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  1. Thanks for the advice Peter. I'll give that a go and let you know how it goes.
  2. Hi, i have a problem where office was upgraded to 2013 pro and some months later any remnants and shared components of office 2007 were then removed. after this office 07 cleanup the drop down menu's in sharepoint 2007 stopped working (in ie9) and an office repair seems to be the recommended way to fix it. so instead of techies doing this individually on each pc, i'm wondering if i can send a silent repair through sccm 2012r2 and use the local DP for content where office was originally installed from? or do i need to create seperate uninstall program for each site with an explicitly defined command line? command line: e.g \\server\share\Office15\setup.exe /repair ProPlus /config \\server\share\Office15\ProPlus.WW\Config.xml or does anyone know a better way of fixing this issue? thanks.
  3. Hi, I'd like to follow up with what i did to resolve this. All the logs started showing errors at 8:30am on Thursday which is when the console crashed on me while moving between tabs. I tried everything I could to resolve this with no luck, so as I'm short of time I restored the database from the night before and everything I've tested so far appears to be working again including OSD from PXE. Phew!
  4. Hi Wilby, I have my task sequences set to run on any platform and they're only advertised to pxe and media so they dont appear in the software center. i also use the password to prevent accidental pxe deployment. i do have other remote secondary sites with dp's and they are doing the same thing. my normal packages are still deploying ok and if i deploy the same OSD task sequences from dvd standalone media they work ok and start installing other required deployments ok after the client is registered. i've also tried another existing TS for adobe CS6 and it works ok from software center. the problem OSD task sequences appear on the deployments tab when i double click a client in the cm12 console too. i've also tried re-deploying the OSD TS but still nothing. the only unusual thing that happened this morning was the cm12 console crashed this morning while using it on the primary server. i'm starting to wonder whether i should restore my cm12 from yesterdays backup when everything was working ok??
  5. Hi, i have win7, win7sp1 and win8.x OSD task sequences made available to known and unknown clients that were working fine until this morning. now if i boot any client whether known or unknown, physical or virtual they get to the TS login screen and i login but then immediately get a failed to run task sequence splash screen with no error code and a reboot in 15 seconds. the client x:\windows\temp\smsts.log goes through everything correctly and finds the server etc but at the end says "No assigned task sequence". the task sequences are set to run on any platform but the deployment status shows message id 10018 program rejected (platform not supported). the funny thing is that nothing in sccm has changed that i'm aware of and these were working yesterday. can anyone help shed any light on this? im using a new install of windows server 2012 r2 with sccm 2012 r2, sql 2012, win7 clients.
  6. Hi, it was an exam emergency and i needed it done by 1pm so i just made it work. the property table for the main msi doesn't have many details at all. but the msi does have 6 msi's that unpack once launched. i'll have to figure out which ones are being run as some are standard microsoft dependencies which are not required. thanks for your help.
  7. Hi, i have a new msi that starts installing and exits very quickly with an exit code 0 even though it hasn't finished. The problem is that this causes the next program in the chain to start before the first one has finished. i've worked around this in the past with a wscript.sleep in either program but wondered if there was another way to fix this installer behaviour? any ideas? thanks. additonal info: btl group secureassess aat msi, win7 x86 client, sccm 2012r2 environment.
  8. hi and thanks for the reply. we have powersaving set up for the network which works great but the boss wants to save as much money as possible and switch off all computers at all all sites instead of making them sleep. users are actually advised to switch off at the wall which isn't ideal for me if i want to wake them up either but i have no choice.
  9. Hi, i have a requirement to shut down pc's twice a day and wondered if anyone knew a simple way to acheive this using sccm? i inherited a system that currently shuts down pc's once a day at the start of a maintenance window at 10pm using the shutdown.exe that comes with windows 7. now i've been asked to shut down win7 pcs... 1. at 5pm only if nobody is logged on and... 2. try again at 10pm whether someone is logged on or not. im looking at a third party tool but before i buy anything i wondered if anyone knew an easier way? thanks.
  10. hi, so if i set a boundary group to a local secondary site code for automatic site assignment this will still get any clients assigned to the primary anyway? but if that's the case why not just have the single primary site on the list? what is the purpose of being able to select a secondary?
  11. Hi, i'm wondering whether to use the 'use this boundary group for site assignment' option under the references tab. i've read the literature from microsoft here but i'm concerned by the following paragraph... "Site assignment is used by clients that use automatic site assignment to find an appropriate site to join, based on the clients current network location. After a client assigns to a site, the client will not change that site assignment. For example, if the client roams to a new network location that is represented by a boundary in a boundary group with a different site assignment, the client’s assigned site will remain unchanged." the drop down for assigned site shows all sites and i have one primary and three secondary sites which are all management points so i'm wondering if i should set this on each secondary to it's own site or to the primary site? thanks.
  12. i've been upgrading a few hundred at a time but it doesn't catch them all so when most clients are upgraded i'll enable automatic client upgrade to catch any remaining cm07 clients. thanks for the info.
  13. Hi, if i enable automatic client upgrade will it... 1. upgrade cm07 clients that it discovers? 2. install the client on machines with no client? thanks.
  14. Hi, i added cm07 clients to a cm12 collection and pushed to it and all the clients upgraded ok. i then added more clients to the collection and they don't even try to upgrade and there is no activity in ccm.log. but if i select a bunch of the clients in the collection and right click and 'install client' it works ok. does the collection not remember that i'm pushing to any member of it? i need to know where to look for errors or what i'm doing wrong? p.s i don't have site wide push enabled. thanks.
  15. Hi, we've had 50 new machines and the technicians have pre-staged computer accounts in AD. they haven't been built yet. unfortunately sccm has discovered the computer accounts from AD discovery so now when i try to import a csv with the names and mac's there's a conflict and they wont import. is there a way to attach the mac to the already discovered objects in sccm 2012 r2? thanks.
  16. update: i installed waik 3.1 on another server and then copied the tools folder over to my primary and that prevented that error but then it stops later in the process. but the only way to get through the whole mdt integration successfully was to install the waik 3.1 onto the cm12 primary even though adk 8.1 is already there. now i've recreated the task sequences and my clients are deploying ok. thanks for your help anyweb.
  17. Hi, i was trying to create the mdt boot image from within the config manager console. and i have cm2012r2 (with adk 8.100.26020) and mdt 2012u1 installed as i was originally going to try and upgrade and export my cm07 task sequences. i have tried what james suggested and have run as administrator and that didn't work for me. so today i will try installing aik onto another server and copying the tools folders to the appropriate path on my cm12 server. i'll let you know what happens!
  18. Hi, i removed the mdt2010 steps and the TS migrate ok. but when i try to create an mdt2012 boot image i get the error "could not find a part of the path 'c:\tools\petools\x86\winpe_fps'". i've searched all hard drives and these folders arn't present. are there any workrounds or do i have to install mdt2013? if i try to create an mdt client settings TS, i can't create a new boot image package as the option is greyed out.
  19. Hi and thanks for the advice. i was going to try it but found that my migration had stopped and wouldn't restart. i had already migrated lots of items without issue and made no changes to the cm07 environment but i kept getting error: ----------------------------------------------- SMS_MIGRATION_MANAGER SMS Executive detected that this component stopped unexpectedly. Possible cause: The component is experiencing a severe problem that caused it to stop unexpectedly. Solution: Refer to your ConfigMgr Documentation or the Microsoft Knowledge Base for further troubleshooting information. ----------------------------------------------- i tried a few things without any luck. i googled it and couldn't find much on the net about the error but this one post was enough. i didnt use the .dll on that website but tried re-registering my current .dll first. after a reboot my migration is working again. i thought someone may find this useful. now i can try what you suggested...
  20. Hi, i need to migrate a number of cm07 osd task sequences to cm12 and they fail everytime on incompatible steps as i have mdt2010 installed on the cm07 primary. I wondered if anyone can advise on the easiest way to migrate these please? i've read that the easiest way is to: 1. upgrade cm07 to mdt 2012u1, 2. upgrade all the cm07 TS, 3. install and integrate mdt2012u1 to the cm12r2 primary, 4. and then migrate TS from cm07 to cm12r2, is this right or is there a better way? and can anyone point me to some instructions on the upgrade of mdt2010 to mdt2012u1 as well as how to upgrade the TS on cm07? i ask because i've read that it can be tricky to do! thanks.
  21. Hi, can anyone tell me what a fully built win7 pc that has the cm2007 client will do when I install the cm2012 client and join it to the new cm2012 primary site? will the pc run all the advertisements and task sequences again or does it know it has already run them when it was in the cm2007 site? thanks. [edit] found it. yes it does know it has already ran them.
  22. Hi and sorry for the late reply, I've used your suggestion and it does appear to go through but it doesn't pick up all the computers that have oracle discoverer installed. if i run the query with only the software name like "%oracle discover%" it finds them all for that site (18 of them). but when i combine the queries and use the not like "%oracle discover%" it doesn't exclude the machines. and all pc's that i know have oracle installed are in the collection. i may have to think about creating a script that checks for oracle by wmi or folderexisits!
  23. Hi, in sccm 2007r3 i have a collection query that looks for computers in the domain that don't belong to two OU's and one Active Directory security group and it works fine. 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 where SMS_R_System.SystemOUName = "MyDomain.AC.UK/WINDOWS7 COMPUTERS/Site1" and SMS_R_System.Name not in (select SMS_R_System.Name from SMS_R_System where SMS_R_System.SystemOUName = "MyDomain.AC.UK/WINDOWS7 COMPUTERS/Site1/A201" or SMS_R_System.SystemOUName like "MyDomain.AC.UK/WINDOWS7 COMPUTERS/Site1/A202") and SMS_R_System.Name not in (select SMS_R_System.Name from SMS_R_System where SMS_R_System.SystemGroupName = "MyDomain\\SCCM_GroupName") now i've been asked to leave out computers that have oracle discoverer installed too. i appreciate that this can be done through a script but as this collection query is two thirds there i thought i'd add to it and do it from here instead. i have a query that can find the oracle computers which works but i can't seem to combine it with the current query without getting an error when i try to save it. here is the query for the oracle installs that works when run independently: 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_SoftwareProduct on SMS_G_System_SoftwareProduct.ResourceId = SMS_R_System.ResourceId where SMS_G_System_SoftwareProduct.ProductName like "%Oracle Discover%" can anyone help me combine the two into one query? thanks.
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