Tag Archives: Vista

MDT 2010: User State Migration

In order to automate the User State Capture and Restore task sequence steps in MDT 2010 you will need to configure your deployment share so it knows where to store the data. MDT 2010 installs the User State Migration Tool … Continue reading

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MDT 2010: Managing Product Keys

If you are deploying Windows Vista/7 Professional, Enterprise or Server 2008(R2) and you have a KMS host configured, you can simply ignore the sections that ask for product keys during Lite-Touch deployments and skip past them without adding aditional propertys. … Continue reading

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MDT 2010: Deployment Type

When automating your Lite-Touch environment, you should first consider the usage of your task sequences. There are 4 task sequence usage scenarios in MDT 2010, they are the new computer scenario, the refresh computer scenario, the replace computer scenario and the upgrade … Continue reading

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MDT 2010: Timezone

To automate the TimeZone setting in your Lite-Touch deployments, edit the CustomSettings.ini file and add the following line for Windows XP/2003: TimeZone=85 or for Windows Vista/Server 2008/Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 use: TimeZoneName=GMT Standard Time Now to hide the pane during … Continue reading

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MDT 2010: Setting the built in Administrator Password

As you may be aware, the local administrator account is disabled by default in Windows 7. MDT 2010 re-enables it and resets the password. This is initially done when you create a new task sequence so you don’t really need … Continue reading

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MDT 2010: Finish action

One importing thing when deploying images is ensuring there is some sort of indication that Lite-Touch has ended and the machine is ready for use. For security, you may wish to shut the machine down at the end or log … Continue reading

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MDT 2010: Network Share Credentials

When performing Lite-Touch Deployments MDT will need to connect to shares for various purposes. For example, to access a deployment share, backup share or a user state migration share. Naturally, this process will require credentials. The account can be either a … Continue reading

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MDT 2010: Targeting Image Destinations

Many people encounter an issue applying their WIM images to the correct partition. I’ve seen this many times in the forums when people say that their images are not deploying to various disks or partitions etc as they want/expect. Although … Continue reading

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MDT 2010: Skipping Summary Pages

When performing your deployments the summary pages will cost you an extra click each. This is somthing you can’t afford in a fully automated deployment. To hide the summary panes during the Lite-Touch Deployment wizard use the SkipSummary variable. For … Continue reading

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MDT2010: Automation – Getting Started

Once you get to grips with MDT 2010 you’ll want to start streamlining your deployments by removing unnecessary wizard panes. To begin with, you can have your Lite-Touch deployments auto login and skip the welcome screens. To start the deployment wizard without … Continue reading

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