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  2. Thanks for your response Devon. I am good to go now. Thanks.
  3. Hi Chris, Aaron is correct - Windows Update management is not a feature of the product at this time. Note that you can use SmartDeploy to deploy a new image built from a VM using media with the latest version, and enable user data migration in your answer file. So if you want to reimage your endpoints with the latest version with minimal disruption, that is an option. I should mention - I understand that Windows 10 Version 1909 has started to become available on MSDN this week. We will begin testing with it as soon as we're able to get our hands on OS media for it, but please note that as of this writing, we can't confirm whether it is supported yet. If anyone else is reading this message later on, you can always check our Release Notes to see the list of currently supported operating systems. Glenn SmartDeploy Support
  4. Just to add - even with application packs I've downloaded from SmartDeploy - they are hit or miss. I've pushed out FileZilla as an example. With no issue previously. Went to push it to someone today and it wouldn't push.
  5. Thanks Jeff - I've done this with other MSI installs - sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I understand the process. But honestly, application deployment for me has been very hit or miss. It would be an awesome feature - but it's not terribly reliable. Perhaps I'm missing something. I don't seem to be able to troubleshoot it very well. The logs - at least where i'm looking don't really offer any help. And the event logs on the PC doesn't have anything. I've rebooted both the SmartDeploy workstation and my PC. Other pushes seem to work fine - driver updates for example. Not sure where to start with tracking this down.
  6. Hi Michael, I replied to your ticket and provided more guidance on mapping your drive. Thanks, Devon SmartDeploy Support
  7. Michael, are you telling where to map the drive in your Answer file? If this is not in your answer file, then its not going to PXE correctly. Also, make sure you update your WDS Image with the new answer file from within SD and in the WDS Server itself.
  8. Hello, I need a little help mapping to an image on the WDS Server. I have successfully PXE booted my Dell Optiplex 5070 and received the SmartDeploy Wizard. The problem is I can't figure out how to browse out or map to the image on the WDS Server. We are running SD version 2.0.3050. When the PXE client begins I get to the Select Image portion of the Wizard. Here I can click Browse or Network or I can manually type in the UNC path. If I select Browse I don't see any options to map a drive to the WDS server. If I manually type in the UNC path I get an error " object reference not set to an instance of an object". I am a bit stuck. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Michael
  9. Thank you both. I have been able to successfully PXE boot the Dell Optiplex 5070 to the Smart Deploy Wizard. I am having trouble mapping a drive, however. I"ll start a new topic for that. Thanks for your quick responses!
  10. Chris, that is a no. I haven't seen this feature and we have been using SD for over a year.
  11. Ted; First make sure that deployments are working correctly by testing one of the Application Packs we provide, like 7zip. Then, you'll need to make sure that you have the correct silent installation parameters either for exe or msi. You'll want to test from a command line first. Also, make sure that you're adding msiexec.exe /i to the start of the executable location field. For example: msiexec.exe /i [ApplicationsFolder]MyPack/Files/MyApp.msi
  12. Just a question, can Smart Deploy push Windows 10 feature updates and or security updates?
  13. I've tried the .EXE and .MSI and can't get either to install - it doesn't even show up in the logs. So I'm not sure where I'm failing.
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  15. Also, make sure your computer's BIOS is configured for network boot. Our Dells are coming to us with PXE boot turned off. You will also see option for Secure Boot. We are leaving this on and have no issues with SD PXE imaging.
  16. Hi Michael, On the target machine you will want to deploy to, you will want to perform a network boot from the network card. You should be able to see a network card or network boot option in the BIOS of the machine. Usually, it's F12 to PXE boot upon boot. What manufacture and model is the machine? I could probably find the correct key to PXE boot. Thanks, Devon SmartDeploy Support
  17. Hello all, I have a question about integrating SD with WDS. I am following the instructions in this article and have a question about the procedure on page 20. https://www.smartdeploy.com/wp-content/uploads/SmartDeploy_WDS.pdf I have the WDS built and the image imported. I am a little shaky on how to boot the client machine so that it can get the image. The directions to PXE boot are a little vague. Hoping you guys can point me in the right direction. I want to PXE boot the client so that it can get the image from the WDS server. Thanks, Michael
  18. The other error I am seeing, but not as frequently is on the client machine I am getting a Service Channel Error: Exception: The communication object, System.ServiceModel.Channels.ServiceChannel, cannot be used for communication because it is in the Faulted state. Server stack trace: at System.ServiceModel.Channels.CommunicationObject.ThrowIfFaulted() at System.ServiceModel.Channels.ServiceChannel.Call(String action, Boolean oneway, ProxyOperationRuntime operation, Object[] ins, Object[] outs, TimeSpan timeout) at System.ServiceModel.Channels.ServiceChannelProxy.InvokeService(IMethodCallMessage methodCall, ProxyOperationRuntime operation) at System.ServiceModel.Channels.ServiceChannelProxy.Invoke(IMessage message) Exception rethrown at [0]: at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.HandleReturnMessage(IMessage reqMsg, IMessage retMsg) at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.PrivateInvoke(MessageData& msgData, Int32 type) at SmartDeploy.ClientServiceWCF.ConsoleServiceWCFReference.IService.SendHeartbeat(String fromName, String fromMacAddress, Int32 fromPort, String fromHardwareID, String toName, String toMacAddress, Int32 toPort, String toHardwareID, Nullable`1 computerId, Computer computer, ComputerProperty[] computerProperties, String subscriberFromName, String clientVersion, String fromClass, Boolean isFromConsole, Boolean isFromClient, String authenticationKey) at SmartDeploy.ClientServiceWCF.ConsoleServiceWCFReference.ServiceClient.SendHeartbeat(String fromName, String fromMacAddress, Int32 fromPort, String fromHardwareID, String toName, String toMacAddress, Int32 toPort, String toHardwareID, Nullable`1 computerId, Computer computer, ComputerProperty[] computerProperties, String subscriberFromName, String clientVersion, String fromClass, Boolean isFromConsole, Boolean isFromClient, String authenticationKey)
  19. I attempting to deploy software out to end users with smartdeploy enterprise. Every time I attempt to push out a software it just kind of stalls out and does not fail or stop, just sits there saying "deploying" with the little icon next to it. Looking through logs on the server I am seeing that the only logs associated with it are "Audit Failures" from a user called "Guest" while I am logged into both machines as a domain administrator: An account failed to log on. Subject: Security ID: Domain\user Account Name: user Account Domain: domain Logon ID: 0xFB0B1 Logon Type: 3 Account For Which Logon Failed: Security ID: NULL SID Account Name: Guest Account Domain: LOC-SMARTDEPLOY Failure Information: Failure Reason: Account currently disabled. Status: 0xC000006E Sub Status: 0xC0000072 Process Information: Caller Process ID: 0x1730 Caller Process Name: C:\Windows\explorer.exe Network Information: Workstation Name: LOC-SMARTDEPLOY Source Network Address: - Source Port: - Detailed Authentication Information: Logon Process: Advapi Authentication Package: Negotiate Transited Services: - Package Name (NTLM only): - Key Length: 0 This event is generated when a logon request fails. It is generated on the computer where access was attempted. The Subject fields indicate the account on the local system which requested the logon. This is most commonly a service such as the Server service, or a local process such as Winlogon.exe or Services.exe. The Logon Type field indicates the kind of logon that was requested. The most common types are 2 (interactive) and 3 (network). The Process Information fields indicate which account and process on the system requested the logon. The Network Information fields indicate where a remote logon request originated. Workstation name is not always available and may be left blank in some cases. The authentication information fields provide detailed information about this specific logon request. - Transited services indicate which intermediate services have participated in this logon request. - Package name indicates which sub-protocol was used among the NTLM protocols. - Key length indicates the length of the generated session key. This will be 0 if no session key was requested. Any ideas on how to resolve this?
  20. Hi Sam, Let's take a look at your Application Logs from Event Viewer on the Windows 7 clients. Open Event Viewer and expand the Windows Logs - > Application and right click to save them. Please submit a ticket here and refer to this thread, and we can take a look at why the client is having issues with the Window 7 clients. Thanks, Devon SmartDeploy Support
  21. Sam, from my experience, if you take a computer and install an older version of the client on it, it will show up in the SDE Computer Management console and then it will update on its own without you having to do anything. Hope this helps.
  22. We upgraded our SmartDeploy install to 2.0.3050 and everything was good. Then we started our Windows 7-10 upgrade project. - When trying to use the USMT capture on some of our older clients SmartDeploy helpfully told us we needed to upgrade to a different client version for the USMT functionality (2.0.3035 I think?) and that's where the problems began. The server we used for our initial installs using smartdeploy no longer exists, but when trying to install the latest client using an MSI, it fails as it can't find the installer from the original location. - So it doesn't update. So we tried pushing the Installer via a GPO. - it updated our Win10 machines, but not the win7... - update fails. Then, in an almost last ditch effort first - All machines with an agent version earlier than 2.0.3050 were removed from the SDE Computer Management console. Then - All of the offending workstations, the SDE server, and domain controllers were rebooted. but even after days, the win7 machines haven't shown up in the console. Is there a script / Command I can run to purge all traces of the old agents, so the new agent can install, which will allow us to USMT all the things, and get this project back on track? The error it throws is 1714 the previous version of smart deploy could not be removed. contact your technical team. Help me DeployCentral! you're my only hope...
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  24. Ah, one thing I didn't think to check! I had to uninstall the Windows Defender feature from the server (it wouldn't disable via the Settings app for some reason) and we went down to 35 minutes, a significant improvement and much more in line with what I was expecting. Thanks for that! 😊
  25. Hi, I've just checked all of my downloaded application packs, and every one of them downloads a folder "Adobe DC" which seems to contain the Adobe Reader DC installer, making each script package over 200mb to download. Is this something wrong on my end or have you guys packaged Adobe DC with all of your Application Packs? In my screenshot, I've deleted it from "Script - Activate Office" and "Script - Activate Windows" I've also deleted and redownloaded all other "Script" packs - showing the large file size that it downloads.
  26. Disable any anti-virus real-time scanning, and it will be much faster.
  27. I build all my images on a PC with the server client installed, then capture the image there and then transfer it to the server. I find my 2012 server to be very slow as well, but then again its not a physicaly but a VMed server. Hope this helps.
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