Posted by Eswar Koneti on 8th October 2012
Justin Gao Documented how to deploy Win 8 Using SCCM 2012 SP1 Beta as System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 beta Supports now.
In this post , Justin documented how to use System Center 2012 Configuration Manager(SCCM 2012) SP1 Beta to deployment Windows 8 .
Including these parts:
- Configuring a Distribution Point to Support PXE
- Capturing a Reference Computer
- Preparing the Site to Support Operating System Deployment
- Deploying an Operating System Image to a Bare Metal Client
- Installing the Operating System Image on a Bare Metal System
Complete post and download PDF document step by step,available here
P.S:Please use Adobe Reader X or above version to open !
Tags: CM 12, configuration Manager 2012, Deploy win8 using SCCM 2012 SP1 Beta, How to Deploy Win8 using SCCM 2012 SP1 Beta, SCCM 2012, SCCM 2012 SP1 Beta
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Posted by Eswar Koneti on 1st March 2011
Frequently we see some issues with sccm clients when PXE boot for OS deployment with some locations(WDS servers) because of IP helpers and to identify the issue is caused because of this,it took some days because we have to check from server side if there are any issues running around.
When attempting PXE boots via a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 PXE Service Point, PXE boots will initially work and succeed but then all of a sudden stop working. Examining the server where the PXE Service Point and Windows Deployment Services (WDS) are installed reveals that the Windows Deployment Services Server service has crashed and is in a hung state. Attempting to restart the Windows Deployment Services Server service on the WDS server does not resolve the issue. Restarting both the Windows Management Instrumentation and the Windows Deployment Services Server services or restarting the server may temporarily resolve the problem, but the issue will eventually reoccur and WDS will eventually crash again.
Trying to reproduce the issue by continually attempting to PXE boot PCs reveals that although the issue may happen frequently, the issue cannot be reproduced on a consistent basis and that the crashes will happen randomly.
Examining the WDS server where the ConfigMgr 2007 PXE Service Point is installed reveals the following errors in Event Viewer
System Event Log:
<Date> <Time> Error <WDS_Server> Service Control Manager N/A N/A The Windows Deployment Services Server service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this <x> time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 120000 milliseconds: Restart the service.
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Posted by Eswar Koneti on 8th May 2010
This is quite simple to create a bootable ISO image to capture winXP or Win7.On the technician computer ,install WAIK tool Downlaod it from here .
1.On technician system launch ‘Windows PE Tools Command Prompt’ from ‘Microsoft Windows AIK’ on the Programs Menu. The entire CD build process is performed in this CMD window.
2.To begin building a Windows PE CD type: copype.cmd amd64 c:\winpe_x64
3.Now mount the Windows PE boot image as a folder on your machine so that it may be edited by typing the following: imagex /mountrw c:\Winpe_x64\winpe.wim 1 c:\Winpe_x64\mount
4.To copy servicing tools into the mounted PE image, type:
xcopy “C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\Servicing” c:\winpe_x64\mount\Windows /s
xcopy “C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\amd64″ c:\winpe_x64\mount\Windows /s /Y
5.To commit the changes made to Windows PE, type: imagex /unmount c:\winpe_x64\mount /commit
6.Copy the updated WIM to the ISO folder for creation:
copy c:\winpe_x64\winpe.wim c:\winpe_x64\ISO\sources\boot.wim /Y
7.Create your ISO image:
oscdimg -n -bc:\winpe_x64\etfsboot.com c:\winpe_x64\ISO c:\winpe_x64\winpe_x64.iso
Using your preferred CD creation software burn the disk image c:\winpe_x86\winpe_x86.iso to CD or CD-RW.
Tags: Bootable ISO, How to create a WINPE 64 bit bootable ISO to capture WIM image, Imagex, WIM Image
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Posted by Eswar Koneti on 12th December 2009
when I advertise the TS on computers ,it failes because of various reasons and could not able to identify the reason for the faliure.So i decied to look into the SCCM default report for the particular Task sequence.the report doesnt give you all the full information just the task name where it failed.So later someother day fould an easy way to look into the smsts.log .Whenyou advertise the any Task sequence onto the computers in WIN PE environment ,you may encounter some of the tasks which fails in the begining.How do you identify the reason for the failure of Task.you can do the in the WIN PE session starts.But to view the logs and other stuff ,you should have enable “enable command prompt support (for testing only)” on theboot image that you select in booting up in SCCM.
Once the WINPE session starts ,press F8 and it gives you the command prompt support with the default path like x:\windows
Usually the logs will the stored in X:\Windows\Temp\SMSTSLog\ or C:\SMSTSLog or C:\_SMSTaskSequence.Now i want to see the smsts.log which is present in x:\windows\temp\smstslog.
Type cd temp\smstslog command prompt looks like below now x:\windows\temp\smstslog If you want to open the smsts.log which is present in smstslog folder ,just do notepad smsts.log,it will open the .log file in notepad which is not good to read /identify the errors.Lets move onto the next step by connecting the network share to copy the log files onto.
on the command prompt x:\windows\temp\smstslog just type net use k: \\192.168.10.15\soft (Where k: drive letter to map and soft is folder on the share to copy the log files) .It prompt you for the use name and password. Provide user name(ex:eskon\xoluser) and password (which is invisble) where xsoluser should have write permission to the above share and eskon is a domian.when you enter the credentials,it gives you maessage connected successfully.In the commnd prompt i.e x:\windows\temp\smstslog type copy smsts.log K:\ .you will see 1 file copied sucessgully.You can open the smsts.log with trace32.exe which you can get if you install SMS/SCCM tool kit from microsoft.
Tags: Booting Fails how to read smsts.log, How to view(read) the smsts.log and other log files when PE boot fails in running the task sequence, log viewer, Reading smsts.log file when OS deply fails, smsts.log reading
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