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  1. I'm working on enhancing my task sequence to deploy Windows 10 without decrypting the drive. We use McAfee Drive Encryption, and McAfee provides the following documentation: https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB79908&actp=null&viewlocale=en_US&showDraft=false&platinum_status=false&locale=en_US https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=PD24855 the relevant part of the documentation is: On completion of the task sequence wizard all mentions to FORMATING and PARTITIONING will need to be removed or disabled, this does not prevent a refresh of the operating system but instead will only allow the OS partition to be wiped and upgraded. Although we will not be formatting the EFI partition the application of a new operating system will overwrite the existing EFI boot programs. To restore McAfee Drive Encryptions EFI boot programs it is required to add the following steps to the task sequence. 18 • Mount EFI Partition This is a command line option provided by Microsoft. MountVol <Free Drive Letter:> /S (e.g. MountVol Y: /S) Now my question is this; during the "Apply Operating System" step, how do I specify the destination of the operating system, as I disabled the "partition" step where I usually specify the OSDisk variable. Do I specify Y:? Thanks
  2. Alt+tab is fine for switching, but the progress dialog is in the way, and without a mouse I can't move it...
  3. VMware VM actually I need to see the cmtrace because I'm having lots of issues that I want to see live, instead of waiting for a build or deploy to finish to see where things are going wrong. (no I'm not going to post the list of issues in this thread, since this thread is about one thing and one thing only )
  4. Having lots of misc issues regarding Windows 10 task sequences, but I'll just take it one at a time: I'm doing a B&C task sequence for Windows 10, and after the OS is loaded and the TS reboots to the installed OS, I have no mouse pointer. Wouldn't be an issue, except I need to move the progress dialog out of the way so I can see my cmtrace window! Any ideas? SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 CU2 Windows 10 build 1511
  5. Question: I'm standing up a new 2012r2 site (DRC) to replace a poorly implemented 2012sp1 site (DRI). I don't want any current clients, or newly imaged machines pointing DRC until we're production-ready. if I publish the Management Points for DRC in DNS, will it cause any problems with the current production infrastructure? What about if I publish DRC to Active Directory? Thanks
  6. Did you ever find a solution?
  7. Years of neglect has resulted in IP subnets not being added and assigned, and some IP subnets being in ADS&S no longer exist
  8. I have been tasked with cleaning up my new employer's AD Sites and Services, and I've run into a philosophical disagreement, and given my lack of experience or training with this specific item, I'm going to ask the community to tell me if I'm right or wrong Do you make a Site in S&S if there's a physical location, but no Domain Controller local to that location, or do you assign the subnets for that location to a Site that has a Domain Controller (and has a direct route)?
  9. In the end Microsoft was unable to figure out what broke in WMI. Everything looked right, and nothing stood out, but we ended up nuking the OS on the SQL box and rebuilding it.
  10. Something I just learned: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager makes a connection in the context of the current user to Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) on the selected site system to retrieve the instance of SQL Server for Reporting Services. The current user must have Read access to WMI on the site system, or the Reporting Services instances cannot be retrieved. Still doesn't make sense, as all user accounts involved are assigned at least read access!
  11. Yes this is very confusing, because none of this should be happening. I don't really have a question, so much as sharing what's going on with the community and seeing if anyone has thoughts on this, or has maybe seen this. But to clarify your questions: SQL 2012 SP2 CU1 (11.0.5532.0) running on Server 2012 R2. SSRS was installed after SQL was. I'm verifying with our SQL admin if the CUs were re-applied after he installed SSRS I'm not trying to use anything other than the computer account. This is the mystifying thing, as the account I'm logged in to the CM Site server as should not matter one bit! The computer account of the Site Server should be doing all the work, including the WMI queries which seem to be the heart of the problem. But something is broken, and the MS guys can't figure it out. Everything *looks* right. Everything *should* be working. If they can't figure it out by the end of tomorrow I'm blowing the whole thing away and reinstalling.
  12. This is a really interesting issue, one which has thus far stumped 3 MS support engineers I've been setting up a shiny new SCCM 2012 R2 environment, and a few weeks ago I set up a Reporting Services Point, tested creating a new custom report, then went back to edit the report I had just made. "You do not have permission to do this" wut? :| poked at it for a bit, then discovered the console was not able to communicate with SSRS. I checked SSRS and it was seemingly functioning fine. Uninstalled the Reporting Services Point, waited, went to reinstall it. The SSRS instance wasn't populating in the drop-down in the setup wizard. :| triple checked everything, searched Google and Bing, checked over what I found via them. Everything *looked* perfect. It should be working. Convinced the SQL admin to reinstall SSRS. That didn't help. Call Microsoft. It has been determined that WMI queries between the SCCM and SQL box are not working UNLESS you are using the SCCM server's computer account OR a domain admin account. The other accounts used are members of the local admin groups, and appear to have all the rights and permissions to conduct the needed queries to detect the SSRS instance, but those queries are rebuffed as access denied.
  13. The problem was the IUSR account didn't have the correct permissions to the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\CCM\Incoming directory. I wish I knew how this changed/broke
  14. SCCM 2012 SP1 I discovered the other day that a lot of my machines haven't updated their hardware and software inventory for about a month. I'm *guessing* this was caused by the C: drive of the MP filling up with IIS logs, which I found out and cleared up 5 days ago. I'm getting a lot of 3701 and 3703 messages in my SMS_SOFTWARE_INVENTORY_PROCESSOR log. I run full hardware and software inventory cycles on various computers, but they never update in the database (as I can see from the console). Does anybody know what I need to do to fix this?
  15. It hasn't helped. Seriously, one specific model of device is not picking up advertisements. Its not one machine, its one model.
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