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MVP Award Renewal for 2017-2018: Enterprise Mobility

6:28 pm in Uncategorized by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

I’m very proud to inform you that my MVP award got renewed for the year 2017 – 2018 on Enterprise Mobility. This is certainly a great honor for me.

Thank you Microsoft, blog readers and all the community members that helped me out!

Thanks for the recognition. I am delighted.

Kenny Buntinx

Enterprise Client Management MVP

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Error code “0x800F0906” when you try to install the .NET Framework 3.5 in Windows 8 or in Windows Server 2012

6:16 am in Uncategorized by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

 

In Windows 8 and in Windows Server 2012, the .Net Framework 3.5 is a Feature on Demand. The metadata for Features on Demand are included in Windows 8 and in Windows Server 2012. However, the binaries and other files associated with the feature are not included. When you enable the feature, Windows tries to contact Windows Update to download the missing information to install the feature.

This behavior can also be caused by System Center Configuration Manager who configures the computer to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) instead of the Microsoft Windows Update server for patching. When the case you will see “Error code: 0x800F0906” appearing

In this case, enable the Specify settings for optional component installation and component repair Group Policy setting and configure the Alternate source file path value or select the Contact Windows Update directly to download repair content instead of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) option.

To do that configure the Group Policy setting and follow these steps:

  1. Start the Local Group Policy Editor or Group Policy Management Console.

     

  2. Expand Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, and then select System.

     

  3. Open the Specify settings for optional component installation and component repair Group Policy setting, and then select Enabled.

     

 

Hope it Helps ,

Kenny Buntinx

Configmgr SP1 CU2 upgrade : smsPXE.log reporting “Failed to get information for MP: http://sccm.test01.BE. 80090006”

12:25 pm in Uncategorized by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

 

CU2 for Configmgr 2012 SP1 is just released and we already faced a minor issue.

Today we implemented CU2 in production on our Configmgr 2012 SP1 platform . After the upgrade we couldn’t stage anymore .After verifying the smspxe.log , it showed us this error :

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Solution:

Update your bootimages on the distibution points and the log will turn back healthy again . We suspect it has something to do with the Cumulative Update 2 that offers limited support for deployment of Windows PE 3.1-based images. These images need to be finalized before adding to the site server. If later changes are needed, they can be made using DISM.

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Hope it Helps ,

Kenny Buntinx

Enterprise Client Management MVP

ConfigMgr 2012 RTM/SP1 : Applications failed to install during OSD with error code 16389 and “Denied Logon for Domain Users” Policy

2:17 pm in Uncategorized by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

 

Hi Guys ,

Just something I wanted to share with you guys around failed application installs during OSD and High secure environments. At that specific customer all my apps failed one by one (not my packages) during OSD with error 16389.

At first guess , you would say that your detection methods where not ok , but it worked before when they where targeted in the full OS . So , why would they fail now ?

The failure is very clearly visible in the status messages :

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The issue was also occurring on a specific HW model  , a HP 8530P … Strange.

Knowing this is a highly secured environment , my first guess would be policies. However I overruled this thinking strategy because normally during the OSD process , GPO’s aren’t applied …

However , guess again .. It was indeed a policy , but defined on another level . They deny by GPO that if a computer is not sitting in a specific AD security group , a  “Domain user” is denied from logging on to any resource. 

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Solution : My advise here was to block the inheritance on a specific staging OU . So if you have failing apps , think about the network access account not having the proper rights.

Hope it Helps ,

Kenny Buntinx

System Center Configuration Manager MVP

ConfigMgr 2012 Prerequisite Check– ”BITS installed or Enabled” with status Failed.

9:46 am in Uncategorized by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

 

Today at a customer I was installing a ConfigMgr 2012 primary Site , and when doing so  it  will automatically do a “Prerequisite Check” before actually starting the installation. BITS extensions are one of the prerequisites for a MP / DP and did you install BITS but the “Prerequisite Check” tells you, that “BITS installed” and “BITS enabled” is failed?

In the detailed error description it will give you the following message :

“Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is required for the management point and distribution point site system roles. BITS is not installed, IIS 6 WMI compatibility component for IIS7 is not installed on this computer or the remote IIS host, or Setup was unable to verify remote IIS settings because IIS common components were not installed on the site server computer. Also, check if IIS/BITS services are running properly. Setup cannot continue until BITS is installed and enabled in the IIS settings. “

I forgot to install the “IIS 6 WMI Compatibility component for IIS 7” as it was not stated clearly in the Technet documentation. I filed a “doc” bug on it .

“Run the Prerequisites Check” again and magically the error will go away Smile

Hope it Helps,

Kenny Buntinx

Configmgr 2007 SP2 and WEDM 2011 – Designing Devices for Enterprise Management Using Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011

9:19 am in Uncategorized by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

 

Regarding my previous blogpost  “ConfigMgr 2007/2012 , WEDM 2011 & HP Thin clients with WES 7 : Part 1” , Microsoft has released a great document called Designing Devices for Enterprise Management Using Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011 for WES7.

This document can be found here : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28586

I will be start working on Part 2 very soon , so stay tuned Smile

Hope it Helps ,

Kenny Buntinx

KB2750782 – Update adds support for Windows 8-based client computers in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

9:00 pm in Uncategorized by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

 

An update is available that adds support for Windows 8-based client computers in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2).

Additionally, this update adds Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 to the supported platform list in the following features:

  • Software distribution
  • Software update management
  • Desired Configuration Management (DCM)

This update also fixes the following issues:

  • Discovery Data Manager (DDM) does not create Client Configuration Requests (CCRs) for Windows 8-based computers that are discovered by using the Active Directory System Discovery.
  • When the system processes a new power profile, the SMS Agent Host service (Ccmexec.exe) or the WMI Provider Host service (Wmiprvse.exe) stops unexpectedly.

For the latest version of this article as well as a link to the hotfix, please see the following:

(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2750782)

Hope it Helps ,

Kenny Buntinx

CM07 to CM12 Migration : Old computer objects cleanup

7:42 am in Uncategorized by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

 

When you are doing a migration from CM07 to CM12 , this script can come in handy when cleaning up resources. Imagine you have a helpdesk that will do software distributions and will need to work in the 2 consoles together . How will they know when a CM07 client is migrated to a CM12 client .

By running this script once a day , you will be able to do an automatic resource cleanup if needed. In normal migration scenarios , your client records will be kept in the right collections in CM12  , but your clients will remain in also in CM07

 

This is a script written by Bart Serneels , a great colleague at my customer . Thank you Bart !

Hope it Helps ,

Kenny Buntinx

Configmgr 2012 SP1 requires PCM 2.0 (Package Conversion Manager)

7:39 pm in Uncategorized by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

 

With Package Conversion Manager (PCM) V 2.0 is available for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 (SCCM 2012) !!!

Microsoft System Center 2012 ConfigMgr SP1 Package Conversion Manager v2.0 (PCM) is a feature pack download that lets you convert ConfigMgr 2007 packages into System Center 2012 ConfigMgr SP1 applications. PCM has been updated and v2.0 Beta is being released to the public with ConfigMgr SP1 Beta to support the ConfigMgr SP1 configuration.

You can download it here : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=21191778-5308-4efc-82fe-c8396ed68169

Please note the RTM release of PCM is not compatible with ConfigMgr SP1 Beta – you will need to use PCM v2.0 if you are converting ConfigMgr 2007 packages to ConfigMgr SP1.

Hope it Helps ,

Kenny Buntinx

KMS Update to Support Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012

9:30 am in Uncategorized by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

 

There is an update available that allows your KMS server to activate Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 operating systems when you are testing out Configmgr 2012 sp1 .

An update is available for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 KMS hosts to support Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2691586/en-us

Hope it Helps ,

Kenny Buntinx