Happy Halloween – Windows 7 style

Since my latest Windows 7 “project” turned out so well, I though I’d share it with you. Yes, I did carve this intricate design myself.  🙂   Have a Happy Halloween from the Deployment Guys.   Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, confers no rights, and is not…

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Approving Windows Updates in an MDT 2010 Standalone Environment from a ConfigMgr Software Update Point

You’ve no doubt read some of the benefits around using the Software Update Point features of ConfigMgr. However, if you are already using MDT standalone as an Image Engineering environment – there is sometimes a duplication in having to manage software updates in both environments. The most common solution is to set up an external…

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Essential Guide for Deploying Windows 7

There is a great eBook that has just been released on the Microsoft website that gives a good insight into many of the technologies and concepts that you’ll need to consider and address for when you start working on your Windows 7 deployment, and the best thing is that the eBook is free!    …

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Reporting on Office 2007 Customisation Settings

So I don’t know about you but I have a very distinct love hate relationship with the Office 2007 Customisation Wizard. I just love the amount of tweaking I can do and I just hate the fact that I can tweak so much. In past I have found that tweaking as little as possible is…

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How to configure BitLocker on additional drives in a MDT 2010 deployment.

MDT 2010 supports encrypting disks with BitLocker during deployment.  This is configured in the Task Sequence using the following: This works for the Operating System Drive. If configuration of Bitlocker is tried on additional drives, the deployment fails.  When the logs are examined it appears that the encryption of the operating system using the TPM…

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