Monthly Archives: March 2012

MDT 2012: Tip – Getting UUID, SerialNumber

I was working at a customers site last year creating a media based Windows 7 deployment for some laptops. I over heard one of the technical leads saying that he was deploying XP to a machine so he could use … Continue reading

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MDT 2012: Targeting Lite-Touch Deployments

There are a number of Operating System Deployment scenarios where you will need to automate specific configurations to individual or certain types of computers. The most common scenarios are: Automating a Deployment to a Specific Computer Automating a Deployment to a … Continue reading

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MDT2012: ZTIGather

In MDT there’s a script called ZTIGather.wsf that collects a massive list of unique data about the machine you’re running a deployment on. To test it out manually, boot up in WinPE and press F8 to open a command prompt, then type … Continue reading

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MDT 2012: Automating updates in Lite-Touch Deployments

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit has a built-in script designed to update images, with Microsoft Updates, during a Lite-Touch deployment. I’ve been meaning to write this article for a while now but the enormity of the topic has deterred me from seeing … Continue reading

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PowerShell: Hello World

Alright, it’s time I started blogging about PowerShell. In fact it’s so long overdue that I really don’t know were to get started. There are so many great resources and blogs available now that most people who are motivated to … Continue reading

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TestLab: Setting up the hardware

So far in my TestLab I’ve purchased a HP N40L MicroServer and installed VMWare hypervisor ESXi 5. The purpose of this is to continue my IT training from my home Office at a low budget. This what my setup looks … Continue reading

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MDT Scripting: Deleting Registry Keys

A lot has happened since I wrote my articles on MDT Scripting last year. For one thing, I’ve learned how to compile my code in a script block on my blog. Two of my readers have asked about deleting registry … Continue reading

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