Monthly Archives: April 2014

UEFI deployments randomly produce a OsdDiskPart.exe – Application Error in ConfigMgr 2012 R2 CU1

When doing some UEFI deployments to tablets recently I was seeing OSDDiskPart errors when it tried to partition the disc for UEFI, the error read OsdDiskPart.exe – Application Error. . The instruction at 0x584c8374 referenced memory at 0x000005c0. The memory … Continue reading

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How can I make multiple hidden task sequences available on-demand in Configuration Manager 2012 R2?

Introduction   In a previous post I explained how to deploy hidden task sequences in Configuration Manager by using the SMSTSPreferredAdvertID variable. You can use that method (or variations of it) to Deploy Task Sequences that are hidden and only … Continue reading

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How can I get into the bios on a Dell Venue Pro 11 ?

I’m testing a bunch of Tablets at work including the Dell Venue 11 Pro (Deploying Windows 8.1 x64 via Configuration Manager 2012 R2) and I needed to get into the bios. To get into the bios from a powered off … Continue reading

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Microsoft releases Windows 8.1 Update (KB2919355), how does it impact System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and MDT 2013 ?

Introduction Microsoft have released Windows 8.1 update and a corresponding version of the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Windows 8.1 Update. This new version of the ADK was released to support the new update to Windows 8.1 … Continue reading

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How can I manage modern devices using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager ? – Part 8

In Part 1 of this mini series we integrated Windows Intune with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. In Part 2 we added Support for iOS devices (Iphone, iPad). In Part 3 we learned the difference between App Package for … Continue reading

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