Monthly Archives: October 2012

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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Testlab: Test Lab Guides

During the start-up charter of my Scriptimus Ex Machina(yeah, pretentious but I had a plan) it was my intention to create in-depth guides on Test Labs as they are the foundation of all IT, from training to Proof of Concepts. … Continue reading

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MDT: RTFM

There is a help file/manual that comes with MDT. It’s called Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Documentation Library. It’s located in the start menu. This documentation is immense. It covers everything from getting started, walkthroughs, App-V, SCCM, Scripting. (and it’s free) I … 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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