Deployment Walkthrough Videos Now Fully Posted

Thanks you all for your patience waiting for the full set of deployment walkthrough videos to be posted on TechNet Edge. As per my previous post, over the past few months I have been updating the deployment walkthrough videos and I am pleased to announce that the whole video series has now been posted. In…

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Simple Deployment Monitoring

When working on a client site, the laboratory where I have the MDT server(s) set up along with the test machines is not always in the same place as where I am.  This could be for a variety of reasons, but usually it is that the lab area is either too cold to stay in (aggressive…

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Video Walkthrough Updates

I know that many people used the Walkthrough videos that I created around Lite Touch deployment with MDT and Zero Touch deployment with Configuration Manager – as I got so many great emails about them. Over the past few months I have been updating the videos that I originally released as well as adding more…

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MDT Deployment Wizard Panes for Installing OS Roles and Features

My customer is deploying Windows Server 2008 R2 using MDT Lite Touch Installation.  The wanted to have a way to select the operating system Roles and Features during the Deployment Wizard in a way similar to how the Install Roles and Features step works in the task sequence editor: To that end, I created two…

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MDT Debugger

edit: fixed error in command line example.  Thanks to Aurélien Bonnin and FoW for pointing it out. edit 2 : this version has been updated, please search the blog for the latest version.   When creating and configuring an LTI deployment solution there is one thing that always bugs me immensly: debugging custom scripts. Writing the…

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Adding Support for 802.1x to WinPE

Adding 802.1x functionality to WinPE has been a hot topic for a while now. And, given the amount of traffic and comments that my earlier post generated when I linked to the newly released updates for WinPE that add this long awaited support, it seems that a lot of people are interested in implementing 802.1x…

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Back to basics #2 – 7 Things you shouldn’t do in a LiteTouch Deployment

  The below list is a list of the most common mistakes made when creating a LiteTouch task sequence.  While not an exhaustive list, it might help to improve your deployment experience when using MDT to create LiteTouch deployments. 1.)  Hard-code paths to files/scripts in the task sequence, or inside a script, or referring to…

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