OSD: How to add a script to a ConfigMgr 2007 Boot Image

One of the components of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (SCCM 2007) Operating System Deployment (OSD) is boot images. Boot images in SCCM are really just WinPE images and are used during the operating system deployment process to boot computers so that an operating system can be loaded. For more information about boot images and… Read more

Query based collections in ConfigMgr 2007 may fail to refresh after being modified

Consider the following System Center Configuration Manager 2007 scenario: You create a query based collection. You update and refresh that collection and it works correctly. You go to the properties of that collection and edit the query it uses so that it should display different machines. You update and refresh the collection. After doing this… Read more

Disabling Task Sequence Notification Balloons in ConfigMgr 2007

Notification balloons seem to be a frequent topic of feedback from customers. There may pop up too often, or only certain users should get them, or the timing isn’t configurable enough. Lately we’ve had multiple customers asking for a very specific feature. The AdminUI for SCCM provides the ability to disable notification balloons for normal… Read more

OSD Task Sequence: A script may fail without error when deploying a 64-bit OS

Here’s a tip on an issue you may run into if you’re trying to run a script at the end of an OSD with System Center Configuration Manager 2007.  If you’re pushing images of 64-bit Windows Server 2008 systems, and in the build task sequence you’re trying to run a task at end of build… Read more