The Apajove BlogTechnical nuggets from the Apajove team
Under SCCM 2007, Native Mode was a bit of a pain. You couldn’t mix and match http and https enabled clients in one site, so even where you didn’t need the HTTPS level security, you had to have it and there was always a client with a certificate issue somewhere. So,...read more
There are quite a few blog posts and articles that provide guidance on how to enable BitLocker during an OSD Task Sequence, however most (if not all) of them omit critical information as to how to correctly handle the detection and disabling of BitLocker during the...read more
Redmond, we have a problem. The “Client Task Sequence” template when used with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 does not work too well when UDI is enabled and we want to Bitlocker our devices. When we are performing a User Driven Installation, the MDT 2012 Update 1...read more
When ConfigMgr 2012 is integrated with MDT 2012, the Client Task Sequence template includes a step that uses ZTIMoveStateStore.wsf to move the StateStore folder to WINDOWSTEMP in the event of success or failure, however this script has not been updated to cater for...read more
In ConfigMgr world, one must learn patience – in particular when installing hotfixes, service packs and cumulative updates. It is quite common for the installer GUI to complete and leave you under the false pretense that your environment is ready to go again, but...read more
ConfigMGr MPControl.log: Call to HttpSendRequestSync failed for port 443 with status code 403, text: Forbidden
I was working in my Hyper-V lab this morning trying to PXE boot a client VM into a ConfigMgr Task Sequence but somehow things had just stopped working, overnight. SMSPXE.log was showing me this; [TSMESSAGING] AsyncCallback(): WINHTTP_CALLBACK_STATUS_SECURE_FAILURE...read more
I love manufacturers who stubbornly refuse to conform to Industry standards for Driver and software Deployment. ATI and NVidia are two such culprits who make the installation of drivers for their products using widely used deployment tools a royal pain in the arse....read more
Even though the ConfigMgr 2012 client is supposedly 64bit now, the issue with 64bit file system redirection is still very much a problem during Task Sequence and even regular package/program deployments when we want to copy things to the ‘Native’ “%Program Files%” or...read more
MDT 2012 Update 1: Missing “Request State Store” step causes state restore to fail from State Migration Point in REPLACE Scenario.
I have found that the MDT 2012 Update 1 Client Task Sequence Template is now missing a crucial step in the later stages of the task sequence which is needed to restore captured data from the ConfigMgr State Migration Point when working under the REPLACE scenario - and...read more
Here’s a great little integration gem I found and just had to share, which highlights a good relationship between the Task Sequence – Apply Software Updates Step and the Software Center. As part of Corporate Software Updates process it is commonplace to first...read more
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