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  1. Yes, I cache the WIM/upgrade package and other packages but they are cached in the CCM cache. It´s only the drivers that need to be stored in a custom path. /Emile
  2. Hi Yes it´s now working as expected after using a a custom path for my drivers as suggested by Martin Bengtsson in this guide https://www.imab.dk/windows-as-a-service-precaching-drivers-before-in-place-upgrades-with-configmgr-task-sequences/. /Emile
  3. Update: I have managed to repair WMI using a Powershell script on a client which is in the state described in my inital post and the TS changes status to "installed". However, when I initiate the installation of the IPU it starts downloading all the contents again despite the fact that everything has remained in the cache when repairing WMI (which we obviously want to avoid since it´s between 10-13 Gb over Direct Access/VPN).
  4. I have tried to repair the SCCM client (which did not help), I have not found a reliable repairing the WMI, do you have any tips? I´m currently setting up this solution to see if it helps me: https://www.andersrodland.com/configmgr-client-health/
  5. We are deploying a Windows 1909 IUP which consists of a Pre-Cache TS which tattoos the registry and then moves the client to a new collection which has an app advertised to run the actual IUP (which references another TS). I have followed Martin Bengtssons excellent guides to do this https://www.imab.dk/windows-as-a-service-sharing-my-precache-and-in-place-upgrade-task-sequences-part-1/ https://www.imab.dk/windows-as-a-service-sharing-my-precache-and-in-place-upgrade-task-sequences-part-2/ The problem we are experiencing is that on about 10% of the clients the Pre-Cache TS is stuck in "installing" state despite the fact that it has managed to carried out all the steps int the TS (downloaded OS + packages etc) and tattooed the registry. I have already read the articles below but unfortunatley none of the suggestions have helped: http://www.potentengineer.com/task-sequence-stuck-installing-in-software-center/ https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e382da34-079c-4619-8fdb-e5e44c436857/software-center-show-application-stuck-at-installing Has anyone else experienced this problem and have any suggestions? I have tried reparing the client which has not helped (I don´t think I've ever managed to repair a corrupt client tbh). From what I´ve read it seems to be a WMI issue and we need a silver bullet to fix these clients once we understand what the issue is. Any tips would be greatly appreciated Emile Risberg
  6. Hi Martin Thank you for taking your time to reply, much appreciated. We are downloading the drivers to the CM cache, I think the PreCache TS that you have available for download (that we based our PreCache TS on) has BIOS packages as examples and not drivers so I might have missunderstood how it should be done. I just had a quick look at the guide above (which I haven´t seen previously) and it seems like you have to use regular packages and not driver packages which we are using (we only have 2 hardware models and thought it was overkill using Driver Automation Tool but maybe should reconsider). I assume you guide will not work if using driver packages? For the driver installation part in our IPU task sequence we followed Arwidmarks suggestions here: https://deploymentresearch.com/improving-the-configmgr-inplace-upgrade-task-sequence/ I have not been in touch with you previously regarding this issue but I did post a question on your site when I had problems when trying to update the configuration.mof file when trying to extend the hardware inventory (resolved now). /Emile
  7. Hi I have an issue whereby my Windows 10 IPU task sequence is downloading all driver packages specified in the TS (Download Package Content) allthough the correct driver packages already exist in the CCM cache on the PC running the TS. I have used the following guide to create a PreCache task sequence: https://www.imab.dk/windows-as-a-service-sharing-my-precache-and-in-place-upgrade-task-sequences-part-1/ (credit to Martin Bengtsson for the excellent guide) and it works very well. A PC which has successfully run the PreCache TS downloads the correct drivers (using a WMI query) and other packages specified that are needed and then places the computer in a collection to where the actual IPU task sequence is deployed. The problem is that the IPU task sequence which is deployed with the setting "Download all content locally before starting the task sequence" (the setting found under the "Distribution Point" tab) starts to download driver packages for other hardware models that are specified in the TS (despite using WMI queries in this TS also). Because of the current Covid-19 pandemic the majority of our users are working from home so we obviously want to keep the amount of data transfered to a minimum, it seems stupid to cache driver content that´s not needed to work around the problem. I thought that the IPU TS would evaluate the queries before downloading (i read somewhere that this was only possible for upgrade packages/language packs but in later versions of current branch also included other packages). We are running CB 1910. Hope this makes sense, if anyone has experienced this and can suggest a workaround or confirm how it´s supposed to work it would be greatly appreciated. Regards Emile
  8. Hi I have a couple of questions regarding using language packs in a reference image in MDT. We want to deploy Swedish OS to all our users and I was advised to do this using English OS media with corresponding language pack (Windows 10 1803) instead of using localized media. It appears to have installed the language pack correctly in the reference image but the display language of the OS before the capture is in English (I have a suspend action in the task sequence). My question is what is the best way to set the display language automatically to Swedish once the LP is installed by the task sequence? Some other concerns regarding patching and updating the client once it has been deployed: We will be deploying the REF-image using OSD in SCCM 1802 and use SUP/ADR rules to patch the clients, I assume the patches we download for Windows 10 will need to be in English since the base OS is English? Are there any other considerations we need to make? What are the implications of using SCCM/Servicing for Windows 10 when updating a client with a LP, say 1709 to 1803? I know that the version of the language pack must match the release version of Windows but is there anything else? I would really appreciate if someone has some experience of this and could give me some feedback. Regards Emile
  9. Hi, I would appreciate if anyone can point me in the right direction (own experience, guides, blogs etc) on which steps need to be carried out to do a successful side-by-side migration from SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 (CU4) to CB 1710. We are going to start our Windows 10 deployment project in our company this spring and are currently managing our clients running/deploying Windows 8.1 from our SCCM 2012 R2 site. The reason for considering to do a side-by-side migration (as opposed to an in place upgrade) is that I will be responsible for OS Deployment of Windows 10 in SCCM (with MDT integration) and I am just starting out with MDT/OS Deploy, I lack some experience and am learning the tools now. On the SCCM 2012 we are using now to deploy our 8.1 clients the MDT integration is "half working" so to speak, to understand how it´s been setup would require a lot of reverse engineering and it all feels a bit overwhelming since it´s not been well documented. I'm basically afraid I will "break" the OS deploy on the 2012 server since part of the upgrade procedure is uninstalling ADK for Windows 8,1 and install ADK for Windows 10 (may cause problems with boot images/drivers etc.) It feels tempting to setup a fresh CM server on 2016 and setup everything from scratch and migrate clients from the 2012 site to the CB site in a controlled fashion. It would also be benifical from a learning aspect and to be able to document the installation. Description of current SCCM environment: -One Primary Site Server (also running 11 other roles) -12 servers running DP and Site System Roles -Boundaries and Boundary Groups for each of the servers above -Approx 750 managed devices (all running Windows 8.1) I know there are alot of considerations to be made but find it difficult to find recent information on how to do a side-by-side migration from SCCM 2012 R2 to CB, In the case of 2012 SP1 most people seem to recommend an in-place-upgrade Thanks for reading and hope you can help!
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