Category Archives: Windows 8

Where can I find the USMT return codes and error messages for USMT 5 based migrations ?

Introduction If you are using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 to migrate your computers from Windows XP to Windows 7 (or Windows 8) then you’ll be using USMT 5 (from the Windows 8 ADK). The return codes and error … Continue reading

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How can I pause a task sequence in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager ?

Introduction Sometimes things don’t go as planned, you are deploying an operating system to a computer and the task sequence fails. You can use normal troubleshooting methods such as     press F8 and review the smsts.log in CMTrace     review … Continue reading

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How can I set the DPI setting when deploying Windows 8 to the Microsoft Surface Pro with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1?

Introduction If you’ve followed my previous guide here,  you’ll have learned how to Deploy Windows 8 to the Microsoft Surface Pro using Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, however that guide didn’t show you how to set the DPI (dots per inch) … Continue reading

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How to fix when Windows Store tells you “we weren’t able to connect to the store. This might have”

Have you ever seen this in Windows 8 ? a non functional store with a nice message telling you… “We weren’t able to connect to the store. This might have happened because of a server problem or the network connection … Continue reading

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using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager – Part 14. Using Compliance Settings

In Part 1 of this series we created our new LAB, we got the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager ISO and extracted it, then copied it to our Active Directory server. We then created the System Management container in AD, … Continue reading

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