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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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: 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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ConfigMgr 2007: Troubleshooting PXE Service Point Issues and WDS service not starting

NOTE: For the latest version of this article see the following: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configurationmgr/archive/2011/01/05/troubleshooting-the-pxe-service-point-and-wds-in-configuration-manager-2007.aspx ===== Having PXE or WDS issues and need a few hints to get you pointed in the right direction?  If so, here are some troubleshooting tips written by Frank Rojas, one of our Senior Support Engineers out in Charlotte, North Carolina: ======== If…

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ConfigMgr 2007: Attempting to edit or modify Run Command Line tasks in OSD Task Sequences causes an error

Here’s yet another tip from Frank Rojas, this one concerning errors you might receive when trying to edit Run Command Line tasks: ======== Issue: When attempting to edit or modify Run Command Line tasks in SCCM 2007 SP1 OSD Task Sequences, the following error may occur: An error occurred in ConfigMgr. The ConfigMgr console will…

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