Pre-Flight Checks – SMART Check

While writing my last entry titled Pre-Flight Checks – Wireless Connectivity, I figured I would go ahead and post this script that does a pre-flight check to check the S.M.A.R.T. status of the hard drive.  S.M.A.R.T. stands for Self_Monitoring Analysis & Reporting Technology and it allows the machine to effectively predict impending failures of the…

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Pre-Flight Checks – AC Power Check

While writing my last entry titled Pre-Flight Checks – Wireless Connectivity, I figured I would go ahead and post this script that does a pre-flight check to ensure the machine is plugged in to AC power.  With the numbers of mobile devices becoming more and more prevalent in today’s enterprises, a check to ensure the…

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Pre-Flight Checks – Wireless Connectivity

As many of you know, MDT offers a series of ‘pre-flight’ checks you can run at the beginning of a task sequence to verify any number of things – BitLocker state, memory, Windows Scripting Host, etc…  They exist within the Tools\x64\Preflight and Tools\x86\Preflight folders located in the deployment share.  Within the UDI Wizard, there are…

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New PowerShell Scripting Tools Released

Microsoft Customer Services & Support (CSS) with assistance from the PowerShell team and the Garage has released some very cool scripting tools.  Since those of us involved with deployments are always creating/modifying/sharing scripts, these tools look to be right up our alley.  These tool are: Script Browser – IT Pros can search, download and manage…