NIC devices that require a special driver for WinPE may cause a ConfigMgr Task Sequence to fail if a Vista or newer OS is being deployed via an Operating System Install Package

If separate NIC drivers are offered by an OEM manufacturer for use in Windows PE vs. the full Windows OS, the Task Sequence may fail if the Windows OS being deployed is Windows Vista or newer (Vista, Windows 7, 2008, 2008 R2) and if it is being deployed from an "Operating System Install Packages" (Windows…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP) Now Available!

The Solution Accelerator team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP). Designed to simplify and streamline the IT infrastructure planning process across multiple scenarios through network-wide automated discovery and assessments, this tool provides a quick and complete inventory of the current IT environment…


Some Configuration Manager SP1 hotfixes have been re-released for Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Vista SP2

Yvette O’Meally just posted a note about the release of some updated hotfixes for Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Vista SP2.  If you’re trying to install some hotfixes on either of these platforms and got "This KB###### is for a different hardware platform” errors then you’ll want to check this out: The Configuration Manager Sustained…