Tag Archives: MDT 2012

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: Skipping Deployment Wizard Panes

This is an updated version of the skipping deployment wizard pages table. This is one of the most popular articles on Scriptimus Ex Machina as it covers most of what is required to automate Lite Touch deployments. Readers use it as a … Continue reading

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LTI/ZTI Deployments: Add roles and features

I had a post drafted on adding roles and features, to begin a series of posts on server role deployment. However, Michael Neihaus has been kind enough to write up a great article on his blog. You can read it … 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 Powershell: Creating a Driverstore folder structure

I was thinking about my drivers folder and helping people to organise their drivers and I remembered Chris Nackers and Johan Arwidmark had posted scripts to help import drivers into MDT. I’ve created a script that can be used to … Continue reading

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MDT PowerShell: Creating a New Deployment Share

When you perform Actions in MDT you can use the View Script function to replicate the PowerShell commands that you run. This is so you can store them in a custom script to build up your own automation task(s). Clicking … Continue reading

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MDT PowerShell: New Module in MDT 2012

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 now comes with a PowerShell module in addition to the PSSnapIn used in previous versions. In earlier versions of PowerShell in order to start using the PowerShell cmdlets for MDT you would have to add the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 RTM now available

Today, Microsoft have released Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012. I hosts a world of new features and improvements. My favourites are the ability to hide the GUI during deployments and the Validation check fix when deploying to Virtual Machines. You … 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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