Recently Published KB Articles for System Center Configuration Manager

Hello Everyone, we have recently published the following Knowledge Base (KB) articles. KB 4034393 Getting network captures from a task sequence in ConfigMgr This is a how-to article about capturing a network trace in a Windows PE environment. For the step by step see KB 4035047 Configuration Manager 2007 client operations fail after you… Read more

Known Issue with the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1703

Author: Aaron Czechowski, Senior Program Manager, System Center Configuration Manager¬†(@AaronCzechowski) *** May 30 Update: A fix for this issue is now available. Download this file, extract the contents, and follow the instructions in the readme file. NOTE: this driver update for the Windows ADK for Windows 10 version 1703, only addresses the specific issue described… Read more

Device fails to join domain during a ConfigMgr OSD Task Sequence due to DC time synchronization issues

We have all dealt with mysterious task sequence failures while imaging. Owing to the number and types of issues we run into, I decided to put together a series of posts that discuss the unexpected and undocumented task sequence failures that are triggered by environmental issues and configurations. This is Post 1 of the series,… Read more

KB: Image deployment hangs during Build and Capture task sequences when installing Office updates

When using Microsoft Configuration Manager for Build and Capture task sequences, or for operating system deployment of Windows 10 version 1511, the process may hang during installation of Office software updates during the Install Software Updates step. In some cases, this step can hang for more than 24 hours. This can occur when using a… Read more

Hotfix: Pre-staged media is not used in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Hi everyone, just a quick note to let you know that we released a new hotfix to address a known issue in ConfigMgr 2012 SP2 and ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1. The issue is that when the Application Install task sequence step is applied to pre-staged media, the application downloads from a distribution point instead of… Read more

New hotfix: Software update installation freezes on Microsoft Configuration Manager clients

During an Operating System deployment (OSD) of Windows 10 via System Center Configuration Manager, the Install Software Updates task sequence may freeze when large numbers of updates are applied (e.g. 50 or more). When this problem occurs, the CCMExec and TSInstallSWupdate processes appear to hang. If the thread count is monitored with Task Manager or… Read more

How to troubleshoot the Install Application task sequence in Microsoft Configuration Manager

Hi everyone, just a quick note to let you know we have a new guide available that helps you understand the Install Application task sequence process in Configuration Manager and troubleshoot common problems that can occur. The guide begins where the Install Application task sequence process kicks off and examines each of the major steps…. Read more

HOTFIX: The SMSTSRebootDelay variable does not work for multiple restarts in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Please be aware that the value that is defined for the SMSTSRebootDelay task sequence variable is not honored for restarts after the first restart when multiple applications are installed by using a dynamic variable list in Microsoft Configuration Manager. The default restart time-out value is used instead. A supported hotfix is now available to address… Read more

Understanding and troubleshooting Microsoft Configuration Manager OSD PXE boot

Are you wanting to setup PXE boot for operating system deployment in your Configuration Manager environment? Or maybe you already have but are running into some issues that are preventing it from working quite the way you want? If so then we have the perfect guide for you. If you want to understand how PXE… Read more

HOTFIX: Windows PE boot images from WinADK fail to initialize and log error code 0x80220014

The Windows PE boot images that are included with the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10, version 1511, are missing information that’s required in order to configure network adapters during operating system installation. Because of this, when the ADK is used with System Center Configuration Manager, an OSD task sequence that’s based… Read more