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MDT 2012 Update 1 & 2013 - FAILURE ( 5208 ): Unable to find the SMS Task Sequencer. The deployment will not proceed. RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have a customer that is trying to deploy operating systems to new systems with MDT 2012 Update 1. The following error message appears on the desktop once the minisetup process completes:

    "Unable to find the SMS Task Sequencer. The deployment will not proceed."

    This seems to only happen on new deployments (laptops and desktops) immediately after the mini-setup is complete. Customer does have a current case open with Microsoft, but very little traction has come about from it ([REG:113111810956607] prem/Deployment Toolkit 2012 Update 1/Error(s): Unable to find the sms task sequencer . the deployment will not proceed . when trying to deploy machines). They are using the Dell Optimized Deployment tools within their MDT configuration.

    What we are finding is that the Tools folder is not present in the MININT folder. We have verified that there are no leftovers from a previous deployment, and attempts to copy the files manually does not seem to help.

    BDD.log
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    FAILURE ( 5208 ): Unable to find the SMS Task Sequencer. The deployment will not proceed. LiteTouch 12/2/2013 11:42:26 AM 0 (0x0000)

    LiteTouch.log
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    FAILURE ( 5208 ): Unable to find the SMS Task Sequencer. The deployment will not proceed. LiteTouch 12/2/2013 11:42:26 AM 0 (0x0000)

    They have also updated to MDT 2013 as well as captured a fresh image with no change to the error.

    Thanks, and please let me know if you all need any further information.

    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 3:01 PM