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  1. So looks like I didn't need the script after all. Never realized that SCCM does in fact with ADM files so you can use them for your GPOs to assign a management point. They are located in the Tools folder under your install path of SCCM. I just my setting in place, so we'll see if that fixes the issue, but thought I'd post this in case in is usefull for anyone else looking for them...
  2. So, it looks like my clients that are pointing to the old system won't automatically pick up the new one from wha tI have seen so far on a machine I am testing. In fact, when I got into "Site" tab on my test machine that didn't even have an entry for the "currently assigned site code", I tried hitting the Find Site button and it didn't seem to find my site automatically. Once I manually typed in my site code though and applied the settings, the correct information populated in the General tab. At least now it is pointing to the right site code and I can get access to the machine from within the config console. Does anyone know of a script or something I could use that would re-assign my client computers to insure they are pointing to the correct site code?
  3. Thanks everyone for your help! I just deleted all of the entries in my System Management container that refered to the old site code and then gave full permissions over the container to my new server. We'll see if that does the trick. On the same note though, a quick question to anyone out there...if I have installations out there of the client that are looking for the old Site code and, therefore the old server, do you think they will now automatically pick up the new site code? Or would they also need a reinstall of the client? I'm hoping for the former, but I can work with the later if need be...
  4. SMoRZ3, I think you may be onto something here... I didn't find the registry entry you mentioned. However, when looking at ADSI in the System Management container, I am seeing references to the old server. I've used ADSI in the past, but not too often...am I ok to probably just delete all of the references to the old server and old site code in there? If I remember correctly when I first setup SCCM (several years ago), I had to give ownership I think to this container somehow. Do you know the steps for that? Or is it just a matter of giving the comptuer name of my new server full rights over that folder? Thanks again!
  5. Hello, Ok, I am trying to figure out a somewhat wierd issue that I've been having for sometime now that I think I finally have a handle on as to what is causing my issues. I'll try to be breif... Several months ago, we moved from SCCM 2012 to current branch (on 1710 now). During that move, I was also asked to migrate the server from one host to another with a new server name (old one was just "SCCM", new one is "WCSSCCMS01") along with a new IP address. I did a fresh install of Windows Server 2016 along with the CB of SCCM and migrated the data over from the old server using the Migration tool built into SCCM (under the Administration tab on left in the console). Since then though, I've seemed to have "odd" issues that I never could explain. Task sequences that worked flawlessly before now had issues sometimes finishing or taking much much longer than before. Some deployments of software would never seem to get to machines. Things of that nature. I had noticed that many of my migrated objects stilll had the Package ID of the old server as well and, thinking that may have been part of the problem, I proceeded to recreate my task sequnces entirely on the new server thinking it would help. However, I have noticed that, while a machine will finish imaging and boot to Windows, the client seems to be corrupt. In fact, when I go into the Control Panel, the Configuration Manager isn't even listed! My fix has been to reinstall the client from the SCCM console and force to uninstall/install the client with the option to specify the site checked. This does some to work 85-90% of the time. Now for the strange part...I had to image a fresh machine today out of the box and realizd that I hadn't given it the right name during imaging and, upon booting into Windows, I proceeded to change the name. Since the config client hadn't installed and I just renamed it, I knew it wouldn't show up in SCCM just yet to push the client to it, I thought I'd just go into the SCCM folder on teh server and install the client from there by double-clicking the ccmsetup.exe file as I had done before in my old setup. It went ahead and installed "some" of the client. It only listed 6 tabs at the top (General, Components, Actions, Site, Cache, and Network). Additonally, the only actions available were "Machine Policy Retreival" and "User Policy Reteival." Odd I know...but the oddest part was that, under the General tab, it shows my assigned management point as being my old server! It even shows the site code of the old setup as well. That old server doesn't even exist anymore and has been deleted from AD completly at this point as well as it's DNS entries. My guess is that when it goes to install the client during a task sequence, it is somehow trying to pull MP of the old server and that is likely causing my wierd issues with sequnces not finishing and software not depoying correctly as I likely have several corrup installs out there. Anyone out there have a clue on how I can fix this? I don't even know where to start looking on this one... Thanks in advance for anyone who can assist...
  6. OK, so not sure why, but the original error I was getting seems to have gone away on it's own (yay!). However, a new one seems to have popped up in it's place. When running the same command now against my old SCCM server, I now get the following message: Analyzing local files, 100.00 % complete... Loading package data from provider... Loading local package data... Loading distributed packages from provider... System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at Microsoft.ConfigurationManager.ContentLibraryCleanup.CLContentLibrary.LoadOrphanData(Boolean whatIfMode) at Microsoft.ConfigurationManager.ContentLibraryCleanup.CLContentLibrary.Cleanup(Boolean whatIfMode, Boolean quietMode, String logDir) at Microsoft.ConfigurationManager.ContentLibraryCleanup.Program.Main(String[] args) PS D:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\cd.latest\SMSSETUP\tools\ContentLibraryCleanup> It obviously finishes running the scan, but now get an error saying that it can't reference the instanct of the object. Any ideas out there? Thanks
  7. Hi all! So I am working to migrate my old SCCM 2012 R2 install to a new server while also upgrading to the 1702 version on a new Server 2016 install. I have the new server setup and upgraded to 1702. I also upgraded my old system to the 1606 version. Before I actually migrate my data, I am trying to do some cleanup on the old server so I don't bring over all the extra "fluff" that I don't need from the old system. So, thankfully, I am trying the new ContentLibraryCleanup tool in 1702 and running it against my "old" 1606 install. The tool seems to run fine, but I am getting the following error and, thus, not able to run the full tool: Analyzing local files, 100.00 % complete... Loading package data from provider... Loading local package data... Analyzing local files, 98.82 % complete... Loading distributed packages from provider... System.InvalidOperationException: This content library cannot be cleaned up right now because package SC100020 is not fully installed. at Microsoft.ConfigurationManager.ContentLibraryCleanup.CLContentLibrary.LoadDistributedPackagesFromProvider() at Microsoft.ConfigurationManager.ContentLibraryCleanup.CLContentLibrary.LoadValidContentData() at Microsoft.ConfigurationManager.ContentLibraryCleanup.CLContentLibrary..ctor(String remoteDPFqdn, String primarySiteServerFqdn, String primarySiteCode) at Microsoft.ConfigurationManager.ContentLibraryCleanup.Program.Main(String[] args) Odd thing is that I do not see that Package ID anywhere in SCCM. After doing some Google searching, I was led to do a SQL query for the package ID and I did in fact find it in the SQL database and it seems to refer to a deployment I made of Adobe Reader a while back. However, I have since retired and then deleted that deployment, so it shouldn't be there anymore I would think to prevent the CleanupTool from running. So, the question is: Does anyone know how to get rid of it so that I can succussfully run the ContentCleanupTool before I do my migration? Thanks
  8. Hi all! So I am working to migrate my old SCCM 2012 R2 install to a new server while also upgrading to the 1702 version on a new Server 2016 install. I have the new server setup and upgraded to 1702. I also upgraded my old system to the 1606 version. Before I actually migrate my data, I am trying to do some cleanup on the old server so I don't bring over all the extra "fluff" that I don't need from the old system. So, thankfully, I am trying the new ContentLibraryCleanup tool in 1702 and running it against my "old" 1606 install. The tool seems to run fine, but I am getting the following error and, thus, not able to run the full tool: Analyzing local files, 100.00 % complete... Loading package data from provider... Loading local package data... Analyzing local files, 98.82 % complete... Loading distributed packages from provider... System.InvalidOperationException: This content library cannot be cleaned up right now because package SC100020 is not fully installed. at Microsoft.ConfigurationManager.ContentLibraryCleanup.CLContentLibrary.LoadDistributedPackagesFromProvider() at Microsoft.ConfigurationManager.ContentLibraryCleanup.CLContentLibrary.LoadValidContentData() at Microsoft.ConfigurationManager.ContentLibraryCleanup.CLContentLibrary..ctor(String remoteDPFqdn, String primarySiteServerFqdn, String primarySiteCode) at Microsoft.ConfigurationManager.ContentLibraryCleanup.Program.Main(String[] args) Odd thing is that I do not see that Package ID anywhere in SCCM. After doing some Google searching, I was led to do a SQL query for the package ID and I did in fact find it in the SQL database and it seems to refer to a deployment I made of Adobe Reader a while back. However, I have since retired and then deleted that deployment, so it shouldn't be there anymore I would think to prevent the CleanupTool from running. So, the question is: Does anyone know how to get rid of it so that I can succussfully run the ContentCleanupTool before I do my migration? Thanks
  9. Thanks for the suggestion thadkew, but it was a no go. Even after making sure BIOS was correct, still wouldn't quite work for me. Think I'm just gonna have to call Acer and see if they'll send me a replacement unit. The laptop works fine otherwise, just can't seem to image it. Should be an interesting phone call...
  10. Hello, I'm running into an issue I just can't seem to get past. We are starting a 1:1 computer program here at my school and we just received roughly 500 laptops (Acer TravelMate B117-MP). Since they have no ethernet ports, I decided to just go ahead and image them with flash drives and then just join them to domain via wireless once they finish taking the image. We've gone through over a 100 machines so far and most have not have not had issues. However, I am running into a handful that just won't image. They boot up from the flash drive and then, once they get into the WinPE enironment, they simply restart back into the normal Windows. I did notice that if I brought up the command prompt just before it tried rebooting, it would stop rebooting so I was able to get a hold of the log file in the machine. Not sure why, but it has the error in it saying that "There are no task sequences available to this computer.. Please ensure you have at least one task sequence advertised to this computer. Unspecified error (Error: 80004005; Source: Windows)" However, it is the only task sequence on the flash drive and I am not using any type of WMI queries on the TS, so it should just image the machine, regardless of why kind it is. I've attached to this the readout of the SMSTS.log file that I pulled from the machine. Anyone have any ideas on this one as I am becoming baffled at this point? Thanks in advance for any advice... smsts.log
  11. Hello All! I hope someone out there can help me with the current issue I am facing as I have been unable to find a solution and need some help. In creating our Windows 10 image, I removed most of the built-in provisioned apps, including the Windows Store, as it was always more of a nuisance in Windows 8/8.1 than anything else and nobody used it and we officially didn't have a reason to use it. So, I removed the Apps (and Store), sysprepped the image, captured it and have been deploying it (rather smoothly I might add) since then. However, now that we are on Windows 10 and the school year is 2 weeks in, I've been asked to find a way to get the Minecraft EDU version from the Windows Store onto several machines. However, I have been unable to find a way to restore the Store on any machine that has been imaged with that sysprepped image (so, namely, ALL of my machines). I have tried the directions from the following sites without success: 1. http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-store-app-missing-windows-10 2. http://www.howtogeek.com/224798/how-to-uninstall-windows-10s-built-in-apps-and-how-to-reinstall-them/ 3. http://www.thewindowsclub.com/component-store-corruption-repair-windows-image I have also tried copying the C:\Program Files\WindowsApps folder from my machine (which was actually installed by hand with Windows 10 so I could test things initially) that still contains the Store to another machine and running the commands from the websites listed above thinking that may do the trick as well, but still haven't had any success. Other sites I have researched have suggested "upgrading" the machine from Windows 10 to Windows 10 using the Windows Media Creation Tool. However, that is not really an option as I may have to potentially do this to hundreds of machines. I would like to find a way that I can push this out either via SCCM or some kind of script whether it uses PowerShell or VBS if need be (PowerShell preferably though as I hate VBS!). Either way, I would just like to find some way to make this work even if just for a few machines to get me by without haveing to "upgrade" the machine over itself. I'm running out of options here and running out of ideas and could really use some help with this one. Anyone out there have any ideas? Thanks, Scott
  12. Hello all! I've been trying to figure something out and I just can't seem to find the info I need, so was hoping someone here might have the answer. I currently have a Windows 8.1 image that has been deployed to both students and staff. While Office 2013 ProPlus is included in the image, we didn't realize that Windows 8.1 also comes with it's own personal version of the OneNote app (not making the same mistake in my Windows 10 image), which doesn't seem to work with our business version of Office 365. Therefore, I'm trying to figure out a way to set the desktop version of OneNote 2013 as the default note-taking app. Otherwise, we have many students and staff that try the "personal" app version (unknowingly) and can't get into their stuff and then get frustrated and give up. So, anyone out there know how to either set OneNote 2013 (desktop) as the default app or perhaps set the file association to point to the desktop version instead? Thanks so much in advance! Scott
  13. GarthMJ, thanks for the reply! Here is a sample query statement that I use to pull in any workstation with "HS" in the computer name. Also, I should note that I did write the statement myself (not as versed in SQL as I should be yet), but instead used the built in tools in SCCM to generate the code. select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name,SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client from SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_COMPUTER_SYSTEM on SMS_G_System_COMPUTER_SYSTEM.ResourceId = SMS_R_System.ResourceId where SMS_G_System_COMPUTER_SYSTEM.Name like "%HS%" Also, I realize that by deleting the device from SCCM that it would remove the device from all of it's related collections. However, once a machine is reimaged and given the proper name, wouldn't SCCM also re-allocate that device and place it into the appropriate collection when it does either an incremental or full update on the collection? I feel that I am missing something (probably obvious) on this part, which may explain my confusion. Skissinger, thanks for the advice on the naming. However, If I understand you correctly, by using this method, I would likely get all machines with "HT" in the computer name in my collection in addition to anything else that may have "HT" in another attribute associated to it. But, in my case, the opposite seems to be happening in that the machines are not even appearing in the collection in the first place. Also, while most of my collections are based on the computer name, I do have others that might query for the model of the machine instead (I mostly use these for OSD) and those also do not seem to pick up the device correctly once the machine has been reimaged. Is this perhaps a bug in 2012? I am not yet up to SP1 yet, although I am hoping to do that upgrade soon along with the CU2 update that followed SP1. Maybe there is a bug fix in one of those updates related to this? Again, thank you both, and anyone else with advice, for any help you can provide... Scott
  14. OK, so I think I may finally have an idea of what is going on here. Typically, when we go to reimage a machine, we might delete it out of SCCM if there any any issues with getting it to pull up the list of assigned task sequences. That way, when you PXE boot the machine again, it gets the full list of task sequences that are assigned to my unknown computer collections. I'm thinking that the computers that are "missing" from my various collections are those that were at one point deleted from SCCM. However, once the machine is imaged and the SCCM client reloaded, shouldn't SCCM pick up the machines and then re-assign them to the appropriate collection based on my query? I've now had to manually go through my devices list and add them myself into certain collections for certain deployments to work. I'm sure it's something that I'm doing wrong, but if I can't rely on SCCM to do it's query's reliably, the software does nothing for me... Any ideas out there? Thanks, Scott
  15. Just a couple more notes on this...I was doing some more digging and some of my other collections are definitely have the same issue... Note: All of these collections use the "All Workstation" collection as the limiting collection... - My "All High School Computers" Collection shows 580 members...but doing the same query manually in "All Workstations" returns 695 - My "All Middle School Computers" Collection shows 774 members...but doing the same query manually in "All Workstations" returns 854 - My "All Vermont School Computers" Collection shows 143 members...but doing the same query manually in "All Workstations" returns 158 - My "All Elm School Computers" Collection shows 140 members...but doing the same query manually in "All Workstations" returns 159 - My "All BOE Computers" Collection shows 21 members...but doing the same query manually in "All Workstations" returns 26 Obviously, something strange is afoot here, but can't seem to figure out what it may be...
  16. Peter, The collection that I am trying to add it to is limited to the All Workstation collection and it picks up most of the other machines but not all. Maybe a few more details may help... I have one collection called "All Hilltop Computers" with a query designed to look for all computers with "HT" mentioned in the name. That collection is limited to the "All Workstation" Collection. However, the "All Hilltop Computers" collection currently shows 143 members. But, when I go to the "All Workstations" collection and just do a search for "HT", I get back 168 results. So, I am essentially doing the same search over the same data, but am getting two different results between the two different collections. Thinking it may just be something with the collection itself, I tried creating a new collection with the same query and same limiting collection and watched the colleval.log file. Again, it shows up as only 143 members and no errors or warnings in the log file. Of course this comes at a time as well when I am trying to convince my boss's of how usefully SCCM can be and that we should keep using it and, hopefully, use it even more... Any other advice/ideas?
  17. So, I have started noticing a bit of an odd issue with my SCCM collections. I have several computers (3 for sure, probably more that I don't know about) that don't seem to be being put into certain collections for some reason other than my "All Workstations" collection. I typically use query based collections and thought it may have had something to do with my query, but even manually adding the computer to a collection doesn't seem to work. The computer will still show as only being in the one "All Workstations" collection. This obviously creates a problem as there are certain critical apps that I am trying to deploy to various machines and they aren't getting them since they are not in the correct collection. Has anyone else experienced something like this where they can't put a computer into a collection? Some details: - I have tried re-installing the SCCM client and deleted/re-added computer into SCCM - Machine has been re-imaged using SCCM - Changed the SCCM GUID number via right-click tools (honestly, didn't really know what that would do, but gave it a try) - Used a "Direct" based entry of collection, but computer still doesn't show up - Rt. clicked and manually added computer to collection, but still doesn't show up Am currently using SCCM 2012 R2. Don't have SP1 installed yet, but am thinking about going ahead and installing it to see if that may fix the issue since it seems to maybe be a bug. Have tried searching internet and forums, but haven't come across this issue from what I have seen. Ideas? Thanks in advance!
  18. So, just wanted to update this in case anyone else is having similar issue. After updating to MDT 2013 (twice), my issue still persisted. Therefore, I took my same WIM file that I was having problems with and have now switched over to SCCM for my deployments. Had been wanting to switch over anyway, just wasn't planning on doing it right now. Anyway, I have pretty much given up on the issue and am delving full force into SCCM (finally!).
  19. A couple more notes that I have found out (some new as of this morning). 1. Yes, I can still image a different physical machine with an older image. No issues there. Therefore, Multicast across our network should be working correctly. 2. If I start deploying my new image via multicast, then tell it to “bypass” multicast from the WDS server (hence, changing it over to unicast mid-download), it works. a. If I let that same session continue with the multicast, it fails. 3. As of this morning, I am not longer able to multicast into my copy of VMWare Workstation. Before, my tests would fail (with the same errors I get on the physical machines), but they would at least connect to the multicast session and download the image. Now, both my vms are stuck at “Attempting multicast transfer”. If I tell it to bypass the multicast (again, from the WDS server), the connection works right away and things work just fine. One thing to note though is that when I look at my multicast transmissions, it shows my VM status as waiting until I tell it to bypass…then it goes through as normal. 4. I have also tried manually injecting my network drivers into my main image WIM file using DISM, but same results. Am about to try upgrading my copy of MDT 2012 Update 1 to MDT 2013 here in a few minutes (making a backup now) to see if that has any effect, but I have to admit I have my doubts that will actually fix anything, but here’s hoping! Thanks for the advice so far! Scott
  20. Hey Everyone! Hopefully someone will be able to help me on this as I have been tearing my hair out the last few days trying to nail down what is causing my issues. OK, so I have had an MDT 2012 Update 1 server (Server 2008 R2 with WDS) up and running for quite some time now with (usually) no issues. I have gone ahead and started making my new image for my school system (Windows 7 x64 w/SP1) and am using a thick image approach so that everything is in the image and we can hopefully get things deployed faster. However, when I go to deploy my new image, the client makes the connection and goes through the process of downloading the image, restarts (as part of the normal standard task sequence) and then presents the attached error shown below in PrimaryImageError2.PNG. After click OK on that error, I am then presented with the deployment summary screen with a listing of errors (as shown in PrimaryImageError.PNG). The odd thing is that if I go into my Deployment Workbench, right-click on my Deployment Share and turn off multicasting, the image loads perfectly every time. Seeing as how I am trying to apply this to several hundred machines this Summer, using unicast sessions is far from ideal. I have Googled up and down the internet for possible fixes. I have re-captured my image (made in VMWare Workstation) several times with different options in sysprep thinking that may have caused issues, but no luck. We were hoping to start imaging machines almost 2 full days ago now and I can only stay up till 1-2AM so many times in a row trying to figure this out. Anybody out there have any ideas or advise? Was debating upgrading to MDT 2013 to see if that fixes any issues, but I'm trying not to cause other problems/conflicts as well this close to my deployment time . However, if anyone thinks that might work, I'll definitely try it... Thanks in advance for any suggestions and your time Scott
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