How to restore from the OS backup

A customer requirement for a recent pilot project was to migrate user workstations to Vista for only a few weeks; we have to restore to the previous OS at the end of the pilot.  There are other scenarios in which you’d need to restore a system using the fat WIM captured with the MDT Backup…


Short File Name Prerequisite for SCCM 2007

A common security/performance setting is to disable short file names (aka 8.3 file names), and is recommended as part of the Microsoft Solutions for Security (MSS) (Disable Auto Generation of 8.3 File Names [NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation]).  However, as one of my customer’s recently discovered, this is an as-of-yet-undocumented prerequisite for System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007.  The SCCM…