Getting caught out by your logon script

Whenever I go onsite with a customer to start a Windows Vista deployment project I always like to discuss with them the issues that we will be having during the project.  I do this so that, together, we can try and avoid having the issues in the first place.  Most of the issues the customer…

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Managing Windows Updates

When creating a new operating system WIM image with MDT, one of the things that you should always examine is the new updates for Windows that you will include; my recommendation has always been to make sure that the image is as up-to-date as possible with all the released Windows updates for the operating system…


Expanding the Scratch Space in Windows PE 2.1

Recently, I have had to create a bigger scratch space (the MDT X: drive) in Windows PE to deal with the injection of a largish driver during a Windows Vista deployment. The driver in question is the NVidia driver for the Lenovo P60 and P61 and because of the limited scratch space under PE 2.0,…

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Windows Vista Product Guide (Updated for SP1) now Available

For those that need (or want) to know the intricacies of what is included with Windows Vista, the newly updated (for SP1) Windows Vista Product Guide is available for download. The 334 page Windows Vista Product Guide provides a comprehensive overview of the features and functions that make Windows Vista tick. This guide also provides…


BDD 2007 Lite Touch and SMS 2003 Zero Touch Video Walkthroughs

  I have had a number of emails and comments requesting the location for the video walkthroughs featuring BDD 2007 Lite Touch and BDD 2007/SMS 2003 Zero Touch Setup, so I have re-posted them to the Deployment Guys SkyDrive for download: The BDD 2007 Lite Touch Video Walkthrough download pack (23.5 MB) contains the following…

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"Up-ping" the uptime of your Lite-Touch server

I like the lite-touch installation (LTI) feature of MDT, it think it’s great and is very impressive as it allows clients to easily see the benefit that they will gain by using MDT to create and deploy their images.  I can go on-site with a customer to demo the product and have a basic MDT…

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SCCM 2007 and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit – Video Walkthrough

Are you struggling with setting up SCCM 2007 Operating System Deployment and integrating MDT? – I have created a video walkthrough that shows you how to: Setup the server environment for SCCM 2007 OS deployment Configure the SCCM 2007 Site Settings Configure the SCCM 2007 Computer Management Settings Configure the SCCM 2007 Operating System Deployment…

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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit – Lite Touch Video Walkthrough

Are you struggling with setting up MDT Lite Touch? – I have created a  video walkthrough that shows you how to: Add operating systems, applications, drivers and packages to MDT Configure Office 2007 into the build process Create a MDT Lite Touch task sequence  Setup a lab based deployment point Create a customised build to…

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