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Create a central Store for GPO administrative templates

In order to take full advantage of the ADMX/ADML template files we create a central store for the files.

To create a Central Store for .admx and .adml files, create a folder that is named PolicyDefinitions in the following location: \\FQDN\SYSVOL\FQDN\policies as shown here


Failed to insert OSD binaries into the WIM file

Today I saw this problem when trying to create a MDT task sequence or MDT boot image in System Center Configuration Manager 2012.

Started processing.
Creating boot image.
Copying WIM file.
Mounting WIM file.
WIM file mounted.
Setting Windows PE system root.
Set Windows PE system root.
Set Windows PE scratch space.
Adding standard components.
Adding component: winpe-mdac
Adding extra content from: C:\Users\Lars\AppData\Local\Temp\2\crv0zctm.r3q
Unmounting WIM.
Copying WIM to the package source directory.
Creating boot image package.
Error while importing Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Task Sequence.Failed to insert OSD binaries into the WIM file

Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine.WqlQueryException: The SMS Provider reported an error. —> System.Management.ManagementException: Generic failure
at System.Management.ManagementException.ThrowWithExtendedInfo(ManagementStatus errorCode)
at System.Management.ManagementObject.Put(PutOptions options)
at Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine.WqlResultObject.Put(ReportProgress progressReport)
— End of inner exception stack trace —
at Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine.WqlResultObject.Put(ReportProgress progressReport)
at Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine.WqlResultObject.Put()
at Microsoft.BDD.Wizards.SCCM_ImportTaskSequenceTask.DoWork(SmsPageData smspageData, Dictionary`2 data)

More information and a possible fix can be found here: