SCCM 2012



SCCM 2012 R2 OSDFailed to get client identity 80004005

So I was trying to image a computer using PXE. the computer booted into PE but would reboot after loading the network. I rebooted into PXE, hit F8 (you have to have this enabled on your boot image)

IPConfig showed network was properly configured

DiskPart showed I had a drive.

looked in the smsts.log file and I had the error: Failed to get client identity 80004005

everything looks right and it should work. I deleted all unknown computers from the console. rebooted and the same thing.

SCCM 2012 "Failed to get DP locations as the expected version from MP" and "Have already tried all MPs. Couldn't find DP locations"

In SCCM 2012 I have gotten the error "Failed to find DP locations from MP" and "Have already tried all MPs. Couldn't find DP locations" on various management points in diferent environments. This usually happens after an upgrade of a Service ack (SP) or new release such as R2 or some other large change to the environment. You will usually see this error in the logs:


SCCM 2012 Low Bandwidth WAN

In my test lab I have started to test  SCCM 2012 over a low bandwidth (512k Down/256k UP) WAN (using my home brewed WAN emulator) our international offices. I have placed a Distribution point at each location and am deploying updates from our main site through the DP. I have set the Primary site to only use 10% of bandwidth during business hours and 100% after business hours. Of course I have set a separate boundary group for each site based on the AD sites and IP address.

Things I found so far:

Uprade SCCM 2012 to SP1 Beta

So today I started to play with System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 Beta. What I found nice for this SP from others for the System Center 2012 suite was that I was able to install it on Windows Server 2008 R2.  So far all the others required Windows 2012 RTM. I had previously installed SCCM 2012 using SQL 2012. I was able to do that here as well but it required CU 2, however CU 3 has been released so I used it. It can be found at: Like wise WSUS 3.0 SP2 requires KB2734608 found at:

SCCM 2012 Install Image Package Task Sequence

Task Sequence Wizard: Install existing image package

When you run this selection from the Task Sequence Wizard and you select this option, you are prompted to name the TS, provide a description and choose a boot image to use for it. Give it a name, A description and Choose a boot image. If you are using a 64 bit windows, make sure you use a 64 bit boot image, like wise  if you use a 32 bit windows, use a 32 bit boot image.

System Center Configuration Manager 2012 OSD & PXE

System Center Configuration Manager 2012 is a central management point for your computers and servers. It can centralize distribution of Software, Software Updates, and Operating System Distribution (OSD). Through a web interface User can have a catalog of approved software available to them for installation and reinstallation, or can request approval for other software that is available in Configuration Manager but requires approval. It also comes with Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012 which provides centralized antivirus and malware protection for  your enterprise and can be managed and reported on by Configuration Manager 2012.

SCCM 2012 Tool

SCCM 2012 Useful Tools

Here are some useful tools I have found while working with SCCM 2012. Many thinks to the developers.

Microsoft System Center 2012

Since before the release of Microsoft System Center I have been working on the deployment of this product in our environment. We have found many tricks to making it work. The components I have been working with are the System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager and System Center Operations Manager.

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