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New Workshop – Unleash the power of MDT 2010 Lite Touch

By arwidmark / September 5, 2010

This November I will be in New York for a unique, 2 day¬†workshop in New York on how to Deploy Windows 7 with WDS and MDT 2010 Lite Touch. This workshop will show you how to get the most out of the free deployment tools from Microsoft and give you invaluable guidance on how to […]


Multicasting – not only for operating system deployment

By arwidmark / September 2, 2010

The Multicast feature in WDS can be used to transfer any file over the network. In my work, since I present trainings from time to time, I need to deploy (large) virtual machines to a bunch of the clients, and for that I use multicast. Step 1 – Create the WDS name space (enabling a […]


Domain Policies that break MDT 2010

By arwidmark / July 29, 2010

If you have certain domain policies, like renaming the administrator account or setting a legal disclaimer at login, those policies will break MDT 2010. Group Polciies that deploy application may also fail if they are executed when the task sequence is running.Here are some workarounds… ¬† Option 1 – Use a Staging OU Use a […]


MDT 2010 Update 1 – General Warning

By arwidmark / July 28, 2010

So you want to upgrade to MDT 2010 Update 1? Please be aware of that the rule processing has changed a bit, meaning you may need to add rules for wizard panes you did not have to in the RTM version of MDT 2010. As a good example, my good friend Mikael Nystrom (fellow MVP) […]


Have you downloaded the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP Beta yet?

By arwidmark / July 28, 2010

The Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta helps keep your PCs and servers on the latest support level, provides ongoing improvements to the Windows Operating System (OS), by including previous updates delivered over Windows Update as well as continuing incremental updates to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platforms based […]


Beyond Unsupported – Windows XP SP3 Deployments

By arwidmark / July 20, 2010

When deploying Windows XP there a few tricks you can use to do the following. 1. Have a single image for all your machines 2. Inject storage drivers offline, eliminating the need for rebuilding your image. The areas that you may want to use unsupported tweaks for are the following: HAL Replacement In 2005 I […]


MDT 2010 Update 1 – Released

By arwidmark / July 7, 2010

MDT 2010 Update 1 was announced today.. for more info, and to verify you download the correct version… see Michaels posting http://blogs.technet.com/b/mniehaus/archive/2010/07/08/quick-notes-about-mdt-2010-update-1-released-today.aspx/ / Johan


MDT 2010 Zero Touch – Install Language Packs Offline fails (due to memory)

By arwidmark / June 23, 2010

Another fun day at work… Spend some time troubleshooting the Install Language Packs Offline feature in MDT 2010 Zero Touch. First of all, the MDT 2010 documentation is incorrect, the Install Language Packs Offline feature is supposed the be added before the Setup Windows and ConfigMgr action, not after.. But that one I knew about […]

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