Tag Archives: Windows 7

Hotfix rollup released for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

Big news in deployment right now. Microsoft has release a hotfix rollup is for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. So it’s kinda like Service Pack 1 and a half. There are 4 flavours 2008R2 Itanium/x64 and … Continue reading

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Windows 7: All Tasks Shortcut

There were links going a year or so ago around about a mythical ‘God Mode’ in Windows 7 that reveals ‘hidden’ features. What it is really is a link to a special windows folder using a CLSID key found in the … 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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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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