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Tag Archives: OSD

SCCM 2007: Support for Windows 8 and Server 2012

Microsoft published an update for SCCM 2007 SP2 AC to support the new OSes: or

There is no plan to support OSD though! You have to use MDT 2012 or SCCM 2012 (aka CM12). More details here:


MDT 2012 Upd 1: Deploy to VHD

What this feature do? As per Michael’s post here it:

  • Format and partition the physical disk.
  • Create a new, empty VHD file.
  • Format and partition the VHD file.
  • Apply the specified operating system WIM image to a volume created in the VHD file.
  • Set up a BCD entry to boot from the OS volume contained in the VHD file.

SCCM 2012: Post-TS action

SP1 for SCCM 2012 introduces a new TS Variable SMSTSPostAction. This variable can be populated with a command to perform after the TS finish.  

SCCM 2012: OSD–move computer to a different OU

Peter provides an example of SCCM/Orchestrator integration (MDT 2012  Upd 1 is required at this moment).

Using the power of Orchestrator to move a computer to a different OU via ConfigMgr 2012

SCCM 2012: Failed to get client identity (80004005)

Issue: OS Deployment failed:

-  PXE keeps rebooting after “preparing Network connection”. Errors: “reply has no message header marker”, “Failed to get client identity (80004005)”, “Failed to request for client”


– OSD Boot media cannot see TS


Resolution: Set correct time in BIOS!

I found the hint here. Thanks!

Driver Packs for SCCM OSD

Placeholder for Driver Pack collections for SCCM OSD

Lenovo: Lenovo forum

Dell: Dell Enterprise Client Wiki

HP: Deploymentresearch Blog

SCCM 2012: Image Offline Servicing

Issue: An OSD Administrator (user with “Operating System Deployment Manager” role in RBAC) cannot add updates to a reference image imported into SCCM. Attempt fails with “SMS Provider error”

Resolution: The reference image was created by a user with “Full Administrator” RBAC role. OSD Administrator re-imported the same image to SCCM and could successfully service it after that. Looks like limited users cannot change objects created by “Full Administrators” even though they have access to them

SCCM 2012: Application cannot be installed from Task Sequence

Microsoft introduced new type of SCCM resources – Applications in addition to existed before Packages.

Problem: I created an OSD TS and add Install Application step. When I tried to start the TS deployment it failed. If I replace Install Application step to Install Package (and create a Package for the same software) everything works fine. I also can deploy TS without Install Application step.

Resolution: Strange enough, but it works if  the Application Deployment type is configured to “Download content from Distribution point and run locally” even though this is a settings for slow and unreliable network! And my client is on the same 1GB network with the DP. Anyway, it works.


people  here also mentioned it can be fixed if Distribution Points are grouped and content is assign to the DP Group, not to DPs. Sounds equally strange, I did not test that.