OSD Video Tutorial: Part 23 – Nested Task Sequences

This session is part twenty-three of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager. We are posting these a little out of the order that Steven originally recorded them. Don’t worry, the remaining sessions starting with fifteen will continue in our Advanced OSD section. In this tutorial, Steven explains the nested task…

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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 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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KB: Task Sequence Fails when using Stand-Alone Media in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where a ConfigMgr 2012 Task Sequence fails when using Stand-Alone Media. ===== Symptoms Task Sequence execution fails when using stand-alone media (USB flash drive or CD/DVD) in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. The task sequence will fail to install applications and…

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USMT restore fails when using prestaged media in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3

Here’s another good KB article we published today on ConfigMgr 2007. This one describes an issue you may run into with USMT restores and how to fix it: ===== Symptoms When using the prestaged media feature in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 to build new machines, the USMT (User State Migration Tool) restore step…


New Hotfix: Task sequence fails with an "0x80004005" error code in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

Here’s a KB article we published today on ConfigMgr 2007. This one describes a hotfix/update we released that addresses an issue where a Task sequence fails with an "0x80004005" error code in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2: ===== Consider the following scenario: You create a prestaged installation media in System Center Configuration Manager 2007…


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

Here’s another good KB article we published today. If you’re seeing an issue where ConfigMgr fails to find a task sequence then this one is for you: ===== Symptoms When trying to start a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr 2007) OSD Task Sequence on a client, ConfigMgr 2007 fails to find a Task Sequence…

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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…


HOTFIX: Task sequence does not run if it has lots of Install Software steps in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

We blogged this issue a couple weeks ago but now there’s a hotfix available to resolve the issue: ===== Consider the following scenario: You create a task sequence on a Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) site server. You add lots of Install Software steps to the task sequence.  For example,…