SCCM 2012 R2 and MDT 2013

SCCM 2012 R2 and MDT 2013

Hi All,

today i started testing the SCCM 2012 R2 and MDT 2013 integration and for my surprise, the Task Sequence i created (and modified) was failing with the following error:

Set command line: “OSDApplyOS.exe” /image:PS100007,1 “/config:PS10000B,unattend.xml” /target:%OSDisk%

The /target parameter specifies an invalid target location.

Failed to run the action: Apply Operating System Image.

The parameter is incorrect. (Error: 80070057; Source: Windows)

at the 1st, i though that was something wrong with my image and just to be sure, did a DP update but it was not…

looking at the internet I found Johan similar issue on MDT 2012 RC (http://www.deploymentresearch.com/Research/tabid/62/EntryId/53/Troubleshooting-tips-Refreshing-clients-with-SCCM-2012-and-MDT-2012-RC1.aspx) and because this, I went back to my TS and started validating the format steps…

for my surprise, the MDT format step for UFDI (Format and Partition Disk (UEFI)) that i copied from the MDT TS itself had the OSDisk (Primary) a variable called OSDTemporaryDrive instead of OSDisk.

i changed it to OSDisk and the OS deployment (Apply OS image step) started working like a charm…

i don’t expect too many people to get this issue, but if you’re testing the MDT integration with Windows 8.1 on a Hyper-V VM Generation 2, better to look at this.

hope this helps

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Raphael is a 9 times Microsoft MVP with over 20 years of experience in IT, in which 13 years have been dedicated to System Center and Automation. His extended experience has been developed through several IT roles, from first-line support to principal consultant, towards a wide range of clients and sectors. One of the four MVPs in Enterprise Client Management in the UK, Raphael holds more than 30 Microsoft certifications and is an MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer). Since 2008, Raphael has been providing Microsoft trainings from basic to advanced levels in several categories. Throughout his career, Raphael has joined as speaker in well-known events such as TechEd and Gartner Security Risk Management. He also organised community events and lectured around the world, sharing best practices and knowledge within the industry. Bilingual in English and Portuguese, Raphael has authored diverse articles published in Microsoft's TechEd, served as the editor-in-chief of a magazine focused on System Center in Brazil and wrote two books: "Understanding System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager: The walkthrough book" and "System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager: Automation from Zero to Hero".

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