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Operating System (OS) Deployment allows users to create operating system images and deploy them to target computers. Its task sequences help facilitate the deployment of operating system images and other Microsoft Configuration Manager software packages.

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I have Microsoft Deployment Toolkit setup on my home Windows 2016 Standard Server test lab and can deploy, but it always requires me to manually enter the Windows 10 Pro after the deployment is finished.

How can I setup to automatically get whatever OEM key my existing brand new DELL Windows 10 Pro PCs have instead of wiping that key out ?

Maybe something like the https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/6cam2k/how_would_you_got_about_deploying_an_image_to_200/ script talks about ?
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Dears,

I am having an issue with OS deployment with UEFI. The PXE boot starts and gets thru till the message "Preparing network"appears, thereafter the machine reboots.

with F8 I am able to ping WDS,DP and site server, The HDD is listed in Diskpart. SMSTS.log shows the following errors

Executing command line: "X:\sms\bin\x64\smstftp.exe" -i 172.21.70.35 get X:\sms\data\variables.dat
Process completed with exit code 1
Failed to download pxe variable file. Code(0x00000001)
PxeGetPxeData failed with 0x80004005

attached the log file , can you please help

SCCM 2012 1610 , WDS and DP on same server Windows 2008 R2 , DHCP Windows 2008R2
smsts.log
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We have a master image created using Acronis. It contains Win10, MS Office, a few browsers and applications installed on it. Now, we want to bring in that image into SCCM which we will be using from now on instead of Acronis. My question is should we sysprep that image even though it will be push onto the same PC hardware/model ? how would you guys go about this? Any input will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
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We are looking for a simple yet effective way todo the following,

Scenario. We order 100 laptops, from manufacturer with Windows 10 OEM locally. We want to install 1 laptop with OEM Windows 10, patch, Office package etc and create a standard image. Then we want to deploy the same image to all other 99 laptops and activate each laptop using its unique OEM key thats inside the BIOS (nowadays they do this).

What tool is the simplest best way to Capture image and Deploy it over network in a great way? We can use a Win server, NAS or whatever to store the server centrally.

Thanks
Joe
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I am writing a software removal program, and want to uninstall a context menu driver. Just unregistering the driver while Windows File Explorer is open causes a Windows error "Program has stopped working" when trying to unregister the dll. Closing file explorer first and then running the program works fine.

Here is the unregister code I am using now:

HINSTANCE hLib = LoadLibraryW(szDllPath);

    if (hLib == NULL)
    {
		DWORD dwErrorCode = GetLastError();
		szError.Format(_T("\nWindows could not load library %s due to %s"),szDllName,getLastWinError(dwErrorCode));
		return false;            
    }

    typedef HRESULT (CALLBACK *HCRET)(void);
    HCRET lpfnDllRegisterServer;

    // Find the entry point
    lpfnDllRegisterServer = (HCRET)GetProcAddress(hLib, "DllUnregisterServer");



    if (lpfnDllRegisterServer == NULL)
    {
		szError = NEWLINE;
		szError = ERR_PROCEDURE_ADDRESS;
		return false;            
    }

    // Call the function by function pointer..
    if (FAILED((*lpfnDllRegisterServer)()))            
    {   
		szError.Format(_T("\nWindows could not unregister context menu driver %s!"),szDllName);
		return false;            
    }

    FreeLibrary(hLib);

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What is the best way to go about this to avoid this Windows error?
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