Windows 7 Deployment Options for Small and Midsize Businesses

Happy new year to everyone!  It looks like I am making the first blog post here for 2012 🙂 To get the year rolling I thought I’d share anexcellent resource that I stumbled across this week, even though it was published back in November.  If you follow the link below you can download a printable…

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ZTI MDT Debugger 1.0

I’ve had this tool sitting in a folder on my laptop half-finished for a few months but after a particularly frustrating problem with a script in a ZTI deployment I was encouraged to finish it! The original MDTDebugger that I wrote is a great help for debugging tasks running in a litetouch (LTI) deployment task…

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Deployment Mindmaps

“Why deployment is so hard?”, “Where can I find all related information?” What else I need to consider?” Those or similar questions are normal during my customer projects. After getting the same questions again and again,  I’ve decided to create a Mindmap with all common links you need to know if you in the deployment…

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Getting more into DVD Media Based Deployment

One of the great features of MDT 2010/2012 is the ability to create a media based deployment  – this media based deployment can be placed on a USB based memory device (HDD or Fob) or onto a DVD. This allows the MDT based deployment to run from this removable media which is great for badly…

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Allowing Better Interaction to App-V Virtual Applications

Each time I work on a Windows deployment project, App-V figures more and more in the conversations that I have with customers.  It is, in my opinion, now a vital tool that is needed in order to successfully migrate an existing platform (or deploy a new one) to Windows 7.  The uses for App-V vary…

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MDT Debugger 2.1

As some of our regular readers will have seen, I released version 2.0 of the MDT Debugger a short time ago.  This version 2.1 is just a minor update with the following changes/improvements: Fixed a bug in the output window that caused some process output not to be captured and displayed Added a button that opens…

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MDT Debugger 2.0

Back in March of last year, I posted the MDT Debugger as a time/stress and frustration saving tool useful for debugging the scripts you develop for use with MDT.  Over the last year, I’ve used the tool in every MDT project that I have worked on, which has given me the opportunity to (very slowly)…

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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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Microsoft Office Migration Planning Manager- New Version for Office 2010

If you attended any of my Office 2010 OnRamp sessions you’d have heard me mention that there was (at the time) no version of the Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM) for Microsoft Office 2010.  Well that has changed recently with the release for download of this tool, updated for Office 2010; you can get it…

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ConfigMgr Admin Console GUID documentor

ConfigMgr allows for great extensibility to perform right click actions. You can find information on this here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc143056.aspx. Those of you that have done this before know that the first step is digging through the adminconsole.xml file to find the correct GUID in order to add your right click action. Below is a tool that…

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