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ConfigMgr 2012 r2 OSD Tips and Tricks. Presenter - Fred Bainbridge @ FredBainbridge. Operating System deployment. Overview Tips and Tricks Gotchyas. OSD Overview. OSD Tips and Tricks. House Keeping Consistency is key!

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configmgr 2012 r2 osd tips and tricks

ConfigMgr 2012 r2OSDTips and Tricks

Presenter - Fred Bainbridge

@FredBainbridge

operating system deployment
Operating System deployment
  • Overview
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Gotchyas
osd tips and tricks
OSD Tips and Tricks

House Keeping

  • Consistency is key!
    • Verbose Logging is very helpful. Use a structured naming convention.
    • Wrapper scripts will help.
    • Uniform folders.
  • SMSTSDownloadRetryDelay = 300
  • OSDPreserveDriveLetter = False
    • New in 2012 R2
  • Increase the SMSTS.log size!
    • Technet Blog Link
  • Boundary Groups, Certificates, Boot Media, Drivers, etc….
  • Access Content Directly from DP? Or download locally?
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OSD Tips and Tricks
  • Applications
    • Know your exit codes!
      • 0 and 3010 are most common. But be prepared for a wildcard.
    • The Application Model –
      • Keep it simple!
      • Be prepared to break it down.
      • Package vs. Application
        • (Use the Application, duh.)
    • Supersedence
      • Understand exactly how it works or don’t use it.
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OSD Tips and Tricks
  • Image File (.WIM)
    • You need a new one. Trust me.
    • Use an automated build and capture
      • Collection Variables + PowerShell is your friend.
    • Things to put in your WIM
      • VC Runtimes
      • .NET
      • Windows Updates
      • Corporate Tagging
      • CMTRACE!
osd gotchyas
OSD Gotchyas
  • Know when reboots are happening!
    • Run an MP refresh script after each reboot. (Provided by Microsoft)
      • “Waiting for ccmexec service to start….”
      • App Model Dependency reboots must be avoided. (break up the app model)
  • Make sure problems are not external.
    • Networking? Bandwidth?
  • Have an update to date WIM
  • CCMExec service issues? Update to CU3
    • http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2994331Client - The SMS Agent Host service may quit unexpectedly during the processing of task sequences.
  • Know your client log files. App*.log specifically.
  • Build error checking into your Task Sequence. (Utilize WMI)
  • Get statistically significant data.
questions
Questions?

Fred Bainbridge

fred@mnscug.org

@FredBainbridge