SCCM 2007 – work complete

SCCM Upgrade

The SCCM work has now been completed and tested. You can now reimage and receive new software deployments.

There is still an outstanding issue with check for updates which we are investigating.

The PC Staff Base Task Sequence has been updated in the following ways:

The base image no longer contains any Office 2010 products, as recommended by Microsoft.

  • The main Office 2010 Suite will be installed via the Task Sequence.
  • Office Language Packs (Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified and Japanese) will not be installed.
  • The language bar with alternative keyboards mappings has been removed.
  • Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, Refworks Write-n-Cite, MindManager and TextHelp Read and Write have become optional applications

In addition, you will have to re-create your Task Sequence media to enable imaging.


Task Sequence Media error – “Unable to read task sequence configuration disk”

Hi all

We have had a few reports of the Jan 2016 Task Sequence Media failing with the message – “Unable to read task sequence configuration disk”. Unfortunately the USB 3.0 drivers required for the new SkyLake Toshiba laptops are incompatible with some older models. So far only models found to have this issue are :-

  • HP Elitebook Folio 9470m
  • HP Elitebook 2170p

However, there may be others.

A workround for this problem is to use the previous May 2016 TS Media on these models. However, since the Portege Z30-C is currently the only supported model which actually requires the Jan 2016 TS Media, it will be more efficient to use the May 2016 TS Media on all machines except the Z30-C.

Both TS Media can be found in “\\\DesktopResource\Windows\W7\common\TaskSequenceMedia” updated to v2 to reflect the recent certificate changes.

If you have any queries regarding this, please contact the IT Service Desk on x222333 or

Importing Macs into SCCM for MBiL Service

Following the recent changes to how W7 Task Sequences are made available to computers, an extra step is required when importing Macs into SCCM for installation onto the dual/triple-boot MBiL Service.

 In order to see the “Mac Labs Base” and “Mac Labs Plus” Task Sequences, after importing a new/re-imported Macs into your lab collection you must now update the collection called *All MBiL Labs.

This step ONLY applies to Macs that have been newly added to an MBiL lab collection. It does not apply to Macs that are already running the service, and does not apply to PCs.

These instructions have been added to the Windows “Deployment Procedure for Lab Managers” document which can be found at \\\DesktopResource\Windows\W7\labs\Procedures.

 If you have any queries regarding this, please contact the IT Service Desk on x222333 or

SCCM downtime

SCCM downtime

From Monday 21st March SCCM will be unavailable for 3 days, this is to enable a SQL upgrade to take place. The reason for the upgrade is because the current SQL version is SQL 2005 which is end of support in April.

A new server has already been prepared and SQL has been installed, the downtime is to allow for the SCCM move.

Further comms will be sent out next week as a reminder and the EUC blog will be used to provide updates during the change.

Can I get more information and help:

If you have any issues with the upgrade or timings of the change please get in touch via the IT Service Desk via or on extension 222333.