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  1. Hi all, When we are deploying our images across our WAN to multiple computers, it is taking around 6-8 hours per machine to apply the image. I realise this all down to bandwidth, image size (ours is 13GB), etc. but i was wondering if the following would work: We have local servers at each site, and we were wondering if it is possible to copy the image to these local servers and deploy the images that way - saving on bandwidth and allowing for machines to image quicker? I realise this is a long shot, but has anyone else come across this? Hope you can help. Cheers Stephen
  2. Hello, We are planning to deploy SmartDeploy to a number of machines where platform packs aren't available. This isn't an issue for us as Windows 10 Pro installs standard drivers onto the PC until we can pull them down through Windows Update. When we deploy an image remotely to run an unattended installation, it won't proceed further until someone clicks "Yes" to proceed past the message about having no platform pack (message attached). Does anyone know if there is a way to automatically accept this option during an unattended deployment? We are a small charity and can't afford to pay for platform packs ?
  3. Hi, Can anyone let me know where to find out the meanings of the symbols in the smartdeploy console - or how to find out what they mean? Thanks
  4. When I've re-imaged our Dell Latitude laptops, and we have group policy settings set to force CTRL ALT DEL to login, there is a different message: Press and hold the power button, then press the volume down button to unlock. (Or you can unlock by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete.) It's as if it thinks the laptop is a tablet. Not sure if this is a SmartDeploy Platform Pack issues, as a few forums are pointing this to HID Filter drivers and possible BIOS updates. Just thought iI'd put it out there in case others are having the same issue
  5. I've recreated my gold reference machine from scratch using the 1709 ISO, and all appears to working well now. I didn't update any apps or anything before capture.
  6. Yeah, we've just come across this too. Just came to light after deploying to only a few machines for end user testing. All Win 10 Pro images are 1709, and I've seen lots of TechNet threads going around about it and looking to try out a few solutions. Bit of a headache!
  7. Hi, When we are attempting to deploy an image from the Computer Management screen, on some machines the prompt does not appear at the remote computer. Are there any tools we can use to figure out why this is happening? Or is there a general fix for this? On the same machine, we have tried booting from USB but this doesn't appear to work either (flashing "_" cursor) when selecting to boot from USB media. Can anyone shed any light on this? Thanks
  8. Also, when capturing the image, it is showing two Local disks. one assigned C: and the other unassigned. Could this be the issue?
  9. Hi Jeff, I've checked our VM and there is only one virtual hard disk (with two partitions) but it is still showing the same error. Any ideas? I'm very new to SmartDeploy and have followed the instructions to the letter, so i'm struggling with this one now. Do you have any other ideas?
  10. Thanks for the reply Jeff. I will check this out on Monday and let you know how I get on. Yes we are using the USMT. I'll give those suggestions a try on Monday. Many thanks.
  11. When attempting to deploy a package to a remote computer, and running the deploy wizard, an error message appears saying: The target computer does not contain a corresponding disk. This is when attempting an upgrade from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro using the wipe and load method. Any ideas? Thanks Stephen
  12. Hi all, Hoping someone can help me out here. Whenever I deploy an image, it is applying the United States system locale, even though my template machine is set to United Kingdom. There isn't a system locale setting when creating the image, so I have tried to replace the regional settings in the .xml file from the following: <regional_settings skip="0"> <time_zone>(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London</time_zone> <input_locale>English (United Kingdom)</input_locale> </regional_settings> to this: <regional_settings> <time_zone>(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London</time_zone> <input_locale> <ui_language>en-GB</ui_language> <system_locale>en-GB</system_locale> <user_locale>en-GB</user_locale> <input_locale>en-GB</input_locale> </input_locale> </regional_settings> Has anyone come across this issue and managed to resolve it? My computer template is Windows 10 Pro. Please help. Thanks, Stephen
  13. Thanks Jeff. I have managed to get them downloading now. It looks like it could've been a proxy issue. I am going to raise another post to see if anyone knows the URL's that need to be bypassed in our PAC file. Thanks again. Stephen
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