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We have many HP 840 G3 EliteBook laptops that are failing SCCM with a red screen. These have been reimaged several times each and still fail.
Our sccm guys say to reimage it and it should work. 4 times? Maybe someone can advise as to what log files I should be looking at.

I am not the sccm admin but we do have access to most of the logs. Thanks in advance.
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SCCM for Windows 7 Deployment on Vmware Workstation LAB

I have SCCM 2012 installed on a Virtual Machine in VMware Workstation.
I have Windows 7  VM (That I will use as Reference Computer) , I also have  Windows 7 iso

I would like an Expert to guide me through :
Creating an Image of the Existing Windows 7 VM (Reference Computer).
Creating a bootable window 7 USB drive

for instance, if I plug USB drive in Windows 2012 VM and boot the VM , it should format it and  install Windows 7 similar to the Reference Computer.

Thank you
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Using SCCM with USB Bootable drive to deploy windows 10

Any Expert in SCCM to lay out the steps that need to be taken to deploy windows 10  using USB drive to boot the target computer?.

I have read articles and watched youtube videos, but it seems like it is hard to follow.

for instance you have Reference Computer where you install you Apps and Updates and Drivers,etc... then you create an image  of the Reference computer then you copy the image to a folder in the network , and you create Task Media in SCCM , you point to the location of the image created, then proceed creating bootable USB drive.
Assuming I am correct so far...

then when rebooting target computer off USB , how does it know where to get the image ?

Well, this is just a summary of things that I am thinking should be included in Image deployment.. this is just brain storming..I could be wrong
So, I need an Expert to lay out the steps to be taken , to deploy windows 10  using USB as the bootable drive.


Thank you
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Strategy to re-image Windows 7 to Windows 10 using SCCM

I would like to know about the best Strategy to re-image Users computer that have windows 7 to windows 10, at the same time keeping users settings the same as they were when in windows 7

I have read about SCCM State Migration Point, but I am not sure if this can be done on the same computer, I mean re-image windows 7 to windows 10 and keep users settings the same.

Any idea, will be very much appreciated ..

Thank you
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Strategy to Update computers using SCCM

We have Windows computers , workstation and Servers that we patch at different times of the Day.. as we have 24 hours (3 shifts) they updates the computers all at different shifst and different times

for instance on Shift 1 12:am to 8 am  you may have servers that need to be updated at 1 am some others at 2am etc.... and the same pattern applies during Shift 2 and Shift 3
With the current product that we have,  you can select a specific computer and update it at the time specified...as far as I know SCCM does not have that option to select specific computer and patch it at a specified time...SCCM uses the concept of a collection of devices, then you can update computers in the collection at a scheduled time or right away..

if we go with the concept of collections, then there will be so many collections to create for different computers that need to be updated at different times.

I would like to know if there is a factual and efficient strategy that can work around that.. I mean to accomplish something similar to what our current patching product can accomplish

Thank you
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Configuring SCCM to use USB Boot

I would like to know what needs to be  set  up before configuring SCCM to use USB boot to install Windows OS. For instance :
 - Do we need WDS to be set up ? or we just  need add a base image to SCCM ?
- What BIOS settings do we need to consider before booting off the USB ?
- When Booting off the USB , the new computer will still be able to get an IP address from DHCP ?
- Can we boot the new machine while it is connected to the network or can be done offline ( I believe it needs to be connected to the network so that it will make contact with SCCM and DHCP )


Thank you
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Hi Experts,

Is anyone aware of any method aside from 3rd party tools, SCCM, etc., to monitor Office 2016/365 applications on a workstations?

Example, I have a Windows 10 workstation, I'm looking to see if any of the office apps, word, excel, outlook have been launched in the past 30 days.

I'm running Click to run and shared activation mode for licensing.

Thanks!
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Deploy Patches for specific computers in SCCM

In SCCM you can deploy patches to a collection of computers.
Sometime, we need to manually deploy specific patches to specific computers. Is there a way to select a specific computer and select the relevant  MS Updates and deploy them to that selected computer ?

Thank you
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One Stop Shop  SCCM Install package

I have been trying to install an Evaluation Copy of SCCM in the LAB.
Well, I get the prerequisite and run the Checker and there was no Failures, I thought the install of SCCM will go fine now, however I ended up with SQL server version not supported though it was SQL server 2012, I have installed  SQL server 2016 and it came up with different error..

I would like to know if there is a location online where they have all the install files in one place that might make it  easier to install SCCM (whatever version)


Thank you
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SCCM Site Boundary

In the Scenario where We have only one Active Directory SIte, even though we have several physical site, will that be OK to create only one SCCM Boundry SIte ?

Thank you
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I would like to know about MS SCCM security patching process and technical document. Please suggest.
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SCCM Console for Help Desk

We have SCCM in the Environment, I would like Help Desk to have access to it , but not to change configuration or any settings, just to be able to deploy windows Updates and  deploy Software to end Users.

Thank you
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For Security reasons I would like to know if it's possible to remove admins from the high risk security groups on AD such as domain admin group for users which are assigned to services such as SCCM, SCOM, SQL, Exchange, Skype fb..etc

I have tried to remove SCCM user from domain admin for instance but SCCM ended up having issues with Active directories not being able to copy data to users. For SCCM I found the following link but I would appreciate if someone has already been through this and came to a summary of placing all required permissions into a single account to manage computers/users in all sites.

For Example:

For Exchange the only required groups for an admin user is Organization Management and Remote desktop (In case of RDP login to Exchange Server).
For Skype (CSAdministrators and Remote Desktop) ..etc

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/hierarchy/accounts#active-directory-forest-account
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Using SCCM to patch windows servers.  We are way behind in patching.  My apps teams wants to know how many times a server will need a reboot.  Is there an easy way to check to see which windows update will cause a server to reboot.  In control panel > windows update it always says 'You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect'.  Is there a website that can tell me for certain if an update will require a reboot?
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We use SCCM 1806 to roll out  Windows 10 1803 to a handful of different models of desktops and notebooks, all one manufacturer.
Drivers get applied via a "Apply Driver Package" step using a package where all required drivers for one model are included.
Until recently we didn't have problems. A new model was introduced, matching drivers were downloaded and get applied fine during the OS task sequence (no unknown devices).

After a user logs in, the system tries to automatically download and install an "Intels Graphics Control Panel" and a "Realtek Audio Control"  app.
Since access to Microsoft store is blocked, they sit there in start menu with a grey progress bar forever …

Any idea how to prevent Windows 10 from doing this?
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Hi,

Getting vendor, application and version information out of an exe like f.e. Firefox.exe is t straight forward. For some exe the info is there, others it is not or not complete or simply wrong.
Is there an automated (preferrably powershell) way (database) to map an exe (or msi) to correct vendor/application name and version, f.e. Mozilla Firefox 10.0.1 instead of Mozilla Org, FirefoxBrowser, Release 10.0,1?
Another example Microsoft Corp, MicrosoftSilverlight, 15 should be Microsoft, Silverlight, 15

Note: this blog shows the query of a software Tag (with their tool), maybe that's a solution?
http://www.oscc.be/sccm/configmgr/powershell/posh/Powershell-App-deployment-toolkit-GUI/

Goal is to get/read as much info on an application (exe/msi) as possible for automation of software handling (f.e. Import in sccm. fill in vendor, Name, version, but also description etc).

Thanks,
J
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Hello,
I'm receiving the following error message on Site status - MP every one hours:

MP Control Manager detected management point is not responding to HTTP requests.  The HTTP status code and text is 500, Internal Server Error.
I remove MP with IIS, BITS and SCCM agent on SCCM primary site - Restart - Reinstall IIS, BITS, MP and SCCM agent without any luck

I reset the site system with no configuration change without any luck.

Some clients agent installed successfully but not showing component tab and it showing in actions tab only:
- Machine Policy Retrieval & Evaluation cycle
- User Policy Retrieval & Evaluation cycle

I have stand-alone site system 1902 with SQL server on the same server, in additions I have SUP role installed on another server.

any other suggestions or recommendations?
Thanks
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Hi Experts,

we use SCCM and PXE.
The boot process works and the wim file is loading.
But later on we stop here at this screen:
SCCM-PXE-issue.PNG
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Hi Experts,

how to activate PXE-Boot on a SCCM-Distribution Point Server ?
The server already exists but PXE Boot is not enabled.
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The option to remotely control a computer via Microsoft's SCCM console is not available.
My proposal is to re-install the SCCM client on the computer
Go to control panel and open Configuration Manager, and execute all the actions such as running software discovery: let the SCCM client search for new software.

Any ideas?
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we have sccm CB 1706 installed in production. we are planning to buid a windows 10 ent 1809 image and deploy using sccm.

what are the components that need to be upgraded in the sccm to support the windows 10 1809 image
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Hey all fellow SCCM Admins?

Does anyone know of a free tool for technician use whereby applications that have been advertised as available can be triggered on mass on a specific collection.

Essentially I want to advertise a Windows In-Place Upgrade application as "Available" for them so that when they are at a school the technician can pick a pre-populated collection of machines (Computer Lab) and trigger and supervise the upgrade.

Thanks
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I'm trying to do an in-place upgrade from Win7 to Win10 1809 using SCCM 1810.  My upgrades seem to fail at the same spot, assuming this is a failure:

Execution engine result code: Reboot (2)	TSManager	
Task Sequence Manager ServiceMain finished execution.	TSManager	
Task Sequence Manager execution terminated as system shutdown is in progress. Code 0x00000000	TSManager	
RegQueryValueExW is unsuccessful for Software\Microsoft\SMS\Task Sequence, SMSTSEndProgram	TSManager	
GetTsRegValue() is unsuccessful. 0x80070002.	TSManager

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Also receiving the messages:

"Execution engine result code: Reboot (2)"
 and 
"RegQueryValueExW is unsuccessful for Software\Microsoft\SMS\Task Sequence"

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A typical failure gets to about 82%-ish in the "Working on Updates, Don't turn off your PC.  This will take a while" screen, and then rolls back.  

Setupdiag doesn't seem to tell me much, although I could just not be reading it correctly.

I typically do OSD with MDT for physical machines, not SCCM, so I am not an SCCM OSD guru.  Hopefully this is something simple.

Details:  
-We're using SCCM CB 1810.  
-I'm using Johan A's method for drivers, seems to be working well: https://deploymentresearch.com/Research/Post/533/Improving-the-ConfigMgr-Inplace-Upgrade-Task-Sequence
-I've removed all indexes from install.wim to where Enterprise is the only one and is index 1.

SMSTS.log from a typical broken machine attached.  I can provide more if needed.  

Thanks so much, folks.
smsts-20190708-150421.log
smsts.log
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I had this question after viewing SCCM error in SMS_AS_SYSTEM_DISCOVERY_AGENT - no DDR generated.

We just had the SMS_AD_SYSTEM_DISCOVERY_AGENT status change from OK to Warning.  The Message ID's are all 5203, with variation in teh number of objects that triggered an error :

Active Directory System Discovery Agent reported errors for 4 objects. DDRs were generated for 0 objects that had errors while reading non-critical properties. DDRs were not generated for 4 objects that had errors while reading critical properties.    Possible cause: The site server might not have access to some properties of this object. The container specified might not have the properties available.  Solution: Please verify the Active Directory schema for properties that are not replicated or locked. Refer to the discovery logs for more information.


Based on the previous discussion, I checked "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Logs\adsysdis.log" on our SCCM server and found multiple computers triggering errors similar to the following :

ERROR: GetIPAddr - GetAddrInfoW() for "Computer1" failed with error code 11001.
ERROR: Machine Computer1 is offline or invalid.


NSLOOKUP fails to find any record of Computer1.  These computers belong to laptops that belong to full time remote users or haven't been online in a while.

We recently "fixed" …
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Systems Center Configuration Manager (SCCM, formerly known as Systems Management Server) is Microsoft’s system software for managing large groups of not only Microsoft computers, but those running other operating systems, such as Linux, OS-X, and various mobile technologies.