Windows 10 Deployment | SCCM Task Sequence Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10

Benoit LecoursSCCM, WINDOWS 1034 Comments

In the fourth post of this blog series about Windows 10 Deployment using SCCM, we will show you how to upgrade a Windows 7 to Windows computer 10 using SCCM task sequence upgrade. The goal of an upgrade task sequence is to upgrade an existing operating system to Windows 10 without loosing any data and installed software. This post assumes that you are running SCCM 1511 or SCCM 1602 and that you completed the preparation of your environment for Windows 10. If you are running SCCM 2012 R2 SP1, the product team has release important information about SCCM task sequence upgrade that you can find in this blog post. In the past, an in-place upgrade scenario was not a reliable and popular option to deploy the latest version of Windows. With Windows 10, it’s now reliable and features an automatic rollback in case something goes wrong. This scenario can also be considered faster than the wipe and reload deployment scenarios, since … Read More

Windows 10 Deployment | Create SCCM Windows 10 Build and Capture Task Sequence

Benoit LecoursSCCM, WINDOWS 1028 Comments

In the third post of this blog series about Windows 10 Deployment using SCCM, we will show you how to create a SCCM Windows 10 Build and Capture Task Sequence and deploy it. Complete the preparation of your environment before reading this post. You will be able to edit this task sequence later to customize it to your environment. The goal of a build and capture task sequence is to capture a reference machine OS in order to redeploy its configuration multiple time. As a best practice, we recommend not to add too much software and customization to your reference image. Rather, use the task sequence steps to customize your deployment which decrease management operation tasks in the long run. For example, if you want to include Adobe Reader to your reference image because all your users need it, do not install it on your reference machine and do your capture. Instead, … Read More

SCCM Windows 10 Deployment | Prepare your Environment

Benoit LecoursSCCM, WINDOWS 1016 Comments

In the first part of this blog series on how to deploy Windows 10 with SCCM, we will prepare our environment for Windows 10. If you’re already deploying other operating systems with SCCM 1511, adding Windows 10 is just a matter of adding a new WIM (which our post covers in part 4). If you’re new to deploying operating system with SCCM, follow this post which will covers all steps needed before you can deploy your first systems. Overview SCCM Windows 10 Deployment Upgrade to SCCM 1511 Enable PXE Support Prepare your boot image Prepare your Operating Systems Create your SUG USMT Packages Upgrade to SCCM 1511 It’s possible to manage Windows 10 with SCCM 2012 but when it comes to deploying Windows 10, if you want to use the full features, you need SCCM 1511 and further. Follow our guide to upgrade your SCCM server and make sure that you … Read More

Upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 with SCCM

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM32 Comments

Last week, Microsoft announced the end of support for older version of Internet Explorer . Many organisations will need to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 soon. This post will describe how to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 with SCCM. There’s multiple ways to upgrade your Internet Explorer : Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Software Update with SCCM Standard Package with SCCM Task sequence with SCCM All of theses options were tested and the fastest installation is by using Task sequence because of the ability to manage restart and multiple consecutive steps to get everything installed in one deployment. IEAK could also do that, but we never had much success with it. Task sequence are made for OS Deployment, but they can be very useful with complex application deployment. In this post, we will cover : How to update to Internet Explorer 11 with SCCM using a task sequence … Read More

Operating System Deployment SCCM 2012 0x80070570 Error

Benoit LecoursOSD, SCCM3 Comments

During an operating system deployment using SCCM 2012, you received the error code 0x80070570 at the beginning of the Task Sequence. Numerous errors and warnings are showing in SMSTS.log : ThreadToResolveAndExecuteTaskSequence failed. Code(0x80070570) Failed to create C:\_SMSTaskSequence (1392) The TSM directories could not be created at this time (80070570) uRet == ERROR_ALREADY_EXISTS, HRESULT=80070570 (e:\nts_sccm_release\sms\framework\tscore\utils.cpp,1903) Cause The SCCM 2012 0x80070570 error is translated to : The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable. This issue is completely external to SCCM 2012. If you try to launch the Windows installation from the CDROM, you will get the same error. It’s probable that your computer has been incorrectly shutdown and Windows wants to do a check disk at the next reboot. How to fix SCCM 2012 0x80070570 Error You have 2 options to fix this error Option #1 | Chkdsk Boot the machine and let Windows complete the checkdisk process Reboot the computer and restart the Task … Read More

SCCM 2012 Useful Resources

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I often get question about where to start or where to find the best resources about Configuration Manager. I decided to build a list of the best tools to help you manage your SCCM environment. This list will evolve with time so bookmark this page and come back on a regular basis. SCCM 2012 Books To start learning or to deepen your knowledge, theses are my books recommendation. You can’t go wrong with these authors. They have been working, talking, blogging  about SMS/SCCM since forever. The first 3 are about SCCM in general and the last 3 are more oriented toward system deployments. Education Here’s some links to learn about SCCM. Microsoft Virtual Lab | Installing a demo SCCM environment can be a pain if you don’t have experience. Virutal Labs is THE place to start with SCCM . It allows to run an SCCM virtual machine in your web browser for 2 hours … Read More

Failed to resolve selected task sequence dependencies 0x80040104

Benoit LecoursOSD, SCCM6 Comments

I had to troubleshoot a problem where a Task Sequence return the error Failed to Run Task Sequence. SMSTS.log shows : Failed to resolve selected task sequence dependencies 0x80040104 Not big of a deal, this error oftently occurs. It just means that some package referenced by a task sequence is not distributed to the distribution point. This should be an easy fix… well not in this case. Troubleshooting When reading SMSTS.log we can find the problematic package ID. In this case KR100048 was the bad guy. So I did the basic troubleshooting in those cases : Open the SCCM Console Navigate to Software Library\Operating Systems\Task Sequences Click Reference tab at the bottom Locate the problematic ID (KR100048) Note the package Name (Windows x64 – HP ProBook 650 G1) First problem : the Size column is 0.00MB ?!? I immediately thought that I’ve probably forgot to distribute this package on my distribution point. … Read More

OSD/MDT Supported Operating Systems

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What OS can you deploy using the different SCCM/MDT version ? Pretty confusing ! One of the best deployment guy (Johan Arwidmark) has release this valuable information : ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 CU3 – Supports deploying the following Operating Systems as OS Images Windows XP SP3 x86 Windows XP SP2 x64 Windows Vista SP2 Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 8.1 (assuming a custom WinPE 5.0 boot image, and no MDT integration) Windows Embedded Standard 2009 Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs (WinFLP) Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 WEPOS 1.1 with SP3 Windows Embedded Standard 7 with SP1 Windows Embedded POSReady 7 Windows Thin PC Windows Embedded 8 Windows Embedded 8.1 (assuming a custom WinPE 5.0 boot image, and no MDT integration) Windows Server 2003 SP2 Windows Server 2003 R2 Windows Server 2008 SP2 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 R2 (assuming a custom WinPE 5.0 boot image, and no … Read More