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Configuration Manager OS Deployment Engineer’s Dream

Since I work with Configuration Manager, I’m not very happy with the staging process. Every Configuration Manager User knows the problem that applications are installed after the task sequence finished and the customer would like to start using his computer and nothing is displayed on the login screen of windows.

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SCCM 2012 R2 CU1 Released (KB2938441) !!!

We had to wait a long time to get a cumulative update of SCCM 2012 R2, now it is released and solves various bugs. Especially are the already with known Hotfixes included in the package: KB number Title 2928122 Application contents are duplicated in stand-alone media in System Center 2012

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Application Evaluation failed

Some of our customers encounter issues regarding application deployments: The application deployment status diagram shows high counts of errors Application installations will not start on clients Issue Part 1: Monitoring The status diagram shows a high count of errors which are not visible when you open the detail view.  

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New Task Sequence Variables in Configuration Manager 2012 R2

With Configuration Manager 2012 R2 new task sequence variables are introduced. Some of them are very very useful. The following variables are added: Built-in Variable Name Description SMSTSMPListRequestTimeout Use this variable to specify how much time a task sequence waits before it retries to install an application after it fails

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My Top 5 Feature Requests for SCCM, vote for them!!!

It’s important to give feedback to the Microsoft SCCM Product Group. One possibility is to use the Microsoft Connect Website. There are many feature request, I will present five of them in this blog article. The product group evaluates how important the feature requests are and if the impact is

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Windows Update Issue which every SCCM OSD/OSI Engineer should know! (KB2894518)

Often I see the following issue, updates are installed during a Task Sequence, then the Task Sequence doesn’t continue after a reboot. In the smsts.log are errors like these: !sVolumeID.empty(), HRESULT=80004005 !sTSMDataPath.empty(), HRESULT=80070002 TS::Utility::GetTSMDataPath( sDataDir ), HRESULT=80070002 Failed to set log directory. Some execution history may be lost. The system

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Repair Applications with netECM (Local and Remote)

How often do you have a problem with a single application and would like to reinstall it easily? With SCCM you have to add the client to an uninstall collection, wait until the client has received the deployment and then remove it from the uninstall collection and add it back

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