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  2. SmartDeploySupport

    USB-C Thunderbolt dock and deploying

    No problem! Glad everything worked out
  3. Thanks to Jeff and his coworker I've got my server up and running again. It was either a missing MS update or because my region locale isn't fully supported that caused the issue.
  4. Hi, Sorry! Brainfart on my behalf. I was running with the old image, as I've had issues with my deployment server all week, and hadn't updated to the new image with the platform pack...
  5. JayM

    Cloud Deployment Token

    Awesome... Thank you for your help.
  6. SmartDeploySupport

    Cloud Deployment Token

    OneDrive the cloud token doesn't expire, but you will have to login every 90 days.
  7. JayM

    Cloud Deployment Token

    I'm using OneDrive - E5 license
  8. SmartDeploySupport

    USB-C Thunderbolt dock and deploying

    You will need to create boot media via the Media Wizard and select the Precision 5530 platform pack. This will inject the USB Ethernet driver into the boot media and allow you to get an IP address. Thanks, SmartDeploy Support
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  10. Hi, We have just recieved 6 Dell Precision 5530 with USB-C thunderbolt docks. I have activated the thunderbolt support functions in the BIOS, and I can PXE boot into SmartDeploy, but the PC never recieves an IP address afterwards. What's the best way to fix this?
  11. The expected behavior is that the local accounts are re-created. Open a ticket with Support and include your C:\Windows\Temp\Loadstate.log file from the target system to get help with what's going on.
  12. No. Workgroup. Thx.
  13. Are the student accounts domain accounts?
  14. SmartDeploySupport

    Cloud Deployment Token

    What cloud service are you using? SmartDeploy Support
  15. Is there an expiration date on the Token created for Cloud Deployment via Answer File? Thank you.
  16. The unattended deployment/migration of Windows 10 was successful except for the user accounts. I asked the system to copy the c:\Users folder and it did. It also presented the login page of the admin account as was specified in the answer file/deployment package. It did not however setup the student's user account. The C:\Users folder was copied and all data is there. I will be using Smart Deploy to constantly update my student's machines in our school. I would like them to be presented with the Windows login page of their own account. For now it is just presenting our ADMIN account page and no other account is preserved/created. 1) Can I have the student user account created? 2) How can I have the initial login page be that of the student's (if the above is true)? Thank you.
  17. SmartDeploySupport

    Deployment Password

    Unfortunatelym this is something SmartDeploy cannot control. You could password the BIOS to not allow PXE or turn off the WDS service on the WDS host when you're done imaging.
  18. Nagaraj

    Deployment Password

    Hello, We are using SmartDeploy with WDS for PXE boot. We are using answer file & unattended deployment. I am getting complaints from the Helpdesk that few users had accidentally started the PXE boot or somehow their boot order got changed and their machines got reimaged. I am trying to find if there is a way to set a Admin password prompt to proceed with deployment. For example in SCCM, we can set the Admin password to initiate a Task Sequence.
  19. jaykeblakk

    Unable to Deploy to a Lenovo T570

    Yes, I was able to deploy the image using the same media to another device, and I did include the platform pack for the device.
  20. Jeff Harris

    Unable to Deploy to a Lenovo T570

    I would venture a guess that this may be related to the specific target. Are you able to deploy the image using the same media to other systems? When you created the media; did you include the platform pack for this device?
  21. I am having an issue where I attempt to deploy to a target computer using deployment media. When I try to deploy, I get an error that says one piece of memory referenced another, and that the memory could not be read. I can then exit out, but it stops the deployment and reboots the computer. Is there any way to fix this? The logs are attached to this post. MININT-QBHP464.Logs.zip
  22. danderson@albany.edu

    Migrating SDE to a New Server

    Great! Thanks very much!
  23. SmartDeploySupport

    Migrating SDE to a New Server

    Hi there, Yes, this is possible. You'll need to move over your SmartDeploy console database and database-log. On your current (old) SmartDeploy server, you'll need to close the SmartDeploy console, and stop the console service by running this command in an Admin command prompt: sc stop sdeconsoleservice Once you've done that, you can copy these files from your existing workstation, and copy them into the same location on the new SmartDeploy server. (double-check the file names and extensions as you do this - there are several similarly-named files here) C:\Windows\System32\SmartDeploy.mdf C:\Windows\System32\SmartDeploy_log.ldf Then you can install the SmartDeploy console on your new workstation. Your client devices should reappear in the correct computer groups as they reach out to the new server. To get them to do so, you'll need to reinstall the SmartDeploy client on your target devices (with an updated hostname or IP address for your new SmartDeploy console), or update the ClientService.xml file on each client to point it to the new server. If you'd like a simple VBS script that can accomplish this, email us at support@smartdeploy.com (and reference this DeployCentral thread), and we'll send it over. Glenn SmartDeploy Support
  24. danderson@albany.edu

    Migrating SDE to a New Server

    I need to replace the machine I'm running my SDE server on. I know I can identify the path to the SD storage area on the new server. Are there also configuration files I can move that will preserve the console machine groups I have created? I hope I don't have to recreate each group manually on the new machine.
  25. SmartDeploySupport

    Updating BIOS on already deployed machines

    You would have to install the client manually to those target machines that were deployed via SmartDeploy or via group policy and only target those specific computers. If you need to reimage, you can install the SmartDeploy client during installation via the Advanced options in the Deploy/Answer file wizards. Currently, the driver update ability will only update plug and play drivers. So, any drivers that install via a task in the platform pack (Like BIOS), won't be updated if you decide to use this feature. This will change in a future version of SmartDeploy to allow BIOS to be updated in this way.
  26. SmartDeploySupport

    Cloud deployment

    SmartDeploy cloud deployment documentation starts on page 24 in our user guide which can be found here. You can have SmartDeploy installed on as many IT workstations as you would like. This won't affect licensing. License usage is only for deployed machines. Users could have SmartDeploy installed on their local laptop and create it from there. Thanks, SmartDeploy Support
  27. nsumner

    Cloud deployment

    Isn't in the user manual yet. How do I do a cloud deployment? I presume I should also make a new deployment that DOESN'T auto add to the domain (which means doesn't get AV etc which is a small problem too). I guess I should add all software to the image to eliminate that problem. Some other settings there is little to nothing to do I guess (like Windows updates etc). I could create for (many) of them registry files that are run though a script but I'm not really sure that makes any sense. Also is there any way I can have an easy way a user can create deployment media? Let me give you my use case. A perfect example where this would have been a life saver. We have people that travel out of the office regularly. I had a user whose laptop went crazy and DNS didn't work (could ping by IP, but no matter the network there was no DNS (though nslookup worked). I would like to be able to have deployed to this user. Since their computer didn't work I would need some sort of boot media (that they could create from another computer). I could send everybody with a DoK with the boot media, but honestly it won't happen, it would be out of date etc etc. I need some way that a user could create the boot media with relative ease. Is there any solution for this as well?
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