KB2975719 is not installed as expected using MDT 2013

Problem:Customer uses (MDT) Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 to perform Windows 2012 R2 or Windows 8.1 deployments and discover that KB2975719 is not installed although it’s applicable. My customer scenario:Customer creates a task sequence to deploy, patch and capture a custom wim for deployment which succeeds. They then deploy patched wim and find that KB2975719 is…


Where did my volume label go?

I recently worked an interesting case where 3rd party application had a dependency on the label name for a volume.  The customer reported that the label name was actually missing and therefore the application would not start.  Further, the label name was present on Windows 2003 servers and not on Window 2008 R2.  Finally, the…


The Case of the Unexplained Boot Delay in Microsoft LiteTouch ISO

I was working with a customer recently who had noticed a significant increase in time required for MDT LiteTouch wizard to initialize.  Specifically, the amount of time under review is from system post until the BDDWelcome screen is displayed.  This is the familiar screen I am referring to: What changed? Driver related? Not enough memory?…