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…


Issue with the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1511

Author: Aaron Czechowski, Senior Program Manager, Enterprise Client and Mobility The Windows 10 ADK was recently updated on the Microsoft Hardware Dev Center, aligned with the Windows 10, version 1511 update. While this Windows ADK update addresses…(read more)


Reusing the same NIC for multiple PXE initiated deployments in System Center Configuration Manager OSD

UPDATE! The solution in the below blog post is now a native feature in ConfigMgr starting in ConfigMgr Current Branch 1610. Please see the below link for further information: Manage duplicate hardware identifiers https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/clients/manage/manage-clients#manage-duplicate-hardware-identifiers Consider the following scenario. You are using a single USB to Ethernet Adapter to image multiple devices via a ConfigMgr OSD Task Sequence. The…


Fixed: Importing Windows 10 drivers in ConfigMgr 2012 fails with “Driver is not applicable to any supported platforms. Code 0x80070661”

With the release of Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 2, Windows 10 drivers can now be successfully imported into the DriverCatalog.log file for operating system deployment.  Prior to the release of CU1 and Windows 10, OSD would not import…


Windows 10 ADK and Configuration Manager

Author: Aaron Czechowski, Senior Program Manager, Enterprise Client and Mobility The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10 is now officially available on the Microsoft Hardware Dev Center . (Scroll to the bottom of the page to…(read more)


KB: Configuration Manager PXE boot causes Windows Deployment Services to crash

You use a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 PXE service point (ConfigMgr 2007) or a Pre-Boot Execution Environment (PXE) distribution point in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012 or ConfigMgr 2012 R2) to perform PXE boots, the operation may at first appear to work successfully but then the process may stop running. When you…


KB: You can't import drivers into System Center Configuration Manager

Consider the following scenario: – An administrator tries to import drivers into ConfigMgr 2007 or ConfigMgr 2012. – The site server is running Windows Server 2008 R2. – The drivers are signed. In this scenario you may receive the following error message: Error: Some driver(s) cannot be imported successfully. See the following details.Error: Failed to…


KB: Signed drivers are displayed as unsigned in System Center Configuration Manager

Consider the following scenario: – An administrator tries to import drivers into ConfigMgr 2007 or ConfigMgr 2012. – The site server is running Windows Server 2008 R2. – The drivers are signed. In this scenario, the drivers may be imported successfully, but they may be displayed as unsigned in the Configuration Manager console. You can…