sccm

SCCM Right click script to get current IP Addresses.. because you know DNS

Get-NetIPAddress -AddressFamily IpV4 -PrefixOrigin Dhcp,Manual | select IPAddress

Slow Software Center search results

Currently Software Center will use WMI to query all available software for the computer, then it will ask the management point for user assigned apps.

If your computer is a bit slow/old the wait time checking WMI can be painful. You can check this on the client log SCNotify_MONASH@%username%_1.log

Please vote for my Uservoice - https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/39082435-speed-up-software-centre-searches-by-returning-use

If your SQL is slow you have another problem.. You can check this on the MP UserService.log - Search for GetFilteredApplications.

SQL Fixes:
Set the right compatibility level - https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/3196320/sql-query-times-out-or-console-slow-on-certain-configuration-manager-d

Reindex right - https://www.scconfigmgr.com/2017/01/03/configuration-manager-sql-database-maintenance/

 

 

Apply Operating System: Download() failed. 80072efe

 

If you get this error try adding this command line to your task sequence

cmd.exe /c Wpeutil disablefirewall

 

let me know if this workaround helps.

 

Task Sequence can't find a dependency that doesn't exit

When I see 'Failed to run Task Sequence - This task sequence cannot be run because the program files for XXXXXXX cannot be locataed on a distribution point'

I go to Monitoring \ Distribution Status \ Content Status. It's the quickest way to search all package objects. Today the search came up with no results.

I exported the task sequence to make sense of it, found the ID in a section about OSDSubTaskSequenceTsReferencePackages -

<variable name="OSDSubTasksequenceTsReferenceApplications" property="TsReferenceApplications"></variable>

<variable name="OSDSubTasksequenceTsReferencePackages" property="TsReferencePackages">ZZZ00019,ZZZ0001F,ZZZ00020,ZZZ00024</variable></defaultVarList></subtasksequence>

 

What happened was someone removed a driver package and deleted it. The main task sequence still referenced it. To fix I modified the main task sequence, so it kicked off new policies.

 

 

 

Deploying Office 2019 VL

Office 2019 now uses click-to-run technology instead of 'setup /admin' there are a few changes, probably for the best in the long run.

Create Config Files

First you need to download to Office Deployment tool

This is a self extracting file that spits out setup.exe and 2 sample config files - one for 32-bit and one for 64-bit.
Edit the edition you want to download. If you want the Volume License version change the Product ID to 'ProPlus2019Volume'

You don't need to add Visio or Project as they are also downloaded.

Save the file and run 'setup.exe /download configuration-Office365-x64.xml'.
This will run in the background and download into a subfolder - Office.

Now you have the files you can make configurations using these resources
https://config.office.com/ - Spits out config files for Office 365 - At time of writing it isn't made for 2019 yet but should work ok.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/DeployOffice/office2019/deploy - Documentation on customising the confiuration files.

If you want a head start I've made config files for Office, Project and Visio - Download 

Example - Office 32-Bit, exclude OneDrive and Skype, accept EULA, Silent install, some customisations from Config.office.com

Test

To test your config files run setup.exe with the configure switch

setup.exe /configure configuration-OfficeProPlus-x86.xml

 

Deploy

Create an application in SCCM - with your files.
Deployment type - Script Installer

For Detection Methods:

Office - 32-Bit: %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\Winword.exe
Office - 64-Bit: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\WINWORD.EXE

Project - 32-Bit: %programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\WINPROJ.EXE
Project - 64-Bit: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\WINPROJ.EXE

Visio -  - 32-Bit: %programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\VISIO.EXE
Project - 64-Bit: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\VISIO.EXE

KMS

Download the Volume license app http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=878fef7e-3f4d-4d22-a423-f447c0f5bfdd
On the KMS server run the exe.

Follow the Wizard Prompts

Get your Office 2019 KMS Key from your Key Holder

Don't Click Commit! Click Cancel as you already have this configured

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCCM client = None after deploying an operating system

In an environment where you use certificates this can happen.

CLientIDManagerStartup.log will mention

Regtask: Failed to refresh MP. Error: 0x80004005

alot of times...

Below I have the 2 fixes!

Fix 1 is to take advantage of the TS Variable SMSTSPostAction to restart the computer once completed
with the value 'shutdown /r /t 0 /f'

This should ensure the cert is requested.

Fix 2:

From testing - after Fix 1 you may need to re-start the SCCM agent.
To do this create a scheduled task that runs on start-up

Program: Powershell

Arguments: -Command "& {start-sleep 120; restart-service ccmexec; Unregister-ScheduledTask -TaskName 'Restart SCCM Initial boot' -Confirm:$false;}"

Run whether or not user is logged on.

 

Export the scheduled task as 'RestartSCCM.xml' and create a package and command line to run at the end of OSD

SCHTASKS.exe /CREATE /RU system /XML "RestartSCCM.xml" /TN "Restart SCCM Initial boot"

 

Happy deploying!

Setting the Client Status Settings for Client Activity based on AD logon

SCCM will mark a computer inactive if none of the activity checks happen

  • Client policy request
  • Heartbeat discovery
  • Hardware Inventory
  • Software Inventory
  • Status messages sent

See technet

The default settings are 7 days for each of these settings which can be fine for a lot of businesses. If there are many devices that don't often connect to the network if may look as if there is more client health issues than there really is. To get an idea of how many devices have been on the network within x amount of days you can run the following query in the SQL Management Studio:

select sys.Name0, ClientActiveStatus, ClientState, ClientStateDescription, LastOnline 
from v_CH_ClientSummary cli
join v_R_System sys on sys.ResourceID=cli.ResourceID
where DATEDIFF(d, LastOnline, GetDate()) < 7
order by LastOnline desc

This uses LastOnline (Connected to AD) to get a list of the last 7 days. Then all you need to do is modify the 7 in the query to higher values to get a number that represents a higher percentage of your fleet contacting the AD. It could be 14 days, 30 days.

This will change depending on VPN usage, Direct Access. Once you enable the Cloud Management Gateway this setting will need to be tweaked again not using this data as clients will request policy from the internet.

 

To configure these settings:

  1. In the Monitoring workspace, click Client Status, then, in the Home tab, in the Client Status group, click Client Status Settings.

     

SCCM Component Manager

 

SCCM Component manager is a quick way to start/stop/pause SCCM components that you would normally control using the Service Manager.

The reason the Service manager is so slow is because it has to connect to every site system's registry and gather information. SCCM Component manager only connects to the server that you select so it is much quicker. It does however require WinRM to be enabled as it uses it to run powershell commands on remote servers.

You can run the tool on it's own or you can enable some right click tools action.

To do this extract to C:\ then copy the two guid folders to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminConsole\XmlStorage\Extensions\Actions

 

I made the tool mainly to learn about powershell GUI creation,  if @nowmicro would like to add it to right click tools, feel free to re-brand, polish and do as you would like

 

Download

If you want to learn about powershell gui creation please visit  Foxdeploy.com

Error message when no Asset Tag Detected

Set the computer name using the BIOS Asset Tag

If you are setting the Asset Tag the same name that the computer is, it makes sense to only have to input it once. I created a powershell script that will do the following:

If VM or Mac: Exit 0

If  computer exists in SCCM: Exit 0

If AssetTag Exists/Not empty: Set OSDComputerName to AssetTag, Exit 0

If AssetTag doesn't exist: Bring up an error message, Exit 1

 

Tested with HP and Dell machines.

Download Script https://github.com/happysccm/Files/tree/master/Check%20for%20Asset%20Tag%20-%20OSD%20AssetTag%20Check%20-%20Most%20code%20by%20Nickolaj%20and%20Dave%20Green

Update: Added optional script that uses the HP Ownership Tag

How to use:
Create a package for the script

Copy serviceUI.exe (From MDT Toolkit) to the same folder.

In the Task Sequence after initial format of the drive create a Run Command Line step using the package that you created

with the command: ServiceUI.exe -process:TSProgressUI.exe %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -NoProfile -WindowStyle Hidden -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -File AssetTag.ps1

 

Thanks Nickolaj and Dave Green for the initial form

 

MDT Toolkit files fail to download - could not resolve source

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If this happens during OSD, it is likely due to 2 settings in the BIOS.

 

I recommend

WIN7 -

Boot mode: Legacy
Sata mode: AHCI

Win10-

Boot mode: UEFI
Sata mode: AHCI

 

 

From the log:
The task sequence execution engine failed executing the action (Use Toolkit Package) in the group (Initialization) with the error code 2147942561
Action output: ... ursiveCreatePath(sPath.substr(0, nPos), psa), HRESULT=800700a1 (e:\nts_sccm_release\sms\framework\core\ccmcore\path.cpp,104)
RecursiveCreatePath(sPath.substr(0, nPos), psa), HRESULT=800700a1 (e:\nts_sccm_release\sms\framework\core\ccmcore\path.cpp,104)
RecursiveCreatePath( sNormalizedPath, psa ), HRESULT=800700a1 (e:\nts_sccm_release\sms\framework\core\ccmcore\path.cpp,159)
DownloadContentLocally (pszSource, sSourceDirectory, dwFlags, hUserToken, mapNetworkAccess), HRESULT=800700a1 (e:\nts_sccm_release\sms\framework\tscore\resolvesource.cpp,3582)
TS::Utility::ResolveSource (pszPkgID, sPath, 0, hUserToken, mapNetworkAccess), HRESULT=800700a1 (e:\nts_sccm_release\sms\client\osdeployment\installsoftware\runcommandline.cpp,399)
cmd.Execute(pszPkgID,sProgramName, dwCmdLineExitCode), HRESULT=800700a1 (e:\nts_sccm_release\sms\client\osdeployment\installsoftware\main.cpp,372)
Failed to resolve the source for SMS PKGID=PS10098B, hr=0x800700a1
Install Software failed to run command line, hr=0x800700a1. The operating system reported error 2147942561: The specified path is invalid.