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Boosting your Windows 7 Deployment skills…

By arwidmark / October 30, 2009

New into Windows 7 deployments are you?  To learn about the core deployment tools and Windows 7 setup changes, consider downloading Deploying Windows 7 Essential Guidance, a free ebook from Microsoft Press and Microsoft TechNet. The 412 pages long ebook is written by Mitch Tulloch, Tony Northrup, Jerry Honeycutt, Ed Wilson, and the Windows 7 […]


ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 is RTW

By arwidmark / October 21, 2009

  Among the highlights are: New Operating System Support – Windows 7 – Windows Vista Sp2 – Windows Server 2008 R2 – Windows Server 2008 SP2 And really fast client policy evaluation …  (we like) Download ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3318741A-C038-4AB1-852A-E9C13F8A8140&displaylang=en


WDS F11 Server Selection Feature… It’s undocumented, it’s unsupported – but really cool

By arwidmark / September 29, 2009

There is a little known Server Selection Feature in WDS in Windows Server 2008 R2. Its not documented, it’s not supported by Microsoft. But its very useful for lab and test scenarios… How to enable it?  Simply go to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WDSServer\Providers\WDSPXE\Providers\BINLSVC and set AllowServerSelection to 1. Then restart the Windows Deployment Service. After doing this you […]


WMUG Live Meeting – Deploying Windows 7 using MDT 2010

By arwidmark / September 20, 2009

Here are the slides from the “Deploying Windows 7 using MDT 2010” Windows Management User Group (WMUG) Live Meeting I presented on September 21… A recording will be available soon, check the WMUG homepage for updates http://wmug.co.uk/default.aspx   Download slides… http://www.deployvista.com/Repository/tabid/71/ctl/EntryDetails/mid/396/EntryId/58/language/en-US/Default.aspx


MDT 2010 – Fix for the “Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user…” issue

By arwidmark / September 17, 2009

There is now a fix for the MDT 2010 “Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name, are not allowed” problem. http://blogs.technet.com/msdeployment/archive/2009/09/18/fix-for-multiple-connections-to-a-server-or-shared-resource-by-the-same-user-using-more-than-one-user-name-are-not-allowed-problem-with-mdt-2010.aspx  


SCCM 2007 Service Pack, MDT 2010 and WAIK versions

By arwidmark / September 14, 2009

For Windows XP/Vista/2003/2008 Deployments, this is a valid config. Site Server: SCCM 2007 SP1 WAIK 1.1 MDT 2010 Note: You need a separate machine (client or server) with MDT 2010 and WAIK 2.0 to administer the MDT database For Windows XP/Vista/W7/2003/2008/2008R2 Deployments, this is a valid config. Site Server: – SCCM 2007 SP2 – WAIK […]


MDT 2010 is RTW

By arwidmark / September 8, 2009

MDT 2010 is finally released. Download from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3bd8561f-77ac-4400-a0c1-fe871c461a89&displaylang=en&tm#filelist Among the new features are… Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 support Support for hierarchical management of items in deployment shares Support for drag-and-drop, copy-and-paste, and cut-and-paste operations in the Deployment Workbench Support for automation of management tasks using Windows PowerShell cmdlets. Improvements in diagnostics output, […]


Windows 7 Summit, October 7, 2009 – The greatest online Windows 7 event ever..

By arwidmark / August 18, 2009

The Windows 7 Summit – Don’t miss this free online webinar Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will revolutionize the way we manage Windows environments. This is the greatest Windows platform, ever… Are you prepared? During this free online event you’ll learn to master the new features, all presented by leading computer industry experts […]


You might be a redneck…

By arwidmark / July 12, 2009

Some 11 years ago I was working quite a lot with linux installations, and one of the funniest moments was when selecting the redneck language during the redhat installation. Thanks to virtual machines, and some hard to find Redhat 5.1 Manhattan installation media (from 1998), its possible to feel the joy once more  🙂  Here […]

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