ConfigMgr Client Log locations during OSD

Just a quick reference for finding the client logs during an Operating System Deployment. As we all know ConfigMgr moves the logs during a deployment depending on the stage of deployment. We can define 4 major stages in regard to the log file locations: System has started in WinPE, no hard drive configuration has taken ...

Deploy the Windows 7 Kernel Mode Driver Framework (KMDF) with ConfigMgr 2012 1

Deploy the Windows 7 Kernel Mode Driver Framework (KMDF) with ConfigMgr 2012
So you got your brand new Dell or other manufacturer’s hardware, deploy an OS with ConfigMgr 2012 and he, no go – chrash – missing drivers etc. Well you might need the new Kernel Mode Driver Framework 1.11 (here) or the User Mode Driver Framework 1.11 (here). But wait, this is an Windows Update! And ...

(Re)-Creating a boot image for ConfigMgr 2012 using Windows ADK

(Re)-Creating a boot image for ConfigMgr 2012 using Windows ADK
When you are having problems with your boot images (corruption or just malfunctioning) there might come a time you need to (re)-create one or maybe both. This is a very straight forward process which will be described below. You use the Windows ADK for this process. Depending on your version of ConfigMgr this will be ...

Monitoring Task Sequences in ConfigMgr 2012 R2 console

Monitoring Task Sequences in ConfigMgr 2012 R2 console
When doing OSD in SCCM 2012 R2 you can view the deployment information in the Task Sequence reports, but the Status Messages is really the preferred place for this. First thing you need is to get the deployment ID of the Task Sequence you wish to monitor. You have to setup a query for each ...

Configuration Manager 2012 – Software Updates That Require Multiple Reboots may Cause Task Sequence Failure 2

Oke so sometimes your OSD Task Sequence in ConfigMgr 2012 (or even 2007..) fails on you? Tried all the usual troubleshoot steps.. Well maybe not all, check your Windows Updates! Yes, Microsoft has confirmed that there are updates out there that will break your Task Sequence. This is the KB about that: KB2894518 – Software ...

WSUS Error 2149842967

When installing patches and hotfixes silently (wusa.exe <some_patch_or_hotfix.msu /quiet /norestart) it is advisable to check the Setup eventlog. It is possible that you find some error there: Windows update could not be installed because of error 2149842967 Actually what Windows is saying: The update is not applicable to your computer. Well oke that could also ...

Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 SP3 is now supported on System Center Configuration Manager

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 now support Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 SP3 Desktop Client and Application Virtualization Client for Remote Desktop Services. This client release enables support for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. No software updates are required. As per Microsoft source: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2014/01/24/microsoft-appv-4.6-sp3-is-now-supported-on-system-center-config-mgr.aspx

The task sequence has failed with the error 0x80070570 – ConfigMgr 2012

The task sequence has failed with the error 0x80070570 – ConfigMgr 2012
I was in the process of deploying an OS with ConfigMgr 2012 R2 when I saw this error: The task sequence has failed with the error 0x80070570 Hmm, well oké what is this then? Task sequence starts, disk gets partitioned, image is downloaded and then this. So after a little search I found 0570 = ...

Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Hotfixes

SCCM 2012 R2 has some hotfixes you might need: 2905002 An update is available for the “Operating System Deployment” feature of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager This update resolves the following issues in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. Issue 1 After you enable the PXE Service Point role (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj217832.aspx) on an instance of a ...

Configmgr 2012 R2 Toolkit

We all know that sometimes the good old SCCM toolkit can help up troubleshoot problems. Well Microsoft has released the updated version for SCCM 2012 R2. It can be found here: ConfigMgr 2012R2 Toolkit For the site this information is found: The Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit contains fifteen downloadable tools to ...