Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Fully Automated LTI Deployment for an Upgrade Computer Scenario


ScanStateArgs=/v:5 /o /c
LoadStateArgs=/v:5 /c /lac /lae



TimeZoneName=GMT Standard Time



MDT2013 -> Fully Automated LTI Deployments.

INI settings for Automated LTI Deployments 

Fully Automated LTI Deployment for a Refresh Computer Scenario


ScanStateArgs=/v:5 /o /c
LoadStateArgs=/v:5 /c /lac /lae



DomainAdminDomain=DomainName (Proxynet.local)







TimeZoneName=GMT Standard Time


UserDomain=DomainName (Proxynet.local)



Friday, January 3, 2014

Windows8 Internet is working but Icon shows No internet Connection

Recently we have deployed Windows 8 and Windows 8.1Surface and Laptops. Everything is working fine but users complain they are able to get Internet ,but the Wifi Lan card showing exclamation mark. Means no Internet connection. Surprising issue. 

We have a setup like this, 
 From Windows users and Internet we have install ISA TMG2012 and Cisco Firewall. Every users behind the Microsoft ISA TMG Proxy and firewall. 
Working with Netmon tool found the is not authorized to connect Microsoft site. So we have to add “*” to the list of TMG trusted site. 

Here is the steps to add *” 

  • Open TMG Console .
  • Go Right Action Pan , Click on URL sets àSelect SEC –Allowed URLS àdouble click.

  • Click on Add and add this url * Apply and OK.  

After apply need to restart affected System ,I am sure Issue will  resolve.

If you are facing the same problem, allow * in your firewall, definitely your issue will resolve. 
If you feel it is good say thanks or comment. 


Monday, December 2, 2013

God Mode - Windows 8X Hidden features -Step by Step

One of the more interesting bits of functionality hidden in Windows 8 is "God Mode," a hidden menu that allows power users access to a massive selection of administrative, maintenance, and troubleshooting utilities and features.

1. To reveal God Mode, first bring up File Explorer and then click on the View tab.

2. Make sure that "Hidden items" and "File name extensions" are both checked.

3. Then, on your desktop, create a new folder, and change thatfolder's name to "GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}" (omitting the quotes).

4. The folder's icon will be change Like Control Panel Icon.

5. Double click on it, and Explorer will present you with a ton of little system tools to tweak your machine.

Enjoy Troubleshooting - I know this is old one but lot of friends they are not aware about GOD Mode Features.

Prabhas Upadhyay.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

IAAS ,SAAS, and PAAS --> Windows Azure.

Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS)

Vendors provide the infrastructure to build solutions, and you rent the hardware such as servers, load balancers, a firewall, and cables. You then configure these remotely and install your solutions on them. You can scale up by requesting more servers and reconfiguring the load balancer without purchasing more hardware. You can scale down at any time by reconfiguring the infrastructure you rented from the cloud service provider. This vendor approach is called Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) because a customer can rent the infrastructure without having to forecast and provision for the highest possible demand in advance. In this approach, you are responsible for correctly configuring the rented infrastructure.

Software as a Service (SAAS)

In another approach, you can rent a service offered by the vendor and then configure the service by using the interface provided by the vendor, without having to know what infrastructure the vendor uses to provide that service. This approach is called Software as a Service (SaaS) because you pay to use defined services. For example, Microsoft Exchange Online carries a per-mailbox charge. To configure it, you use a web application supplied by the vendor to request mailboxes, and name and dimension them. You receive a password for that user and nothing else is necessary—users can access their mailboxes immediately.

Platform as a Service (PASS)

The third approach is Platform as a Service, or PaaS. In this approach, you rent a platform on which you deploy your applications without configuring the infrastructure and without the limitations of the SaaS approach.
The Windows Azure platform fits best in the PaaS category, because it doesn’t provide access to the underlying virtualization environment or operating system details such as the network interface, IP configuration, and disk management.


Windows Azure Step By Step -->

What is Windows Azure ?

Windows Azure is an operating system, which is created for cloud computing. Like all operating systems, its purpose is to provide an abstraction from the physical hardware components and a set of services that every application can use.
In other words, Windows Azure has the same role as a traditional operating system on any hardware platform.

It also has many similarities to—as well as many differences from—a traditional file system. Unlike a traditional operating system such as Windows 7, which abstracts a single box with its CPU, hard disks, keyboard, mouse, and graphics cards, Windows Azure abstracts a set of servers, providing a common platform for building services and applications in a completely virtual environment. In this environment, you work with servers, but you do not install the application on server A or server B; you deploy an application, but not on a specific disk C or D; and you do not have to configure the network card or the virtual directory to expose your services.

Like traditional operating systems, Windows Azure exposes a way to store data, called local storage. However, this storage doesn’t consist of physical hard disks nor is it a traditional network share such as \\servername\sharename. Instead, Windows Azure provides shared storage. It provides CPU power—but not just the processors you can see when you open the case of a physical server. In fact, no one can see the actual disks or machines that host a Windows Azure solution; you just upload the application to the environment and let Windows Azure choose the best servers, disks, and load balancing strategies for a particular solution. You can describe your application’s needs in a logical way. For example, you can request 1 GB of local disk space to cache remote resources, but you cannot force Windows Azure to deploy your solution on a specific disk or server. You can specify that your application needs to listen for HTTPS requests on port 443, but you cannot configure the IP address of the virtual node.

Windows Azure you cannot install on locally, there is no installer available. 

How to connect with Azure world ?

Open your browser and type address  []

Click on Free Trial
Sign in with Microsoft account /Hotmail account or create new -->

Enter your Credit card details (Dont worry your data and card is safe with Microsoft - Note deduct 1.0 $ from your credit card).

After Setting up of your Windows Azure subscription, you have to open [] for managing your Azure.
Now you can start managing your Windows Azure.

With Windows Azure you can configure WebSite, Create Virtual Machines as per your requirement, you can start Mobile services , cloud services SQL database, Use Storage, the best thing you can create and manage your Active directory from here.

Ok, next i am going to sharing about IAAS, SAAS and PAAS.

Thanks comments awaited.

Enjoy on Microsoft Cloud.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

OSD- SMSTS.LOG file locations -SCCM

Hey friends,

If we are going to deploy Operating System SMSTS.LOG is very important to review. With smsts.log we can easily understand about our successful or unsuccessful deployment.

The SMSTS.LOG can be stored in one of 7 locations, depending on the stage of the build and the architecture of the OS:

WindowsPE, before HDD format:               x:\windows\temp\smstslog\smsts.log

WindowsPE, after HDD format:                       x:\smstslog\smsts.log

Windows, SCCM agent not installed:         c:\_SMSTaskSequence\Logs\Smstslog\smsts.log

Windows, SCCM agent installed:                     c:\windows\system32\ccm\logs\Smstslog\smsts.log

Windows x64, SCCM agent installed:         c:\windows\sysWOW64\ccm\logs\Smstslog\smsts.log

Task Sequence completed:                               c:\windows\system32\ccm\logs\smsts.log

Task Sequence completed x64:                    c:\windows\sysWOW64\ccm\logs\smsts.log


 Copy Method -->SMSTS.LOG file to Config Manager Server

Common Errror -->
Task Sequence: Windows 7 Image has failed with the error code (0×80070002). For more information, contact your system administrator or helpdesk operator. The computer will automatically restart in 15 minutes.

When the Task Sequence: error code (0×80070002) pops up on the screen we need to press the F8 key on our keyboard to pull up command line. 

Run the following set of commands in the command prompt to copy the smsts.log to our SCCM Server.
  • Map a drive from your SCCM server:
  • Run the below syntax to copy the log file to the root of your SCCM server:
copy smstslog.log M:

Enjoy Troubleshooting..

:-) P