Category Archives: Deployment

Managing DSC Resources in PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)

PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) Resources are an evolved type of function usually created by experienced PowerShell coders. Resources are at the very core of DSC and contain the code required to perform the actual configuration tasks in your deployments. My first post was … Continue reading

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PowerShell: Inside Desired State Configuration (DSC) – Get,Set and Test

Today, I’m going inside DSC to demonstrate DSC’s indempotance nature and also the Get, Set and Test functions. Continue reading

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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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MDT: Refreshing computers with Static IP Addresses

No DHCP? No Problem In this scenario, you have a computer with static IP Address assignments that you wish to maintain during a REFRESH. There’s a Task Sequence step called Capture Network Settings. This runs the script ZTINICConfig.wsf that can … Continue reading

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MDT: Automating Static IP during Bare metal boot

No DHCP? No Problem In this scenario, the requirement is to boot a lite touch boot image with a static IP address, where is no DHCP available. You can use a custom answer file (unattend.xml) to configure your static IP settings … Continue reading

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MDT 2012: Skipping Deployment Wizard Panes

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 … Continue reading

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MDT 2012: DomainOUs List

There’s a feature in MDT that displays a dropdown list of Domain OU’s in the Lite Touch deployment wizard. There are 2 ways to set it up. First, you can create a list of OU’s in the customsettings.ini by using … Continue reading

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