Tag 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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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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Test Lab: Base Configuration – Hydration Kit released.

I’ve released my first Codeplex project today. It’s available at http://testlabhydrationkit.codeplex.com Hydration Kit – Test Lab: Base Configuration for Windows Server 2008 R2 The code is Microsoft Deployment Toolkit standalone media (Hydration Kit) that will configure each of the servers … Continue reading

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LTI/ZTI PowerShell: Using PowerShell in Task Sequences

Now that we’re in the golden age of PowerShell many administrators will want to take advantage of its features in their deployments. With Lite/Zero-Touch you can do this by using the Run PowerShell Script task sequence step. The great thing … Continue reading

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LTI/ZTI Deployments: Post OS Task Sequence

One of the useful features of MDT is the Post Operating System Installation Task Sequence. I use it to configure servers after I clone them from templates. If you want to do any of the following tasks then a Post … Continue reading

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MDT 2012: Adding PowerShell capability to Lite-Touch boot images

With the new Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) 4.0 it is now possible to add PowerShell support to your sessions. It is even easier to add it to your LiteTouchPE.wim images using MDT. Here’s the steps: First, download and install … Continue reading

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Windows 8 and Server 2012 RTM!!!

Great day for IT professionals today! Microsoft have announced that Windows 8 and Server 2012 have both been released to manufacturing. That means the official and final release are being distributed. There should be a version on VLSC within a … Continue reading

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