@easp , may I ask which type of licensing you are using for Windows (I.E Individual or KMS)? I am no expert on the registration process, but I think the answer to this will help whomever is more knowledgeable than I in the matter figure this out. I myself use full registration and I believe there is a field for a license key, but as we use KMS at our District, we do not use this feature. I believe we use the Unattend.xml Answer file for this, though this was set up a long time ago and I don’t recall.
Technical support specialist at a public school district. I maintain the district's FOG implementation.
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RE: Quick Registration makes windows not genuine
RE: Maybe the USB cable is bad
How can I add kernel argument as below,
Would you please provide me more detail info?
Thank you so much
Hi @cool1107cm ,
Much has changed in the way of Surface imaging for me. At the time of this post, I was able to image using these kernel arguments with a USB NIC on a Surface Pro 4 . However, as time passed, a number of other variables have come out of the woodwork to prevent the use of FOG on Surface Pro’s for me. I have reverted to manually installing Windows. I believe for a while I was working with @Sebastian-Roth and/or @george1421 on getting this to work. If you have a surface pro/ usb nic issue, I would highly recommend starting a new thread. Perhaps someone has come up with a solution since the time of this post.
Sorry I couldn’t be much more help. For the record, I used the Host Kernel Argument box on the host information page for the particular host on the web GUI and added these arguments in the order I specified separated by a single space.
RE: Kernel Issue
@george1421 I can get a screenshot to you on Monday, but I believe this is just simply an ordering issue on the Web UI in 1.5.5. I went to update the kernel, got the same message, and realized I installed 4.3, which was at the top of the list of available kernels. A lot of users including myself are used to it being ordered by newest to oldest. I had to go down near the bottom of the page to find 4.19.1.
RE: Presenting On FOG at conference?
@onenerdyguy that sounds like quite a presentation! We would probably just stick to FOG and showing how we use it at our district. There are different methods (Golden image vs. model specific/sysprep or not, etc). Our goal would be to give them the foundation of it all and refer them to resources such as these wonderful forums and certain wiki pages to give them the tools to make informed decisions on what is best for their environment.
When I went to Brainstorm Ohio last year, it was abandoned on the final afternoon, so I get that completely. Luckily last year the only thing after lunch was a few round table discussions. Hopefully if this happens, we at least get the morning slot of the final day.
@Wayne-Workman Yep, I was thinking of providing the script for the most ease. All you need to do is change the IP of the server and run the script right? This is the one I know of: https://github.com/FOGProject/fog-community-scripts/tree/master/updateIP
As for recording it, I love that idea! Just know this is far off and currently theoretical. I probably posted this way too early. If we do get a slot I don’t see a problem in recording it.
Presenting On FOG at conference?
My boss and I have been mulling around an idea to put on a presentation on FOG at a conference in Ohio called Brainstorm k20 next year.
I think it would be beneficial especially for the k12 conference goers. Us k12 folks are always short on the budget and we look for products that just work. I believe FOG fits both categories since it is open-source, free, has great support on the forums, and you don’t need a degree in Microsoft Deployment or SCCM to use it.
We are thinking of going over the basics and offering a VM Template to the audience for them to spin up a VM and provide instructions on how to change the IP/set up the DHCP options/configure their networks for FOG.
I wanted to run it by you guys to see if you have any tips or things you think I should go over? This is still in the very early stages of planning as it will take place possibly in May of 2020.
If anyone has input, I’d greatly appreciate it. I want to spread the good word of FOG to my cohorts but also do it right!
RE: New FOG Testing dashboard. Feedback?
I’ve shut down the old tests, and switched the new tests to use fogtesting.theworkmans.us
Well done man! I’m going to miss the successful patch streaks just because that was fun to look at. I understand why its gone though. I am probably due for an update to 1.5.5 from 1.5.4 and this is a great resource.
RE: Compatibility check for X1 Carbon 2018
I wanted to stop by and say that I can concur that I was able to image the 2018 newest x1 carbon using the Lenovo Dock as well. I did not try any other means as we purchased the docks with the carbons and that seemed to be the logical choice. I apologize to @AsGF2MX for not saying this earlier to save you some hassle. Just didn’t click in my head that I recently imaged these with this method. Best of luck in your future Fogging.