Upgrade Challenges Using SCCM & WSUS to get from 1511 to 1607

Seeing all of these new benefits Windows 10 1607 had brought to the table, I thought it would be a good idea to finally get something running in my lab environment through SCCM via the Windows 10 Servicing Plans. Initial experience was quite positive as everything went according to the book without the prior issues experienced in SCCM 1511, where the servicing plan would attempt to download every single copy of Windows 10 on every language known to man kind. Thanks Microsoft, my drive was not worthy of that much data so it filled up.

However, this time the challenges started right away by having to patch WSUS once again with KB3159706 which includes a set of additional annoying steps. Then I experienced additional problems on the client side that led me through loops of depressing troubleshooting steps. This time errors 0x8024200D, 0xC1800118 and 0x80240022 kept coming up on my client machine causing a lot of headaches.

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XP_EndofLifeI meant to write this much sooner, but I have to say it’s been a busy past few months. In my previous post I wrote about a lot of the thoughts that crossed my mind during my discovery phase. This was a somewhat tedious process that is often forgotten through the project scoping phase and could later cause issues during the execution phase of a project.

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How to Create a WinPE 3.1 Boot Image & Import it to SCCM 2012R2

Microsoft’s SCCM 2012R2 comes with WinPE5.0 by default and due to compatibility issues with Windows XP with that version I have proceeded to utilize WinPE3.1. To get WinPE 3.1’s image imported onto the SCCM2012R2 environment several steps had to be taken to extract the file and import the appropriate drivers before being able to re-import it back into SCCM.

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