Monday, July 1, 2013

OS Deployment - Failed to get client identity 80004005

Today we had the following error message on a Virtual Machine (VM) starting ConfigMgr Boot Media: Failed to get client identity 80004005. First I was thinking about Boundaries, because the VM was in a different subnet. After adding the needed IP-address ranges, the error message was still te same. Looking on MS TechNet the following thread was found.

The following solution is mentioned there: The problem was in the client computer, that has wrong Time and Date in BIOS. Simply adjust date and time to actual time, and the deployment works perfectly.

And indeed, on the VM the Time and Date in BIOS was not correct. After changing it to the right Time and Date everything went fine again. Hope it helps!


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