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  1. Hi, I have to deploy windows updates on critical servers which gets patched very rarely due to some team dependency. I have SCCM CB 1706 installed. My client set below conditions: 1. Updates should get downloaded beforehand 48 hours actual Installation date. 2. If needed, installation time may change. Deployment should accomodate that. 3. Deployment time is 2 hours for 1 batch. So in case if deployment gets carried over 2 hours, second batch should not start. How to achieve this 1. Without maintenance window 2. With maintenance window 3. Any other way apart from above 2 options
  2. Yay! Adding Legacy NICs solved the problems it seems. I have powered off and restarted VM two times and no NIC config prompt appeared. Thanks a ton!:)
  3. Gen1 VM. Ohh.. I am Not using Legacy NIC. Is that causing problem? Let me check and revert. Thanks for quick reply.
  4. Hi All, I am following SCCM CB guides by Niall which are excellent source of SCCM LAB setup & I recommend my juniors to start with it their SCCM journey. I saw SmoothWall as router for this ( or I think PKI Lab) & I configured it. I am able to get internet access to my VMs. The only irritating part is whenever I restart the VM (after doing poweroff from cmd prompt), while loading OS, I get prompt to reconfigure NICs as they have changed. I initially suspected this because I am using Hyper-V and NIC setting for MAC address was Dynamic which is default. I changed it to static but no difference. I still get the prompt. Is any other config change needed for to retain NIC and MAC address mappings? I am using Windows 10 Pro- Hyper-V for setting Lab. Please see below screenshot of the prompt.
  5. Hello All, I am running SCUP 2011 and its working fine. Since SCUP 2017 is released, I installed on the same server where SCUP 2011 installed. Since the install paths are different, there is no option for upgrade but luckily post install it detects exsiting SCP 2011 setting and prompts to import which I done. After checking in SCUP 2017, I found that Published updates status is not imported from SCUP 2011 showing publication date blank and Publication workplace is empty. Does that mean that I have to re-create the publication and assign updates to it for earlier published updates from SCUP 2011? Will SCUP 2011 and SCUP 2017 can co-exist? What is the implication if I published those same updates from SCUP 2017 as well? Will they appear double in SCCM post syncing?
  6. Hi Niall, Thanks but fortunately issue got resolved now. I confirmed on Hyper-v and Virtual box as well. Apparently issue was with wds installation done by pxe. When I installed wds manually, it worked. But I have tried this earlier also bu not worked but this time I tried step by step and it worked. Thanks again.
  7. Hello All, I am following the SCCM CB guide by Niall Brady. AD01 - DC+DHCP+DNS -running WS 2016 CM01 - SCCM +PXE -running WS 2016, SCCM CB 1702, ADK 1702, SQL 2016 I am facing weird issue while setting up OS deployment.. The PXE server is not responding to unknown computers. I have done below to rectify the issue: Manually imported MAC and GUID into SCCM Removed WDS server manually, deleted RemoteInstall folder,Restarted SCCM server. Re-enabled WDS then PXE role re-added. Ensured Boot WIM is deployed to DP from DataSource Tab making it availbale for PXE booting Still when I boot Gen1 or Gen2 Hyper-V machine, no PXE booting happens. I am seeing DHCP Failed message on screen while DHCP is functional. I even tried same setup using Virtualbox thinking issue with Hyper-v but issue persists on VirtualBox as well. What I observed that if I setup below, standalone WDS works flawlessly, machines are getting IP address, boot images are downloading. AD01 - DC+DHCP+DNS (running WS 2016) WDS01 - WDS (running WS 2016) Not sure, what happens when PXE is enabled. This was always worked earlier but recently facing issue when tried on SCCM CB 1702/1706/1710. Any help is highly appreciated as I am wasting countless hours troubleshooting this since last week.
  8. Hello Guys, I am deploying Windows 10 v1703 and wish to get rid of cortana talking through windows setup in my office environment (Cortana during the "Lets get your connected" step of OOBE). I am referring below article what I wish to get rid of: https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-creators-update-features-cortana-setup-screens I referred below link but no luck in getting any direction: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/customize/desktop/unattend/changed-answer-file-settings-for-windows-10-build-1703 As usual, any help is highly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your time for reading this
  9. Hello All, I am creating config baseline in SCCM CB. Objective: To check the presence of registry key (regkey) and if present check it's value. If value is xyz.com then change it to 192.16.x.x else don't change it. Findings: I have created config items to check and compare the regkey value and remediate if not as expected above. Only issue I am facing is, on the PC where the regkey is NOT present, config baseline creates that regkey with 192.168.x.x value which is un-desirable. I want to change regkey value only if regeky is present. If not present, it should do nothing. SO far I have referred below links https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682153.aspx https://msandbu.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/baselines-and-auto-remediation-sccm2012/ https://sccmdiet.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/sccm-2012-configuration-items-configuration-baselines-compliance-settings-part-6/ https://sccmdiet.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/sccm-2012-configuration-items-configuration-baselines-compliance-settings-part-7/ Thanks in advance for your time. Any help or pointers in right direction is appreciated. Regards: Mandy
  10. Hello, I was following below article for Windows 10 Upgrade Assessment. I have created Upgrade Assessment task sequence with steps to set custom TS variable on value of _SMSTSOSUpgradeActionReturnCode TS variable. https://deploymentresearch.com/Research/Post/533/Improving-the-ConfigMgr-Inplace-Upgrade-Task-Sequence My TS is setting custom variables (Message) depending upon the value assigned to _SMSTSOSUpgradeActionReturnCode . But what I observed is TS variable evaluation returns true only for _SMSTSOSUpgradeActionReturnCode = ‭3247440400‬ else returns false as per smsts.log even condition is matching. For example: 1) _SMSTSOSUpgradeActionReturnCode = ‭3247440400‬, set Message = No compatibility issues => Happening 2) _SMSTSOSUpgradeActionReturnCode = 3247440392‬, set Message = Compatibility issues => Not happening because evaluated to false. I confirmed by dumping TS variables to text file and found it _SMSTSOSUpgradeActionReturnCode = 3247440392 but still condition evaluates to false as per smsts.log. I have changed order of steps of setting TS variable, use of Dynamic Variable but outcome is same. I am using steps from below URL for setting custom message: Any help or thought to solve this puzzle is highly appreciated.
  11. Thanks for pointing into that direction. But in my case, I am failing to import the default boot images that are shipped with ADK using import wizard from sccm console( MDT and SCCM wizard). I am stuck on this without which I can not proceed testing PXE.
  12. Hello All, Hope everyone is doing good. I am facing issue while importing the boot images or modifying the existing boot images post upgrade to SCCM CB from sccm 2012. We have recently upgraded from SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 to SCCM CB 1606 and then immediately to 1702. We have ADK v1607 and MDT 1443 installed on the primary server and upgrade went well w/o issue. Now I need to insert network drivers into our existing boot wims but every attempt add/remove modify boot wim is failing. Even I can not import any new boot wim directly into sccm console using MDT and SCCM add boot image wizard. The error I get when I use Add Boot Image wizards is : The specified file can not be imported. Make sure the file is not read only and you have read write access to it. I have followed below article including external links mentioned in that but of no help and I am still cursed with the error. https://www.windows-noob.com/forums/topic/12956-cant-add-boot-image-2012-r2-sp1-with-adk10/ Any help is highly appreciated. SO far I have done below but not of much help: 1) Restarted WMI service on server 2) Repaired ADK v1607 on Server and restarted the server 3) Used DISM to import drivers and optional components manually and then try to import boot image 4) Use MDT wizard for importing boot image 5) Installed ADK v1703 on admin PC and tried to import boot images 6) Have created fresh repository to store the sccm content for packages and have given Everyone - Full share permission and appropriate (FULL) NTFS permission to SYSTEM, Local Admins, SCCM Admins, SCCM Primary Server Computer account as well. 7) Checked SMSProv.log but unfortunately it captures nothing about this issue as I suspects issue with SMSProvider whihc is same Primary server. The SMSProv.log capturing only logs of incremental collection evaluation and nothing else.
  13. Hi All, I am facing issue while discovering the AD Forest discovery for other domain. I am having below setup: Domain - Fabrikam.org, SCCM Primary Site - CM01.Fabrikam.ORG I am trying to discover resources from another forest - Contosso.COM When I checked Administration-> Hierarchy Configuration -> Active Directory Forests node in SCCM console, it shows, Failed to connect using default account. I am confused here..where should I check for presence / absence of site server account required for Forest Discovery of Contosso.COM. Also if I have to use other option for discovery which is "Use Specific account"..where should I create that account and with what permissions ? Thanks in advance. Mandy
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