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  1. Hello Awsome People, I am facing weird issue. I am evaluating Windows and Office Deployment Lab Kit which has everything configured. I created few VMs using Windows 10 v1909 Enterprise ISO downloaded from https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/evalcenter . I am testing Feature Update from v1909 to 20H1 and 20H2. But somehow none of the v1909 machines shows FU as required. I have installed all the updates including latest SSU and CU from Microsoft Updates online. When I tried to use In-Place Upgrade TS that also failed at compatibility scan due to edition not supported error, to be spec
  2. 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
  3. 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!:)
  4. Gen1 VM. Ohh.. I am Not using Legacy NIC. Is that causing problem? Let me check and revert. Thanks for quick reply.
  5. 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
  6. 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 upda
  7. 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.
  8. 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 bo
  9. 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 appre
  10. 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. S
  11. 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.l
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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 wh
  15. Hi Everyone, Happy new Year to Everyone... I had recently brought the book The Windows-noob OSD Guides for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 by Niall Brady. Great book to start with.Thanks a ton.. I am having stupid question which I can't resist to ask regarding Internet access in Lab Setup. I am having Windows 10 Pro with Hyper-V enabled for Lab setup. The issue is the Hydration Kit uses the IP address range of 192.168.1.XXX And I am having Wi-Fi Dongle for internet which also provided internet with IP same IP range because of which I can't access internet inside VM while I am testing and unfortuna
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