Download the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8.1

The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) is a collection of tools that you can use to customize, assess, and deploy Windows operating systems to new computers.

Supported Operating System

To install the Windows ADK, your computer must be running one of the following operating systems:

• Windows 8.1
• Windows 8
• Windows 7
• Windows Server 2012 R2
• Windows Server 2012
• Windows Server 2008 R2

Direct Download Link: http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/A/E/6AEA92B0-A412-4622-983E-5B305D2EBE56/adk/adksetup.exe

After installing IE10, sysprep fail with error: SYSPRP LaunchDll:Could not load DLL C:WindowsSysWOW64iesysprep.dll[gle=0x000000c1]

This took me quite some time to figure out.

When running a build and capture task sequece from ConfigMgr, it won’t give any errors

Even after the image is captured and ready for re-deployment, the error appears when trying to run Setup Windows and Configmgr from a deployment task sequence. It would just break/stop right in the middel of that process, leaving your with pretty mush a useless deployment

Solution:

Set permission for group Administrators ( Full Control ) to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSetupSysprepCleanup

Value Name

{EC9FE15D-99DD-4FB9-90D5-5B56E42A0F80}

Value Data

C:WindowsSysWOW64iesysprep.dll,Sysprep_Cleanup_IE

replace with

C:WindowsSystem32iesysprep.dll,Sysprep_Cleanup_IE

Set permission for group Administrators ( Full Control ) to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSetupSysprepGeneralize

Value Name

{EC9FE15D-99DD-4FB9-90D5-CE53C91AB9A1}

Value Data

C:WindowsSysWOW64iesysprep.dll,Sysprep_Generalize_IE

replace with

C:WindowsSystem32iesysprep.dll,Sysprep_Cleanup_IE

Set permission for group Administrators ( Full Control ) to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSetupSysprepSpecialize

Value Name

{EC9FE15D-99DD-4FB9-90D5-676C338DC1DA}

Value Data

C:WindowsSysWOW64iesysprep.dll,Sysprep_Cleanup_IE

replace with

C:WindowsSystem32iesysprep.dll,Sysprep_Cleanup_IE

setting this from a batch file:

IEhotfix.cmd:

regini -m \%computername% iesysprep.dll.txt  reg add HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSetupSysprepCleanup /v {EC9FE15D-99DD-4FB9-90D5-5B56E42A0F80} /t REG_SZ /d “C:WindowsSystem32iesysprep.dll,Sysprep_Cleanup_IE” /f  reg add HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSetupSysprepGeneralize /v {EC9FE15D-99DD-4FB9-90D5-CE53C91AB9A1} /t REG_SZ /d “C:WindowsSystem32iesysprep.dll,Sysprep_Cleanup_IE” /f  reg add HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSetupSysprepSpecialize /v {EC9FE15D-99DD-4FB9-90D5-676C338DC1DA} /t REG_SZ /d “C:WindowsSystem32iesysprep.dll,Sysprep_Cleanup_IE” /f

iesysprep.dll.txt

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSetupSysprepCleanup [1] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSetupSysprepGeneralize [1] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSetupSysprepSpecialize [1]

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Preview Now Available

MDT 2013 Preview includes:

  • Support for the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8.1 Preview. (The Windows ADK for Windows 8.1 Preview is available on the Microsoft Download Center.)´
  • Support for deployment of Windows 8.1 Preview and Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview, as well as Windows 7 and Windows 8 families of operating systems.
  • Support for zero-touch integration (ZTI) with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Preview.

Dont forget to sign up for the Client Management program on Connect in the MDT group.

 

http://connect.microsoft.com/ConfigurationManagervnext/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=50082

 

 

New Dell WINPE 4.0 Driver CAB Pack 19/05-2013

With the Dell Client Systems Deployment CAB, you can perform the following tasks:

1) Use Microsoft Windows OS-based PnP enumeration capabilities to install drivers for applicable devices
2) Create a system-level optimized deployment sequence
3) Setup an appropriate boot control sequence
4) Optimize the deployment of targeted system-specific driver packages

Release Date: 5/19/2013
Importance: Optional
Version: 1.0,A01

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDetails/Product/latitude-e6530?driverId=F80M9&osCode=W864&fileId=3181395316&languageCode=EN&categoryId=SM#

Simple, but nice script to install the ConfigMgr Client

This is simple, but nice script to install the ConfigMgr Client – very handy in transition phases.

‘Install-CMClient.vbs
on error resume next

Dim currentVer
currentVer = “5.00.7711.0000”

‘Init common variables
Dim wshShell
Dim objFileSystem
Set wshShell = wscript.CreateObject(“wscript.Shell”)
Set objFileSystem = CreateObject(“scripting.FileSystemObject”)

‘Main Flow
If CheckSCCM = False Then
InstallSCCMAgent
ElseIf CheckSCCMVersion maxVer Then
maxVer = thisVer
End If

Next
CheckSCCMVersion = maxVer
End Function

Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 SP1 is now supported on Configuration Manager 2007 R3 with Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

The changes will be reflected in the Supported Configuration pages within a few months.

Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 SP1 is now supported on Configuration Manager 2007 R3 with Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 with System Center Configuration Manager SP2 now supports Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 SP1 Desktop Client and Application Virtualization Client for Remote Desktop Services. This client release enables support for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

The following are the limitations and workaround to import App-V packages using Configuration Manager.

Configuration Manager fails to import App-V packages when there is more than one XML in the package folder. App-V Sequencer 4.6 SP1 creates the file Report.xml when creating an App-V package. Configuration Manager expects to find only one xml file in the package folder and will fail when it identifies more than one XML file in the folder. To work around this problem delete the file report.xml manually from the package folder before you import the App-V package.

No software updates are required.

PowerCFG – a bit further….

A bit further using PowerCFG…

Found this nice list on Richard Smiths blog

sets the power configuration to High Performance
powercfg -setactive 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c

tweaks the basic power settings
powercfg -change -hibernate-timeout-ac 0
powercfg -change -hibernate-timeout-dc 0

turns hibernation off
powercfg -hibernate OFF

require password when console wakes up (0=false, 1=true)
powercfg -setacvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c fea3413e-7e05-4911-9a71-700331f1c294 0e796bdb-100d-47d6-a2d5-f7d2daa51f51 0
powercfg -setdcvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c fea3413e-7e05-4911-9a71-700331f1c294 0e796bdb-100d-47d6-a2d5-f7d2daa51f51 0

also needed to show up on Power Menus…
powercfg -setacvalueindex 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e fea3413e-7e05-4911-9a71-700331f1c294 0e796bdb-100d-47d6-a2d5-f7d2daa51f51 0
powercfg -setdcvalueindex 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e fea3413e-7e05-4911-9a71-700331f1c294 0e796bdb-100d-47d6-a2d5-f7d2daa51f51 0

power plan type (0=power saver, 1=high performance, 2=balanced)
powercfg -setacvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c fea3413e-7e05-4911-9a71-700331f1c294 245d8541-3943-4422-b025-13a784f679b7 1
powercfg -setdcvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c fea3413e-7e05-4911-9a71-700331f1c294 245d8541-3943-4422-b025-13a784f679b7 1

hard disk timeout
powercfg -setacvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c 0012ee47-9041-4b5d-9b77-535fba8b1442 6738e2c4-e8a5-4a42-b16a-e040e769756e 0
powercfg -setdcvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c 0012ee47-9041-4b5d-9b77-535fba8b1442 6738e2c4-e8a5-4a42-b16a-e040e769756e 0

wireless adapter power (0=max perf, 1=low power saving, 2=med power saving, 3=max power saving)
powercfg -setacvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c 19cbb8fa-5279-450e-9fac-8a3d5fedd0c1 12bbebe6-58d6-4636-95bb-3217ef867c1a 0
powercfg -setdcvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c 19cbb8fa-5279-450e-9fac-8a3d5fedd0c1 12bbebe6-58d6-4636-95bb-3217ef867c1a 0

sleep timeout
powercfg -setacvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c 238c9fa8-0aad-41ed-83f4-97be242c8f20 29f6c1db-86da-48c5-9fdb-f2b67b1f44da 0
powercfg -setdcvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c 238c9fa8-0aad-41ed-83f4-97be242c8f20 29f6c1db-86da-48c5-9fdb-f2b67b1f44da 0

close action (0=do nothing, 1=sleep, 2=hibernate, 3=shutdown)
powercfg -setacvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 5ca83367-6e45-459f-a27b-476b1d01c936 0
powercfg -setdcvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 5ca83367-6e45-459f-a27b-476b1d01c936 0

also needed to show up on Power Menus…
powercfg -setacvalueindex 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 5ca83367-6e45-459f-a27b-476b1d01c936 0
powercfg -setdcvalueindex 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e 4f971e89-eebd-4455-a8de-9e59040e7347 5ca83367-6e45-459f-a27b-476b1d01c936 0

processor power cstate (0,1=power saver, 2,3=balanced, 4,5=high perf)
powercfg -setacvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c 54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00 68f262a7-f621-4069-b9a5-4874169be23c 4
powercfg -setdcvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c 54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00 68f262a7-f621-4069-b9a5-4874169be23c 4

minimum processor state
powercfg -setacvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c 54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00 893dee8e-2bef-41e0-89c6-b55d0929964c 100
powercfg -setdcvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c 54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00 893dee8e-2bef-41e0-89c6-b55d0929964c 100

processor power perfstate settings
powercfg -setacvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c 54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00 bbdc3814-18e9-4463-8a55-d197327c45c0 4
powercfg -setdcvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c 54533251-82be-4824-96c1-47b60b740d00 bbdc3814-18e9-4463-8a55-d197327c45c0 4

monitor timeout
powercfg -setacvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c 7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99 3c0bc021-c8a8-4e07-a973-6b14cbcb2b7e 0
powercfg -setdcvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c 7516b95f-f776-4464-8c53-06167f40cc99 3c0bc021-c8a8-4e07-a973-6b14cbcb2b7e 0

multimedia settings (0=take no action, 1=prevent computer from sleeping, 2=enable away mode)
powercfg -setacvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c 9596fb26-9850-41fd-ac3e-f7c3c00afd4b 03680956-93bc-4294-bba6-4e0f09bb717f 2
powercfg -setdcvalueindex 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c 9596fb26-9850-41fd-ac3e-f7c3c00afd4b 03680956-93bc-4294-bba6-4e0f09bb717f 2

set the absentia power scheme (the scheme used when no one is logged in)
powercfg -setabsentia 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c