BDD 2007 – Reusing the SMS GUID in a New Computer deployment

When performing a refresh based deployment using Zero Touch BDD will retain the computers current SMS GUID. This is very handy if you want to rebuild a computer but not lose any information associated with the computer SMS. (i.e. Assigned applications or configuration). This also has the effect of reducing the number of duplicate records in SMS….


BDD 2007 – Quick Start Guide Released

For all of you that are new to BDD 2007 (and some of those that aren’t) I would highly recommend getting your hands on the “Quick Start for BDD 2007” white paper. As it says it will help you quickly get started with BDD without the need for wading through the BDD documentation. This can be…


BDD 2007 – Integrating Mass Storage Drivers into your XP image

After my previous blog about integrating mass storage drivers into Windows PE I have a number of requests about how to the same integrate drivers into XP their XP images. So here we go… The key point to note about integrating mass storage drivers into your current XP image that that these must be integrated when…


BDD 2007 – Troubleshooting Database issues

I have lost count of the number of times I have been asked to help some troubleshoot their database issues, so I decided it was time to write a blog about it. This blog details the common issues faced when using the BDD configuration database. The first part details the common causes of database issues and…