MDT 2012 UDI Video Series – Replace Deployment Scenario

In an effort to inform those who are currently using or are planning on using UDI about the features available in MDT 2012 we have put together a video series covering UDI. I know what you are thinking: “But Update 1 Beta1 is already available”. These videos still apply to Update 1 and I will…

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MDT 2012 UDI Video Series – New Computer Deployment

In an effort to inform those who are currently using or are planning on using UDI about the features available in MDT 2012 we have put together a video series covering UDI. I know what you are thinking: “But Update 1 Beta1 is already available”. These videos still apply to Update 1 and I will point…

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UDI fails to read or set task sequence variables on a ConfigMgr 2012 64-bit Platform

If you are running MDT 2012 UDI on a 64 bit OS and are using System Center 2012 ConfigMgr (64-bit ConfigMgr client) then you may be running into an issue in which none of the task sequence variables get read or set from the UDI wizard. This problem occurs due to the wrong version of the UDI…

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MDT 2012 Released

It has been a long road, but MDT 2012 has finally released with tons of new features and functionality galore.  Download MDT 2012 today to take advantage of all of the new features and functionality available for deployments. Check MDT 2012’s Download Center Page for an overview of the features and functionality available in MDT…

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UDA with MDT 2012 UDI

As part of ConfigMgr’s move towards user centric, ConfigMgr User Device Affinity(UDA) allows you to define a relationship between a user(s) and a device. This can be done through the ConfigMgr console, but it can also be done as part of an OS deployment. John Vintzel has posted a blog discussing this concept here. Additionally there is…

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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 RC1 Release

MDT 2012 RC1, including the new version of User Driven Installation(UDI), is now available for download. To participate, register for MDT 2012 RC 1 at Microsoft Connect. This update provides support for Configuration Manager 2012 RC2 releases. MDT 2012 fully leverages the capabilities provided by Configuration Manager 2012 for OS deployment. Customize Deployment Questions: For…

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The UDI Page Library

The MDT 2012 UDI Designer has a new concept called the Page Library. The Page Library allows you to see all of the page types and instances that are available from the configuration file you are editing. Prior to MDT 2012 UDI if you wanted a page with different information you had to have multiple…

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MDT 2010 Update 1 Beta Release Part 2: Things You Should Know

Overview This blog post is meant to quickly explain some of the things that you should know when using UDI.  I will not go into depth on solutions for each of the scenarios that I have listed here, but will create additional posts for those items that need to be explained in more detail. When…

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Hiding Background with OSD – A C# Sample to Hide Window

In this post the basics for finding and hiding a window will be shown in Visual Studio 2008 (C#). As previously mentioned in Snazzy OSD status with BGInfo, hiding the Windows 7 Setup window will be demonstrated. Creating and Compiling First, create a simple Console Application under the C# tree. Next, copy and paste the…

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