Here is a list of the current version and Configuration Manager build numbers, both current branch and 2012 R2.
I recommend using the Microsoft System Center 2012 Servicing Extension to find your current CU version.
These are the DHCP options you need for PXE boot to work with SCCM across different networks.
I have seen sccm clients stuck in provisioning mode several times during OSD deployment. The typical symptoms of clients stuck in provisioning mode are:
To verify if it is actually stuck in provisioning mode we need to take a look at the registry of the client.
Deployment took an extra restart after selecting which task sequence to use. This happend because multiple task sequences where published to the computer and the boot image for the selected task sequence where not used initially when booting.
I fixed this by making the task sequences use the same boot image. I know this might not be the ideal solution for everyone but the problem with this extra reboot is different version of bootimages beeing used.
This is how you upgrade from evaluation version to full version of configmgr 2012. You enter the product key during the install phase of configuration manager 2012.
I had a weird problem with a customer during deployment of Windows 7. Deployment of the image went fine but during the phase “Setup Windows and Configuration Manager” I would get the following error message: TSMBOOTSTRAP.EXE The program couldn´t start, becuase ccmcore.dll is missing. Read More
Today I did some work for a customer who had already installed configuration manager, but they had not set up deployment. I enabled PXE on the distribution point but the clients did not get a repsonse when trying to pxe boot. The first place I check is the SMSPXE.LOG to see what happends but the file did not exist.
My colleage at Atea, Oddvar Håland Moe, have written a script that dumps the password of the network access account from the boot image in plain text. This is why you never enable command line support in your boot images on a production network. Anyone will be able to retrieve the password during PXE boot / OS deployment. Read More
These log files are useful to troubleshoot the errors with the configuration manager client.
Also check out this TechNet article for more information about log files sin System Center Configuration Manager 2012.
In this guide for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 I will show how to create a limiting device collection structure. We start with All Systems as root, and create one collection for all servers and one for all workstations.