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  1. 3.0 has a faster transfer rate than 2.0 does. Thus your image will deploy faster on 3.0.
  2. Notice the last line of the Version History for this release: Also follow the instructions here: Instructions Link Watch the video on the above URL!
  3. 7080s need to have Secure boot disabled for them to take an image. Ran into this in my last job.
  4. @PaddyBI created the above application pack with a powershell script to enable System Restore. And this pack gets pushed out to all machines that are imaged with our deployment media. If you go thru the Wizard of creating an application pack. It will guide you thru selecting your PS1 file, then it will automatically fill in the command line. I would recommend playing around with creating application packs. I have also created a lot of custom ones for 1 off apps that support silent installs. I would recommend having either a spare machine or even a VM with SD Client on it to push packages out to. Thats the only true way of knowing if they work. Then check Event Viewer for any SmartDeploy logs.
  5. You can create an Application Pack to run a PowerShell script. Thus you would create a Application Pack with your script and give it arguments to run. (well, I cannot upload a screenshot of my application pack or I would) The command output would look like this: powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -File "[ApplicationsFolder]\PowerShell - EnableSystemRestore\Files\(YourPowerShellScripthere)" Without parenthesis.
  6. @C ThelenOne catch to the process is if there is a major Windows release (ie 21H1 or 21H2). You want to avoid those updates in your golden image. I am currently performing the same steps as you since my boss wants the images to have the latest updates to speed up the deployment of machines faster. But I am overwriting the image file when capturing so I do not need to redo the USB deployment media since we are using the "Boot media" and not WDS or Offline USB.
  7. @Dozer Here is the code in the answer file that specifies region info: <regional_settings skip="0"> <time_zone>(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada)</time_zone> <input_locale>English (United States)</input_locale> </regional_settings> This came from lines 37 to 40 in the answer file. This can be done in the wizard as well (3rd from the last option). Obviously change the info as needed.
  8. Opinion/Feedback: What do you guys recommend for SmartDeploy: 1. Running it from a PC from 2016 running Win 10 Pro with a USB 3 drive for storage 2. Running it from a server Also what advantages do you have over using a Server versus a Desktop.
  9. Devon, I am still getting this. I went to %temp% and there is nothing there to delete except SquirrelSetup.log and a VMWare folder. Thoughts?
  10. Devon, I am not the account holder and do not have permission to submit a ticket. And since the attachment size limit is currently at 467Bytes, here is the text from the Log surrounding the error: 4/27/2021 4:08:58 PM : 5 : #blh,LoadAnswerFile,WriteToLog : Answer file location: E:\SmartDeploy\Answer Files\Win10_2009_Lenovo.xml 4/27/2021 4:08:58 PM : 5 : #blh,ParseAnswerFile,WriteToLog : <smartdeploy version="2.0" version_debug="2.0.3090.12085"> <deploy_wizard mode="Unattended"> <welcome skip="0"> <hide_options_button>false</hide_options_button> </welcome> <select_image_source skip="0"> <deployment_type>Local</deployment_type> </select_image_source> <cloud_platform_authentication skip="0"> <cloud_platform /> <refresh_token>[REMOVED]</refresh_token> </cloud_platform_authentication> <select_cloud_image /> <select_image skip="0"> <image_file>\\\SmartDeploy\Images\Windows 10 x64 v2009 04-20-21.wim</image_file> <image_name>Windows 10 x64 v2009 04-20-21</image_name> </select_image> <application_packs skip="0"> <location>\\\SmartDeploy\Application Packs</location> <application_pack installation_order="1">LenovoSystemUpdate.spk</application_pack> <application_pack installation_order="2">PolicyPak.spk</application_pack> <application_pack installation_order="3">PowerShell - EnableSystemRestore.spk</application_pack> </application_packs> <disk_options skip="0"> <!-- 0 = Recreate drives, 1 = Wipe & load drives, 2 = SmartMigrate --> <disk_option>0</disk_option> </disk_options> <product_key skip="0"> <product_key /> </product_key> <end_user_license_agreement skip="1"> <accept_eula>false</accept_eula> </end_user_license_agreement> <user_information skip="0"> <full_name>Windows User</full_name> <organization_name /> </user_information> <regional_settings skip="0"> <time_zone>(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada)</time_zone> <input_locale>English (United States)</input_locale> </regional_settings> <display_settings skip="0"> <resolution>Auto Detect</resolution> <color_depth>Auto Detect</color_depth> <refresh_rate>Auto Detect</refresh_rate> </display_settings> <network_tcpip_settings skip="0"> <ipv4> <!-- 0 = Obtain an IP address automatically, 1 = Use the following IP address --> <static>0</static> <ip_address /> <subnet_mask /> <default_gateway /> <preferred_dns_server /> <alternate_dns_server /> <preferred_wins_server /> <alternate_wins_server /> </ipv4> </network_tcpip_settings> <network_identification skip="0"> <computer_name /> <!-- 0 = Domain, 1 = Workgroup, 2 = Azure Domain Join --> <membership>0</membership> <domain>[REMOVED]</domain> <domain_options> <option></option> </domain_options> <organizational_unit>OU=Workstations,OU=Eastman &amp; Smith Workstations Win10,DC=eastmansmith,DC=private</organizational_unit> <organizational_unit_options> <option></option> </organizational_unit_options> <workgroup /> </network_identification> <join_domain_credentials skip="0"> <username>[REMOVED]</username> <domain>[REMOVED]</domain> <password>[REMOVED]</password> </join_domain_credentials> <wds_credentials> <server /> <username>[REMOVED]</username> <domain>[REMOVED]</domain> <password>[REMOVED]</password> </wds_credentials> <client skip="0"> <install_during_deployment>true</install_during_deployment> <console_server_name_or_ip_address></console_server_name_or_ip_address> <use_installed_certificate_thumbprint>true</use_installed_certificate_thumbprint> <certificate>1. *</certificate> <certificate_thumbprint>33604BD777C1BACA8C8F7B8CE6B1CD13867404EE</certificate_thumbprint> <certificate_text>Issued To: CN=* Issued By: CN=SmartDeploy Console/Client Service Root CA Thumbprint: 33604BD777C1BACA8C8F7B8CE6B1CD13867404EE</certificate_text> <use_custom_certificate_thumbprint>false</use_custom_certificate_thumbprint> <custom_certificate_thumbprint></custom_certificate_thumbprint> </client> <summary skip="0"> <hide_export_button>false</hide_export_button> </summary> <completion skip="0" /> <advanced_options> <general> <platform_pack skip="0">\\\SmartDeploy\Platform Packs</platform_pack> <system_properties> <system_property enabled="1">DISABLE_SYSTEM_RESTORE</system_property> <system_property enabled="0">RESTORE_DRIVE_LETTERS</system_property> <system_property enabled="0">ENABLE_ADMINISTRATOR_ACCOUNT</system_property> <system_property enabled="1">PRESERVE_CRASH_CONTROL_SETTINGS</system_property> <system_property enabled="1">PRESERVE_DESKTOP_ICONS</system_property> </system_properties> <configure_bios>false</configure_bios> <reboot_after_deployment>true</reboot_after_deployment> <shutdown_after_deployment>false</shutdown_after_deployment> </general> <identification skip="0"> <!-- 0 = Assign a new computer name automatically, 1 = Use the following naming method --> <naming_mode /> <naming_methods> <method>CUSTOM</method> <method>EXISTING</method> <method>WMI</method> </naming_methods> <custom_naming_scheme>ES-########</custom_naming_scheme> <prefix>ES-</prefix> <wmi_query>SELECT SMBIOSAssetTag FROM Win32_SystemEnclosure</wmi_query> </identification> <migration skip="0"> <protected_folder>Backup</protected_folder> <virtualization_platform /> <create_desktop_shortcut>false</create_desktop_shortcut> <files_to_exclude /> </migration> <tasks /> </advanced_options> <settings> <active_directory /> <network_shares skip="0"> <network_share> <local_name>Z:</local_name> <remote_name>\\\SmartDeploy</remote_name> <username>[REMOVED]</username> <domain>[REMOVED]</domain> <password>[REMOVED]</password> </network_share> </network_shares> <proxy_server> <proxy_server_url /> <username>[REMOVED]</username> <password>[REMOVED]</password> </proxy_server> <session_id /> <unattend_delay>10</unattend_delay> </settings> </deploy_wizard> </smartdeploy> 4/27/2021 4:08:59 PM : 1 : <.ctor>b__4,ShowModal,WriteToLog : MessageBox : Media Wizard : '<' is an unexpected token. The expected token is ';'. Line 3, position 17. 4/27/2021 4:08:59 PM : 5 : ExecuteQuery,ExecuteQuery,WriteToLog : Query: SELECT Manufacturer FROM Win32_ComputerSystem 4/27/2021 4:08:59 PM : 5 : ExecuteQuery,CallSite.Target,WriteToLog : Query: SELECT Manufacturer FROM Win32_ComputerSystem returned 1 results. 4/27/2021 4:20:19 PM : 1 : InvokeHandler,Button3_Click,WriteToLog : Media Wizard, '<' is an unexpected token. The expected token is ';'. Line 3, position 17., OK
  11. When creating or updating a Deployment media, I am receiving the below error. I looked at the answer file in VS Code and found nothing wrong. Here is the code it is having an issue with: <welcome skip="0"> Position 17 is after the "i" in skip. This is not affecting anything with creating the media or imaging. Thoughts?
  12. @Daniel When updating SmartDeploy, you have to generate a new client and update your deployment packages to the latest version.
  13. R Bond, that was with a previous employer who was getting rid of SmartDeploy (they probably got rid of it by now). I am not familiar with the resolution on this.
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