KB: WDS installation images fail and are deleted when configured for multicast in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where WDS installation images fail and are deleted when configured for multicast in System Center Configuration Manager 2007. ===== Symptoms Consider the following scenario: 1. You are using Windows Deployment Services in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr). 2. You are… Read more

ConfigMgr 2007: Multicast OS deployments may fail after applying KB971413

After applying KB971413 to fix Multicasting for SCCM 2007 OSD deployments where the Windows OS WIM file is over 4GB, Multicast OS deployments may no longer work, including for Windows OS WIM files that are under 4GB. If enabled, the deployment falls back to Unicast and completes successfully. Cause The most likely cause is the… Read more

ConfigMgr 2007: Setting up Multicast, step by step

Over on Steve Rachui’s Manageability blog he has a great write-up on how to minimize your network utilization by enabling Multicast for your OSD  image deployments.  If you’re deploying to a lot of machines at the same time then you’ll definitely want to take a look at this: ======== Multicasting is a new feature of… Read more