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Litetouch deployment failed, Return Code = -2147467259 0x80004005 when installing Surface Pro 6 devices using MDT

TL;DR; – When reinstalling Windows on a Surface Pro 6 and it fails, make sure that you “temporarely” disable the ” Enable boot configuration lock” option and try again.

At one of my customers we are using MDT to install Surface Pro 6 devices in order to make sure that the latest version of Windows 10 is available when starting the Out of the Box Experience (OOBE).

While testing this solution, we experienced some machines starting to fail to install Windows 10, where MDT would exit with the following error code:  Litetouch deployment failed, Return Code = -2147467259  0x80004005

Time for a deepdive:

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SCSM 2012: Failed to execute Submit Operation, event id 26319

At a customer of mine a issue with Incident Requests in System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager was reported. Some users reported that they received the error:”Failed to execute Submit operation. Fix the reported error before… – The user <domain>\<accountname>  does not have sufficient permission to perform the operation.

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Full error in the console was:

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The self signed certificate could not be created successfully error in the Create Site System Server Wizard

Today, a customer contacted me with a very strange issue while installing a new Site System Server in his System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager environment. While adding a new Site System (in this case a distribution point) on the Distribution Point page of the Create Site System Server Wizard the customer got the following error on the Create a self-signed certificate or import a PKI client certificate part. Read More