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using SCCM 2012 RC in a LAB - Part 12. Updating an Operating System image using Offline Servicing.

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The system indeed has to be in a collection, which is targeted with an updates deployment.

Peter, thanks for the reply.

 

If i understand, you are saying that even though you are using the function for Schedule Updates (Offlineline Imaging) on your WIM from the SCCM Console, you still have to create a Software Updates package and advertise that to a Collection where the image is being deployed too?

 

Doesn't that seem to defeat the purpose of Offline Servicing, or did I misunderstand your response?

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Hi!

When I add a new win7 wim file and the executive "distribute content", is created in C:\ SMSPKGSIG new folder (for example PRI00014.1). Copying process is interrupted and win7.wim size is 20MB !?

If I try to execute this win7.wim "Shedule Updates". I get the response "Failed to copy the image from the package source location to the siteserver machine."

 

OfflineServicingMgr.log:

There is an image associated with this schedule.

Total number of individual updates to be installed is 90.

STATMSG: ID=7903 SEV=I LEV=M SOURCE="SMS Server" COMP="SMS_OFFLINE_SERVICING_MANAGER" SYS=SCCM2012.LV SITE=GS0 PID=3884 TID=2968 GMTDATE=se mai 12 08:56:28.559 2012 ISTR0="GS000015" ISTR1="" ISTR2="" ISTR3="" ISTR4="" ISTR5="" ISTR6="" ISTR7="" ISTR8="" ISTR9="" NUMATTRS=0

Package source location for image GS000015 is not writable. GLE=5

STATMSG: ID=7915 SEV=E LEV=M SOURCE="SMS Server" COMP="SMS_OFFLINE_SERVICING_MANAGER" SYS=SCCM2012.LV SITE=GS0 PID=3884 TID=2968 GMTDATE=se mai 12 08:56:28.568 2012 ISTR0="GS000015" ISTR1="" ISTR2="" ISTR3="" ISTR4="" ISTR5="" ISTR6="" ISTR7="" ISTR8="" ISTR9="" NUMATTRS=0

Schedule processing failed

 

The problem is probably here:

Package source location for image GS000015 is not writable. GLE=5

What rights and where to be?

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Update:

Create a new sharing folder. I gave the right to sharing and security rights of every all / full. Began to work well. Lack of understanding of how SCCM authenticate. Although SCCM admin users and SCCM server account is given full rights.

 

 

Update2:

 

Sharing Permission change to Everyone to full controll.

Interestingly, with an account sccm2012 the authorization? Maybe the system!

 

I had this same issue. I found that I had to change the share permissions to get this to work. I started by adding "Everyone" with Full access but since changed it to "SYSTEM" account has full control and all is good...

 

 

Justin

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Hi. I am a little bit puzzled by this:

 

The last part of this process is to update your newly updated image to our Distribution Points, this is not done automatically you must do it yourself, this means that the scheduled task can run (Offline Servicing) and when it's done, you have to review the changes made before you decide if you want to update the image to your DP's or not.


When setting an offline servicing run, on the Set Schedule step, there is a tick box and the following text:

 

Specify whether to update distribution points with the image after software updates are successfully applied. The image might not be availble until the image distribution is complete.


...followed by a tick box labelled:

 

Update distribution points with the image


So do you still have to manually distribute the image? If so, what is the point of this option/what does it do? Or is the guide slightly out of date now that we're on R2? I do note that the screenies in the guide don't have this option, so... xD

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I followed this article but still my newly installed computers are not downloading all updates from SCCM and we have to download those manually.

Please advise.

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Hi Genius ,

 

Have question on Offlineservicing .

 

1.I have Office installed and captured in WIM . How do I install office updates using offlineservicing . Is it possible?

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I've had good success with injecting the WIM file with updates. However, there are some updates that just will not install, even if they are part of the WIM file.

 

Basically, I image a PC through task sequence. It uses the "injected" WIM. After I log into the PC and "check for updates" to see if I've missed any updates, it lists some that still need to be installed. I checked my WIM, and they are listed under "Update Status".

 

I'm not sure why they're not installing. Haven't really figured out why unless they are simply failing.

 

Anyone have some insight?

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I've had good success with injecting the WIM file with updates. However, there are some updates that just will not install, even if they are part of the WIM file.

 

Basically, I image a PC through task sequence. It uses the "injected" WIM. After I log into the PC and "check for updates" to see if I've missed any updates, it lists some that still need to be installed. I checked my WIM, and they are listed under "Update Status".

 

I'm not sure why they're not installing. Haven't really figured out why unless they are simply failing.

 

Anyone have some insight?

 

I am aslo facing te same issue. We use sccm 2012 R2. I am able to successfuly update windows 7 Ent x64 image using scedule updates(offline image servicing) and updates are showing as installed in Image properties->Installed Updates and also on the log file. But when I deploy this image using task sequence I cannot see any of these updates installed.

 

On the machine on which I deploy this image, when I check for updates online using Microsoft update, these updates which I installed using offline image servicing show as missing and I am able to install them using windows update. Example updates: KB300061, KB2972280.Any help will he highly appreciated.

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The Offline process doesn't actually seem to check the WIM to see what updates are added.

 

I have been updating my offline updates to my image over the year. Today I had to do a new build & capture to recreate this image. So I go to add the offline updates to my new clean image but it says there are no updates to add. Looking at the installed updates on this System image shows all the updates I've added over time but I know no of these will be added to this WIM.

 

How do you go about clearing what Installed Updates SCCM thinks are applied so you can get it to start from scratch?

 

The only way I can see how to do this would be to delete the system image & recreate it but that will then have repercussions to the TS's linked to the image.

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I would imagine removing the wim from the console, and then adding it back would produce a 'clean' result, have you tried that

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Hi Niall,

not sure what you mean? I could remove the system image which links to the WIM & add again but then this will get a different package ID & the link to this in my TS's will be lost.

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correct, you'd have to go back into your task sequences and replace the old image with the new one,

 

it's the only supported way I can think of to start with a clean slate so to speak

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that's pants, So if your using a Build & capture process every time you do a new build you have to remove the System image & start again. Not a very practical solution.

 

There should be an option in the image properties so you can remove the Installed updates listed.

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I didn't say it was practical, I was only offering you a choice of what to do based on your problem,

 

if you think the console would need the functionality you desire then i'd suggest you raise a DCR (desired configuration request) for the new feature on connect.microsoft.com and who knows, based on popularity it may make it into the next version of Configuration Manager

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Hi all,

 

Thanks for writing this guide, as with all of them, very helpful!

 

There's one thing i'm not clear on though. Can you select a previously created SUG to update from? That seems to make perfect sense to me, but all that seems to happen is you are presented with ALL software updates which are relevant to Windows 7. it doesn't seem to pull this from any SUG.

 

Thanks

 

Edit:

 

From this technet post:http://blogs.technet.com/b/inside_osd/archive/2011/04/18/configuration-manager-2012-offline-servicing-for-operating-system-images.aspx

 

It suggests the list is populated with the following which does not appear to be true, as i've not deployed any updates in my environment.

 

The list contains updates meeting the following criteria:

  • The updates are CBS updates
  • The updates have been deployed in your Configuration Manager environment. (This helps limit the selection of updates to those that have been deployed/tested in your enterprise).
  • The updates have not successfully been deployed to your image file through the offline servicing feature

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Also wanting to add that I am seeing the same issues as others.

 

Offline Servicing shows a fully updated wim. But once I've built a machine with it, Windows shows none of these have been installed. This methods appears to be too unreliable. Shame as would have been an excellent feature.

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and have you verified that the machine built is using the actual updated wim and not the previous un-updated wim ?

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Hello for all! I am trying to update my wim file using Offline Servicing. But all my tries are failed! This wim file was created by MDT. If i try to update newest wim file created by SCCM all good. Why is it happend? Why does it happend? I created win file on Hyper-V Virtual machine, used sysprep and captupe task sequence. It means that I have to create new wim file by SCCM previously and then make offline servicing... thank you for your answers.Nothing interesting in OfflineServicingMgr.log just - "Schedule processing failed"

 

 

 

 

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Hi to all!

Quick question: it is possible to automate integration updates to wim by Offline Servicing or its just makes manual only?

 

Or maximum what we have its ADR? So, all needed updates downloads by ADR and then go manualy to OffServicing wizard and integrate it?

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