SCCM ignoring Application Deployment during OSD


I am trying to do the following deployment with SCCM 2012 R2:

  • Lenovo IdeaPad 500S
  • Windows 8.1 Professional
  • no Domain, Workgroup machine
  • one local user with admin rights
  • ConfigManager Client
  • 8 applications installed during OSD

The TS is working, showing up in Softwarecenter as installed successfully. Except that two of the applications don't get installed during OSD - Google Chrome and Adobe InDesign.

Both applications are successfully installed after OSD through the Softwarecenter, without errors. With other Task Sequences, both applications can - without errors - be installed during OSD and with Softwarecenter.

During Task Sequence Step "Installing Application", it shows that there are 8 applications to install. But those two seem just to be skipped - there are no errors in smsts.log or appenforce.log. In the last one i can only find the apps that get installed, there is no information about Chrome or InDesign.

What i checked:

  • Both apps are Deployed for the collection the Laptop is in (Required).
  • The Box "Allow this application to be installed from the Install Application Task Sequence action without beeing deployed".
  • i compared all the settings of the apps that work with the apps that do not work - i can not find any difference.
  • Tested it multiple times - always the same. Chrome and InDesing don't get installed, but after OSD is finished, Configuration Manager is installing both applications with success.

Any ideas where i can look or where the problem could be?


Tested again on a VM: i installed both apps during OSD in a TS for installing Domain Clients. Both apps were there directly after OSD. Then i installed the Workgroup TS on the same machine. Chrome and InDesign are missing. AppEnforce.log does not show a sign of them... just like they did not exist...


Now i know why there is nothing in the logs: i enabled the checkbox "If an application installation fails, continue installling other applications in the list". I was expecting that erros during application deployment would still be loged - this is not the case.

Now i disabled this checkbox, and i see errors for Chrome and InDesign: Error 0x80004005, in combination with Execution Status 24 (Application download failed). I still don't see the problem, since the same applications can be installed with other Task Sequences or after OSD with the CMClient. Both times no errors...

EDIT3: I can't explain why, but after i did what Omnomnomnom recommendet, Chrome is installing during OSD. InDesing is not. I now even completely deleted the application in SCCM and recreated it. Did not change anything... I think i have to go to Microsoft Support...

asked on Server Fault Apr 15, 2016 by Tobias • edited Apr 22, 2016 by Tobias

3 Answers


With the help of our Microsoft Support Center, if finaly found a way to install all the applications during OSD: I had to put Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator in their own TS Step, with reboots in between. After that, all apps are deployed during osd.

This seems more like a workaround than a solution - but it works, so i will stick with that.

answered on Server Fault May 10, 2016 by Tobias

Do you use some Kind of End-Point-Protection or Data Loss Prevention System? I encountered this problem, when system blocked the copying of certain file types.

answered on Server Fault Apr 19, 2016 by Bejay

Does the installation work on OSD's where the pc is joined to the domain? If so, what I was thinking was, since you're getting 0x80004005 access denied. you may have to allow anonymous connections to your distribution point. I guess Workgroup clients would not know how to authenticate to the DP.

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answered on Server Fault Apr 20, 2016 by Omnomnomnom • edited Apr 20, 2016 by Omnomnomnom

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