Troubleshooter note: SQL Installation fails with exitcode 0x84BB0001 on a ReFS formatted partition.

So I tried to install SQL the other day for a new ConfigMgr environment, but I kept getting an error during the first seconds of the installation with 0x84BB0001 as the exit code. With some quick investigation into the log files I found this %Temp%\SqlSetup_Local.log: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Setup Bootstrap\Log\Summary.txt: Shows that the installation has […]

Category: Config Mgr, Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012, Home, Microsoft SQL, Scripting, SQL and System Center, SQL Scripts  |  Comment

Deploying Office 2016 with SCCM 2012

Follow this simple guide to get your Office 2016 deployment up and running with SCCM 2012 R2 First we need to download the Office 2016 Deployment Tool from Microsoft You can find it here Run the tool and install it to a location of your liking, I choose e:\temp\Office 2016 When you look in that […]

Category: Config Mgr, Software distribution  |  21 Comments

Check If needed OSD packages are present on a DP

  I have a few customers who have many sits, end even more Distribution Points. They also have several different task sequences for deploying everything from XP to Server08R2. Every now and then, they will create new DP’s that needs to be updated with packages, and because of space and bandwidth issues, they do not […]

Category: Config Mgr, Configuration Manager, OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks  |  5 Comments

Adding Files to the Boot Image in CM2012

A couple of months ago I wrote a post on how to automatically add files to the boot image, as part of the Update distribution point process, using OSDIntection.xml In CM2012 however, this option is no longer available. Instead the development team has been kind enough, to actually include this service as part of […]

Category: Boot Media, Config Mgr, OS Deployment  |  2 Comments

SCCM Admins guide to preparing your environment for Bitlocker Drive Encryption – part 2

In part 1, I talked about the requirements for Bitlocker and showed you how to extend your Active Directory Schema if you run Windows Server 2003 SP1/SP2 Windows Server 2003 R2 domain controllers. We then sat the permission so that a Windows 7 machine was able to write its own TPM owner password to Active […]

Category: Config Mgr, Tips and Tricks, Windows 7  |  3 Comments

There may be to many steps in the task sequence!

There may be too many steps in the task sequence Error caused by faulty MDT integration

Category: Config Mgr, OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks  |  1 Comment

Auto adding files to Config.Mgr Boot Images

Using the OSDinjection.xml to customize the Config.Mgr Bootmedia upon updating DP!

Category: Boot Media, Config Mgr, OS Deployment  |  4 Comments

Capture none syspreped image using SCCM (Running imagex from a TS)

  One of the limitations of SCCM is the use of Imagex. When you want to capture an image of a computer, this computer needs to be syspreped before capture, or the capture process will fail. To do a capture of a reference image before sysprep, you normally would have to create a separate WinPE […]

Category: Config Mgr, OS Deployment, WAIK  |  32 Comments

Creating a JoinDomain account for use with SCCM OSD

Because The join domain account is often visible in your deployment answer file (unattend.xml of sysprep.inf) during the WinPE phase, it is important that this specific account does not have any more permission, than the bare minimum.. I often experience that a domain admin account is used for this job, which is a huge security […]

Category: Config Mgr, OS Deployment  |  13 Comments

Coretech SCCM Manager – Freeware Download

New Version out! 1.0.4! Get it here: Since we found a minor bug in the 1.0.3 version, we have decided to release version This has fixed the bug that cause distribution points that did have “-“ in the name, not to show up in the list of DPs. We are still working on a […]

Category: Client Installation, Config Mgr, Config Mgr. Tools, Configuration Manager, Recommended Tools  |  6 Comments