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How can I display video correctly in WinPE during UEFI Network boot on a Lenovo Thinkpad 10 using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Introduction More and more touch enabled Windows 8 hardware is becoming available, which is great news for us but it also poses some technical challenges. I recently had to image some Lenovo ThinkPad 10′s with Windows 8.1 using UEFI network … Continue reading

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How can I increase the SMSTS.Log file size for PXE based OS Deployments using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager ?

Introduction I’ve seen a lot of questions about how you can increase the log file size for PXE based Operating System Deployments using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager so hopefully the 2 different methods below will clear things up. … Continue reading

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How can I dynamically deploy multiple operating systems with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager ?

Introduction Traditionally you deploy one operating system per task sequence but there are times when you might want to deploy more than operating system in the same task sequence. There are a variety of ways of doing this, for example … Continue reading

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How can I sync the BIOS date in WinPE to avoid PXE boot failure with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager ?

Introduction I’ve seen this quite a bit so I thought I might as well post it in case others see the same problem, what happens is that computers (virtual or real) that have an incorrect date in the BIOS will … Continue reading

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System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Step By Step Guides

Introduction This is a mirror of a page (an index) of the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Step By Step Guides written by myself which are posted on windows-noob.com or here on this blog. The page is actually an index … Continue reading

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