Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Update 1 Re-released Build 8298

  Looks like Aaron and team have been busy ramping up the latest build release of MDT 2013 Update 1 which should address many known issues. The following issues are fixed in build 8298 Multiple drive partitioning issues are addressed by significant revisions to the Format and Partition Disk step (see release note below), including:…

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Powershell Eject CD Drive

  Awhile ago I wrote some code in AutoIT to Eject CD-Drives so that you wouldn’t get burnt in MDT/ConfigMgr while booting from Media.  Today I received a request for that code since the links at myITforum seem to be having some trouble.  While I was able to pull the original source code up it…

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Windows 10 Sysprep fails after removing or updating Windows built-in Windows Store apps

  So by now you have had an opportunity to start playing around with Windows 10 and maybe your organization is thinking about deploying Windows 10 in the Enterprise so we need to work on getting a custom image built and captured for deployment.  MDT 2013 Update 1 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48595 is available and highly recommended for…

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How to Create and Apply a Windows 8 GPOPack

What is a GPOPack? “A GPOPack is either an export of a GPO Backup or an export from a Gold Master Computer that has all of the settings applied and the LocalGPO tool ran on it with the /Export switch to create a GPOPack .” What is the LocalGPO Tool? “This tool is designed to manage local group…

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MDT 2012 Error - ResetFolder: TakeOwn for C:boot, RC = 1 in LTIApply

I was just working in my lab the other night and when i was trying to Reimage one of my servers from within the OS using MDT 2012 Update 1 and noticed the following error in the LTIApply step “ResetFolder: TakeOwn for C:\boot, RC = 1”.  Naturally i dug into the logs found the error…

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Automatically Populate Config.xml file Path During OSD Deployment

UPDATE: A colleague Michael Murgolo  recently updated this script to include a USMTConfigFile switch incase you want to pass different config.xml files into the script.  Attached is the updated script and thanks a lot Michael for the contribution. Problem: During an OSD Deployment you may want to use a Config.xml file with USMT generated with…

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