“You cannot import this boot image. Only finalized boot images are supported” ConfigMgr 2012 R2

Problem

You get the following error when adding a boot image to SCCM 2012 R2

“You cannot import this boot image.  Only finalized boot images are supported.”

Solution

Check if you have McAfee VirusScan Enterprise installed on your SCCM server.

If yes, make sure you have these exclusions configured.  In my case, I also had to temporarily un-install McAfee VirusScan. read more

The Curious case of OSD via SCCM ConfigMgr causing a network outage

Recently I deployed SCCM 2012 R2 for a customer mainly for the purpose of deploying desktop operating systems over the network.

Setup

A site server with a local SQL was deployed in the customer’s datacentre with the management point and distribution point role.  A distribution point server was deployed in the customers head office to services content (images) to pc’s on the local area network. read more

Build & Capture a Windows 8.1 reference image using MDT 2013

I was about the write a blog post summarizing the steps the build & capture a Windows 8.1 reference image using MDT 2013.

However, I stumbled upon a great post from Gerry Hampson doing just that (well..with Windows 7):

Create customised reference image with MDT 2013 Lite Touch Build & Capture – 5 easy steps read more