Configuration Manager 1511 – Client hangs on initializing during OSD
A customer that recently upgraded to Configuration Manager 1511 CB ran into an issue with deploying newly captured OS images. The task sequence is hanging on client initialization and fails eventually. Images captured before the upgrade could still be deployed without any issues.
This blog post details how we resolved this.
When deploying an OS image captured using a Build and Capture task sequence in Configuration Manager 1511 the client hangs on the client initialization step. In the smsts.log we see an entry Waiting for the CCMExec service to be fully operational . After that there is one more entry referring to loading TSRES.DLL .
This is a known bug in Configuration Manager 1511 which is logged on Connect (ID 2153746).
Feedback on the connect item indicates this will be fixed in an upcoming update to the Configuration Manager current branch. The workaround for now is to not include the client in the image.
Note : in 1602 Technical Preview this issue has already been fixed.
There is another way to work around this if you do not want to pursue the alternative not to include the client in the image.
For this you would need to modify the Build and Capture task sequence to include two additional steps:
- Step 1 : run ccmrepair
- Step 2 : reboot the system
- An example is shown in the screenshot below.
When deploying the newly captured image using the modified task sequence the client will no longer hang on initializing.
Once the next update of Configuraiton Manager CB is implemented in your environment these two steps can be removed again.
Hope it helps!