ConfigMgr 2007: Dell Latitude E6400 laptop may hang during Windows XP Mini-Setup

Here’s an issue that Frank Rojas saw the other.  This particular issue involved a Dell E6400 but I thought it was worth a post because the same troubleshooting technique could be used for similar issues with other hardware as well: ======== Issue: When deploying a Windows XP image to a Dell Latitude E6400 laptop using…

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ConfigMgr 2007: Task Sequence may fail to run with error code 0x80072ee7

Here’s another neat tip from Clifton Hughes in our Irving, Texas site.  If you’re PXE booting machines and they’re throwing 0x80072ee7 errors along with getting APIPA addresses then you might try turning on portfast if you’re using a Cisco Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) enabled switch to see if that helps: ======== Issue: When attempting to…

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ConfigMgr 2007: OS Deployment of Windows Vista/Server 2008 ends up on D: instead of C:

Here’s an interesting OSD related issue I got from Vinay Pamnani, a Support Engineer in our Manageability group.  If all your Vista or Win2K8 deployments mysteriously end up on the D drive then maybe this is your issue: ======== Issue: When deploying Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 via OSD, the installed operating system shows…

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ConfigMgr 2007: PC does not join the domain if the Computers container is specified as the Domain OU

Here’s another cool OSD tip from Frank Rojas.  If your clients are joining the domain like you expect then maybe this is what you’re running into: ======== Issue: A client does not join the domain if the Computers container is specified as the Domain OU in the "Apply Network Settings" task of a Task Sequence…

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ConfigMgr 2007: OSD Task Sequence Fails with Unspecified error 80004005 and SETUPACT.LOG indicates invalid product key

Here’s another awesome troubleshooting tip sent to me by Clifton Hughes in our Las Colinas office.  If you’re deploying Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista and your Task Sequence bombs out with a 80004005 error you’ll want to take a look at this: ======== Issue: A Task Sequence Fails with error 80004005.  The SMSTS.log file…

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ConfigMgr 2007: OSD Task Sequence Fails with the error "An error occurred while retrieving policy for this computer (0x80004005)"

Here’s another ConfigMgr 2007 OSD tip from Frank Rojas out in Charlotte, North Carolina.  If you have a Task Sequence that fails almost immediately after it boots into WinPE with an 0x80004005 error then you’ll want to check this one out: ======== Issue: When attempting to deploy a Task Sequence via SCCM 2007 OSD, the…

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Log files used to troubleshoot Multicast based Operating System Deployment

Yesterday I posted a step-by-step on how to enable Multicast for your OS Deployments (OSD) so I thought I’d also take a sec to point out the log files used to troubleshoot the same.  These log files, as well as the standard logs for troubleshooting OSD, can be found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb932135.aspx The log files include:…

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ConfigMgr 2007: Setting up Multicast, step by step

Over on Steve Rachui’s Manageability blog he has a great write-up on how to minimize your network utilization by enabling Multicast for your OSD  image deployments.  If you’re deploying to a lot of machines at the same time then you’ll definitely want to take a look at this: ======== Multicasting is a new feature of…

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ConfigMgr 2007: The %SMSDP% variable is not available in SCCM 2007 OSD Task Sequences when Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 is integrated

Here’s another cool tip on OSD Task Sequences that Frank Rojas made me aware of.  Is there anything he doesn’t know about these things?  If there is I don’t know what it is. ======== Issue: When using SMS 2003 Operating System Deployment with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) or Business Desktop Deployment (BDD), a variable called…

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