Saturday, 10 August 2013

ConfigMgr 2012 / SCCM 2012 Distribution Point Certificate expired (Boot\BCD error)

OSD Task Sequences cannot  be deployed via network booting. The issue occurs on all devices (different makes and models) after pressing F12.

This error appears on screen

Windows Boot Manager
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.


File: \Boot\BCD
Status : 0xc000000f
Info : An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.


It's quite possible that your DP self-signed certificate has expired (remember it only lasts a year by default). You will know by examining the properties of the DP.

Note the error symbol confirming that the date has passed and that the certificate has expired.
It's easy to fix this problem. You merely have the change the date to some date in the future. This generates a new self-signed certificate. You then have to ensure that you update all your boot images to the DP (thus forcing them to use the new certificate).

Change the date (10 years from now)

Update Distribution Point for ALL boot images .

Verify that boot images are updated.
Now you are good to go. Task sequences will now be successful.

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