How to Upgrade Windows Clients with Multiple Languages installed to Windows 10

  Consider following scenario: Your corporate Standard Desktop Client has Multiple Language Packs installed and you have planned to go with Windows 10. If you want to skip the introduction you can jump to the automated solution section. You have now the following challenges: Which Language Packs are Currently installed on the Device your Upgrade…


No Mouse Cursor During ConfigMgr OSD Task Sequence

Symptom During a ConfigMgr OSD Task Sequence that deploys Windows 10, once the device reboots out of WinPE and into the newly installed Windows OS during the Setup Windows and ConfigMgr task, if a command prompt window is brought up using F8, no mouse cursor appears. The issue will continue to occur for the remainder…

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Windows versions prior Windows 10 build 1511 fail to start after "Setup Windows and Configuration Manager" step when Pre-Provision BitLocker is used with Windows PE 10.0.586.0 (1511)

Consider following scenario: You have installed the Windows ADK 1511 and applied KB3143760 to your boot images. You want to install a Windows version prior Windows 10 build 1511 using your new 1511 Boot Images. Within your Task Sequence you leverage the built in “Pre-Provision BitLocker” Task Sequence Step to enable “Used space only encryption”…


Reusing the same NIC for multiple PXE initiated deployments in System Center Configuration Manger 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…


How to apply Task Sequence Prestaged Media on multi-partitioned disks for BIOS or UEFI PCs in System Center Configuration Manager

The TechNet documentation for System Configuration Manager contains instructions for creating Prestaged Media at the below links: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 How to Create Task Sequence Prestaged Media http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg294170.aspx System Center 2012 Configuration Manager How to Deploy Operating Systems by Using Media in Configuration Manager How to Create Prestaged Media http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/79465d90-4831-4872-96c2-2062d80f5583#BKMK_CreatePrestagedMedia However there are…

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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…

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How To Remediate An Incorrectly Deployed OSD Task Sequence In System Center Configuration Manager 2007

The below article outlines the steps that should be taken if a Task Sequence is deployed to an incorrect set of computers. Since mistargeting a Task Sequence could result in total data loss on the computers that were mistargeted, time is of essense to remedy the problem. It is also important to know not only what steps…

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

This article is regarding an issue we originally blogged about over at The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog regarding issues with PXE booting caused by duplicate SMBIOS GUIDs.. At the time that we wrote the article we really didn’t have a good solution or workaround on the ConfigMgr/WDS side to fix the issue. Since the…

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Troubleshooting the PXE Service Point and WDS in Configuration Manager 2007

One of the issues we troubleshoot the most in CSS are ConfigMgr PXE Service Point installs. This article is based on 4 years of experience troubleshooting hundreds of PXE Service Point installs. The end result is what we have found causes the majority of issues on PXE Service Points and what works on most (if…

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How To Change Logging Options For SMSTS.log in System Center Configuration Manager

NOTE As of System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch 1806, the default log settings DURING the Task Sequence are set as follows: Log Max Size: 5MB Log Max History: 3 Log Level: Verbose Debug Logging: Enabled For most scenarios in 1806 or newer, it is no longer necessary to change log settings for the Task…

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