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Windows 10 Optional Feature Optical Character Recognition Install Failed

After researching this on and off for ages, i finally came across a proper fix for this issue! The problem is applicable to clients that are pointed at a WSUS server and that is where they try to ...
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Windows 10 Optional Feature Optical Character Recognition Install Failed

I was running Windows 10 Build 1803 on a workstation that had been reset. It would constantly attempt to install optional language packs, but fail with error code 0x800F0594. I finally found a ...
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On Server 2016, can i set up a cluster and install MDT so that MDT is highly available?

There is an option to build distributed MDT environment, which can cover your needs. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/deploy-windows-mdt/build-a-distributed-environment-for-windows-...
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How do I stop Windows 10 Install from modifying BIOS boot settings?

Learned the following: On Linux, this would be fairly straightforward, via efibootmgr EasyUEFI would let me do what I want too - command line support requires a fairly cheap license; but I don't feel ...
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How do I configure the Hyper-V virtual switch to share internet without bridging on the host machine?

You need to create a new internal network in Hyper-V-settings for virtual switches. A corresponding virtual NIC will show up in your Hyper-V-Hosts network-settings. On your physical connection, ...
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Import Powershell AD Module during MDT Task Sequence

When you're not logged on as a domain user, you need to explicitly instantiate a PSDrive and then run *-AD* commands from there: Import-Module ActiveDirectory -WarningAction SilentlyContinue New-...
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Running PowerShell scripts as an Application in MDT 2013

in the 'quiet install command' of your application: powershell.exe -executionpolicy bypass -noprofile -noninteractive -file ".\[yourscriptfile].ps1" There main issue with just putting the ps1 file ...
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Deploying Applications via MDT Fails

Setup errors typically don't lie: "Source file not found(cabinet): \\WSUS\DeploymentShare$\Applications\Adobe Acrobat Reader DC\Data1.cab. Verify that the file exists and that you can access it." ...
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How do I stop Windows 10 Install from modifying BIOS boot settings?

I came up with this powershell script that works for me. It's not perfect because it just "stupidly" moves the first non-Windows boot entry to the top. That works for my purposes and there may be a ...
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MDT Deployed Image has tanked ability to Apply Cumulative Windows 10 updates

You have misunderstood the support article, which says: Microsoft strongly recommends you install the latest servicing stack update (SSU) for your operating system before installing the latest ...
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Dell Latitude 3490 - MDT results in "No Boot Device Found"

To provide some closure, this was the answer: I had to add a DHCP Policy to treat legacy and UEFI clients differently. I had to wait until our DHCP server (2008 R2) was replaced with a (2016) new one ...
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WDS + MDT How to avoid pxe boot loop

It's a known MDT issue with LTIApply.wsf file. It needs to be manually changed to correct the network boot loop.
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On Server 2016, can i set up a cluster and install MDT so that MDT is highly available?

Architecture Overview MDT is architected as a file share, optionally a SQL DB to track metrics, and optionally WDS for the ability to network boot your Windows PE image. MDT is booted from whatever ...
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install application on a mounted WIM file

There are three methods that should be able to help: MDT, Image Capture and an experimental run scanner instance. MDT - Application Install This is my preferred method as it allows to modularize ...
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MDT WSUS update fails

I've seen this problem before, i remember fixing it by doing some things to the registery. Although it might not work, maybe you can try something with powershell? Also check if the WUASERV are ...
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WDS/PXE boot for MDT on different subnets

You need IP Helpers on the routing gear pointing to your newly located WDS server. BTW, IP Helpers == DHCP relay agent
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Applying OOBE to captured WIM

Found a solution to my problem: I managed to deploy an OOBE-enabled image by editing unattended.xml file, deleted all sections that contained Built-In Administrator Enabling aswell as "trued" all OOBE ...
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Using FirstLogonCommands in an Unattend.xml file

The command(s) will run once for the first user that logs into the system. Think about it. If you add a user a year down the road, the commands do not execute on the original login of that user. The ...
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MDT v. 8443 + ADK v. 1703 = boot-order changed after Post Install using UEFI

We faced the same problems during our Win 10 deployment. Using: MDT 8843 & Win 10 ADK 1703 64 GB USB key USB key configured with RUFUS tool Everytime after first restart, MDT was booting in ...
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Unsupported 16-Bit application & unexpected return code 216

Application Compatibility Layer The 64bit version of Microsoft Windows does not include a translation layer to handle 16 bit applications. To use 16 bit programs, you will need a copy of 32bit Windows....
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MDT Deployment Issue-Driver not loading (i217-LM on MDT)

The required NIC driver "MUST" be either off-line injected and loaded by loaddrv at boot or on-line injected (Dism) in your Boot.wim file. Off course if the NIC driver is not properly loaded you will ...
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MDT Deployment Issue-Driver not loading (i217-LM on MDT)

I'm going to assume you're deploying Windows 7. I ran into a similar issue on newest Intel wired NIC chipsets. Check the Kernel Mode Driver Framework for an update. Windows 7 launched with version ...
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Initial Deployment-MDT+WDS

As discussed in the comments, MDT creates two boot images: a 32-bit boot image and a 64-bit boot image. You must use the 32-bit boot image to deploy 32-bit operating systems, and you must use the 64-...
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Installing Visual Studio 2015 via MDT/WDS

Try using vs_enterprise.exe /adminfile .\Admindeployment.xml /norestart Hopefully that would work.
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Webpage for MDT

Front end web page created and linked to the MDT Database. From the webpage able to key in the details and start the OS Deployment.
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MDT 2013, Offline Media, cannot install to unformatted disk

So after several years with no problems using USB disks, the documentation tells me otherwise (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn781277.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396) When ...
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MDT windows 10 deployment error

Based on your smsts.log file you are getting a 80070002 downloading the os files. This is a classic example of not having a working NIC driver in the image. Pressing F8 in the bot and running an ...
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OSD set the computername based on the serialnumber for a Surface Pro 4

Computer names can be a maximum of 16 digits. Surface Pro 4 serial numbers are 12 digits. Prepending 5 characters to that exceeds the limit.
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Pause MDT task sequence to install drivers?

This is what your are looking for. It will pause the sequence and put an icon on the desktop. When you are finished doing what ever you need to install, you complete the image by clicking on the ...
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SCCM OSD Issues

If things are working with Robocopy, why are you worried about Xcopy, why not just use the one that works? Also, why are you manually copying files over rather than just creating a Package or ...
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