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SCCM and WIN 10 workstations RRS feed

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  • Hello Team

                       I am trying to push windows 10 to workstations along with some other applications using sccm. we have used software to convert exe to msi. we were planning to use couple of physical computers in which we will image new HD and then use these HD to replace workstations with the imaged HD. What we are seeing is that SCCM has this issue with the same mac address appearing. Any idea on how I can solve this mac address problem?

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019 7:31 PM

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  • we have used software to convert exe to msi.

    There's no such thing. The most that you can do is recapture the installation activities of an .exe -based installer. This is *not* they same as conversion.

    Why are you doing this though? ConfigMgr is perfectly capable of deploying applications that have .exe-based installers using those .exe-based installers.

    we were planning to use couple of physical computers in which we will image new HD and then use these HD to replace workstations with the imaged HD

    Sorry, but this is also a terrible idea and will cause you endless problems and grief. Windows works best when cleanly deployed to an existing system without swapping any hardware. Just use the actual ConfigMgr OSD feature-set the way it was intended.

    Any idea on how I can solve this mac address problem?

    Yes, don't do this.

    If you insist on doing this, you can try to use the duplicate identifiers feature detailed https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/clients/manage/manage-clients#manage-duplicate-hardware-identifiers but that wasn't really designed for you are describing so you will still encounter additional issues as, once again, this simply isn't how it was designed to work best.


    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019 9:34 PM