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Location: BlogsJohan Arwidmark    
Posted by: johan 11/4/2008

In order to deploy Windows 7 using MDT 2008 Update 1, you have to do some modifications... documented right here...  :)

Shorthand story is that you need to do 3 small changes in MDT 2008 Update 1

1.     ZTISupportedPlatforms.xml needs a definition for the new Platform Type:

<SupportedPlatform name="All x86 Windows Seven">
<Expression><![CDATA[SELECT * FROM Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like '6.1%' AND OSType=18 AND ProductType=1]]></Expression>
<Expression><![CDATA[SELECT * FROM Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE OSArchitecture like '32%']]>
</Expression>
</SupportedPlatform>
<SupportedPlatform name="All x64 Windows Seven">
<Expression><![CDATA[SELECT * FROM Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like '6.1%' AND OSType=18 AND ProductType=1]]></Expression>
<Expression><![CDATA[SELECT * FROM Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE OSArchitecture like '64%']]>
</Expression>
</SupportedPlatform>


 

2.     Unattend.xml template file must be modified. All the paths under <DriverPaths> must exist, simple fix is to remove the other lines (marked yellow).

<DriverPaths>
<PathAndCredentials wcm:keyValue="1" wcm:action="add">
<Path>C:\Drivers</Path>
</PathAndCredentials>
<PathAndCredentials wcm:keyValue="2" wcm:action="add">
<Path>X:\Drivers</Path>
</PathAndCredentials>
<PathAndCredentials wcm:keyValue="3" wcm:action="add">
<Path>D:\Drivers</Path>
</PathAndCredentials>
<PathAndCredentials wcm:keyValue="4" wcm:action="add">
<Path>E:\Drivers</Path>
</PathAndCredentials>
<PathAndCredentials wcm:keyValue="5" wcm:action="add">
<Path>F:\Drivers</Path>
</PathAndCredentials>
</DriverPaths>

 

3.      Change ZTIUserState.wsf to support Hard Link Migration

sBaseArgs = sBaseArgs & " /config:""" & sUSMTPath & "\" & sXML & """"

                        Else

      oLogging.CreateEntry "WARNING: Unable to find specified USMT migration XML file " & sXML, LogTypeWarning

                  End if

                  End if

      sBaseArgs = sBaseArgs & " /hardlink /nocompress

If bEstimate then

            oEnvironment.Item("StatePath") = sLocalStorePath

            oEnvironment.Item("USMTLocal") = "True"   

            sBaseArgs = sBaseArgs & " /hardlink /nocompress"

                  Else

                              oEnvironment.Item("StatePath") = sNetworkStorePath

                        End if

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Comments (4)  
Re: Deploying Windows 7 using MDT 2008 Update 1    By tcvdberg on 1/7/2009
Johan,

Two remarks:
1. I have got build 7000 of Windows 7 now. Had to adjust ZTIGather.wsf also, changed ""6999" into 7001. MDT Will still think is Vista but it's working. This for your information.
2. Which version of USMT are you using. I am not able to install USMT 301 on Windows 7, it errors out when running setup. And in regards to USMT, why the /hardlink? Cant find anything about that parameter.

Regards,

Ton van den Berg

Re: Deploying Windows 7 using MDT 2008 Update 1    By chare on 1/9/2009
Great post!
When using Imagex to capture a custom Windows 7 beta build, /what /flags " " description are you using? Would it still be /flags "Ultimate", or something else?

-thanks!

Re: Deploying Windows 7 using MDT 2008 Update 1    By Antonio_ad on 1/28/2009
Really great post...it was very helpfull for me.
I´m trying to install the drivers by the way you tell us but it's impossible.
I can´t make it.
It allways says Windows could not apply unattend settings during pass [offlineServicing].

What am I doing wrong??
thanks !!!

Re: Deploying Windows 7 using MDT 2008 Update 1    By ronromualdo on 6/5/2009
I've applied the modifications onto my MDT 2008 Update 1 server. However, on the PC I am trying to deploy Win7, I do not see Windows 7 as among the Task Sequences I can only see my Windows XP builds. I have Windows 7 created as a task sequence in MDT Task Sequences but it does not appear in Deployment Wizard.

I have WAIK 1.1 installed on my MDT 2008. In the task sequence property it is set to Run on any playform and it is enabled.

Please advice.


  
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