Category: Operating System Deployment

OSD for Dell e7440 / e7240 – NIC Driver Problem / KMDF Update

The OS Deployment for the hardware models “Dell Latitude E7440” and “Dell Latitude E7240” is full of pitfalls. O.k., two things are a little bit special (I think the same will be for other hardware vendors):

  • NIC Driver from Dell Homepage not working
  • OSD error while installing drivers –> Kernel Mode Driver Framework (KMDF) Update needed (error: Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows click OK to restart the computer, and then restart the installation)

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SCCM 2007 Hotfix to support Windows 8 and Windows 2012

We received a lot of questions about “will SCCM 2007 support Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012?”. Here is the answer including WHAT is supported…

There is a Hotfix available for SCCM 2007 SP2 to support Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 –> KB2750782.

The Hotfix will give the possibility to MANAGE Win8 and 2012 Operating Systems.

  • Software Distribution
  • Software Update Management (Patch Management)
  • Desired Configuration Management

The Hotfix will NOT provide OSD (Operating System Deployment) functions. You can deploy Windows 8 and Server 2012 without any MS Support and without new features (like BitLocker PreProvisioning –> see here Bitlocker Features in SCCM 2012 SP1 Beta)!

If you need also features like APP-V 5, Cloud Distribution Point, Mobile Device Management for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone… you have to upgrade to SCCM 2012 SP1 (release should be in January 2013)!

Kind regards
Chris

SCCM 2012 OS Deployment – Wrong Computername

 

 

I often had the problem, that deployed computers haven’t the right computername. Unfortunately they were named like „MININT-48ABCDE“…

Because actually we cannot install a pxe server, we’re installing the clients by USB or CD-ROM. For that, I have to create a Boot Media… so far so good…

In the SCCM Console, the wizard to create the boot medium will give you the possibility to create a „Dynamic Media“ or a „Site-based media“.

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Choose “Site-based-media”, then you will not have the problem with the client name.

OR, if you need the “Dynamic media”, you have to add on the computer object in sccm the variable “osdcomputername” and as the value the needed computername…

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chris