OSD Video Tutorial: Part 5 – The Logical Task Sequence

This session is part five of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager.  This session covers the flow of the task sequence, the use of ‘continue on error’, conditions and variables in controlling the progress of the task sequence.  The session ends by walking through an error handling section that can…

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OSD Video Tutorial: Part 4 – Image Deployment

This session is part four of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager.  This session details the components of OS deployment, the process of creating a deployment and demonstrates the various image deployment mechanisms. The video linked below was prepared by Steven Rachui, a Principal Premier Field Engineer focused on manageability…

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OSD Video Tutorial: Part 3 – Task Sequencing

This is session three of a series that details the Operating System Deployment feature of Configuration Manager.  This session focuses on the task sequence.   A detailed discussion of a basic image deployment task sequence is provided along with a review of all default task sequence steps. The video linked below was prepared by Steven Rachui,…

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OSD Video Tutorial: Part I – Introduction and Basics

This is the first session of a series that will detail the Operating System Deployment feature of ConfigMgr 2012. The session provides base knowledge that answers the questions – what is OSD?  Why OSD? The session also provides a quick look at the ConfigMgr 2012 console showing and describing the various elements relevant to OSD. The video…


OSD with Configuration Manager Video Tutorial Series Overview

Over the next few weeks we will be publishing another video tutorial series on our YouTube channel focused on Operating System Deployment (OSD) with Configuration Manager. These videos have been prepared by Steven Rachui, a Principal Premier Field Engineer focused on manageability technologies. This series will be divided into 4 main sections, each consisting of…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…

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