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Fully Unattended Vista Setup using WDS

By arwidmark / July 27, 2007

This is a quick guide and samples files for a fully unattended setup of Vista using WDS. Download sample unattend.xml files from the Vista repository http://www.deployvista.com/Repository/WindowsVista/tabid/72/Default.aspx Step-by-step guide… To add The Windows Deployment Services client unattend.xml Copy the Sample WDSClientUnattend.xml to \RemoteInstall\WDSClientUnattend In the Windows Deployment Services Console, expand Servers, right-click the server and select […]


Solving Network timeout issues with OSD/ZTI

By arwidmark / July 25, 2007

If you have a routed, high latency or just a slow network, OSD (WinPE) might timeout when initializing the network… This is a workaround for the issue… Background info In the OSD FP Update Microsoft increased the number of network retries from five to seven in every component but the one actually needing it (osdshell.exe)   […]


BDD 2007 v1.1 (or Build 3.0.142)

By arwidmark / June 18, 2007

The fixes in the new BDD release (v1.1 or Build 3.0.142) are listed in this article: http://support.microsoft.com/?id=937191 The add operating system bug is not fixed, but the other one seems to be … I haven’t encountered any issues with the update (yet)  


TechEd 2007 – Over and Out (TechEd 2007 Sample Files)

By arwidmark / June 10, 2007

Thank you for visiting my sessions at TechED 2007 in Orlando… It was great fun 🙂 I have uploaded the following sample files to the Repository. HAL Detection Scripts AMD Detection and IntelPPM Disable Script Sysprep.inf URL: http://www.deployvista.com/Repository/BDD2007/tabid/74/Default.aspx


Windows PE 2.0 Plugins Library forming

By arwidmark / June 6, 2007

This is an effort for creating a library with Windows PE 2.0 Plugins. Please send me suggestions for plugins, or if you have any existing plugins I will happily post them on this site… The format used for the plugins is the .inf-file format, used together with ImageX and PEImg (from the WAIK tools). The […]


A Geeks Guide to BDD 2007 – Part 4, Deploying XP using Lite Touch

By arwidmark / May 5, 2007

Welcome BDD 2007, as you probably already know, is End-to-end guidance, best practices, and tools for planning, building, and deploying Windows and Office. BDD 2007 is developed by a team led by Michael Niehaus (lead developer) and Mike Lewis (Architect). This guide explains the necessary steps to use the Lite Touch Component of BDD 2007 […]


Setting DeployRoot value from WDS Server

By arwidmark / May 5, 2007

Note: This issue/configuration has been fixed in BDD 2007 Update 1  and MDT 2008…. still here for those of you still running BDD 2007 RTM.  When using WDS Server to PXE boot the Lite Touch WinPE 2.0 image, you can use a function to to set the DeployRoot value to the WDS Server you booted from. This could be […]


*New* BDD Roles Wizard LTI/ZTI

By arwidmark / May 2, 2007

Check my blog here for more details: http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jscheffelmaer/archive/2007/05/02/new-bdd-roles-select-wizard-lti-zti-mod.aspx It is a complete update to the previous post I wrote about and is compatible with ZTI now.


BDD Select Roles Through LiteTouch Wizard

By arwidmark / April 24, 2007

Edit: I have posted an updated article for this procedure here: http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jscheffelmaer/archive/2007/05/02/new-bdd-roles-select-wizard-lti-zti-mod.aspx   I have posted a blog about this at http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jscheffelmaer/archive/2007/04/24/bdd-select-roles-through-litetouch-wizard.aspx It contains the document that explains the modification. I’ll admit that right now the document might be hard to follow for some, and make sense for those that have dove into BDD coding […]

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