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Final Configuration for Lite Touch, MDT 2008 / 2010

By arwidmark / August 13, 2008

Note: This is an archived article: The latest version is available on deploymentresearch.com (http://deploymentresearch.com/Blog/tabid/62/EntryId/17/Final-Configuration-for-MDT-2010-Lite-Touch.aspx) This script will clean out any Leftover MININT or Sysprep folders. Enable WindowsUpdate, Set a default domain value (read from the JOINDOMAIN environment variable), and then do a proper final reboot… Note: You need to set SkipFinalSummary=YES in customsettings.ini (the script […]


Change Admin Account for Windows XP Lite Touch Deployments

By arwidmark / July 16, 2008

  Did you ever want another user then administrator to login and run the final stages of the Windows XP Lite Touch setup (State Restore etc..) Well here is how… Background When using Lite Touch for deployment, the administrator is used to autologon to finalize the setup process. Since sysprep resets the autologon user during […]


MMS 2008 and TechEd 2008 North America Sample Files

By arwidmark / June 11, 2008

These are the scripts, task sequences and other samples I used for my demos when presenting at MMS 2008 in Las Vegas and at TechEd 2008 North America in Orlando. Thanks everyone who took their time joining my sessions. Download: http://www.deployvista.com/Repository/tabid/71/EntryId/43/DMXModule/396/ctl/EntryDetails/mid/396/language/en-US/Default.aspx Note: The sample Task Sequences are for MDT 2008 Lite Touch only


Running .NET Framework in Windows PE (WinPE) 2.1

By arwidmark / June 7, 2008

Integrating .NET Framework (any version) into Windows PE (WinPE) is a bit challenging. Running it, however is not… The solution to get support for tools like PowerShell in Windows PE is to have .NET Framework running. This can be solved by virtualizing .NET Framework and the .NET application you want to run. I have successfully used […]


Apology to Mr. Ben Hunter…

By arwidmark / May 6, 2008

During my “Building the Perfect Master Image” session at MMS 2008 in Las Vegas last week, I did a terribly blunder… I said that Ben Hunter was from Australia… of course he’s not, he’s from New Zealand… Ben: I’m very sorry… 


Deploying Windows Server 2003 R2 using MDT 2008

By arwidmark / April 27, 2008

Deploying Windows Server 2003 R2 in MDT 2008 Credit goes to another Setup and Deployment MVP, Mikael Nyström (Who just happens to work at the same company I do :  ) Add the Windows Server 2003 R2 Operating System (CD1) to the deployment workbench, and create a Task Sequence for it.in my example is was […]


Automating the SCCM 2007 CD boot image

By arwidmark / April 15, 2008

When using the SCCM 2007 CD boot image to deploy operating systems, the default behaviour is to show the deployment wizard, even if you have a mandatory advertisment. If you want to automate this, the set Unattended=true in the \sms\data\tsmbootstrap.ini file before burning the iso to a CD


Using WDS to deploy SCCM images without the SCCM PSP Integration

By arwidmark / April 15, 2008

This is an articlel on how to use WDS to deploy SCCM images without the SCCM PSP Integration Background info: When you add the PSP Role for to SCCM, SCCM will control the WDS, making it hard to coexist with for example other boot images, like the Lite Touch boot image from MDT 2008. But […]


Network Timeout bug in Windows PE 2.1 causes MDT 2008 Lite Touch to fail

By arwidmark / April 14, 2008

Network Timeout bug in Windows PE 2.1 causes MDT 2008 Lite Touch to fail. Symptoms: You get the following error message in MDT 2008 Lite Touch Deployment even though you have the correct nic drivers in Windows PE and the correct bootstrap.ini settings. “A connection to the deployment share \\Server\Distribution$ could not be made. The […]

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