Updating Windows 7 Base Image to version 1.9 – 25/01/17

A couple of SCCM log issues have been discovered in the current images for the Windows 7 Service.  To resolve these the base image is being updated from v1.8 to v1.9.

The issues are:

  • Task Sequence log files (smsts*.log) were not being copied to the hard disk, making troubleshooting difficult.
  • To add to the confusion, there was some erroneous logs in another location dating from July 2016.

Version 1.9 of the base image has the following changes:

  1. TS Log files are now produced
  2. Erroneous logs have been removed.
  3. Updates to December have been include.

The task sequences that use the base image will be updated between 8:00am and 9am on Wednesday 25th January 2017.  The task sequences affected are:

  1. PC Staff Base
  2. PC Labs Base
  3. Mac Labs Base

Please do not use these Task Sequences during the update time.

Other images also have the missing log files issue. These will be updated later.

CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION AND HELP?

For further information and advice, please contact the IT Service Desk via IT.Services@lboro.ac.uk.

 

Release of Office 2016 for Window machines

IT Services will be releasing Office 2016, Visio 2016 and Project 2016 as a combined optional application on 24th January 2017.  Office 2010 will be removed as part of the installation process.

Webpages have been created to show users how to get the install and there are links to Microsoft quick start and training guides on the page.

The page is located here: –

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/it/staff/software/worksoftware/office2016/

A notice will be added to the staff noticeboard to make all staff aware of the release but in the meantime, feel free to share this email as you see fit.

CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION AND HELP?

For further information and advice, please contact the IT Service Desk via IT.Services@lboro.ac.uk.