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Customizing the ViaMonstra Hydration Kit

Feb 16 2017
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Back in December, the ViaMonstra hydration kit was updated to support Server (and SQL) 2016.  You can follow the post here to set it up.  We get a lot of questions offline about customizing the kit, so here is a summary of customization.

Extend the ConfigMgr Task Sequence Error Dialogue Timeout

Feb 12 2017
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Default behavior for failed deployments in ConfigMgr is for the error box to stick around for 15 minutes before rebooting.  That’s plenty of time if you have nothing better to do than watch progress bars and wait for failures.  But what if you have work to do and you need the error to stick around a bit longer?

A Geeks Guide to Peer Cache in ConfigMgr Current Branch

Feb 09 2017
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In ConfigMgr Current Branch v1610 Microsoft added in a new feature called Peer Cache. It had previously had a few guest appearances in the Technical Preview branch, but now finally made it to the shinier branch, e.g. Current Branch. Anyway, this feature is designed to help reduce the network impact of delivering content to clients in distributed environments, and works with the package types that ConfigMgr supports (updates, legacy packages, applications, images etc.).

Error 800700A1 during ConfigMgr OSD

Jan 17 2017
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Earlier today I was troubleshooting a deployment of Windows 10 v1607 via ConfigMgr OSD. During the “Use Toolkit” action, the task sequence failed with error 800700A1.

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