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  1. Good evening, I've recently starting taking over SCCM activities at my place of work and as I've started to work on our PXE boot to load OSs on bare computers, I've come across some problems and I'm hoping someone with more knowledge and experience can at least point me in the right direction. Here's what's happening, I'll explain it all as best I can: Turn on the computer and press F12 to go into the Network Boot. Wait for it to contact the server and then press F12 again to Network Boot. It loads the boot image... The standard SCCM screen comes up and says Windows is Starting and then applies it's drivers. Next, JUST before it would normally get to the Login screen where we put in our password before we can select which task sequence we want to run, the background is all that is seen and then the computer restarts. So, my question is this, is there a log somewhere that will tell me exactly whats happening at the point when it's restarting? I could probably figure it out if I knew which log to look at but I'm still learning my way around all the logs and what they say and I haven't come across the right one yet. So if anyone has any idea what the problem may be or what log I should be looking at, I would greatly appreciate any assistance!
  2. Hi I have set up an SCCM 2012 RTM environment all is working really well but I am having a problem installing applications within the Task Sequence. I have a windows 7 image which installs fine and it connects to our domain. The SCCM client installs and the run command line script to rename the computer is also working, but when It gets to the Install Applications no applications are actually installing. below is an extract from the SMSTS.log Waiting for job status notification... InstallApplication 12/07/2012 15:08:00 1688 (0x0698) Retrying: 1 attempt InstallApplication 12/07/2012 15:08:00 1688 (0x0698) Waiting for job status notification... InstallApplication 12/07/2012 15:13:00 1688 (0x0698) Retrying: 2 attempt InstallApplication 12/07/2012 15:13:00 1688 (0x0698) Waiting for job status notification... InstallApplication 12/07/2012 15:18:00 1688 (0x0698) Retrying: 3 attempt InstallApplication 12/07/2012 15:18:00 1688 (0x0698) nRetryVal != 0, HRESULT=80004005 (e:\nts_sccm_release\sms\client\osdeployment\installapplication\installapplication.cpp,1164) InstallApplication 12/07/2012 15:18:00 1688 (0x0698) Exhausted retry attempts. Giving up. InstallApplication 12/07/2012 15:18:00 1688 (0x0698) WaitforJobCompletion(spAppMgmtSDK, m_guidPolicyEvalJobID, ulPolicyEvalTimeout, nPolicyEvalRetryAttempts), HRESULT=80004005 (e:\nts_sccm_release\sms\client\osdeployment\installapplication\installapplication.cpp,986) InstallApplication 12/07/2012 15:18:00 1688 (0x0698) Step 2 out of 2 complete InstallApplication 12/07/2012 15:18:00 1688 (0x0698) Install application action failed: 'Lync 32 Bit'. Error Code 0x80004005 InstallApplication 12/07/2012 15:18:00 1688 (0x0698) Sending error status message InstallApplication 12/07/2012 15:18:00 1688 (0x0698) These applications install fine through the application catalogue and I have made sure there is no problems with access to the share. If anyone has encountered this problem and can let me know what i am missing I would be most grateful Thanks
  3. I'm following the guide located here: http://www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/4468-using-sccm-2012-rc-in-a-lab-part-7-build-and-capture-windows-7-x64/ to create a build & capture task sequence and I've gotten all the way to the point where I PXE boot my virtual machine (using VMware Workstation 8.x) and the TS continually fails. I'm not able to glean much from the smsts.log file. It always fails at the step "applying operating system." I've attached my SMSTS.log file and a screen shot of the virtual machine as it sits at the failure notification. Any insight the community could provide, I would be grateful for! Thanks in advance! -Ben SMSTS.log
  4. Hello WIndows-Noob Community, I'll first start by saying what a great site! I have found so many answers on this sit over the last year and a half! WIth that being said, I have combed these forums (and others) for the last 2 1/2 days trying to find an answer to my problem, unfortunately to no avail. About my issue and things I have done to resolve it: About Me: SCCM 2007 SP2 Windows 7 Deployments Boot Media wtih integrated NIC drivers and Command Support enabled Problem: I have had my SCCM server up and running for almost 2 years now and it has been running smoothly once all was initially configured (a lot of help from this site!!). Starting sometime at the end of last week/beginning of this week, my Task Sequences are no longer working. I boot wtih my boot media, select my TS, it goes out and downloads my boot image, comes up and says "Ready to Start, Remove the CD and do not boot from CD. Click Finish to start the Task Sequence". I press remove the CD, press Finish and the system restarts.. After restart, WinPE comes up, partitions and formats my disks and then gets to Applying Operating System. After about 3-4 minutes of sitting at the half way point, it errors out wtih "Task Sequence: Windows 7 has failed with the error code (0x80070002)..." When I attempt to press F8 at this point, nothing happens. My CMD window does not open. I have researched this error all over the internet and this error mostly eludes to no NAA set, an invalid NAA or "the file specified cannot be found". Wondering why I couldn't press F8 at this point because I know I have "enable command support" selected, I reboot the PC back to the boot media up to where I can select my Network Adapater. Pressing F8 here works with the exact same boot media?!?!?! I see that I have an IP and can ping my SCCM/DP (one in the same), I can map to my DP share using my NAA that I have set. I have checked the Share Permissions as well as the Security Permissions set on my DP Share and have all appropriate groups as well as added my NAA just for S&G. Everything points to me being able to see my SCCM/DP and my share. I have completely removed all files associated with this TS, ensured they were no longer on the DP then recreated them all. I ensured that everything was pushed to the DP and that the "messages" for the Boot Image, Operating System Image and Package for the SCCM Client all indicated a successful install. I also went to the SMSPKGD$ and ensured everything was there. Sad to say....I am still stuck in the exact same spot. What's even worse, is I have no SMSTS.LOG file to review or share, due to the fact that F8 does not appear to work after the system reboots itself. Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated! Randy
  5. Hi, I've been trying to track down the source of a task sequence error 0x80004005. I've browsed the forums regarding this error and tried changing various things about the task sequence such as checking all the agent credentials are correct, checking all packages have been added to the distribution point, removing the license key from the task sequence, removing the install software steps etc. However the error still comes up every time, its probably something very obvious I'm missing! I'm trying to install Windows 7 Pro via the task sequence, a seperate task sequence I created to install Windows XP is successful. The system is a 2007 R3 server and we only have one, I'm trying to run the sequence from the local network. I've attached my smts.txt log in the hopes someone can spot something I've missed. Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions. smsts.log Edit - I've found that the task sequence works if you just format and apply an image to a system, any further steps such as 'Apply windows settings' result in the 0x80004005 error.
  6. Hi All, We have configured a "base applications" task sequence for our environment. The taks sequence runs successfully until the end but when we check on our client machines (3 machines) nothing is installed or nothing registered in add/remove programs. Steps we have followed to troubleshoot: 1. Some of our packages have dependecies ( ie: uninstall previous before running the main install program) - SCCM has reported issues with packages that have dependencies. 2. We have deployed each application on its own and it installs perfectly fine. 3. The task sequence runs extremely fast even though we loaded more than 10 applications. We timed the duration and it finished the full TS in under a minute. What could be causing our Task Sequence applications not to install? Looking forwad to hearing from you.
  7. Hi, Dose anybody know that is that possible for me to deploy applications for those non-domain joined machines with OSD Task Sequence? Should I do some special configurations on SCCM2012 server? Because it always failed when the task sequence run the install application step if I didn't add the machine into domain at "Apply Network Settings" step. The funny thing is although I can't install the applications, I can successfully install the packages during the task sequences for those non-domain machines....
  8. Hello folks, How can I include the terminal server build in a TS? I have around 20 apps to install and for Terminal Server(Remote Deskop Services) the role has to be installed first and then set to ''change user /install" to install apps and then revert back to " change user /execute". I ran as TS step as command but it failed with no apparent reasons. The log is very vague, so hoping someone already went thru this. Thanks!!
  9. Imagine that you add a new computer to the "Deploy W7" Collection, but also want to add it to 2 different optional business app OUs. This PC also needs App X and App Y. Apps. X & Y are optional apps. Is there a way to ensure that during the TS, it looks at the collection membership and realises that it needs to also install apps. X & Y and force them to be installed, not wait until the collection policies are parsed?
  10. Envirnoment: Server: Windows 2008 64-bit, SCCM 2007 32-bit VM: Bare bone, OS version set as: Windows 2008 32-bit SCCM: advertise Windows 2008 capture reference task sequence using internal boot image x86, Windows 2008 VOL installer image and Configuration Manager Client Upgrade 4.0 Error screenshot: I'm not sure why it can download boot image x86 and boot into PE, but failed to access 00100001 (boot image package ID). Did I miss something? Need help.
  11. Hi, We would like to be prompted at the beginning of a Task Sequence to create a local account and has administrator access. I've tried using the following script. set env = CreateObject("Microsoft.SMS.TSEnvironment") EngName = inputbox("Engineer ID" ,"Please enter your Network ID below:",env("_SMSTSengname"),400,0) env("EngName") = EngName I think I might need to define the task sequence variable? If I'm not giving enough information, just let me know.
  12. Hi I have question regarding some OS installations that are stuck in the running state long after the installation has finished. This is a problem for us because other software will not get installed unless the OSD has finished successfully. The final step in our OSD task sequence installs all software updates that are advertised. And I have selected to ignore errors in case they do occur. Because software updates will get install later on anyway (not preferred). But the problem is that when we are advertising more updates to a computer than are available on the DP. Reason might be that the updates are currently being staged or we have forgotten to stage them. And the installation waits until they are available. Is there a way to change the installation status from running to succeeded? Either by a registry hack or an sql query? Or to have a time out in the task sequence causing it to "fail" which is ok because it's the last step. I have found the following key in the registry and someone here pointed out that if you want to rerun an advertisement that has the option rerun failed advertisements you can change it from succeeded or exit code 0 to exit 1 or whatever and the installation will restart next policy refresh. HKLM>Software>Microsoft>SMS>Mobile Client>Software Distribution>Execution History>System>"advID".
  13. Hi, I'm very new at SCCM and OSD, so please forgive me if this is a really simple question, but I can't find an answer anywhere. I have a stand-alone disk for my OS image deployment (so I'm not connected to the SCCM server at all). It works, but I'm trying to figure out how to get the Task Sequence Wizard to launch automatically. Currently I have to click Next and then Next again to start it. I need it to run without any user intervention. I've browsed Google and this forum, but haven't found anything specific. I have a vague notion that I need to use customsettings.ini and bootstrap.ini, but I don't even know where those files are, much less how I need to modify them to automate the process. Another idea I've come across is task sequence variables, but I don't know anything about those either. Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.
  14. Hello all, I'm working with windows updates to apply in the task sequence during the image process. I have followed the directions from this site and others. It is working however it seems to not be applying all of the updates that are in the update list. It is applying about 15 updates and then quits. After the image process if I go to windows updates and check online for updates there are about 11 still in there. I cross check these with my list and most if not all are in my list. I get the same result if I create a TS that runs with out OS deployment.
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