Windows installation on “D” drive in a MDT task sequence

  If you use a MDT task sequence in SCCM CB 1602, then windows will be installed on the D-drive. To get windows installed on the C-drive, then you should find the step called “Set variable for Drive Letter”     Change the setting from “False” to “True”.  Click “Ok” to save the changes to Read More

Add “cmtrace” during OSD

  When I have to look in log files for errors and other things, I always use CMtrace. It is a very good log file viewer. CMtrace is already included in WinPE. But not in windows. So this small .cmd file will add it to windows and then you can use it on all your Read More

Enable Windows 7 AERO during OSD

  If you want to make sure AERO is enabled in windows 7 after OSD, then you can “Run Command Line” with the following settings at the end of the task sequence. Command line: winsat dwn –xml results.xml

Enable System Restore during OSD

  I use MDT to create the WIM image that I deploy with SCCM. MDT disabled system restore. So I have created this PowerShell script that enabled System restore with the default setting. To enable system restore follow these steps: 1. Download “EnableSystemRestore.ps1” and put it in a SCCM package. 2. Create a ”Run PowerShell Read More

Improve deployment time during OSD with power management.

To improve the time that it takes to install a computer with OSD, you can add a “High Performance Power Scheme” while OSD is running. And then changed it back to the default “Balanced” at the end of the task sequence. You have to add the “High Performance Power Scheme” while you are in WinPE Read More

Post action in Task sequence

If you want to do stuff after you task sequence is finished, then you can use the variable “SMSTSPostAction”. Create a “Set Task Sequence Variable” step in the beginning of the Task sequence. In this example the computer will reboot at the end. Name: Give it a name. Ex “Set SMSTSPostAction”Task Sequence Variable: SMSTSPostActionValue: shutdown Read More

Increase error dialog timeout in OSD

The default error dialog timeout is 15 minutes. You can increase that timeout by creating a “Set Task Sequence Variable” step at the beginning of your TS. Name: Give it a name. Ex “Set SMSTSErrorDialogTimeout to 24 Hours” Task Sequence Variable: SMSTSErrorDialogTimeoutValue: 86400

SCCM Update not in console?

If the SCCM 1602 update doesn’t show up in the console. Then you can run this script “EnableUpdateRing.ps1” Running the Powershell script will make the update visible immediately. When running the Powershell script, you’ll need to provide your CAS or stand-alone primary site server name as an argument like so: .\EnableUpdateRing.ps1 siteservername (replace siteservername with Read More

Weekly email with OSD summery

With this guide I will show you how you can get an weekly email with last week deployment status. 1. Download OSDsummery.ps1 and save it to C:\Scripts 2. Change the following lines in the script: – Line 4: Add your SCCM server – Line 5: Add you SCCM DB – Line 8: Add the name Read More

Generate Webpage with MDT status

If you have set up MDT monitoring and have users that should access the monitoring data from MDT, but doesn’t have the console installed. Then you can follow this guide to create a webpage the contains the monitoring data. See this post to set up MDT monitoring. Thanks to Mikael Nystrom blog post for the Read More