Changes to the PC Staff Base Task Sequence on SCCM Current Branch (2016)

XMA are running out of the version of the Genie Desktop computer we have been buying, so have sent us an updated Genie based on the Vig830s Motherboard. The motherboard is based on the “SkyLake” chipset instead of the “Haswell” chipset used in the current Vig800s Motherboard. (Windows 7 is not supported on the latest “Kaby Lake” chipset)

In order to accommodate the new model changes are required to the Task Sequence:
1) Additional drivers
2) Hotfix for TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0.

(However, even with the Hotfix for TPM 2.0 installed, this model cannot use the BitLocker encryption system under Windows 7.)

In order to make the new Task Sequence Live, it will be unavailable between 8:00am and 9:30am on Friday 7th April 2017.

Once the update has been completed I will send out an email and update the blog.

This outage only applied to the SCCM Current Branch. The SCCM 2007 task sequence will still be available during this time. (This update are not being applied to SCCM 2007).

For Student Labs, this update will be carried out as part of the Labs Refresh Project.

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