So, in my previous post on the issue, I described a complicated series of hotfixes and WMI rebuild scripts which fix this serious issue. After a whole lot of trial and error, I recently found an easier workaround.
Task sequences hang indefinitely on the ‘Install Package’ task sequence action.
- In the ‘Apply Network Settings’ action, join a workgroup instead of a domain.
- Add a ‘Join Domain’ action later in the task sequence, but before any ‘Install Software Updates’ actions.
I have no idea why this works :(. However, it really does seem to work for me at least. Yay!