MDT 2012: Skipping Deployment Wizard Panes

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012

This is an updated version of the skipping deployment wizard pages table. This is one of the most popular articles on Scriptimus Ex Machina as it covers most of what is required to automate Lite Touch deployments. Readers use it as a jumping off point to find other articles written here.

If you’re interested in automating your deployments then this table should help. You can also use the value SkipWizard property to completely hide all wizard panes. If you do this however, remember to supply all the required values or your deployments may fail.

Skip this wizard page

Using this property

Configure these properties

Welcome

SkipBDDWelcome

Specify credentials for connecting to network shares

Skipped by providing properties in next column

·  UserID

·  UserDomain

·  UserPassword

Task Sequence

SkipTaskSequence

·  TaskSequenceID

Computer Details

SkipComputerName,

SkipDomainMembership

·  OSDComputerName

·  JoinWorkgroup

–or–

·  JoinDomain

·  DomainAdmin

User Data

SkipUserData

·  UDDir

·  UDShare

·  UserDataLocation

Move Data and Settings

SkipUserData

·  UDDir

·  UDShare

·  UserDataLocation

User Data (Restore)

SkipUserData

·  UDDir

·  UDShare

·  UserDataLocation

Computer Backup

SkipComputerBackup

·  BackupDir

·  BackupShare

·  ComputerBackupLocation

Product Key

SkipProductKey

·  ProductKey

–or–

·  OverrideProductKey

Language Packs

SkipPackageDisplay

·  LanguagePacks

Locale and Time

SkipLocaleSelection,

SkipTimeZone

·  KeyboardLocale

·  UserLocale

·  UILanguage

·  TimeZone

·  TimeZoneName

Roles and Features

SkipRoles

·  OSRoles

·  OSRoleServices

·  OSFeatures

Applications

SkipApplications

·  Applications

Administrator Password

SkipAdminPassword

·  AdminPassword

Local Administrators

SkipAdminAccounts

·  Administrators

Capture Image

SkipCapture

·  ComputerBackupLocation

Bitlocker

SkipBitLocker

·  BDEDriveLetter

·  BDEDriveSize

·  BDEInstall

·  BDEInstallSuppress

·  BDERecoveryKey

·  TPMOwnerPassword

·  OSDBitLockerStartupKeyDrive

·  OSDBitLockerWaitForEncryption

Ready to begin

SkipSummary

Operating system deployment completed successfully

SkipFinalSummary

Operating system deployment did not complete successfully

SkipFinalSummary

 

 

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9 Responses to MDT 2012: Skipping Deployment Wizard Panes

  1. Adrien says:

    Hi ! Thank you and congratulations for your site !
    Concerning these options, I am a little confused. Should they be in customsettings.ini or bootstrap.ini ? Or maybe both ? I don’t really understand the differences between these two files.

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    • The wizard panes are for the customsettings.ini. The Boostrap.ini is aconfiguration file that is designed to assist with the initial boot process. eg. auto login, select deployment server etc.

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  2. Hi Andrew,
    I’m a beginner with MDT, but I have to make use of MDT 2012 to deploy several Windows ThinPC machines. Your site is very helpfull for me to manipulate MDT. I really appreciate it.

    Let me ask one question. Following your informaiton, I succeeded in skipping some wizard pages editting Bootstrap.ini or customsettings.ini.
    Here I have some types of machies which need different Language or Keyboard settings, and do I have to make different deployment shares for each types of machine?
    Bootstrap.ini or customsettings.ini files seems to affect global setting using same deployment share,

    best regards,
    akatsukiinaus

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  3. eckd says:

    Hi, Andrew,
    Your article are really helpful, thank you. I have a quick question. Does windows deployment support post deploy script?
    For example, I want to do below tasks after the OS is deployed and started.
    Enable RDP, disable firewall, configure static IP address, add server to domain, is that possible to have an script running after OS starts to do these?

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  4. kash says:

    hi andrew
    can you please help please – i am stuggling with the setting up a database with populated computernames and mac address and then pull this information into MDT 2012 .. how would i do this

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  5. Omar says:

    Hi Andrew,

    I’ve been receiving “Failed to Run Last Action: Restore User State” when mt deployment type is set to NEWCOMPUTER. I’ve my UserData is set to be skipped and same for ComputerBackup, but somehow MDT is think it’s an upgrade. What else i can do to overcome this error?

    Thanks

    Omar

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