Just an FYI that at 10:00am Pacific time on August 5, 2009, we’ll be hosting a webcast on automating Windows 7 operating system deployments using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007. I have the intro and a registration link below so mark your calendars now:
Product(s): Windows,Windows 7.
Audience(s): IT Professional.
Duration: 60 Minutes
Start Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
We focus on automating Windows 7 operating system deployments using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager in this webcast. First, we cover how to automate hardware and software inventory using Asset Intelligence to determine what applications and hardware are needed for deploying Windows 7. Next, we examine deploying Windows 7 packages, and we discuss how to add Windows 7 packages to System Center Configuration Manager and then the deploy packages to bare metal machines and existing Windows Vista clients across the enterprise.
Presenter: Kevin Remde, Senior IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation
A prolific blogger, Kevin Remde shares his thoughts, ideas, and tips on the TechNet Events Bloggers Web site and the IT Professional Community Web site. As a webcast presenter, he has landed on the Microsoft top 10 webcast list several times. Kevin has worked as both a developer and an IT professional, so he loves sharing helpful new solutions and technologies with his IT peers. At Microsoft, Kevin relishes the opportunity to generate fresh ideas and run with them. He received his bachelor’s degree in computer science at the University of Minnesota (go Gophers!), where he also studied music theory and composition.
For more information and to register online visit TechNet Webcast: Automating Windows 7 Deployments Using System Center Configuration Manager (Level 300).
J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer
I have downloaded the SCCM SP2 open beta. I have Windows 7 x32 imaged and deployed to 30 odd people. Unfortunately everyone keeps asking for the Windows 7 x64 version and I am having trouble
capturing a Windows 7 x64b image. It fails when the image is ready to be captured. I have been told that the issue is a bug with SCCM SP2 (sysprep is referenced in the wrong place in the Windows 7 64bit version) and this has been fixed internally at Microsoft.
Is this correct?
Do you know if this bug fix will be released to the public? Or do I need to wait for RTM of SCCM SP2?
The issue I am having is listed below.
The task sequence execution engine failed executing the action (Prepare OS) in the group (Capture the Reference Machine) with the error code 1
Action output: rce DLL 'C:\Windows\SysWOW64\CCM\1033\TSRES.DLL'
=======================[ OSDPrepareOS.exe ] =======================
Command line: "osdprepareos.exe" /activate:false /bmsd:true
Local machine is not a domain controller.
System partition is NTFS
CCM::Utility::Filesystem::File::Exists(sSysprepFile), HRESULT=80040001 (e:\nts_sms_fre\sms\framework\osdcore\deployutil.cpp,407)
Sysprep.exe is not present on this machine.
VerifyDeployTools(), HRESULT=80040001 (e:\nts_sms_fre\sms\framework\osdcore\deployutil.cpp,598)
DeployUtil::VerifyCaptureRequirements(m_bDebug), HRESULT=80040001 (e:\nts_sms_fre\sms\client\osdeployment\prepareos\prepareos.cpp,1279)
pCmd->Sysprep(bActivate, bMsd), HRESULT=80040001 (e:\nts_sms_fre\sms\client\osdeployment\prepareos\main.cpp,270)
Exiting with error code 1
Machine does not meet OSD capture requirements. Capture can not continue.
Unable to sysprep the machine, hr=80040001
Sysprep'ing the machine failed, hr=80040001. The operating system reported error 1: Incorrect function.