PXE Boot Fails In System Center 2012 Configuration Manager If The MP Is In HTTPS Mode But The DP Is In HTTP Mode

Symptoms In System Center 2012 Configuration Manager RTM, if the Management Point is in HTTPS mode but the Distribution Point hosting the PXE server is in HTTP mode, the PXE boot may fail. Examining the SMSPXE.log may reveal the following errors: ProcessMessage: Context:0015B270  dTime:0 SMSPXE!sTempString.empty(), HRESULT=80070057 (e:\nts_sccm_release\sms\framework\core\ccmcore\string.cpp,1023) SMSPXEMAC=<MAC_Address> SMBIOS GUID=<SMBIOS_GUID> > DHCP Discover received. SMSPXESet enterpirse certificate in…

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A System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Task Sequence Does Not Replicate To A Child Site

Symptoms When creating a new Task Sequence or updating an existing Task Sequence on a parent primary site in System Center Configuration Manager 2007, the Task Sequence may not replicate down to child primary sites. Packages and other Task Sequences replicate to the child primary site without issue. Examining the logs associated with site replication…

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WDS does not start on a PXE enabled remote DP in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

We recently worked on an issue for a customer where WDS was not starting on a newly installed ConfigMgr 2012 remote DP that had PXE enabled. After some troubleshooting we discovered that when WDS was trying to load and initialize smspxe.dll, it could not find a required component called Microsoft.VC90.CRT. After some investigation we determined…

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KB2509007 does not install correctly when installed at the same time as KB977203 or KB977384

We recently discovered an issue that KB2509007 would not install properly if installed at the same time as either KB977203 or KB977384 via the PATCH= option in the Setup Windows and ConfigMgr task. We were able to reproduce the issue internally and after some research and investigation, we discovered a fairly easy workaround to the issue. We found that if we…

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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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