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Updates fail or time out when WSUS is used during an MDT or SCCM capture

This guide assumes that you use Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT build 8443) or Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) capturing Windows 10. You capture a task sequence, and the capture computer does not have Internet access. When the task sequence is running and the computer is checking for updates (pre-application installation), the installation freezes for …

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Windows 10 1709 Fall Creators Update – SCCM Build and Capture Task Sequence Failing

We recently had put together a SCCM Build and Capture task sequence to update our images up to Windows 10 version 1709. We copied the install.wim from the sources folder of the Windows 10 v1709 ISO and added this as our operating system capture image. We took our existing task sequence (which has lots of …

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SCCM OSD – Restart a task sequence wizard in WinPE without rebooting

If you have started a task sequence in Configuration Manager and you hit a problem, the last thing you want to do is to have to go through the reboot process back into Windows PE. So, if you want to just restart the task sequence without rebooting, carry out the following steps: Press F8 to …

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Using Windows Expand Tool to Extract CAB Files

If you are a regular user of downloaded CAB driver packs then you are probably using something like 7-Zip to extract them. Well there is an alternative way of extracting the CAB file using a basic Windows tool. Download your CAB file and make note of the file location. Then open a command prompt and …

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Inject Windows Updates into WIM Image Files Using PowerShell

To inject Windows Updates into custom-built images that you are using in your Configuration Manager OSD environment, you may find that keeping them up to date is a real problem. If you are happy with the image itself and do not want to make any changes to it, why should you need to rebuild and …

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HP Driver Pack Matrix

If you are looking for HP driver packs then you can use the HP Driver Pack Matrix below: Notebooks & Tablets Windows 10 64-bit Windows 8.1 64-bit HP Elite x2 1012 G1 Tablet HP Elite x2 1012 G1 Tablet with Travel Keyboard sp77863.exe (Updated: 2016-10-07) – HP EliteBook 1030 G1 Notebook PC sp77666.exe (Updated: 2016-10-07) – …

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SCCM – Windows 10 Sysprep Capture Errors

So today we built a new custom Windows 10 image on a virtual machine and created our new SCCM capture media from the very latest version and every single time we ran the capture it failed at the Sysprep step. Infuriated by this as we have done captures hundreds of times, we started the annoying method …

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Setting Computer Name automatically during OSD Process – SCCM/ConfigMgr 2012

We have been looking into getting our OSD process to automatically change the computer name to what we want it to be for a while now but never really had much luck with it. Reading various forums and blogs, many people have said to use WSNAME and many others saying use scripts, all of which …

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SCCM – Add Local User to Administrators Group During OSD

You may have seen our previous post about adding a local user to a machine during SCCM OSD using a “Run Command Line”. Well in this guide we will show you how to add a local user into the Administrators Group on the local machine. This means that you can add a local user and …