account enter the Password for the account you added in the Set User step Create a new Run Command Line step called xcopy WindowsSetupCompatibilityScan log file and paste in the following: cmd /c ECHO F | xcopy /Y C:\Windows\Temp\WindowsSetupCompatScan.Log Z:\%computername%\WindowsSetupCompatScan.log On the Options tab of this step, place a checkmark in Continue on error Create a new Run Command Line step called xcopy Windows Setup log files and paste in the following: cmd /c xcopy /C /Y C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\*.log Z:\%computername%\ On the Options tab of this step, place a checkmark in Continue on error Create a new Run Command Line step called xcopy SMSTS log files and paste in the following: cmd /c xcopy /C /Y C:\Windows\CCM\LOGS\SMSTSLOG\*.log Z:\%computername%\ On the Options tab of this step, place a checkmark in Continue on error Create a new Run Command Line step called xcopy XML log files and paste in the following: cmd /c xcopy /C /Y C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\*.xml Z:\%computername%\ On the Options tab of this step, place a checkmark in Continue on error Create a new Run Command Line step called del network connection and paste in the following: cmd.exe /c "net use * /del /yes" On the Upgrade Operating System group, click on the Options tab and set the variable WindowsSetupCompatibilityScan = OK Apply the changes and close the Task Sequence editor. Step 5. Review the new functionality Tip: To induce a failure you can temporarily disable the Check Readiness for Upgrade step and use a Virtual Machine with only 1.5GB of RAM. This does not meet the requirements as stated here and will cause the Windows Setup compatibility scan step to report a failure. Here are the system requirements for updating to Windows 10 (as of 2017/1/5) Once an Upgrade failure takes place you'll see something similar to the following:- after clicking OK the task sequence will jump to the end without any further communication to the end user. At this point (or whenever it's convenient) check the UpgradeLogs$ share for new content. For every failure that occurs, a folder matching the Computer Name will be created. In that folder you'll find log files and bunch of XML files, these files will help you to troubleshoot the actual failure The WindowsSetupCompatScan.log file is generated by the Windows Setup compatibility scan results script and sample content is below. Note that it contains information about what the error was (including friendly text about the error) and the date/time and hardware that it occurred on. In addition to that log file you have the smsts.log file from C:\Windows\CCM\Logs\SMSTSLOG folder and two relevant Windows setup log files called setupact.log and setuperr.log from the C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\ folder. The failure highlighted in setupact.log is shown below (clear as mud right ?) The PowerShell script converts knownerrorcodes into meaningful text that won't give your end users a heart attack. You can add your own known error codes and friendly text by editing the PowerShell script in this section: Well that's it ! job done, I hope this helps you with your Windows 10 Upgrade Task Sequences. Tip: You can use the MailLog functionality described in the Windows-noob OSD Guides book to be notified of failures in real time. Summary Sometimes things don't go according to plan and the Windows 10 Upgrade task sequence can fail for a variety of reasons. Rather than having the task sequence fail during an actual upgrade, it makes sense to run a compatibility scan first and to assess the results of that scan before attempting the actual upgrade. If the compatibility scan does fail, you can notify your users with a helpful message and the task sequence will automatically capture the data you need to troubleshoot and resolve the upgrade issue. This guide helps you achieve that goal. Related Reading Windows 10 known error codes - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3107983 Windows Setup /Compat ScanOnly - https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mniehaus/2015/08/23/windows-10-pre-upgrade-validation-using-setup-exe/ Create a task sequence to upgrade an operating system in System Center Configuration Manager - https://technet.micr...y/mt613172.aspx Task sequence steps in System Center Configuration Manager - https://technet.micr...y/mt629396.aspx Manage operating system upgrade packages with System Center Configuration Manager - https://technet.micr...echnet.10).aspx Downloads You can download a Microsoft Word copy of this guide here dated 2016/05/14. a deeper look at the Windows 10 Upgrade task sequence.zip You can download the PowerShell scripts used above here. WindowsSetupCompatibilityScanResults.zip
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    hi there, please use the below guide for the SCCM 1902 installation, you can find it and many other guides I've done here cheers niall
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    Thanks for the suggestion. FML - Microsoft! The "Architecture" under filters has no purpose in this scenario. I just couldn't figure this out, build updates always failed me, I'm going to test something else today. I'm using a full "Title" description on the filters now: Feature update to Windows 10 (business editions), version 1809, en-us x64 It only displays the 64bit version which I want.
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    I manually populate that field via a script I run against my HR report monthly. The field for "managed by" requires input (whether it be via powershell, or other) to be in a specific format. I believe that the CN or username must be used. It is an odd field that does not populate with static data. For example, you will get script errors if you try to add a name to that field and the account your are trying to insert does not exist in AD. The "managed by" field must contain users who exist if you want to script.
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    I appreciate the assistance Niall! Everything has been working great so far! If anyone runs to issues upgrading to 1802, reach out to anyweb and he should be able to get you squared away! Thanks again, Mark
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    If you use the boot.wim file from an older Windows 10 or Windows Server 2012 R2 DVD, you should have no problems.
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    Hi Everyone, I have question regarding Windows Server 2012 R2, that is it possible for us to reset windows server 2012 r2 to factory reset like microsoft client operating systems (7,8,10). If yes can you please help me out, how? Regards RMA
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    +1 host SQL on the primary, you're in for a load of headaches hosting it remotely, stick to the idea that you need to reduce points of failure. as if you need a +1 when anyweb comments (you shouldn't!)
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    Well that was it! Wow i have been battling this for weeks, Not sure how i missed that! Thank you TrialandError so much for your wisdom! Once again Windows-Noob.com saves the day!!!!! Thanks again guys! I am curious though, what does the NAA have to do with f8 working to get the command prompt working as well?
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    We are moving from SCCM 2012 R2 + SQL 200R2 both on Windows Server 2008 R2, the new boxes are all Windows Server 2016, using SQL 2016. We are setting up a completly new primary site (albeit in a different 'resource' domain) we could have just joined the new and the old together and migrated everything however the old setup had so many inconsitancies and issues. We also decided to take a look at all the apps and make sure they were setup correctly- drop any old apps, introduce new/updated apps etc. in some cases i have exported apps, however you have to go change the content location, especailly if its in a different place, however thats simple. I've also taken the oppurtunity to redo all our device collections, mainly to help with the user admin/role based admin, as previously all the SCCM users were full admins so we are 'locking it down' this time around. Once we are done we will just drop the boundaries from the old site, add them to the new site and push the new client.
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    Doh! It was my bad. The path was wrong. Fixed it and it ran beautifully. Thanks so much for all of your help!
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    IIRC the 1355 error means the domain couldn't be found or contacted. Did you put the FQDN of the domain in the domain join step? I've also ran into an issue where the nic wasn't grabbing an IP quick enough so the network never initialized and communication failed. We added a step in the task sequence to ping the loopback address to give the network adapter long enough to pick up an IP.
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    hi Eric, what does your execmgr.log reveal ? also, if you find tsagent.log does that have errors ? can you also attach the 3 logs generated by the script in C:\ProgramData
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    Introduction In a previous post you used PowerShell scripts to quickly install System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) version 1606 and then upgraded it using Updates and Servicing to System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) version 1610. In case you are not already aware there are two main branches (of Configuration Manager) available: System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) System Center Configuration Manager (Technical Preview) System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) is designed for use in production environments, for managing anything from small to very large Enterprises, whereas System Center Configuration Manager (Technical Preview) is for lab testing environments only and is limited to 10 clients. The Technical Preview releases are released monthly, and contain the latest and greatest features being trialed in the product, and usually these new features are the result of feedback from uservoice. Current Branch releases on the other hand are released only a few times per year and contain stable, tested features that are mature enough to release into production environments. Microsoft have released the latest Current Branch offering known as System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) version 1702, so it's time to upgrade again. This release offers many new features, one of which I’m especially proud of because it was my uservoice ! For details about this change see the following post. Support for Windows 10 Creators Update – This version of Configuration Manager now supports the release of upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update. You can upgrade Windows 10 ADK to the latest version for full OS imaging support. Express files support for Windows 10 Cumulative Update – Configuration Manager now supports Windows 10 Cumulative Update using Express files. Customize high-risk deployment warning – You can now customize the Software Center warning when running a high-risk deployment, such as a task sequence to install a new operating system. Close executable files at the deadline when they would block application installation – If executable files are listed on the Install Behavior tab for a deployment type and the application is deployed to a collection as required, then a more intrusive notification experience is provided to inform the user, and the specified executable files will be closed automatically at the deadline. This is currently the feature with the second highest number of votes on UserVoice. Conditional access for PCs managed by System Center Configuration Manager – Now production ready in update 1702, with conditional access for PCs managed by Configuration Manager, you can restrict access to various applications (including but not limited to Exchange Online and SharePoint online) to PCs that are compliant with the compliance policies you set. This release also includes new features for customers using Configuration Manager connected with Microsoft Intune. Some of the new feature include: Android for Work support – You can now enroll devices, approve and deploy apps, and configure policies for devices with Android for Work. Lookout threat details – You can view threat details as reported by Lookout on a device. Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP) enhancements – You can now request a policy sync on an enrolled mobile device from the Configuration Manager console. Additional iOS configuration settings – We added support for 42 iOS device settings for configuration items. For more details and to view the full list of new features in this update check out the What’s new in version 1702 of System Center Configuration Manager documentation. The Release Notes are worth a ready also. Upgrading to 1702 When new Current Branch releases are made public, you have the choice of getting it immediately using a fast ring PowerShell script, or to wait a couple of weeks until it is made available to the slow ring (and then show up in the ConfigMgr console). To use the fast ring PowerShell script, download it, and run it to self-extract to C:\EnableFastRing1702. Once extracted, start a PowerShell cmd prompt in that folder and from there use the following command (where CM01 is the <SiteServer_Name | SiteServer_IP> of your CAS or standalone Primary site server). .\EnableFastUpdateRing1702.ps1 CM01 and below is sample output from that script. To start the upgrade open the ConfigMgr console and find the Updates and servicing node as shown here. You can see that Configuration Manager 1610 Current Branch is already installed. Click on Check for Updates in the ribbon. And as instructed open the DMPDownloader.log using CMTrace to monitor the process of checking for updates. Here you can see Generating state message: 6 which highlights that it’s found an applicable update. Generating state message: 6 for package 2DC025B9-AF2F-4F22-A477-33F19C16C14C Tip: you can identify the Package GUID in the console by enabling the GUID column and then scroll to the right to see what's listed Note: The Package GUID shown above was for the Configuration Manager 1702 CB release that has a release date of 2017/3/23. Later releases (which may incorporate changes/fixes) will have a different GUID. In the ConfigMgr console you’ll see it’s in a state of downloading, in this example it is also downloading hotfixes released since 1610 was installed (this is a Lab which was powered off for a month or more). Once it has completed downloading it will be listed as a state of Available. You need to click refresh in the ConfigMgr console to update the view. Installing the Update Right click on the update and choose Install Update Pack. when the Wizard appears, make your choice for pre-reqs and click next. review the features included in this update pack , I selected Conditional access for managed PCs, Note: You'll also notice lots of Pre-Release features that are greyed out, to turn them on see the steps after upgrading the console the bottom of this guide. Before clicking next at the Client update settings please see this post accept the EULA and configure the software assurance expiration date and click through to the summary at which point the update will be listed with a state of Installing. Monitor the installation At this point you can use CMTrace to open the CMUpdate.log file in <drv>\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Logs (where drv is the drive letter you installed ConfigMgr on) to monitor the installation live. Note: The CMUpdate.log will take some time to start logging the installation of the update, so be patient if nothing appears to happen, it will. Look for a line like the one below to signal the update has begun. Detected a change to the "E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\inboxes\cmupdate.box" directory. Once the update is complete, you should see a hman notification in the log . Note: If you don’t see this and see an upgrade failure message then scroll up in the CMUpdate.log file to determine what the failure reason was. You can always retry an upgrade (maybe not enough available ram for example). After the update is complete, click refresh in the console and you'll be reminded to update the ConfigMgr Console via a popup, the new version is 5.00.8498.1500. Make sure to update your console as you cannot use the new features until you do. Click OK to upgrade your ConfigMgr console, and after all is done you’ll see the 1702 version listed in the console. After upgrading the site Tip: If you want to gain access to the Pre-Release features, then select Sites, Hierarchy Settings, and place a checkmark in Consent to use Pre-Release features. Then go to Overview, Updates and Servicing and expand Features as shown below, you can then turn on (or off) any of the Pre-Release features you want to test in Production. Related reading What's new in System Center Configuration Manager version 1702 - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1702 What is the content library cleanup tool and how can I use it ? https://www.niallbrady.com/2017/01/24/what-is-the-contentlibrarycleanup-tool-and-how-can-i-use-it/ Release Notes - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/servers/deploy/install/release-notes
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    Jason Sandy's explains it very well here - have a read !
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    I Had same issue , I was getting assembly reference issue if try to access reports, I followed below steps and got it fixed. Yes I had bakup pf all my custom reports so that was not an issue for me. 1. Uninstalling the ConfigMgr 2012 Reporting Services Role: 1.a Open the ConfigMgr 2012 Console 1.b Navigate to Administration \ Site Configuration \ Servers and Site System Roles 1.c In the Servers and Site System Roles window on the right side of the screen locate the Server you need to remove the role from and select it 1.d In the lower pane of the window (Site System Roles) scroll down until you see Reporting Services Point 1.e Right click the Reporting Services Point, select Remove Role 1.f In the confirmation window, click Yes 1.g Close or minimize the ConfigMgr 2012 Console 2. Uninstall the SQL Reporting Services: 2.a On Server with the SQL Reporting Services open the Control Panel 2.b Navigate to Programs and Features (Add \ Remove Programs) 2.c In the Uninstall or Change a Program list select Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (64-bit) 2.d Click the Uninstall\Change option at the top of the list 2.e On the SQL Server 2012 Dialog, click Remove 2.f On the Setup Support Rules Dialog, click OK 2.g On the Select Instance Dialog, assure the correct instance is select and click Next 2.h On the Select Features Dialog, place a check mark next to Reporting Services – Native and click Next 2.i On the Removal Rules Dialog, click Next 2.j On the Ready to Remove Dialog, click Remove 2.k On the Complete Dialog, click Close 2.l Perform a reboot 3. Clean up the SQL Reporting Service DBs: 3.a Open the SQL Server Management Studio 3.b On the Connect to Server Dialog, verify connection settings and click Connect 3.c Expand the Databases 3.d If the ReportServer and ReportServerTempDB are still present perform the following, if not close the SQL Server Management Studio and move to step 3.j 3.e Select the ReportServer DB, right click and select Tasks and then Detach 3.f On the Detach Database Dialog, select the Drop check box and then click OK 3.g Select the ReportServerTempDB, right click and select Tasks and then Detach 3.h On the Detach Database Dialog, select the Drop check box and then click OK 3.i Close the SQL Server Management Studio 3.j Open File Explorer and navigate to the folder where you stored the ReportServer and ReportServerTempDB database files and the log files 3.k Delete the actual ReportServer and ReportServerTempDB files and log files 4. Re-Install the SQL Reporting Services: 4.a On Server that you just removed the SQL Reporting Services from open the Control Panel 4.b Navigate to Programs and Features (Add \ Remove Programs) 4.c In the Uninstall or Change a Program list select Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (64-bit) 4.d Click the Uninstall\Change option at the top of the list 4.e On the SQL Server 2012 Dialog, click Add 4.f On the Browse for SQL Server 2012 installation media, locate and select the location of the install media, then click OK 4.g On the Setup Support Rules Dialog, click OK 4.h On the Product Updates Dialog, click Next 4.i On the Setup Support Rules, click Next 4.j On the Installation Type Dialog, select Add features to an existing instance of SQL Server 2012, click Next 4.k On the Feature Selection Dialog, check the Reporting Services – Native, click Next 4.l On the Installation Rules Dialog, click Next 4.m On the Disk Space Requirements Dialog, click Next 4.o On the Server Configuration Dialog, click Next 4.p On the Reporting Services Configuration Dialog select the Install Only radio button, click Next 4.q On the Error Reporting Dialog, click Next 4.r On the Installation Configuration Rules Dialog, click Next 4.s On the Ready to Install Dialog, click Install 4.t On the Complete Dialog, click Close 5. Configure the SQL Reporting Services: 5.a On Server you just re-installed the SQL Reporting Services on open Reporting Services Configuration Connection 5.b On the Reporting Services Configuration Connection, click Connect 5.c Select the Web Service URL, click Apply 5.d Select the Database, click Change Database button 5.e Select Create a new report server database, click Next 5.fClick the Test Connection button, click Next if successful 5.g Click the Next button 5.h Click the Next button 5.i Click the Next button 5.j Click the Finish button 5.k Select the Report Manager URL, click Apply 5.l Click Exit 6. Re-install the ConfigMgr 2012 Reporting Services Role: 6.a Open the ConfigMgr 2012 Console 6.b Navigate to Administration \ Site Configuration \ Servers and Site System Roles 6.c In the Servers and Site System Roles window on the right side of the screen locate the Site Server you removed the Reporting Point Role from and select it 6.d Right click the Server and select Add Site System Roles 6.e On the General Dialog, click Next 6.f On the Proxy Dialog, click Next 6.g On the System Role Selection, place a check next to Reporting Services Point, click Next 6.h On the Add Site System Roles Wizard, click Verify 6.i On the Add Site System Roles Wizard, click Set by User Name, select Existing Account 6.j On the Select Account Dialog, select the account, click OK 6.k On the Add Site System Roles Wizard, click Next 6.l On the completion Dialog, click Close 6.m Wait for roughly 5 minutes 6.n Navigate in the ConfigMgr 2012 Console to Monitoring \ Reporting 6.o Click the Links located in the right pane to assure they work 6.p Navigate in the ConfigMgr 2012 Console to Monitoring \ Reporting \ Reports and verify they are present
  42. 1 point
    It is a known issue and at least a preview firmware is available from HP that solves the problem, I have multiple customers seeing the same issue.. Hopefully the updateed BIOS Firmware is made available soon. You should be able to get the preview from HP Support. Regards, Jörgen
  43. 1 point
    Hi Everyone, This a relatively old post but I see that people (including myself) who are setting up their SCCM infrastructure are asking the same question about setting a ComputerName during the OSD task sequence. I originally gave the steps a try but it was not working for me in the beginning. Through another info source on SCCM, I learned that when deploying your OSD TS to All Unknown Computers, you MUST set the deployment type to AVAILABLE and not required. Once I re-deployed to a test PC, voila!! everything started to work as described in the original post. I'm pretty sure that this important step is not mentioned anywhere in this topic thread so I figured I would add it in case anyone else out there is getting stuck on this too.
  44. 1 point
    Sorry folks, I think i got this one on my own. Below is what I have found: **The IIS Worker service was using high amounts of CPU. After further investigation we found the issue to be with the WsusPool Worker Process on the server. It would climb up and service a few clients and then recycle on a regular basis. We noticed the same IP addresses were in the "current requests" for the worker service each time before it crashed. It was the Windows Server 2016 servers, which were coincidentally the Advanced Threat Analytics servers (not related). ** After many searches and digging on this topic it would appear it is an IIS configuration change issue, which is reflected in the following articles: http://serverfault.com/questions/522832/problems-with-sup-on-sccm-2012-sp1 http://blog.coretech.dk/kea/house-of-cardsthe-configmgr-software-update-point-and-wsus/ https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/a629c131-1c12-4803-a479-e5c6ca784b10/sccm-wsus-failed?forum=configmanagergeneral http://stackoverflow.com/questions/16162524/how-to-increase-memory-and-cache-size-for-application-pool-in-iis-7-efficiently https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/the_secure_infrastructure_guy/2015/09/02/windows-server-2012-r2-wsus-issue-clients-cause-the-wsus-app-pool-to-become-unresponsive-with-http-503/ So here are the settings that I changed within IIS on Private Memory Usage Increase (for Recycling Conditions) - Private Memory Usage increase to 8388608 KB Output Cache Increase (for response file size): - Output Cache Settings increase to 1048576 (in bytes) Maximum Worker Processes: -Maximum Worker Processes from 1 to 0 (System must be NUMA aware for this and will essentially trigger as many worker processes as there are NUMA nodes). Thanks /Gus
  45. 1 point
    I appreciate the help. I was able to find a work around by deleting the keys located under ‘HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\SMS\Certificates*’ on the client side and reboot the machine. Then the restores/captures work as expected. You have any ideas why this could be happening? Thanks Sunshine
  46. 1 point
    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
  47. 1 point
    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
  48. 1 point
    Could be ports: http://www.toolzz.com/?p=749 could be fqdn on your sup, or custom categories/products from SCUP https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/systemcenter/en-US/27e6d79c-103b-4f77-bdf0-a564f5f4d4ba/sms-server-6703-sms-wsus-synchronization-failed?forum=configmgrsum Or... if it's working fine anyway...just ignore it...
  49. 1 point
    simply create a package with no program, the package should contain your powershell script, distribute the package to your distribution points. once done, you can create a Run PowerShell Script step in your task sequence, like so the Package should refer to the package you created above the script name is the actual powershell script, eg path\to\myscript.ps1 and the parameters are whatever parameters the powershell script expects to be provided such as variables %somevariable% the Powershell execution policy should be set to Bypass (unless you've signed the script yourself) below is a sample powershell script being run in a task sequence
  50. 1 point
    It does require WDS to use multicast, but PXE booting is not required. There is a conversation here that discusses this, and the user in this case was told to add a boot image (in WDS) browse to the deployment share and select the image you are going to deploy. Use this newly created boot image on your USB key or CD to boot the machines that you are going to image. This boot image will make the request to the WDS server and get added to the stream. The requirement for WDS is in the document that wmmayms linked on page 445. Hope this helps, David Windows Outreach Team - IT Pro www.microsoft.com/springboard
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