Tag Archives: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

LTI/ZTI Scripting: Add computer to an AD Group

I’m currently doing some intense SCCM 2012 training so I’ve not been posting or in the forums recently. I’ve still been responding to emails though. I received an email from a reader earlier this week. He wanted to add the … Continue reading

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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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MDT 2012: Missing network drivers during LTI boot

I was contacted last week by a former colleague who is just getting into MDT. He was missing drivers on one model and received this common error page during his boot sequence. Naturally, I had loads of resources to share but … 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 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: Running a single PowerShell Cmdlet from a Task Sequence Step

Sometimes I want to perform small tasks that don’t really require a script creation. In those cases I use a Run Command Line task sequence step. It was always easy for cmd.exe and it’s just as easy for PowerShell.exe(once you … Continue reading

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LTI/ZTI Scripting: MDT Scripting Template

It’s back to VBScript today. I received an email from a reader last week. He had an issue with a deployment script. We thought it would be a good idea to share the solution. For me, a chance to review … Continue reading

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LTI/ZTI PowerShell: Outputting Transcript from PowerShell Console

While testing a Lite-Touch deployment, I had an issue with a PowerShell script running in an application package. The error flashed by on the console screen so fast that I could not read it. To top that off, the log file … Continue reading

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LTI/ZTI PowerShell: Using Modules in deployment scripts

A great feature of PowerShell is the use of Modules. You use modules to store reusable code such as functions as an alternate to storing hefty code at the start of your scripts. MDT supports the use of modules in … Continue reading

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LTI/ZTI PowerShell: Exit codes

When you run a script in your deployments, it’s good practice to let MDT/SCCM know how the script has ended. This will determine how your task sequence proceeds. You do this by exiting the script with a return code. I’ve … Continue reading

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