Tag Archives: Deployment

Hotfix rollup released for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

Big news in deployment right now. Microsoft has release a hotfix rollup is for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. So it’s kinda like Service Pack 1 and a half. There are 4 flavours 2008R2 Itanium/x64 and … Continue reading

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Test Lab: Base Configuration – Hydration Kit released.

I’ve released my first Codeplex project today. It’s available at http://testlabhydrationkit.codeplex.com Hydration Kit – Test Lab: Base Configuration for Windows Server 2008 R2 The code is Microsoft Deployment Toolkit standalone media (Hydration Kit) that will configure each of the servers … Continue reading

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LTI/ZTI PowerShell: Using PowerShell in Task Sequences

Now that we’re in the golden age of PowerShell many administrators will want to take advantage of its features in their deployments. With Lite/Zero-Touch you can do this by using the Run PowerShell Script task sequence step. The great thing … Continue reading

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LTI/ZTI Deployments: Post OS Task Sequence

One of the useful features of MDT is the Post Operating System Installation Task Sequence. I use it to configure servers after I clone them from templates. If you want to do any of the following tasks then a Post … Continue reading

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MDT 2012: Adding PowerShell capability to Lite-Touch boot images

With the new Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) 4.0 it is now possible to add PowerShell support to your sessions. It is even easier to add it to your LiteTouchPE.wim images using MDT. Here’s the steps: First, download and install … Continue reading

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Windows 8 and Server 2012 RTM!!!

Great day for IT professionals today! Microsoft have announced that Windows 8 and Server 2012 have both been released to manufacturing. That means the official and final release are being distributed. There should be a version on VLSC within a … Continue reading

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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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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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Office 2010: Free eBook: Security and Privacy for Microsoft Office 2010 Users

There’s a new free e-book available by Mitch Tulloch. Free eBook: Security and Privacy for Microsoft Office 2010 Users. I’ve found Mitch’s books to be a gold mine of knowledge. It can be downloaded from Microsofts Website here.

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