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  1. I am getting the error "one or more computers are connected to the cloud" when trying to push any application package to a computer connected to are network and it is being shown in Computer Management. The .msi was created through client installer and not cloud, also when the computer in computer management is right clicked cloud is not checked as a preference. Why might a local computer say cloud when it is not?
  2. I am relatively new to this product and figuring things out as I go but is there any way to see where a deployment is within the process? I have one deployment that has been deploying for over 4 hours where others have only taken an hour to an hour and a half. There is a log created but it contains no information. We have roaming profiles saved to network drives and there isn't much data stored locally. I just want to know if the process is failing and if so where. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  3. Hello, When pushing images from the SmartDeploy console to Windows 7 machines, I have been receiving the following error. "The target computer does not contain a corresponding disk" I am able to image the computers without issue with the offline method however. What options do I have to remotely image machines using the over the network (not cloud) deployment package? Please note that the VM I have created for reference/image only has one HDD with two partitions.It is the same VM I use for offline deployments that appear to work without issues. Thank you, Ari
  4. Hey guys so i'm having a bit of troubles getting BitLocker to enable on first login. I'm currently using this script which I found here on Smart Deploy "manage-bde.exe -on C : -RecoveryPassword -SkipHardwareTest" We have setup the group policy, and I have made sure that TPM is enabled in the machines BIOS, but it doesn't seem to want to enable BitLocker. When I take that script and try to run it manually to see if its running into any issues, and i do get something back, I have attached an image. So i'm wondering if there is something wrong with the cmd line. I'm wondering if
  5. Hey guys, So I am wondering if there is a way to have the Answer file grab the computers serial number, instead of the Asset tag. We use dell computers, So i would need to be able to get the Service tag. Thanks for the help!
  6. 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
  7. With the new cloud deployment available, will we be able to leverage that across networks? Of course initially we'd have to image on the original network even using the cloud deployment but I'm wondering, after initial imaging, would we be able to pull up the console, pull up the machine in the computer management list, right click on the machine and schedule a deployment, even if they are off of the original network? As of right now, even with the cloud package set up, if I schedule a deployment, what package does that pull? The one on my SmartDeploy "server" or the one that I've cloud upload
  8. Update: It's now 12:38p and the USMT.MIG file has finally progressed to the expected value of 3.9GB. The client computer has also progressed to the "cleaning volume 1 of 1" stage. So, does anyone have any input on what caused the delay? Hi, I've been testing the Deployment and migration parts of SDE on a few computers and one seems to be stuck uploading the backup data. The computer began the deployment process just fine, rebooted into Smart Deploy, and began "migrating user". I watched as the USMT.MIG file on the server climbed to 2.4GB at 11:05am. Now, at 12PM, the file
  9. 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
  10. So, odd one here. Testing cloud deployment. Created deployment package, uploaded files to OneDrive, went back to Smartdeploy and vooom, Cloud Deployment Package has vanished. All the files are still there where they should be. Have done it five times now and each time exactly the same. Oh, as an aside, your help link in the application links to very old instructions, nothing on Cloud at all.
  11. One feature that I have started to utilize in SmartDeploy Enterprise is differencing images. This technology is currently available for you to reduce your image development time, decrease the amount of space required for OS image storage, and improve the change management process of 'certifying' OS images in your IT organization. A simple way to think about differencing images is that they represent only the changes (delta) between image ‘A’ and image ‘B.’ Most IT shops have at least a dozen different images they are supporting and maintaining which hogs valuable network space and more imp
  12. Ok so here is the situation. I haven't purchased the License yet to this service because I wanted to make sure that it would work, so I took an old computer i7 2nd gen, 12 gb ram, stock intel board. I installed Server 2012R2 (ill refer to this as host from now on) and then installed the Hyper-V role and created another windows server 2012r2 (SmartDeploySrv) image and I also made my reference machines on the host. It has all worked super smooth until now. I was able to make the reference machine and capture their image and download the ppk for the machine and I even configured it with WDS and c
  13. I will be upgrading 30 users in the spring of 2017. The deployment will be to EFI enable PC. From what I understand EFI image capture is not supported by SmartDeploy. I was inform that SmartDeploy can be deploy to a EFI ready pc with a standard Bios image. My question is, Has anyone done this? If you have can your share some information on how this is done? Since there are multiple partitions that will need to be created EFI, MSR, Primary, recovery partitions for EFI enable PC's to work. Do I have to create the EFI needed partitions before hand or stop my deployment and create the partitions a
  14. Howdy, When I deploy a Deployment Package (including image) the target host boots into smart deploy but then requests an image to be selected. Isn't this image supposed to be a part of the package? Apologies if I'm missing something simple here.
  15. I am trying to deploy an image to a Lenovo T520. I have the latest client (1.1.5010) and I downloaded the latest .PPK for it (Dated 7/8/15). The deployment process kicks off just fine. The client recognizes the model of the laptop and deploys the image to the machine (using Windows Deployment Services). It gets through the image deployment, and gets through the Windows 7 Setup (x64) screens but when it gets to the very first time the desktop comes alive, the automatic login to the network that kicks off a post_install script fails because NONE of the drivers have been installed for Windows
  16. Hello, I'm currently trying out SmartDeploy Enterprise trial and I want to know about setting up tasks. I apologize if this question was already answered in another forum. Is there a way to set up post and pre installation tasks without having to go to every computer we image? On our current system, we set up the task sequence and then have individual pre and post OS installation tasks set up. Post install tasks are things like installing MS Office, Java, etc.... I want my technicians to have as little interaction with the PC as possible. Basically all I want them to do is give the co
  17. Here are some handy logs and locations to check out if you run into any deployment issues. You can always view the following logs in: C:\Windows\Debug - Deploy.log is created by SmartDeploy Enterprise and will show you deployment errors that may have occurred with SmartDeploy. - Netseteup.log will show any issues with the deployed machine joining the domain. If you are running windows 7, the windows setup logs are located in C:\Windows\Panther If you are having issues with drivers on your deployed machine, be sure to check out C:\Platform\Dism.txt. This log will show you what occurred
  18. SmartDeploy now fully supports OS image capture for deployment using Microsoft's Windows Deployment Services (WDS). Devon's blog does an excellent job of over-viewing the process to capture a WDS compatible SmatDeploy image file. The process is wizard-driven and truly extends the capability of the product. In a large computer lab settings, it is very desirable for you to be able to automate the deployment wizard using an answer file. For example, some of the large labs I support include upwards of 40 systems of a single hardware type requiring the same platform pack. I will discuss how
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