Tag Archives: MDT 2010

MDT: Refreshing computers with Static IP Addresses

No DHCP? No Problem In this scenario, you have a computer with static IP Address assignments that you wish to maintain during a REFRESH. There’s a Task Sequence step called Capture Network Settings. This runs the script ZTINICConfig.wsf that can … Continue reading

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MDT: Automating Static IP during Bare metal boot

No DHCP? No Problem In this scenario, the requirement is to boot a lite touch boot image with a static IP address, where is no DHCP available. You can use a custom answer file (unattend.xml) to configure your static IP settings … Continue reading

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MDT 2012: Automating Network Interface Configuration

I’m currently using MDT (and SCCM) to build servers. After I clone templates in VMWare I run a Post OS task sequence that will rename the Server, assign a static IP address, Join the domain, install Apps etc. One server … Continue reading

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MDT 2010: Imaging to similar hardware

After a Sysprep operation, Hardware is detected and devices reinstall all their drivers. This behaviour is to by design and to be expected. In many scenarios however, you may not want this to happen. For example, when you create a … Continue reading

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MDT 2010: Managing Answer Files

Microsoft Windows installation can be automated by the use of answer files. In previous editions, there was a Unattend.txt. These days the answer files are all xml based so you will need to author an Unattend.xml file. MDT takes the … 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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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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MDT Scripting: Creating custom scripts Getting Started

Although MDT is very powerful, there will still be times when dealing with complex tasks that you will require a custom script. Fortunately you can use your own custom VB scripts in MDT as a task sequence step by calling … Continue reading

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