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SCCM: WinPE NIC drivers for Dell E6400

by on Sep.29, 2008, under Microsoft, SCCM/SMS2003

The new Dell E6400 gives some troubles while trying to OSD it. The drivers provided by Dell does not work. You can import XP drivers but not Vista. SCCM WinPE is based on Vista so you’ll need Vista drivers. without drivers the system will boot to WinPE but then it will restart.

The correct drivers can be found on Intel website.
Download both 32 and 64 bit drivers.
Once downloaded extract PRO1000 folder from both files. I used WinRar for that.

Place these to folder somewhere where your SCCM server could access them and import them to SCCM. Yuo can read on importing drivers here. You don’t have to create driver package. The only thing you need is to add the drivers to Boot images and update distribution points.

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SCCM: Failed to Run Task Sequence

by on Apr.18, 2008, under Microsoft, SCCM/SMS2003

Here are couple steps to diagnose the “Failed to Run Task Sequence” error.
The hole error looks like this:
The task sequence cannot be run because a package referenced by the task sequence cannot be found. For more information please, contact your system administrator or helpdesk operator.

Basically this error means that the problem is with distribution of the package.
It looks straight forward process if you have one or two packages in a task sequence. But can be a problem if the task sequence has many packages. The best way to find out which package or packages are causing the problem is to use the task sequence log Smsts.log. (continue reading…)

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SCCM: How to change or modify Boot image background picture for OSD

by on Apr.10, 2008, under Microsoft, SCCM/SMS2003

Before you start changing the background image you have to decide ore going to completely change it or do you want to modify existing. I will describe how to modify existing one. (If you need to change it completely then go to the step where it says “Go back to Configuration Manager Console”)

Open Configuration Manager Console
Go to System Center Configuration Manager>Site Database>Computer Management>Operating System Deployment>Boot Images
You should see two images there x64 and x86 (You will need to change the image for both) (continue reading…)

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SCCM: How to Advertise Task Sequence for OSD

by on Mar.20, 2008, under Microsoft, SCCM/SMS2003

Once you have created a Task sequence, you need to advertise it.
How to create task sequence 

To advertise a task sequence:

Open Configuration Manager Console
Go to System Center Configuration Manager>Site Database>Computer Management>Operating System Deployment>Task sequences
Right click on a Task sequence you want to advertise. Select Advertise (continue reading…)

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SCCM: How to Create Task Sequence for OSD

by on Mar.20, 2008, under Microsoft, SCCM/SMS2003

In order to create OSD Task Sequence you need to have you image created and added to SCCM. Below are the links how to do that:
How to capture OS image
How to add OS image

Also you must have SCCM client package ready:
How to create SCCM client Package and Program for OSD (continue reading…)

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SCCM: How to add computer to Collection for OSD

by on Mar.20, 2008, under Microsoft, SCCM/SMS2003

Before you start adding computers to Collection. You have to have a Collection. So first create it if you have not done so.

Open Configuration Manager Console
Go to System Center Configuration Manager>Site Database>Computer Management>Operating System Deployment (continue reading…)

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SCCM: How to create SCCM client Package and Program for OSD

by on Mar.20, 2008, under Microsoft, SCCM/SMS2003

When creating a Task sequence for OS deployment you need to provide the package for SCCM client.
Here are the steps how to create SCCM client Package

Open Configuration Manager Console (continue reading…)

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SCCM: PXE-T01: File not found and PXE:E3B: TFTP Error- File not found Errors

by on Feb.26, 2008, under Microsoft, SCCM/SMS2003

I’ve been testing SCCM since November and 4 times I’ve ran into the following problem. While trying to PXE boot the new machine I receive the following errors

PXE-T01: File not found
PXE-E3B: TFTP Error – File Not Found

I don’t know what happens and how to reproduce the error but it happened to me 4 times. 2 times I’ve ended rebuilding the whole SCCM installation.
When it happened the third time I found a solution on MS SCCM Technet forums:
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SCCM: How To Add Operating Sytem Image

by on Jan.22, 2008, under Microsoft, SCCM/SMS2003

After Operating System  Image was created as shown in here.
Here are the steps you need to complete in order to add the OS image to SCCM. 

Open Configuration Manager Console
Go to System Center Configuration Manager>Site Database>Computer Management>Operating System Deployment
Right click on Operating System Images and select Add Operating System Image (continue reading…)

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SCCM: How to capture image

by on Jan.21, 2008, under Microsoft, SCCM/SMS2003

Here are the steps for image capture with SCCM:

  1. First you have to make a Capture Media as described in here.
  2. Remove PC from the domain
  3. Create a folder called sysprep in boot partition (continue reading…)
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