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duplicate machine I'd during osd deployment via sccm tasksqence.
is there script to validate or delete old computer name before re imaging ?
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Hi all,
I work in a place that is currently running SCCM 1610.  This environment is made up of a primary site in the datacenter and 6x distribution points scattered in different states in Australia.  

Current setup
PriSCCM01 (Virtualization server running on legacy HP G5 using local disks in front)
- Site code IC1
- Server 2012r2
- local sql 2012
- SUP/WSUS role
- Distribution Point
- Reporting Service Point
- Endpoint protection point
- Disk/Partition - Everything on C: drive  (SAN Storage 1tb)

-      Distribution Point  (WDS and PXE support)
-      USMT Storage point

The problem is the primary site server is a shame. It is currently sitting on legacy hardware and just the  configuration is unbelievable.  Single partition on local disks with absolutely everything on it  i.e  Host OS , C:\SQL along with WSUS writing to C:\WSUS , the regular SCCM folders SCCMContentlib, smspkg , smspkgc , smspkgsig and smssig  etc etc.

I would like to do a massive clean-up and re-configuration of this server however I do not really want to start from scratch with the sccm environment. I have seen many ways to move/migrate sccm to new hardware or VM however they are all focused on the backup and recovery method and all state that the current drives should be identical and to robocopy the data across.  If I purely wanted to upgrade the os or virtualize this wouldn't be an issue however I want to fix up the drives and data.

Our company has invested …
need custom osd rename L-CITY-serial
L for laptop So for desktop +select city -7 serial computer

I already design that in powershell but it works in local client machine it doesn't work via sccm tasksqence. maybe need to know some tasksqence variables to do this . mdt , udi sccm
Hello Folks,
I have the following scenario, I have few images working fine as far as deploying and distributed to my local distribution point. However, I didn't click "Copy the content in this package share on distribution points" -see capture1
What would It happen IF I remove the wim from the source or I turned off that system source where it was initially taken from? -See capture2
Isn't SCCM supposed to create it's own content once I uploaded to the distribution point or is it always drawing from the source?

I'm trying to deploy OS through a SCCM Distribution point.

I'm receiving the following error:

Contacting Server: x.x.x.x (Gateway:
No response from Windows Deployment Service server...
TFTP download failed.

We have Tree distribution points each one in different branch, all configured the same way. that mean they are no issue with that because the two others works fine.

- New computer are deployed just fine
- The configuration of DHCP options on the distribution point is correct
- the WDS is running on the distribution Point

When re-deploy an old computer I receive the above error.

- I cleared the PXE advertisement on the Computer on SCCM
- Delete the computer from SCCM
- Delete the computer from ADDS
- check if any computer with the same MAC address exist in SCCM database, NO record found
- Check the Logs on the Distribution point (smspxe.log), all what I found is:

<![LOG[CC:52:AF:49:6C:95, 4848AB34-1EBA-11E2-B7B9-23D705C62D00: device is not in the database.
<![LOG[Client boot action reply: <ClientIDReply><Identification Unknown="0" ItemKey="2046820352" ServerName
]LOG]!><time="13:26:15.804+240" date="06-22-2017" component="SMSPXE" context="" type="1" thread="2288" file="libsmsmessaging.cpp:6718">
<![LOG[CC:52:AF:49:6C:95, 4848AB34-1EBA-11E2-B7B9-23D705C62D00: found optional advertisement SC12007D]LOG]!><time="13:26:15.804+240" date="06-22-2017"
<![LOG[Begin validation of Certificate [Thumbprint …
how can i query OU and OS version for my device collection. I have an OU with windows 10 pcs and they are not updating in my device collection. I am only updating windows 7 pcs at this time. I can create a query for windows 10 but populates with all win10 in my AD.

so far this is my query but no success:
select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name,SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client from SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_OPERATING_SYSTEM on SMS_G_System_OPERATING_SYSTEM.ResourceId = SMS_R_System.ResourceId where SMS_R_System.SystemOUName = "" and (SMS_G_System_OPERATING_SYSTEM.Version = "10.0.10586") and (SMS_G_System_OPERATING_SYSTEM.Version = "10.0.14393")
Hi there,
I am in an environment of 400 users.
Desktops get reissued to users regularly. When the desktop gets given out for the first time it is imaged using MDT. When the computer is handed to another user, the support guys have to go along and reconfigure the computer for the next user. I know it sounds like you could reimage it but the company I have just started with doesn't have everything in the image, so it is a much bigger job to reimage the computer.
So part of preparing the computer for the next user is changing the Windows 8 and Windows 10 start menu tiles back to the standard company way. the business doesn't want to lock down the start menu but wants the highly paid professionals that use the computers to start off with the most likely to be useful things in the start menu, and then leave the users to alter it as they see fit from there.
The users have roaming profiles.
I would like to help the support team be able to push the start menu back to the desktop using powershell or something like that.
I found in powershell the commands export-startlayout and import-startlayout, but it doesn't work on roaming profiles as far as I can see. That is what Microsoft says and it seems to be right. I tried it on computers not joined to the domain and it works fine.
I can see group policy is capable of it but the users need to be allowed to change it too.
Do you have any other ideas?
hi all ,

we have the below error from the SCCM 2012 :

distribution manager failed to connect to the distribution point mswnet sccm 2012

we are using now discovery by network only and machine being discovered but the number being discovered increase very slowly i.e. every day approximately machine being discovered is 3-5 .

any idea why this error show ?

any how to speed up the discovery method ?

thanks all
Can some folks offer me advice on what they use that permits  them to EASILY deploy .exe and .msi packages? We have KACE but its quite cumbersome and complicated to use for installs.

I am aware of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) but im not sure of the costs when it comes to this and this is a very large factor.

I was looking to upgrade our SCCM 2012 installation I did several years ago to the R2 version as we will soon be adding Windows 10 clients to our network.  Our SCCM 2012 is running on Server 2008 R2 with SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 and the SCCM itself has never had any service packs installed on it, so I was going to go to SP1 then SP2 and then jump to the R2 version.  I started with following the steps at and everything went well until I got to the actual install SP1.  When I started it, it gets to the prerequisite check and says that "Verify that the built-in collections have not been modified" and in the extended description it says that one or more built-in collections has been modified and modifications overwritten by the Configuration Manager setup and to make a note of the modifications so after the upgrade you can create new collections that have the same information."

So, I wanted to look at the Configuration Manager but when it starts it says it cannot connect to the site.  I tried manually connecting to the site using the 'Connect to site...' button but it doesn't connect.  I tried rebooting the server as well but did not help.  I looked in SmsAdminUI.log and here are the last several lines of logging:

[16, PID:6624][06/14/2017 13:39:35] :Property: 'License'\r\nSystem.Management.ManagementException\r\nNot found \r\n   at …
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In our SCCM 2012 Console - SMS_SOFTWARE_METERING_PROCESSOR, we are receiving multiple 5614 and 5615 errors.

I have run a Powershell script (that someone generously posted at to run against the *.MUX files and a sample of what I am seeing is below:

EndTime before StartTime Detected
     File : C:\mux\XXXXXXXXXX.MUX
     Computer : TEST01
     Application : IBM Application
     EXE : xxxxxx.exe
     Verison :
     ID :
     User : domain\username
     Status : 4
     Start : Mon 06-12-2017 02:12:08 PM
     End   : Mon 06-12-2017 07:56:04 AM

The End Time is earlier than the start time, however, the SCCM Site Server and workstations show the correct time.

Any thoughts?

We are grateful for any suggestions or assistance!
Can't get new yoga 260 to image properly from SCCM with new USB 3.0 Ethernet dongle.  Need to image with win 10 creator update. Ethernet dongle loses connection after loading OS, drivers, during first boot.  2014 date dongle works OK, 2015 or 2017 dongle loses connection.  Images OK with Ethernet 3.0 dongle connected to USB 2.0 hub, but slow.  Any ideas?  Need to image 4K Yoga 260s.
We are planning to deploy (upgrade) Office 2016 via SCCM. During the deployment process, choosing the option to Remove all the earlier versions of Office. After the deployment, all the previous versions of Office are removed except outlook 2013. However, Outlook 2016 does get installed as well but for some reason outlook 2013 is there as well.

Also, the deployment Status is telling that It succeeded (second attachment).
i had upgraded my sccm server version to SCCM 2012 R2 to SCCM 2012 SP2.
While upgrading setup is running ,and the middle of the upgradetion setup asking for
modyfying the two mof files(Tasksequenceprovider.mof and smsprov.mof),I click ok procced
to continue..then setup will complete and i restart the server..That time i can't able to login.i tried with Normal reboot  and safe mode also ,no use..Then we restored the config file backup retored(system32-config).after server came up and able to login..But sccm consol version change to new one (82390 and in registry it could be the old version(7950).

Now on this scenario i cant able to nothing in that server.any operation or tab i clicked throing error like the logged account admin account or not..

Am struggling with this issue..please help out on this..

My scenario app and DB are both are configured in different servers..

My MP went to offline and 0 bytes.all other services also went off.

Hello Experts,

I  Have been tasked to update  Ms system centre Configuration manager 2012 R2. Currently we are on versions
System Centre Configuration Manager  Version ( 5.0.7958.1000).
Can any one guide me to update this and prons and cons of this. I have checked following link

Which indicate Version 1702. my question is Can I upgrade directly to this version or do I need to install the interim version first.

Please advice best solution and update path.

Is  there a way  to  change  the  regional settings  by  using an additional task  sequence  when deploying an  image  using  SCCM
Hello everyone,

I would like to seek advice on configuring alert threshold for Cluster Disk.

My environment consists of various sizes of disk and in order to get 'right' alert, both conditions of % and MB have to be met.
Eg: Anything with less than both 10% Free and 10GB Free will sets off critical alert

I am able to do this out of box for Logical Disk monitor but not on Cluster Disk monitor.
May I know if this is possible?
I'm having issues with my task sequence running. Needing to add a registry key to the OS within the OSD task sequence. Im using run command line option. I enter cmd c/ reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v "EnableFirstLogonAnimation" /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f (which works if i open cmd as run as admin) in the command line box but its not running in OSD task sequence. What should I be looking at? I attached the smst log and my settings. I have also tried to creating a .bat file package and adding it. Please let me know what im missing.
I have a SCCM 2012 server that I did not install and it is slowly losing the ability to remotely connect to its client computers.  It looks like discovery is configured and working right.  If I manually push out the client install it says it finished successfully but I am suspect to this because it seems to run really quickly.  I do see a low deployment success rate critical error.  I am not sure what to check from here.    Clients that I used to be able to connect to remotely just fine, now all of a sudden I can no long connect to and there have been no changes on the computers.  It seems to be selecting them at random to drop.  In addition, new computers that are put in place, the discovery finds them and I see them in the list but of course cannot connect or nothing appears to really be pushed out to them even though it says successful.  Any suggestions?

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I'm trying to setup SCCM on Workgroup clients to push S/W. Its been up and running for domain PC's for years. I have the client installed on 1 and it sees the S/W in the Available S/W but when I try and install it it immediately errors out with SCCM error 0x80070005(-2147024891) Did I miss something in setting this up?
I had this question after viewing Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 OSD fails.

I need to copy a ".wim" file to a folder on my D: drive during OSD.  The task sequence step fails.  The smsts.log says "The system cannot find the file specified."  Not sure if the above solution applies to my situation. I have attached the log.  The task step is "Copy - Wim to D Drive"
Environment: SCCM Current Branch 1610

I have a PXE boot OSD image already in place that I set up about a month ago.  It boots and runs the custom task sequence just fine for the Dell OptiPlex 3050s.  I am trying to add the OptiPlex 3020s to it, but when I choose to boot to NIC, it fails off.  I have tried on two different 3050s.

The boot up process shows the following, in order:
CLIENT MAC ADDR: blah blah  GUID:  blah blah
CLIENT IP: 172.31....   MASK:
GATEWAY IP:  172.31...

PXE-T04: Illegal operation error.
PXE-E36: Error received from TFTP server
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
Selected boot device failed. Press any key to reboot.

If I had to guess, I would guess the boot.wim doesn't like the NIC drivers that were installed from the OptiPlex 3020 driver package that I created.  Or, maybe it didn't grab the correct NIC driver.  When it was applying drivers, it said some failed, but only showed me the successful ones.  The successful ones did have some NIC drivers.  I removed all non-network drivers from the Boot Image (x64) boot image.

The boot image still seems to be working for the OptiPlex 3050s, but I didn't try it all of the way through.  I quit the process after it started downloading the information.
Hi all ,

how to create a report in SCCM 2012 that include only the Machine Name , IP address  and MAC Address for the Machines in a specific collection .

appreciate you help
Our SCCM administrator has left the company and i was asked to take it over I am trying to remove his account from Administrative Users in SCCM (he is set for Full Administrator) but its greyed out I can remove other Full Admins just not his 2 accounts. I noticed the accounts are set in 3 security scopes. The account is getting errors in SMS_HIERARCHY_Manager with SQL reported a error user not found which is the account I want to remove as its disabled in AD already
Hi, I have following simple questions as our SCCM admin is off and needs some things to sort out as I am new to SCCM 2012.

1. I want to know what/when is the latest update check was done and if those updates are installed on all computers or not. Basically I also want to see list of all latest patches deployed by date installed.

2. Also how do I see how often the updates are checked and deployed ?

3. There was a recent critical update issued by Microsoft MS16-037, how I make sure it has been downloaded and installed.






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