Monitoring Task Sequences in ConfigMgr 2012 R2 console 4

Monitoring Task Sequences in ConfigMgr 2012 R2 console
Tweet 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 ...

UEFI, Generation 2 VM, Windows 7 SP1 and Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (or Windows 8.1) 5

UEFI, Generation 2 VM, Windows 7 SP1 and Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (or Windows 8.1)
Tweet With the new features of Hyper-V in Server 2012 R2 one of those is the Generation 2 VM. There is a lot to be said on this topic but here is a caveat when using Gen2 VM’s for systems older then Windows 8 or Server 2012. Let’s start with a spoiler: It doesn’t work ...

Windows Server 2012 R2 / Windows 8.1 KMS Service Activation

Windows Server 2012 R2 / Windows 8.1 KMS Service Activation
Tweet This is an update from another post I did https://wibier.me/windows-server-2012-kms-service-activation/ In that post I describe how to add support for Server 2012 and Windows 8. Now we are at the point where we want to add support for Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1! And that is possible. So when you activate a Server ...

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

Tweet 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 – ...

WSUS Error 2149842967

Tweet 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 ...

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

Tweet 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

Can’t connect to C$, ADMIN$ or any administrative share on workstations 20

Can’t connect to C$, ADMIN$ or any administrative share on workstations
Tweet If you are attempting to access a Windows 7, Windows 8, Vista or Server 2008 (R2), Server 2012 (R2) computer you may get  the” Access Denied – Failed to connect to ADMIN$ share” error , even when supplying the appropriate local user credentials that have Administrator access. If the target computer is not a member of a ...

The task sequence has failed with the error 0x80070570 – ConfigMgr 2012 2

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

Tweet 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 ...

Configmgr 2012 R2 Toolkit

Tweet 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 ...