Tag Archives: MDT

MDT: Manually configure a Static IP Address during LTI Deployments

No DHCP? No Problem. Part 1. I’ve been working on the various methods of setting Static IP addresses during Lite Touch deployments and decided to space the articles out over the week. Today we’ll cover the easy ones. If you … Continue reading

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LTI/ZTI Deployments: Injecting drivers during deployment

One of the best reasons implementing MDT 2012 is the way it manages your drivers. I had a customer who was using WDS only for deploying their Windows 7 images. They told me that the deployment would halt for around … Continue reading

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MDT 2012: DomainOUs List

There’s a feature in MDT that displays a dropdown list of Domain OU’s in the Lite Touch deployment wizard. There are 2 ways to set it up. First, you can create a list of OU’s in the customsettings.ini by using … Continue reading

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LTI/ZTI PowerShell: Debugging Scripts (Part 3 of 3)

Testings results with a test matrix My Rename-Computer script is in production and I’ve made some major changes to it so it’s time for some major testing.  It’s important when testing your scripts to understand and document what your expected … Continue reading

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LTI/ZTI PowerShell: Debugging Scripts (Part 2 of 3)

Testing variables with the ZTIUtility module My Rename-Computer script worked great on a computer in a workgroup environment. But now, I have a new server that I want to rename before I join it to a domain. I’ve worked out … Continue reading

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LTI/ZTI PowerShell: Debugging Scripts (Part 1 of 3)

Adding new functions and features to a perfectly good script is common practice. One example is my evolving Rename-Computer script. I want to modify the way it works (again) but I don’t want to rename my computer and join a … Continue reading

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LTI/ZTI PowerShell: Using parameterised scripts in Task Sequences

There are methods in creating PowerShell scripts suitable for task sequence deployment. A good starting point is the Technet article about_Scripts. One of the most useful features of MDT/SCCM are the deployment properties. Today, I’m going to talk about using … 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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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: Sysprep and Shutdown

With today’s virtualisation technologies, the Windows imaging process of creating and deploying a reference image is not always suitable. In some scenarios you may just want to deploy Windows, patch it, then sysprep and shutdown a machine without capturing an image. … Continue reading

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