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  1. Hi, SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 We are unable to stage PC's on one of our remote sites with a local DP. The error we receive is just strange: 0x0000264B See screenshot... Also, attached you can find the smsts.log file. One of the things I notice in the log file is: FAILURE ( 9803 ): ERROR - Machine is not authorized for upgrading (OSInstall=N), aborting. Now I know I've seen this before but I really don't remember how I've solved it last time. The PC is in SCCM and the OSInstall variable is set to Y So not sure why it fails. It all worked well for over a year then it suddenly stopped working. Nothing has changed in our environment. Can anyone push me in the right direction? Thank you smsts.log
  2. I'm hoping this should be a fairly easy one for someone to help with. When my task sequence finishes and OS is installed, i see the folder C:\Users\ADMINI~1 What is this folder used for? I set the administrator account to active and set a password in my task sequence and it works fine, so is this folder just something used by SCCM? I saw this article https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/d4a29c47-0d1f-4069-8160-e0b8c10f296f/cusersadmini1?forum=configmanagerosd but, my logs are definitely in the location C:\Windows\CCM\Logs, so i don't think it's that the logs are trying to be copied somewhere else. It is confusing, because our task sequence is very basic, we really aren't doing very much customisation at all in it. We have a captured WIM and apply licence key and administrator password and not very much else.
  3. Hello guys, I'm currently trying to deploy Windows 8.1 to a HP tablet with stand-alone media, but I'm having problems to join the domain during the task sequence. What I do first is joining a workgroup because I'm adding a WiFi profile during the TS to join the domain afterwards as I don't have a LAN port. Here are the TS steps Joining the workgroup and WiFi works perfect, but the Dom join doesn't seem to do anything The SMSTS.log shows "No adapters found in environment. Performing global configuration only." Ofc there is no LAN adapter, but WiFi is present. Any ideas how to solve this and force SCCM to join the domain via WiFi?
  4. I want to know if anyone has a script or tutorial on creating a script to "enable enterprise mode" and to allow enterprise mode to use a "website list" to manage certain sites. I know this should be fairly simple to do but I am new to scripting so I felt after several hours of looking and obviously creating the wrong searches, it time to ask the pros. Would prefer vbscript, but will not refuse powershell.
  5. Hello, I have sourced a powershell script which removes Windows 8.1 applications and the tile ( appx ) If I run the script manually on a client the script runs and removes the application tile from the metro screen. I have altered the script a few times to remove multiple application tiles at once and that worked fine as well. I have created a program in SCCM 2012 and deployed to a client. The EXECMGR log file tells me the script is received by the client and has run successfully, exit code = 0, the execution status is Success. But I can still see the tile on the metro screen and the app content in c:\program files\windows apps The script is as below - $AppsToDelete="*Microsoft.WindowsReadingList*" Foreach ($AppName in $AppsToDelete) { get-appxprovisionedpackage -online | where packagename -like $AppName | remove-appxprovisionedpackage -Online Get-AppxPackage -name $AppName -allusers | Remove-AppxPackage } The program used by SCCM2012 to execute the script is as follows - PowerShell.exe -ExecutionPolicy UnRestricted -File .\delappsreadinglistonly.ps1 Can anyone offer clues or pointers about what to do next ? My skills with Powershell are minimal ! Thanks...
  6. Good Afternoon, I have created a standard reference image for windows 8.1 that I can deploy to a server using Altiris 7.6. However that reference image of course lays down over the entire surface pro 3 drive and removes the ability to restore the surface to factory if something goes wrong. Leaving me with the only option of re-imaging the surface pro 3 via pxe or usb thumbdrive. I want to be able to create an image that I can lay down via pxe that preserves the ability to factory reset the surface pro 3 if needed via the button press commands. Can anyone assist me in accomplishing this. I mean of course I have to do the work but if you could share the knowledge that would be great.
  7. I seem to have an issue where I cannot control the behaviour of our TPMs in our Panasonic Devices via Group Policy. I have issues where the TPMs (Manufactured by Infineon) in our Panasonic AX3s seem to lockout far too easily, previously I have not applied any group policy settings to control the behaviour of the TPMs themselves as during testing they seemed fine. Now I have tried to apply settings to set the standard user lockout threshold and maximum number of authorisations, on our Panasonic Devices I cannot seem to set these settings, its like the TPM ignores the commands from group policy. I have tried this on some Lenovo devices (TPM is manufactured by STM) built in exactly the same manner and the TPM will accept the commands. Has anyone else had this issue with these or similar devices at all?, all of our devices are built identical with the TPM being initialised during a build sequence and they are setup with Bitlocker using MBAM 2.0. Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks
  8. Hi there, we are investigating windows 10 deployments, and so far have all our major software working on all our hardware. What we would like now is the best way to ensure a fast logon. Our current situation would have 5-6 users per day logging on to a machine (1 each hour), with the possibility of them using new machines. Im trying to add a package that removes the preinstalled apps, but no luck with that working from the TS yet (it works if i run it manually). Are there any other modifications that can be made to improve logon time? (Remove the "Hi" screens, etc) What is everyone else doing in regards to this - do you just accept the increased logon time? Look forward to some opinions or thoughts
  9. Hey, i have sort of a very strange problem, maybe someone is able to help me or at least tip me into the right direction on what i am doing wrong. We are running a SCCM2012 R2 CU3 environment. We deploy our Software and OS with it since Win7 without any issues. Now with Tablets emerging we obviously want to do the same here. This is what we do (for Win7 and Win8.1 seperate TS): Build and capture refrence image with a reference task sequence on a VM Apply Image from the original media from MVLS remove some preloaded apps junk install our corporate Software (Office, Reader, etc. ...) apply all Windows Updates from our WSUS (not SCUP) (ZTI script from MDT Tool) sysprep & capture the image distribute the Image and deploy through a different TS to our Systems Now here is the Point, if i now deply the Win8.1 reference image to a machine (SurfaceP3 or VM) and go to Windows updates it will request you to install Windows updates again, even though they already seem to be installed from the reference sequence. I also tried using the Offline Serviceing through a SCUP, that successfully applied the WU and also stated in the console, but when deploy the Image Windows updates also prompt me to install all updates even already installed. I also checked the eventvwr during the reference TS, it shows the Office Updates as installed successful and also Windows Updates as successful after a reboot has been done / what the script and the TS does anyways. I can also see the WIM file got quite bigger since the updates have been included (9+GB) What am i doing wrong. Why has this worked before for Win7 like a charm? Where can i check what's going wrong? Any help is appreciated!
  10. Hi I am facing a problem while running a query on SQL server. SQL is crashing giving programs needs to be closed. Here are the error details: Description: Stopped working Problem signature: Problem Event Name: CLR20r3 Problem Signature 01: ssms.exe Problem Signature 02: 2009.100.1600.1 Problem Signature 03: 4bb679e7 Problem Signature 04: System.Windows.Forms Problem Signature 05: 2.0.0.0 Problem Signature 06: 520b1a71 Problem Signature 07: 16cd Problem Signature 08: 159 Problem Signature 09: System.ComponentModel.Win32 OS Version: 6.3.9600.2.0.0.256.4 Locale ID: 16393 Read our privacy statement online: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=280262 If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline: C:\Windows\system32\en-GB\erofflps.txt Please help me , PS : .Net framework installed on windows 8.1 is 2 ,3.5 and 4.5.
  11. Hi All, I'm doing some work with a Windows 8.1 build using SCCM 2012. Everything is working fine and i'm using features in MDT 2013, however I can't get the OSDResults page to load at all. Does this work on 8.1? Even if I load it in the OS it fails, the program crashes straight away. Thanks, Andy
  12. Hi guys, not sure if this is the right place, but thought I'd post this up as I've spent a week trying to figure out how to get the Windows store working properly in our environment. Our environment is highly locked down because of the nature of what we do. Because of this the Windows store has been disabled. We've started trialling various Windows 8.1 devices for use as mobility solutions and it quickly became apparent that without the ModernUI apps the devices were basically very expensive laptops. Our users were after devices that had the freedom of an Ipad crossed with the functionality of a laptop, there are a whole load of ModernUI apps that offer some of this functionality (such as MDM solutions that don't require a two factor authentication etc) So there are 4 GPO's that control access to the store Computer System\internet communication settings\Turn off access to the store Windows components\store\Turn off the store Application User System\internet communication settings\Turn off access to the store Windows components\store\Turn off the Store application I configured these thinking "Great, nice and simple.." But no. What did I get? Well I either got the green windows store screen, with a spinny logo that sat there for at least a day (I was angry at this point and was about to throw it out the window so thought I'd better leave it alone) or if I actually managed to get into the store I couldn't install anything, I'd click on install and get a message popup straight away Your purchase couldn't be completed Something happened and your purchase can't be completed. Error code 0x8024500c Moving the machine into an OU with no GPO's (bar default domain policy) applied it worked. Moving back into a standard OU with our standard GPO's it broke again... ARAGGGH!!! So I spent a good 5 days trawling through the hundred's of GPO's, turning them all on and off individually using local group policy...the event log was filled with errors... googling the above error message or any of the event log errors produced the sum total of f'all (go google that error and see what you get).. I'd followed all the tips I could find about getting the store working (re registering the appx store app, resetting the store cache, even redoign our build with a fresh wim from the Microsoft volume licensing site) I was about to throw the towel in and contact Microsoft when I had a brainwave.... When the error message was appearing, it was appearing instantly, there was no waiting around 2 mins for a time out, no thinking about it, just BANG! Get lost,you're not having this app! That, I figured meant it knew it wasn't allowed to go to wherever it was going so it didn't even bother... So what do I stop Windows from talking to on the internet... what don't I need windows to talk to on the internet because we handle it all using System Centre... Windows updates!!! BINGO! Computer Windows components\Windows update\Do not connect to any windows update internet locations The blinking description even mentions (Enabling this policy will disable that functionality, and may cause connection to public services such as the Windows Store to stop working.) that enabling this policy wills top the store from working! ARRRGGGHHHHH!! If anyone's interested in how (in a restricted environment) we're locking down the store (this is a proof of concept for 50 users so we're not going down the Intune or sideloading road yet), we're allowing access to the store and then using applocker to block the apps. We have one deny rule in blocking all apps and then put in exceptions for the apps we want to allow. It's fiddly building up the list but it works and our users and internal security team are happy! Anyway, as I said, I thought I'd put this here in case anyone else is having the same issues (as I know the site gets crawled by google).. I'm off to the pub now for a couple of cheeky beers....
  13. Hi, all: Looking for some help troubleshooting a PXE issue. Thus far, I have set up WDS, MDT 2013, and ADK 8.1 and can successfully capture/deploy a Windows 8.1 image by running the Lite Touch.vbs script from my deployment share. While deploying in this method isn't terrible, the goal is to ensure that it can be done via PXE. I had previously been able to successfully boot Windows 7 machines with WDS, MDT 2012 Update 1, and ADK 8.0, but recently had to upgrade to roll out 8.1 images. Now I can't get the new 8.1 machines to boot via PXE. System in the example is prestaged in ADDS. Options 60 and 67 are unchecked on WDS server as DHCP and DNS are on another server. I've enabled logging on WDS in an effort to figure out where the PXE is failing, but it doesn't tell me much. Events only indicate that wdsnbp.com was downloaded via TFTP successfully. The machines attempting to boot say the same thing. I receive the following when booting: >>Start PXE over IPv4. Station IP address is 10.1.50.129 Server IP address is 10.1.1.216 NBP filename is boot\x64\wdsnbp.com NBP filesize is 30832 Bytes. Downloading NBP file... Succeed to download NBP file. System automatically reboots and goes straight into Windows. It's almost as if there's no boot image being referenced in the NBP file, but I've checked my Boot Images in WDS to ensure that an 8.1 image exists. I replaced the 8.1 boot image just in case and the issue is the same. Any thoughts? Your help is appreciated!
  14. Hey guys, Been having a little issue with a customer i'm working for these days. They are running windows 8.1 clients, and need some shortcuts pinned to the metro start screen, these include shortcuts to folders and shortcuts to network files/folders We have got a great way to do web addresses in SCCM 2012 R2, but unfortunatly that does not cover i.e. exe files on the network, or shared folders and so on. I have found several scripts for this, both VBS scripts and PS scripts that i have used in windows 8, but for some reason they do not work in windows 8.1 ( VBS: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/How-to-pin-items-to-Start-ee960ad8 PS: Several scripts, including tried using export/import-startlayout, to bad that is only for deployment of full start-menu layout, and also other scripts like: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Script-to-pin-items-to-51be533c ) Many of the methods work, in windows 8, but i'm yet to find one that actually works properly in Windows 8.1.. I got a bunch of different shortcuts i need deployed, some to many users, some to a few users (they have horrible software that you run straight from the servers). Are there any good ways to do this? commandwise/scriptwise, without user inputs and preferably without to many 3'd party applications? B.R Xandor
  15. I have created a new Windows 8.1 image and used it to create a virtual machine inside vSphere. How can I import this image into my Software Library? I need to create a deployment for this box, but I am unable to create the deployment for it? Any suggestions?
  16. I've installed the SCCM 2007 client on Windows 8.0, it's reporting back and receiving advertisements without a problem. After I upgrade to Windows 8.1 the client repairs itself after approx 5minutes and that's it. After the repair it no longer reports to or receives advertisements from SCCM 2007. Has anyone encountered this? Or know what it could be that's preventing the client from working. Thanks
  17. Hello all, We are deploying Windows 8.1 using SCCM 2012 R2 through PXE and we are having a really tough time getting it to work on Dell Latitude E7xxx series laptops. Here's what we are seeing: Boots into WinPE 5 Disk format - completes Change bios settings using Dell's CCTK - completes Installs 8.1, sets windows settings, apply's network settings - completes Installs 8.1 drivers from dell - completes Installs Windows and Configuration Manager - completes Reboots - says getting devices ready - completes Does not resume the task sequence - says "Getting ready" - hangs and times out after several hours. We also have Dell Latitude E6xxx series laptops that image successfully. Only our E7440 laptops are failing. We have tried the following with no luck: Hardware diagnostics checked out fine. Took out the SSD and put in a platter. Disabled every non essential hardware piece in the BIOS like the camera, microphone, etc. Updated the BIOS. Switched to Legacy Boot Installed a different 8.1 WIM that was fresh off of an 8.1 CD. Re-downloaded the CAB drivers. Downloaded retail drivers and built a new driver package. Only installed the auto drivers using the "Auto Apply Drivers" option. Installed the OS with no driver option. Installed Windows 8.1 with an USB drive and it installed successfully with no issues. Tried installing a Windows 8 task sequence that works on our E6xxx series laptops - failed to even start. Created a new task sequence with bare minimum options. Has anybody seen this before? Please let me know if you would like me to upload any logs or xml's of my task sequence.
  18. I would like to deploy the Windows 8.1 Enterprise update to our Windows 8 Enterprise clients using SCCM. In testing it has been straight forward to deploy the update as an application by calling setup.exe /auto:upgrade and then leaving it to do the install. After a reboot Windows 8.1 is ready to go. My issue is that this leaves Windows needing activation, and to activate it I need to change the product key to our Windows 8.1 MAK key. I don't know how to achieve this using SCCM, so I was wondering whether people had any suggestions. I have considered the following approaches: Installing it via a task sequence. Issue here is that the 8.1 installation process restarts the machine and the task sequence doesn't resume after the restart. I can prevent the installation from doing the restart, but at that point I am still technically running Windows 8 so it doesn't accept the new product key. Using a script to install the update and then activate it. Again the script doesn't run for me after the restart to change the product key. Deploying a script via SCCM to a collection of machines that are running an unactivated copy of Windows 8.1 to get them to activate - however I am unable to create this collection as I am not very experienced with WQL. Some solution which uses Group Policy and WMI queries to run a log in script. This is a possibility but am reluctant to create a whole policy just for this when it feels like I should be able to achieve it in SCCM. I have searched the internet high and low to see how others have done this, but haven't been able to find anything so far. Any suggestions or guidance would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  19. I am having some issues getting a driver to work with WinPE 5 on a Lenovo S30 that uses the C600 RAID port by default. I have injected several different versions of that "iaStorS.inf" driver but none allow me to see the hard drive after booting into WinPE. Can someone remind me how to find the GUID of the devices in WinPE? Thanks, Jason
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