I am having some issues with provisioning templates not running past the Post-OS installation section of the template. Here are some of the things that I am seeing.
I am seeing web service call error messages on the last step of the Post-OS installation portion of the template. In the case of my template, this is a reboot action. This started in 8.7 SP5 and has continued with 8.8.
In 8.7 SP5 to be able to force the reboot prior to the error timeout period, and the template would continue into the system configuration phase. This wasn't perfect, but it allowed me to work around the issue. Now, the template does not run after the OS boots for the first time. In investigating this, I get the following errors in the event logs. There was not an ldprovision.log in C:\ldprovisioning
•1. Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC80.CRT could not be found and Last Error was The referenced assembly is not installed on your system. Source: SideBySide Event ID: 32
•2. Resolve Partial Assembly failed for Microsoft.VC80.CRT. Reference error message: The referenced assembly is not installed on your system. Source: SideBySide Event ID: 59
•3. Generate Activation Context failed for C:\Program Files\LANDesk\Shared Files\httpclient.exe. Reference error message: The operation completed successfully. Source: SideBySide Event ID: 59
I thought perhaps I could force the template to continue by running LDProvision.exe manually. This resulted in the following error:
ldProvision.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
This then asks if I want to send the error to Microsoft. The errors in the event log that I mentioned above are now duplicated. I also now have an ldprovision.log file. Here is what it says:
2008-04-21 18:43:53(2416-2420) ldProvision.exe:ldProvision started
2008-04-21 18:43:53(2416-2420) ldProvision.exe:Unable to load action configuration file; using default action configuration
2008-04-21 18:43:53(2416-2420) ldProvision.exe:waiting for ProvisionGUI.exe to start. timeout is 10 minutes.
2008-04-21 18:43:53(2416-2420) ldProvision.exe:ProvisionGUI.exe not found. Can not show GUI.
2008-04-21 18:43:53(2416-2420) ldProvision.exe:Caught exception in main: code=80001301H, file=.\TaskInfo.cpp, line=355
If I install the LANDesk agent, and then run LDProvision, the next action in my template, which is a Configure Agent action, begins to run. However, when it reaches the Distribute Software actions, it returns the following error:
Action index=22443 type=Distribute_software
Error:[8dac4018H]An unknown error occurred. If the problem persists, contact the LANDesk administrator.
I have been running this template successfully since 8.7 SP4, so I am confident the template is OK. I have several open tickets with LANDesk regarding these issues. The web service call issues was "turned into engineering" when I was on 8.7 SP5. I have a couple of other tickets for other portions of the problems listed above, even though I suspect that the problems are likely related.
I apologize for being so long winded, but I have spent a great deal of time and effort troubleshooting these issues and wanted to present all of the facts. I can work around the issue, but that involves retraining of staff responsible for imaging, not to mention creation of OSD scripts and scheduled tasks for software distribution. Not to mention, this adds to the possibility of human error, if a task is forgotten.
If anyone can offer any insight to any of my issues, It would be greatly appreciated. Also anyone else who may have turned in the webservice call issue, have you gotten any feedback?