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PXE – Not Serviced no advertisements found

When at a new client site (SCCM Current Branch 1706) and trying to PXE boot a machine by importing the client MAC address into a collection where the task sequence is deployed, the smspxe.log was showing:

,  : Not Serviced
,  : device is in the database
,  : no advertisements found

The device was in the database because I imported it as I am not using Unknown Computer support. There was an advertisement targeted to the MAC address as I deployed my task sequence to the collection which the client was a member of.

The actual issue was that the Boot Image was not distributed to the PXE server as it was a new boot image. Once the boot image was distributed the client could PXE boot without issues.

If you run into this issue, check in the console in Monitoring\Distribution Status\Content Status and make sure the Boot Image is on the PXE enabled DP’s that you are using.

Intune Hybrid – Creating compliance setting for iOS device in the ConfigMgr console

In this post, I will be using hybrid Intune with ConfigMgr to create a compliance policy to control the security settings on iOS device, in particular, iPhones. It will also show the user experience on the iPhone. First I will create the Configuration Item for iOS, then I will add the Configuration Item to a Baseline, and then deploy the Baseline to a collection where my Intune enrolled users are located.

I am using ConfigMgr Current Branch 1610 with an Intune subscription and have an iPhone 6 enrolled.

Right click on Configuration Items and select Create Configuration Item


Give the configuration item a name first, then under Settings for devices without the Configuration Manager client, select iOS and Mac OS X


I am only using this for iPhones so I have selected iPhone as the platform.


A list of groups for the device settings are displayed. In this example I have only selected Password. You can select the other groups to view which settings you can control.


In this example, I have selected the Minimum password length (characters) to be 6. Currently the iPhone has a passcode of 4 characters. I have selected the Number of failed logon attempts before device is wiped to 4. I have also selected Password complexity to be Strong and Number of complex Characters required in password to be 2.



Now that the configuration item has been created, it needs to be added to a Baseline.Right click on Configuration Baselines and select Create Configuration Baseline.


Give the baseline a name and click on Add, then Configuration Items.


Select the Configuration Item that was created before and click Add.


Now I will deploy the Baseline. Right click the Baseline and select Deploy.


The configuration baseline is already selected. I have selected Remediate noncompliant rules when supported. I have also selected a user collection I would like to deploy the baseline to.


This iPhone had a 4 digit passcode originally. The configuration item I configured said the iPhone needs a 6 character passcode length. Because the iPhone is not compliant, a Passcode Requirement prompt is on the iPhone giving the user 60 minutes to configure the new passcode. Once the user presses continue, the user is forced to set a 6 character passcode with 2 special characters.