Category Archives: System Center Configuration Manager

Troubleshooting “AutoApplyDrivers” issues when deploying Windows 7 via SCCM 2012 R2

When deploying Windows 7 via SCCM 2007, everything works fine when using the “Apply Operating System Image” task with the following configuration: Using the same setup within an SCCM 2012 R2 environment, results in a failing task sequence at the … Continue reading

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Trigger/Push Software Installations remotely on SCCM Clients

Targeting software deployments in SCCM works by assigning advertisements/deployments to SCCM collections. SCCM collections can then be populated with target computers by using Active Directory groups containing the respective computers, which will then be added dynamicly to the collection by … Continue reading

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Import SCCM Computer Information and MAC Addresses programmatically from Active Directory

To run a bare metal OS deployment in SCCM, the respective computer/MAC address information need to be available in the SCCM database. A possible solution to populate the SCCM database with this computer/MAC address information could be to use Active … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting SCCM OS deployment

When staging a client using SCCM OS deployment, there may be different issues preventing the deployment to complete successfully. The list below shows the solutions for some of the frequently occurring issues: Error Message: No error message, Windows PE is … Continue reading

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The PXE boot process and SCCM OS deployment

When a client boots from the network over PXE in a Microsoft SCCM environment, the following procedure takes place: The PXE client broadcasts an EXTENDED DHCPDISCOVER package (containing the DHCP option 60) from port 68 and both, the DHCP and … Continue reading

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