SCCM capture of Windows 8 fails during Sysprep stage – Fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine

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I’ve recently been trying to create a custom built Windows 8 image for future deployment using SCCM 2012 SP1. I built a clean Windows 8 base image and then installed all the programs that I wanted on the image and then run Windows Update. I made some changes to the Metro front screen and updated, … Read more

SCCM Console not connecting to the database

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We have recently allowed a few more people to utilise some of the functionality that the SCCM Console offers and installed the console onto their machines (albeit with heavily restricted permissions and they have to pass a training session first!!). However, a few of the machines were receiving the error that they could not connect … Read more

Install System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) During SCCM OSD Task Sequence Process

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As stated in my previous post, I have been asked recently about installing Endpoint Protection (SCEP) during the SCCM OSD process. This is pretty easy to do and the knock on affect is that you also can have SCEP available to install from your Software Catalog. To prepare the SCEP software for deployment in your … Read more

Install System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) using the SCCM Software Catalog

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]I’ve had a few requests recently asking whether it is possible to install System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) during the task sequence for an operating system deployment. I’ve also been asked if it is possible to put SCEP into the Software Catalog. Well, the answer to both questions is yes and I’ll be breaking the … Read more

SCCM Global Condition Setup

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I had been given a task to build a Software Catalog application where Outlook must be closed to allow the successful installation of the software. We had previously just packaged the software and made it available to the Software Catalog with a message stating that users must first shut down Outlook before attempting to run … Read more

Orchestrator Not Showing Newly Created Folders or Runbooks


I ran into an issue today where my newly created folders and runbooks in Orchestrator were not showing up in my SCCM (MDT) Execute Runbooks task sequence. I started to run some checks and found out that these folders and runbooks were not showing up in my Orchestrator Web Console either, although all my previous … Read more

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SCCM 2012 SP1 CU1 Client Version Queries


With the release of CU1 for System Center, you will notice that your Configuration Manager clients version will have changed to 5.00.7804.1202 from 5.00.7804.1000 If you would like to identify which of your clients have updated to the new version, you can use the query below: select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID, SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType, SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name, SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier, SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup, SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client from SMS_R_System … Read more