MMS 2012: Tons of Knowledge to be had and Presentations Galore

MMS is around the corner and there are tons of sessions and knowledge to take away. This sold out conference is a standard for anyone using or planning to use System Center products, but of course that there is much more to the conference than just that. This year there will be plenty of discussion on…


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…


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…


A Look at the UDI Designer Flow

In today’s post I would like to talk a bit about the Designer Flow. Two key concepts we had when creating the UDI designer were that pages should be configured once and used in multiple locations and visually represented in the logical order in which they will be displayed. The designer flow helps accomplish these…


What’s New in MDT 2012 Beta 2 UDI Part 2 – Wizard

Wizard The wizard has been rewritten as well as the designer to give it a new look and feel, make it more testable, and make it extensible. When running the wizard you will notice the available pages on the left hand side are highlighted as you navigate through the wizard. These pages and the stages…


What’s New in MDT 2012 Beta 2 UDI Part 1 – Designer

There hasn’t been a release of UDI since MDT 2010 Update 1 and with a complete redesign of the designer and wizard you may not recognize it other than the name on the home page of the designer.Chris Adams has put together a good blog post explaining the goals that we came up with when…


Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Beta 2 Release

Release MDT 2012 Beta 2, including the new version of User Driven Installation(UDI), is now available for download. To participate, register for MDT 2012 Beta 2 at Microsoft Connect. MDT released 2012 Beta 1 sometime back which included support for System Center Configuration Manger 2012 as well as improved Lite Touch user experience, and behind-the-scenes…