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MDT 2010 Lite Touch Driver Management

By arwidmark / April 25, 2010

In the “A Drivers Saga – The Control Freak meets The Dynamic Developer” session at MMS 2010 in Las Vegas, me and Michael Niehaus presented different methods of managing drivers with MDT 2010 and ConfigMgr 2007. I focused on MDT 2010 Lite Touch, and Michael Niehaus did the ConfigMgr part. On top of that Michael […]


MMS 2010 – Sample Sysprep Files for Windows XP SP3, April 2010

By arwidmark / April 22, 2010

  Ever struggled with a 0x0000007B BSOD when deploying a Windows XP SP3 image? Struggle no more, here is a working driver set and sysprep mass storage section for most current hardware models… Instructions for adding the sample files to MDT 2010 Lite Touch In these steps I assume you have a deployment share in […]


Archived Article – Using WDS without Active Directory – Configuring a standalone WDS

By arwidmark / April 6, 2010

    Note: This is an archived Article, the latest version is available at: http://deploymentresearch.com/Blog/tabid/62/EntryId/2/Demo-from-MMS-2011-Using-WDS-without-Active-Directory-Configuring-a-standalone-WDS.aspx / Johan   In Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft added support for using the PXE listener without Active Directory. Here is a complete guide on how to configure a standalone Windows Server 2008 R2 WDS Server Pre-Requisites In these steps […]


ADSI Plugin for Windows PE 3.0 (x86 and x64)

By arwidmark / March 19, 2010

I have updated my ADSI plugin for Windows PE, and also added x64 support.   Other new features are fully automated scripts for creating a Windows PE 3.0 image with the necessary components for ADSI to work. Download link: http://www.deployvista.com/Repository/tabid/71/EntryId/61/DMXModule/396/Download/attachment/language/en-US/Default.aspx / Johan


Adding a boot menu to Windows Server 2008 R2 WDS

By arwidmark / March 15, 2010

Integrating another (3rd party) boot menu for WDS in Windows Server 2008 R2 has changed compared with standard Windows Server 2008… here is how to do it… Download and extract syslinux-3.85.zip or later from http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/boot/syslinux  (it contains pxelinux)    Copy the com32\menu\vesamenu.c32 and com32\modules\chain.c32 files to your WDS Server, to both the D:\RemoteInstall\Boot\x64 and D:\RemoteInstall\Boot\x86 folders.   Copy […]


Finally – Trace64, a 64-bit logviewer for the ConfigMgr and MDT log files

By arwidmark / March 4, 2010

Note: for latest version of this article, go to the below link: http://www.deploymentresearch.com/Blog/tabid/62/EntryId/35/Trace64-finally-here-to-stay-But-it-is-hidden.aspx Finally, after many years Microsoft released trace64 to the public, a 64-bit logviewer for the ConfigMgr and MDT log files… And yes it works in WinPE x64 too… It’s part of the MDT 2010 Healthcare package (In the Files\DeploymentShare\Applications\HTHMDT2010\Tools folder) Download Link: […]


Reference Images in ConfigMgr 2007 native mode

By arwidmark / March 3, 2010

Having workgroup machines in native mode is sort of a pain, but Microsoft actually supports it. You need to do the following… Check the “Allow HTTP communication for roaming and site assignment” site setting in the site mode tab of site properties. (On the site server you will be using for creation of the image) […]

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