Category: Deployment

SCCM: Install drivers for specific hardware during OSD.

Jul 28, 2014 - ConfigMgr/SCCM, Deployment, SCCM 2012, Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I had a customer where some PC models were equipped with a matrox graphical card. During OSD, the tasksequence needs to check if the card is available, and install the corresponding driver. To do this, you need the hardware ID of the graphical card. Once you have it, you can use the following WMI query: SELECT […]

App-V 5 and Office 2013 import: Database error when importing into the AppV Mgmt Server

Apr 11, 2014 - App-V, Deployment, Office 2013 - 0 Comments - Standard

After creating an Office 2013 package, generated with the current Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run (ODT) version (24/02/2014), the import in the App-V Management Server fails. There were problems interacting with the database on the server.  The error was: String or binary data would be truncated. The statement has been terminated. Applying the latest hotfix […]

SCCM 2012 R2: Deploy Console Hotfix kb2905002 as an application

Mar 27, 2014 - ConfigMgr/SCCM, Deployment, Microsoft, SCCM 2012 - 0 Comments - Standard

If you are not able, or don’t want to use SCUP as a solution to install the console hotfix, you could make an application of the hotfix instead. With this solution, you only need to deploy the hotfix application, and the console will be fully installed. Below, I will explain all the necessary steps. 1.You […]

The case of the (sys)Native

Nov 11, 2012 - Deployment, SCCM 2012, Windows 7 - 0 Comments - Standard

While preparing for an OS migration to windows 7 with SCCM 2012, we were using a package in the tasksequence to do some finetuning of the OS. as the OS was going to be x64 based, I encountered a typical phenomenon; the commandline in the package was working, but it wasn’t applied we had to […]

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 released!

Apr 17, 2012 - Deployment, MDT 2012, Windows 7, Windows 8 - 0 Comments - Standard

After some beta’s and RC versions, Microsoft released Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 today. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 is the newest version of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, a Solution Accelerator for operating system and application deployment. MDT 2012 supports deployment of Windows 7, Office 2010 and 365, and Windows Server 2008 R2 in addition to deployment […]

PoC Jumpstart 2.0 SQL Server Evaluation Expired

Jan 05, 2012 - Deployment - 0 Comments - Standard

As of this writing, the SQL Server installed within the PoC Jumpstart Kit 2.0 is expired. While the new version 3.0 isn’t available yet. This can be solved by disabling the time synchronization between the host, set the date to one in the past, and restart de SQL services afterwards. net stop vmictimesync date 24/2/2011 […]

Desktop optimisation windows 7 and office 2010 – notes from the field

Recently we hosted an event about “Desktop optimisation – efficient windows 7 and office 2010 deployment – notes from the field”. This seminar not only listed many of the new features and functionality that are included in Windows 7 and Office 2010 but also answered many deployment questions including some notes from the field. The […]

App-V: Failed to install Office 2010 patches during Active Update

Oct 05, 2011 - App-V, Deployment, Office 2010 - 0 Comments - Standard

Once in a while you need to patch Office 2010 sequences with the latest security fixes from Microsoft. I needed to patch a package which contained Excel 2010 and an Excel Addin. I prepared my sequence machine with: Windows patches, dummy printer, dummy odbc connections App-V Sequencer 4.6 Placed new addin sources and the sequence […]