Tag Archives: Windows 7 Deployment

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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Windows 8: Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available for download!

Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available for download. This is a very exciting day in the IT community. There’s so much chatter on twitter, Google+ etc. You can get it here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-8/download

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MDT2010: Deployment Scenarios

I’ve been asked a few times, which task sequence template to use? Well, when planning your deployments, you should first consider the usage of your task sequences. There are 4 task sequence usage scenarios in MDT 2010, they are New Computer, Refresh, … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Deployment: Volume Activation Videos

One important aspect of deploying Windows 7 and Office 2010 is activating the products. The actual process is straightforward, but understanding the technology properly requires a little investment in time. I’ve added a few videos below to get started. Windows 7 … Continue reading

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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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