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  1. Does it create the folders and the bits tmp files in there or does nothing appear? check the distmgr and despool log. If it's doing something like partially copying the files and appears to be stuck in the process, I've also restarted BITS on the DP on occassions. I try not to restart services on the site server if not all DPs are having issues.
  2. Hello, If I specify the unattend.xml in the "Apply Operating System Image" do I need to sysprep the system using the /unattend switch to the location where SCCM copies it too? It copies it to the c:\windows\panther\unattend\ from teh smstslogs and before capture, that's folder doesn't exist. Thanks!
  3. Do you have to use the MDT boot wim with an MDT task sequence in SCCM or using the built in SCCM would work? I'm wondering why on my SCCM, even though it's 2007, the rules are not being processed only the default section is. I've ran the ztigather.wsf in the command prompt during OSD and see the system information but the rules never process the section I created for it. I'm just wondering if the boot wim matters because I use SCCM boot since I just starting to use MDT integration.
  4. I just use the latest and greatest we have in our company. Whenever they order new stuff I allocate a few for my labs. I talked to our Dell rep and she said there's a new model the 7010 coming out in June so this is already 2 product cycles old now. If you're still using the 620s you'll see a big benefit and even more if you get the Intel SSDs or wait for their new models and get that. I don't benchmark or anything but they run fine for what I need it for. These have Core 2 Duo processors. Not sure if there's a difference between that and I5 or I7.
  5. Kind of late to post but here's my new labs running Hyper-V for SCCM 2012/MDT 2012. Dell Optiplex 780 16GB RAM Intel 520 SSD 240GB - Primary for OS and VMs WD 500GB Enterprise - storage
  6. We just wipe and load, our user's documents are redirected to a share so back up process should be very minimal like IE favorities and such, but htat will change as we migrate to Windows 7 and take advantage of the new redirection policies. I support about 7000 systems in a few states but our company has more and each region has their own IT mgmt and methods. This works for me because I find that computer association would be too cumbersome for the techs to use and they always complain about time consuming processes and wouldn't be able to troubleshoot it. It would be another thing for them to come me with questions about. I'm the only SCCM admin and the techs aren't really able to pick up even the concept of how a Task sequence is advertised to a computer so we just stick to a manual process for backing up data. All reimaged systems have new records created. The same name system w/ the old records will be purged by SCCM in a few days, if the system is reimaged with boot media it will prompt for PC name. Systems that reimaged using RAP will not prompt.
  7. Why not create a command line step with the uninstall string with the old version and in the conditions have it run only if that version is installed? In my experience if i run anything in TS, I have it as a seperate program with no dependencies.
  8. I don't know much about Powershell but If you want to script, you can create one that queries the DB directly instead of using a WMI query. The table is dbo.CollectionMembers. You can search it by name or Machine ID but ID would give more exact if you recently imaged same named systems where the old entry still exists.
  9. I believe you have to sysprep before you capture. At least that how I do it since sms 2003 days. There's a step you can add during the Task Sequence to use a different sysprep file but I never played around with that. I still build the images the old way and imagex to capture then import it.
  10. Dell has a new driver pack, "WINPE 5.0". Check it out, it contains all the drivers for it for WINPE. http://support.us.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R303896&formatcnt=0&libid=0&typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&source=-1&fileid=457752 When I added the XP drivers for the TS it froze on me when I used Apply Driver package. When I set it to Auto Apply Driver package it worked fine, not sure why that is case.
  11. You can edit the msi directly and search for the AutoUpdate field and change it to 0 and save it.
  12. Yes, you coudl have just created it. Here's the link to it, it looks like the TSConfig can also be used to save environment variables later on. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb694075.aspx It's good you got it working another way.
  13. Someone at my company found this solution but it was because the new PCs had Dell partitions on it that we used it and not because of Pointsec encryption though it wipes that out too. If you mount your boot image using imagex, there's a file called TSconfig.ini, the other files are the ones you will create and add to it but also needs to be in teh same directory as the TSconfig.ini. What I find annoying about this is that if hte Task Sequence fails to find a TS then the hard drive is already wiped clean. You shouldn't need to format the drive from this script, the TS shoudl have a step to format before you apply the image. Here's the contents of each file, underline is the filename and bold is the contents. This executes automatically when the Task Sequence Wizard loads. You'll see dos windows appear and disappear from teh script running. I have incorporated this script as a package and it worked, this was put in at the first step before naming the system and formatting and apply the WIM. You could try this and see if it works with your current TS w/o creating a new boot wim. If anything you would only need the 2 new files and not the TSconfig.ini if you want to make a package. I havent really tested it out with many systems but it worked on all that I tried. If it odesn't work for you then put it on the boot media instead, that definitely works. TSconfig.ini [CustomHook] Commandline="x:\PreTS.vbs" PreTS.vbs Option Explicit On Error Resume Next Dim oShell, oFso Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") Set oFso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") oShell.Run "diskpart.exe /s x:\diskpart.ini",,true Diskpart.ini select disk=0 clean create partition primary select partition=1 assign letter=C active
  14. Hi, I have the MDT 2010 integrated and there's an option to create a boot image. Is there any difference between this and the SCCM default one? Thanks, Harvey
  15. Hello, Has anyone successfully created a boot media or standalone image using a USB 3.0 flash drive? I have a 16GB Kingston USB 2.0 that is detected and works but the AData 16GB USB 3.0 isn't detected during the TS media creation wizard. I have tried formatting it in Vista even though I shouldn't need to for it to be detected. It is detected in Windows and works like a normal drive. Is there something else I'm missing or is SCCM the reason? Thanks, Harvey
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