MDT 2013 - Uninstall Roles and Features - covert OS to Core RRS feed

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  • Hi..

    I have a secure MDT 2013 environment (meaning that it is cut off from my production network to prevent unintended malware virus hack injections into our Os's.).  I mention this because its extremely difficult to get logs from this environment to post.

    Problem Summary:  Task Sequence stops after removing some features (not all) and after first reboot associated with removing roles TS step.  (I can manually get the TS to continue if I manually launch LiteTouch.wsf)  I'm struggling to figure out why the TS is stopping?

    Anyway, here is my configuration:

    1. my task sequence (for troubleshooting) is bare bones - using the "Standard Server Task Sequence" 
    2. I pick Windows 2012 R2 Standard OS  (all other options are default)
    3. I add one step "uninstall Roles and Features" - And choose to remove "Remote Differential Compression", "Windows Powershell ISE", "Graphical Management Tools and Infrastructure", and "Server Graphical Shell"  [to make OS CORE OS]
    4. Nothing else is modified in the TS

    In the BDD.log I can see that two of the four roles are uninstalled but then a reboot is required before the other roles can be removed.

    BDD Log

    Property SMSTSRebootRequested is now =  true

    Set SMSTSRetryRequested to re-run script after reboot

    ZTIOSRole processing complete successfully

    Command completed, return code = -2147021886

    LTIDirty is now = FALSE]

    If there is a drive letter defined, make sure we clear it now so we can *force* recalcutation.

    OSDTargetDriveCache is now = DIRTY

    LTI initiating task sequence-requested reboot.

    Shortcut c:\programData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\LiteTouch.lnk" already exists.

    Property BootPE is now =

    (log stops here)

    any ideas?  What other information would you need...

    • Edited by y2kBug_sp7 Saturday, February 14, 2015 5:11 PM Added a bit more detail to the BDD.log section
    Saturday, February 14, 2015 5:07 PM

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  • I think I can solve this problem by adding a RUNONE step to the registry to run LiteTouch.wsf but this doesn't seem to be the best solution.   
    Sunday, February 15, 2015 2:32 PM