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

Consider the following scenario. You are using a single USB to Ethernet Adapter to image multiple devices via a ConfigMgr OSD Task Sequence. The USB to Ethernet Adapter is used because the devices lack a built in Ethernet port and ConfigMgr OSD does not support imaging the devices using the built in wireless NIC. As an example we… Read more

KB: When using prestaged media in Configuration Manager 2007, the partition name is set to the ID of the user who created it

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published this morning. This one discusses an issue where the partition name is set to the ID of the user who created it when using prestaged media in System Center Configuration Manager 2007. ===== Symptoms When creating and deploying prestaged media using System Center Configuration Manager 2007, when… Read more

KB2509007 does not install correctly when installed at the same time as KB977203 or KB977384

We recently discovered an issue that KB2509007 would not install properly if installed at the same time as either KB977203 or KB977384 via the PATCH= option in the “Setup Windows and ConfigMgr” task. We were able to reproduce the issue internally and after some research and investigation, we discovered a fairly easy workaround to the issue. We found that if we… Read more

When deploying Windows Server 2008 using a Configuration Manager OSD Task Sequence, additional disks may show as offline when the Task Sequence completes

The below article was first published over The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog site. However we recently discovered that the method described in the article would only work when deploying from an Operating System Install Package (deploying from Windows installation source files). For that reason I recently updated the article to describe what to do when… Read more

Fix: ConfigMgr 2007 OSD deployments fail with error: 0x800700B7 in loadstate.log

Hi everyone, David Smith here.  I’m a Senior Support Engineer here on the ConfigMgr team and I recently came across an interesting issue that I thought might be worth a mention here on our blog.  In this case, an Operating System Deployment (OSD) using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 would fail and in the… Read more

How To Remediate An Incorrectly Deployed OSD Task Sequence In System Center Configuration Manager 2007

The below article outlines the steps that should be taken if a Task Sequence is deployed to an incorrect set of computers. Since mistargeting a Task Sequence could result in total data loss on the computers that were mistargeted, time is of essense to remedy the problem. It is also important to know not only what steps… Read more

No Assigned Task Sequence when initiating deployments caused by duplicate SMBIOS GUIDs (System UUIDs) in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

This article is regarding an issue we originally blogged about over at The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog regarding issues with PXE booting caused by duplicate SMBIOS GUIDs.. At the time that we wrote the article we really didn’t have a good solution or workaround on the ConfigMgr/WDS side to fix the issue. Since the… Read more

How To Change Logging Options For SMSTS.log in System Center Configuration Manager

As the first post in the Configuration Manager OSD Support Team Blog, I am going to go over something that affects us a lot in CSS – increasing the size of the SMSTS.log and specifying how many times it rolls over. Many times when troubleshooting customer issues with a Task Sequence, we discover that the… Read more

An incorrect Windows 7 Locale setting is configured after OS Deployment with Configuration Manager 2007

Here’s another new KB article we published today.  This one involves the locale setting in Windows 7 when deployed with ConfigMgr 2007: ===== Symptoms When deploying a Windows 7 image using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr 2007)/ Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 (MDT 2010), if the default system Locale setting is changed, the localename (e.g…. Read more

ConfigMgr 2007 Application Mapping With a User Driven Installation Task Sequence

After creating the article ConfigMgr 2007 Basic User Driven Installation Task Sequence Step by Step, I wanted to follow up with another article covering the Application Discovery and Mapping features in a UDI Task Sequence. This cool feature allows you to discover the applications installed on your Windows Clients during deployment of Windows 7, and… Read more