Saturday, April 20, 2013

New HOTFIX available: The content status of a package is stuck at "In progress - Waiting for Content" in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1



Microsoft has released new Hotfix for the issue "The content status of a package is stuck at "In progress - Waiting for Content" in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1"
Configuration Manager 2012 Service Pack 1 to correct the following issue:

1-You configure a Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 (SP1) primary site and a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 secondary site.
2-You create a package on the primary site.
3-You distribute the package to the distribution point of the secondary site.
4-You validate the package on the distribution point of the secondary site after the content status reads Success.
5-You verify that the content status reads Success after the validation is completed.
6-You right-click the package and then select Update distribution point.


In this scenario, the content status is stuck in In progress - Waiting for Content status instead of Success status.
You can find the complete article as well as download information for the hotfix here:

KB2828900 - FIX: The content status of a package is stuck in "In progress - Waiting for Content" status in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2828900)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Deploy Windows 8 Enterprise x86 on a UEFI x86 device using SCCM 2012 SP1

New Toys For The Boys
Don’t we all love new toys, especially the ones that require an occasional recharge.

The latest thing I got my hands on is the Lenovo Tablet 2, a very nice 10” tablet thing, with a couple of nice add-ons, like a docking station, Bluetooth keyboard and a pen like stylus. But what I really like about it is that it runs a full version of Windows 8 x86, which means that I can deploy its OS over and over again

So I fired up my SCCM Console to do exactly that …

The Drivers
First off I needed a driver package and Lenovo has been kind enough to supply a ready-made kit for SCCM.

Which can be downloaded from this URL http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS033326

After unpacking the kit, I imported the driver package without any issues





Reading through the readme file for the Lenovo driver kit, I found out that a few extra steps would be required to completely support the Tablet 2 device. The Mobile WAN device need a software package to be installed, and KB2761094 must be installed to remove two “yellow marks” in the device manager. So I added a package for each of these issues.

Mobile WAN device Package
I downloaded the driver for the Ericsson WAN device and got a Lenovo installer and a setup.exe (the only thing actually needed)

I created a package co

full article on
http://blog.coretech.dk/rja/deploy-windows-8-enterprise-x86-on-a-uefi-x86-device-using-sccm-2012-sp1