Monthly Archives: April 2011

MDT 2010: Set UK Keyboard in WinPE

One annoyance with MDT is that WinPE is set to the US keyboard layout. There were times when I expected to find the ” above the number 2 but found myself having to rewrite command lines. Usually after typing a lengthy … Continue reading

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MDT 2010: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Video Walkthrough

I planned on making a video walk-through series to help with MDT but just found out that the excellent John Baker has already done one. It’s an 8 part series and is awesome for getting started or for those who are … Continue reading

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MDT 2010: Windows XP Regional Settings UK

Building new Windows XP images is still a requirement for many IT professionals. Many company s haven’t gone to Windows 7 and others are building MED-V Clients. Now, getting the region settings perfect in MDT can be frustrating and waste … Continue reading

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MCTS: 70-681 – Exam Study Video Links

Below is a list of freely available videos to  help with this exam. Most of them are on the Microsoft Techcenter or Microsoft Edge. This exam is mainly aimed at Microsoft Partners who will need this as a requirement to … Continue reading

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MDT 2010: Certification

I’ve been asked if there is a certification in MDT 2010 update 1 to replace the older BDD Exam 70-624. The answer is yes, the 70-681 TS: Windows 7 and Office 2010, Deploying. I passed this exam on 7 March … Continue reading

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MDT 2010: Setting the default Computername

Most organisations have some sort of PC naming convention in place. Sometimes the human factor can mess it up. Fortunately, MDT can provide semi or full automation as required. In the customsettings.ini type: SkipComputerName=NO OSDComputerName=PC_%SerialNumber% In this example, the SkipComputerName is set to NO so … Continue reading

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Scriptimus Deus Ex Machina

Don’t we all just love an ex machina ending? I certainly do. I just sometimes wish there was an ex machina solution to those massive workloads we IT professionals find ourselves faced with on a daily basis. I think the … Continue reading

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