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So I have an issue with a PC I am trying to deploy an image to using SCCM. This PC was a warranty for the hard drive so I need to get it re-imaged and re-deployed. Here is the problem. Every time I run the PXE task sequence, it says that it failed to retrieve a task sequence. Now I thought that perhaps since it was previously deployed, then maybe SCCM thought it was still in the system and thinks it is a "known" PC. The OSD task sequence is currently only deployed to the "All Unknown Computers" collection, and I don't know the name of the PC it was previously built under, so I don't have any way to confirm specifically if that is true. So I created a custom device collection, using a query searching solely on the MAC address of the machine, assuming that if it were in the DB, it would come up. There is nothing. We have a few other tools that can perform a similar function of our AD environment, and using those tools, I couldn't find the PC listed based on the MAC address. So just to see, I grabbed a USB to Ethernet adapter and tried imaging over this device using SCCM. Still no available deployments.... Now I am really confused.

I had imaged 5 other machines previously today, all of which connected, found the deployment, and deployed the image correctly, so I don't believe it is an issue with the task sequence or deployment. There is something about this PC that SCCM doesn't like and I can't figure it out. We re-image PC's regularly, so I need to make sure this…
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Hello there,I have SCCM 1702 on Windows Server 2016 and I've been encountering a strange problem. I have an automatic deployment rule set to distribute and install Windows 10 Updates to our Workstations. However, when they run each month, they force restarts of the workstations. I've had it set to suppress restarts but it unchecked that setting each month. Is there a higher setting somewhere overriding this?
When trying to add a boot image for Windows 10 v1809 64bit I go into SCCM Current Branch v1810 I go to Software Library > Boot Images > Add Boot Image.

When I try to add a boot image it asks me to specify a valid UNC path. I downloaded a Windows 10 v1809 ISO and copied the files into a network path that is valid. I type it in and go to \\sccm\I\Windows 10 OS\v1809\sources\boot.wim

The Red ! goes away and when I click next I get the following error: "The specified UNC path does not contain a valid boot image file or you do not have permission to access it. Specify a valid path."

So what am I doing wrong trying to add a boot image? The path is valid and I know I have permission to this file because I was able to add an operating System images from that same file location.

Last question and I just want to confirm the boot image must match the current version of Windows 10 correct? For examble Windows 10 v1809 must have the latest boot image from v1809 correct? An older one can't be used? Thanks for confirming in advance!
We're looking for a simpler solution for controlling Windows updates on our 60 windows servers (some of which are Server 2016  which seem to have a mind of their own as to when they want to update themselves) .

As a new admin in my company, I'm working hard to learn lots of things but SCCM / ConfigMgr seems like a beast to learn.  

The desktop guy uses it for the win10 desktop update (400 users in 6 locations).  My boss doesn't want to use the same instance for servers because years ago, desktop updates were pushed to servers which trashed a bunch.

In my previous job, we used WSUS which seemed more manageable.

So, I'm looking for a simple solution for windows updates for servers without me needing to get a PHD in configmgr.

We're even open to 3rd party solutions if that would make it less painful.

I guess from a bandwidth perspective, downloading it once and updating from a local copy would be more efficient but since we just got a fatter internet connection, I'm even open to skipping that as a requirement if it would make it simpler.

Any thoughts would be very much appreciated.

I get an error message showing that a device driver was not successfully installed every time I boot up my computer.   These messages refer to three networked printers.   I am running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.   The printers show up and print normally under Devices and Printers, but in Device Manager there are multiple entries indicating they are not installed correctly.
I have been doing some analysis of which users use certain applications (these are business apps which record customer data), vs which users get the client software distributed to their machines of Citrix xenapp sessions. I have found numerous mismatches, e.g. people who dont even have accounts in certain business apps get the client software pused out to their laptops or citrix XA desktops. I am trying to put a case to the team who look after SCCM, Citrix and software distribution in general that this is bad practice, but there view is that its not much of a big deal, its just a piece of software on their laptops or Citrix desktop that they will never use. Can you think of any other useful reasons why distributing the client APP for systems that users will never use (as they don't even have accounts) is a bad idea/risks/issues that this causes.anything to add to my case to make them take note most welcome.
Hi all! I'm having an issue with our SCCM Current Branch server when it comes to downloading updates. I am a new Network Engineer so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Situation: So I have a software Update Group already created with what updates I want it to download. When I try to download those updates I get the error as seen in the attachment.

So what can I do to help resolve this issue?
PXE Issue on SCCM Distribution Point. I have an SCCM working fine, but now when were trying to do a image deployment, but it fails. Seems to be related to this error:

We have installed  MDT  6.3.8450 on Windows 2012 server and there are few issues  and would like to uninstall Windows Assessment and deployment Kit - Windows 10 and reinstall.

On the control panel when i click Uninstall , it says uninstalling features and  and hangs on 0%  and there is no progress on uninstall..
Please let me know as how to uninstall this  and reinstall successfully.

Is there any uninstall utility?

Any help will be great and thanks in advance
I have WSUS running on a ConfigMgr server, and ConfigMgr is currently patching clients and servers through ADR's. We're in the process of removing our servers from ConfigMgr management due to costs, clients will remain within ConfigMgr.

My question is, can I use the existing WSUS feature to patch the servers via GPO's? I ask because with ConfigMgr, you basically install WSUS and then don't touch it again. All patch management is done within ConfigMgr. I'm concerned that approving updates within WSUS might start to break things for ConfigMgr.
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Deploying Windows 10 with SCCM current branch 1607.  I need to do a restart early in my task sequence, but a restart back into WinPE - which is easy. The trick is that I want to pick up where I left off in the task sequence - otherwise I'm stuck in an endless loop.

I know if I chose to "reboot into the installed OS" option for this step, the TS would pick up where it left off. The problem is I haven't installed the OS at this point. I'm clearing the TPM chip before installing Windows 10.

Does anyone know the (hidden) trick to get me out of this endless loop?
Trying to create a Distribution Point for SCCM and I am getting this error...

verify that the site server computer account is an administrator on the distribution point computer.

I have verified that the site server computer is in the local admin group...
Hi Experts.
Can you please provide some assistance in terms of how I can respond to our client,
We have about 6000 workstations in our environment, however SCCM is reporting blanks for last logon user and most common user on around 200 of these devices,
What generally can be the cause of this?
IE: besides a faulty SCCM client, which we can rule
(2) machines connecting via Direct Access remote access, would this have a bearing,
(3) machines that has just come off workstation build, and no user has obviously logged onto them?
Any advise how I can respond to my client around this will be appreciated
I am trying to deploy Visio 64 bit silently using SCCM.  I've done the following so far:

- ran "Setup.exe /admin" and made selections needed for silent such as agreeing to the license etc.
- Created the Application, Deployment Type and Deployment.
- Created an install batch file that runs this command:  "msiexec.exe /quiet %~dp0\Visio_2013_64bit.MSP /qn".

The install will not run and when I ran the command locally to test I received an error message - basically my msiexec command is wrong and it's not even making it to the install.

I've seen the command used to install with an MSP but it had the original install msi within the command along with the .msp.  I was going to try that burt I can't figure out which MSI to use in this version of visio....or do I use the Office MSI?

Anyone have experience using an MSP for install?
Could someone please help with the below scenario:
We have an existing forest with a running CA. We have have created one another forest (business purpose) and installed new CA. Created forest trust between the forests.
We have installed a new SCCM infra in the new forest Now we want to manage clients in the forest with the configuration manager client certificate issued from the forest.
We have seen the MS article AD CS: Deploying Cross-forest Certificate Enrollment, but we don't want to perform all the steps mentioned here like consolidation of certificates. We just want to get the configuration manager client certificate in the remote forest clients. Could you advise the best method to configure this without making issues in our current CA (note - we already have forest trust between the forests).

SCCM server has crashed. Need to configure a new server and SCCM instance, no backup available. How do I link company laptops with the new SCCM instance?
Hello all,

I am getting below error while importing drivers.

Error: All drivers) are imported successfully. Drivers cannot be added to some driver package(s).

the folder is empty as well.

any ideas?

Does Microsoft SCCM 2016 have a built-in remote support feature where a tech can remotely connect to and interact with a client's Windows 10 computer?
Which certificates are required for the SCCM environment to allow software updates,etc?
Is there a document that explains all the certificates/auto enrollment requirements?
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I've created a TS to make a clean installation of Windows 10 pro 1803.
Everything goes fine, until the TS rises the "Setup Windows and Configuration Manager" step. As you know, at this step the computer reboots. In my case, the TS doesn't continue, the system restart but SCCM client it's not installed, and either the applications.

I've tried to find out any solution to this issue in internet, but no results.

Can anyone help me with this issue???

I have:
SCCM version 1806
SCCM Client 5.00.8692.1008

Here are the last lines of my smsts.log.

Successfully completed the action (Setup Windows and Configuration Manager) with the exit win32 code 0            
"MP server Ports 80,443. CRL=false."            
Setting authenticator            
Sending StatusMessage            
Setting the authenticator.            
CLibSMSMessageWinHttpTransport::Send: WinHttpOpenRequest - URL:  CCM_POST /ccm_system/request            
Not in SSL            
Request was successful.            
Set a global environment variable _SMSTSLastActionRetCode=0            
Set a global environment variable _SMSTSLastActionSucceeded=true            
Expand a string: %_SMSTSMDataPath%\Logs            
Clear local default environment            
The action (Setup Windows and Configuration Manager) requested a retry            
Reboot to local harddisk            
_OSDGinaIsConfigured variable set to TRUE            
_SMSTSServiceStartType variable set to …

I'm just curious and just need to understand all faisable possibilities. If I have this scenario: Around 1000 users to migrate from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

How long this can take?
What the best tool or way to do that migration?

we have sccm and scom 2012 r2 running on windows 2008 r2 as the OS. database on a different server running windows 2008 r2 and sql 2008.

we want to upgrade the OS of sccm, scom and sql servers

we want to upgrade sccm and scom to system center cb 1802 or later.

it is best to install fresh deployments of all and try and migrate data.

or look at the option of inplace upgrade.
I have recently deployed SCCM 1802 on our primary site with seperate SQL 2014 Server. Now, I need to deploy secondary site for my remote location. I need to know which ports will be opened between primary site server and secondary site server? Do i need to open any port between SQL server and secondary site server as well? And what will be the direction. I have read articles which says ports 443, 445, 1439 and 4022 but all are when primary site server and SQL server are co-located. I have seperate servers on primary site which is confusing me. On secondary site database will be co-located.
Wonderful day,
I am looking into creating a SCCM Lab, what type of software and hardware I would need to purchase?
Hello all,

I have created a boot image and deployed it on VM. on the deployment page F8 is not working. on my boot image I have anabled the f8 option while creating and i confirm its enabled.

Am i missing anything?







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.