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gsankowsky last won the day on November 20 2012

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  1. Yes, Using a Gen 2 Hyper-V VM and booting UEFI network. (At least I'm pretty sure, it looks a lot different to the regular PXE where you need to press F12) I use this VM to reimage a lot, and every time I do so it just adds another of those "File" entries...and slotting it in as #1 Boot device.
  2. Hi, I've just gone to 2012 R2, and wanted to try UEFI Gen 2 VM's for build and capture task sequences. I've run into a strange issue, where every time I reimage the VM, another "File - bootmgfw.efi" entry gets added to the Firmware boot order list in the VM machine settings. Is there a way to prevent this or delete these entries? I also want it to boot from PXE, but it seems like this "File" entry gets added in to be the first boot order device after a B&C has been run. Any ideas?
  3. Hi, I have Server 2012 R2 on my workstation. I want to use this to Build & Capture new VM's, and also have fast nic speed for general usage. I work a lot with VHD's/ISO's/Backups etc....so speed is important. I have a Cisco 2960S - 10Gb link to Core, and 10Gb link to main Fileserver and Hyper-V Host. I have purchased an Intel ET Dual port gigabit network card....and was hoping to increase my transfers from approx 100Mb/s to near 200Mb/s. I have teamed in Server 2012 R2 GUI, mainly trying Switch Dependent + Dynamic I have also used powershell, and changed the LBA mode to all options available. I cannot seem to get throughput above 100Mb/s even though both nics seem to be active. I can transfer to two separate servers with a combined speed of about 180Mb/s. In my case - I want to achieve higher then 100Mb/s transferring single large files, or make my build and captures quicker. Is there something I am missing?
  4. I've had similar problems. Enable F8 prompt and use diskpart and create a partition before it starts deployment - I have had issued with partitions if a TS gets aborted. If it's a VM, disable the whole Apply Drivers step. Don't apply any drivers at all.
  5. My apologies, Thats what was puzzling, I did have the "Allow this application to be installed from the Install Application task sequence action without being deployed." checked. However in "Deployment Types" under "User experience" I had Install for System with a logon requirement of Only when a user is logged on. This needs to be changed to Whether or not a user is logged on. This had the side-effect of making it not appear at all when selecting a program for a task sequence.
  6. Hi All, I have a bit of a problem in that I have some Applications that work fine, they deploy where they are meant to and everything is good. However - I cannot select them in "Install Application" in a Task Sequence. Pic 1.jpg shows it in "Application Management" - in this case "Adobe CS6.0 Base Package (64-bit)" *there are other missing programs too Pic 2.jpg show's me trying to select it in a TS "Install Application" - it just doesn't exist! For some time I have been a little bit suspect of our DB........is there anything I can do for a full check? Is anyone able to explain why this could be happening? Regards Greg
  7. Sort of, Message at PXE boot screen is: PXE-E53: No boot filename received PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent This is after a mandatory OSD. If the PXE flag is clears it responds with a new install very quickly, but this timeout takes 20-30 secs - it seems like it's not deploying abortpxe.com as the alternative if the PXE flag is set??
  8. Hi, Settings were: Action: Install Purpose: Required (YES) Make available to boot media and PXE Rerun if failed previous attempt I just don't get why it isn't going to abortpxe.com instead of timing out. I thought the whole idea was you set to boot off network. If there is no pxe flag then it installs. If there is a pxe flag then it returns abortpxe.com and continues off the HDD> Cheers
  9. Hi, Cheers for that. Yes - they would have higher spec gear....but not by alot. We use Cisco 2960-S with 10gb back to the core, 1 hop to core, and server is a 10gb Hyper-v server, and cpu/ram util is generally never above 30% ever. I get a fast response if there is no pxe flag set, it boots into OSD really quick. Just when there is a flag set, instead of the pxeabort.com it times out. I'll give those DHCP options a go. Cheers Greg
  10. Hi Everyone, From my understanding, if you advertise a mandatory OSD, say Windows 7 to a computer it installs, then marks it with a "PXE Flag". If you set a computers boot order to boot network first, then it should abortpxe.com quickly - as it has no OSD's to apply? What I am finding is that it doesn't try to run the OSD again, the network boot times out and eventually loads windows off the disk. However at my Uni, I notice their machines always boot networks, and they always get abortpxe.com coming up real quick. I have set the pxe response time to 2 seconds......is there anything else I need to do, or is it functioning as normal? Cheers Greg
  11. None that I am aware of yet - still only have "converted" about half (500) of our systems to SCCM management. But all looks good, mix of laptops/desktops - they behave themselves, will redeploy nicely if you clear last pxe advertisment etc... I think it's just crypto pairings/pxe session info that's used for that particular time (don't hold me to that). Greg
  12. Hi, I'm no expert but we have just been deleting them. I had 10gb worth of 2k files....so heaps. From what I understand you are right in that it is self-signed certs. It creates a few files every time you get a pxe query going to it I think. I'm hoping SP1 might fix this - but for now just delete them every week or so. We can't use a different CA to head offices (different domain) due to our wireless certs coming from them and Win 7 is a pain for wireless cert selection. Windows 8 lets you assign a cert with an SSID....and looks like it might be feasible.
  13. Hi All, I'm an SCCM noob, but have fumbled around with 2012 and have got it running ok so far. I am having trouble with the organization of updates. I am fine with deployment, integrating scup etc......This is more of an "organisational issue" Before SCCM we had our WSUS set to auto-download and apply updates to workstations, with servers requiring admin to apply. My big issue is that I have a network with 90% Windows 7 x64 SP1, 10% x86 and a few 2008 R2 servers. When I go to choose new updates deploy there is just so many. I want to ditch everything that doesn't apply to the above versions of windows for a start. Secondly what is best way to group updates, 1 large single deployment for "catch up", then a new deployment every patch Tuesday? I have heard it is best to not have too many updates in a deployment? My end goal is the most "work" I would like to do is come patch Tuesday, grab all the new updates and deploy - without somehow seeming to get stuff from 2006 or Windows 7 beta thrown in. Any help would be much appreciated. Cheers Greg
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