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

SCCM Windows 10 Deployment | Create SCCM Windows 10 Task Sequence

Benoit LecoursSCCM, WINDOWS 1011 Comments

In the second post of this blog series about Windows 10 Deployment using SCCM, we will show you how to create a SCCM Windows 10 Task Sequence and deploy it. Complete the preparation of your environment before reading this post. This task sequence will help you deploy what we call a “vanilla” Windows 10 using the default Install.wim from the Windows 10 media. This means that you’ll end up with a basic Windows 10 with the SCCM client and nothing else. You will be able to edit this task sequence later to customize it to your environment. Create SCCM Windows 10 Task Sequence Open the SCCM Console Go to Software Library \ Operating Systems \ Task Sequences Right-click Task Sequences and select Create Task Sequence On the Task Sequence wizard, select Install an existing image package On the Task Sequence Information pane, enter the desired Name, Description and Boot Image On the Install … 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

Managing Windows 10 with SCCM 2012

Benoit LecoursSCCM, WINDOWS 1022 Comments

Since Windows 10 is out, there’s been a ton of information coming out from the SCCM product group. Many people gets confused at what’s needed for managing Windows 10 with SCCM 2012. The goal of this post is to centralize all those information so you can reach out when your organisation will be ready for managing Windows 10 with SCCM 2012. [Updated 12/21/2015] – For complete Windows 10 support, upgrade to SCCM 1511 or perform a complete SCCM 1511 installation Requirement for Managing Windows 10 with SCCM 2012 Before you can manage and deploy Windows 10 in your organisation, you need to update your SCCM infrastructure. Your site servers needs to be updated to SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 or SCCM 2012 SP2. Refer to our installation guide if it’s not the case. You need to apply R2 SP1 Cumulative Update 1. Refer to our installation guide if it’s not the case. You need to update your boot images to Win PE version 10. Refer to the Deployment section of … Read More

3 Reasons to use Adaptiva OneSite for Windows 10 Deployment

Nicolas PilonAdaptiva, OSD, SCCM1 Comment

Adaptiva OneSite is a software solution that can improve SCCM delivery of software, updates, and Windows (OSD) between your SCCM site and other locations, even ones without distribution points.  Adaptiva OneSite doesn’t require a huge infrastructure. It can run a thousand locations with just a single SCCM server and no distribution points. PXE servers, or SMPs. The content delivery is fast and, more important, it does not impact other traffic on the WAN. The peer-to-peer storage of content doesn’t affect free space on clients because it operates in unused clusters so the users retain all their disk space. With these capabilities, Adaptiva OneSite can upgrade thousands of systems to Windows 10 in a fraction of the time. Companies that wants to upgrade their unsupported Windows XP to Windows 7 or 8, or upgrade from any of those versions to Windows 10 soon, you can use Adaptiva OneSite to facilitate the process. In this post, we will … Read More

Our favorite SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 New Features

Benoit LecoursSCCM7 Comments

Microsoft announced the release of SCCM 2012 SP2 and SCCM 2012 R2 SP1. This service pack includes tons of new features. We covered the complete installation, now we decided to compile a list of our favorite SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 new features and we’ll be describing how to enable them and explain why they made the cut. Preferred Management Points Official description from Technet : Preferred management points enable a client to identify and prefer to communicate with a management point that is associated with its current network location or boundary. When configured, a client attempts to use a preferred management point from its assigned site before using a management point from its assigned site that is not configured as preferred. Basically it means that you can assign your clients to a preferred management points like you did in the past for content (Distribution Points) using boundary groups. Cumulative Update 3 had a similar concept of Management Point affinity but it was not configurable … 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

SCCM Task Sequence Page File Location change using PowerShell

Benoit LecoursPowershell, SCCM7 Comments

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You can script the placement of the Windows page file in your SCCM Task Sequence. Sure you could use the good old wmic pagefileset but we’re in 2014, Powershell is your new friend! SCCM Task Sequence Page File Location Script My clients needed a script that : Disable page file on OS drive Move it to D: Set the page file based on the allocated memory installed (x1.5) I used a Powershell module found here. My Script then uses a function of this modules to fits my needs. Save this script in a .ps1 file. #Reads the physical memory and multiplies it by 1.5 $PageFileSizeMB = [Math]::Truncate(((Get-WmiObject Win32_ComputerSystem).TotalPhysicalMemory) / 1MB) * 1.5 #Sets a Page File of 1.5 * Installed Physical Memory on D: drive Set-OSCVirtualMemory -InitialSize $PageFileSizeMB -MaximumSize $PageFileSizeMB -DriveLetter “D:” #Disable page file on C: drive Set-OSCVirtualMemory -None -DriveLetter “C:” #–end— **You can change the values for the drives … Read More