Learning MDT 2012’s User-Driven Installation (UDI)

After spending a lot of time talking to customers after we integrated code-name “Modena” into the powerful, and enterprise-ready Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010, it was obvious that our engineering team needed to spend some dedicated effort in helping customers get the right training for implementing User-driven Installation (UDI).  I outlined in a previous post the…

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Enabling Hyper-V Role Successfully via Operating System Deployment Task Sequence

During a ask-the-experts at Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2011 in Las Vegas, a customer asked a question of how to utilize Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Update 1 to install Windows Server 2008/R2 and enable the Hyper-V role.  The customer had tried several things but to no avail as the customer was using ConfigMgr’s Operating…

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Deploying Windows 7 to Microsoft – Using User-driven install Whitepaper Released

The IT Showcase team at Microsoft who aims at sharing how Microsoft uses their own technology to deliver IT to 280,000 clients world-wide.  Our team built the technology that previously wasn’t available as part of Configuration Manager 2007, and luckily, that technology was recently integrated into the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Update 1.  What…

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MDT 2010 Update 1 including User-Driven Installation Beta Released

Yesterday was a big highlight for my team.  For the past 14 months, my direct team has worked very hard at building a rock-solid solution that enabled end-users to drive their own migration to Windows 7.  This vision came true with the release of MDT 2010 Update 1 that now includes User-driven Installation, formally known…

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