Task Sequence problem after SCCM 2007 to SCCM 2012 SP1 migration

Ran into some problem after I had migrated a SCCM 2007 site to SCCM 2012 SP1

When running the Task Sequence I got the following errors in SMSTS.LOG

Empty location for package: _SMSTSP01000F1 ApplyOperatingSystem

Installation of image 1 in package P01000F1 failed to complete..
The system cannot find the file specified. (Error: 80070002; Source: Windows) ApplyOperatingSystem

The resolution was to change the deployment properties on the Task Sequence from "Access content directly from a distribution Point" to "Download content locally".

I Believe that changing the operating system package properties under Data Access to "Copy the content in this package to a package share on distribution Points" would have been the other solution to this problem.


  1. Very strange, as I get the very error if I DO have "download locally". Error does not appear if I enable "Access content directly from a distribution Point"

    And it is not the OS package that fails, but MDT custom settings package

  2. This error occured in a migrated task sequence (MDT steps where not possible to migrate using the built in migration jobs) It's recommended to recreate the task sequences in the new environment using the MDT version and templates from the new environment. And then coypy/recreate your custom steps in the new task sequence. Have you tried that?