Exploring MDT 2012 Beta 2: Part 9 of 10 – Integrating MDOP’s DaRT with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Beta 2

Install the MDOP’s DaRT 7.0 using the MDOP 2011 R2 Media on the MDT Server (or any server or client machine, we just need the Tools.cab file) The installation is pretty simple and is shown in the screenshots below: Copy the Tools.cab file from the C:\Program Files\Microsoft DART 7\v7 and paste it into the Deployment…

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Exploring MDT 2012 Beta 2: Part 8 of 10 – Deploy to VHD Task Sequence

Deploy to VHD Task Sequence (New in MDT 2012) We will now create a Task Sequence to Deploy Windows 7 Enterprise x64 to a VHD and then boot of the VHD. The screenshots below are self explanatory. Let’s take a look at the steps configured in the Deploy to VHD Task Sequence by right clicking…

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Exploring MDT 2012 Beta 2: Part 7 of 10 – Testing our MDT Driven Windows 7 Thin PC Deployment

Boot a Bare Metal VM into PXE and press F12 when prompted. Select the LiteTouch_x86 Boot File (our Windows 7 Thin PC is x86) The Client will connect to our DeploymentShare and start executing various scripts. Click on Run the Deployment Wizard to install a new Operating System On the Credentials Page, provide the credentials…

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Exploring MDT 2012 Beta 2: Part 6 of 10 – Integrating MDT 2012 Beta 2 with Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

On our MDT 2012 Beta 2 Server, we will install the Windows Deployment Server Role as shown in the screenshots below: Once WDS is installed, launch the Windows Deployment Services MMC under Administrative Tools. By default, the WDS Server is not configured. To configure WDS, right click the WDS server and initiate the Configure Server…

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Exploring MDT 2012 Beta 2: Part 4 of 10 – Importing Operating Systems, Drivers, Packages into MDT 2012 Beta 2

Let’s take an example where we are tasked to deploy Windows 7 Thin PC. The first obvious step would be to import the binaries of Windows Thin PC into the MDT 2012 Console. Right Click the Operating Systems Container and select tImport Operating System and follow the wizard as shown in the screenshots below: Importing…

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Exploring MDT 2012 Beta 2: Part 2 of 10–Creating the Deployment Share–The Holy Grail of MDT 2012

To create a Deployment Share that will house the Operating System Images, Applications, Drivers, Packages, Scripts, Tools etc., follow the steps below: Right Click on the Deployment Share and select New Deployment Share. In the Deployment Share Path, provide the Path where the Deployment Share will be physically stored. In our case, we are storing…

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Exploring MDT 2012 Beta 2: Part 1 of 10 – Installing Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Beta 2

  Installing Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Beta 2 Prerequisites: To Install MDT 2012 Beta 2, you need to install the .NET Framework 3.5 (SP1 or Higher). Since we are installing MDT 2012 Beta 2 on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Server, we can add the .NET Framework using the ServerManager. You must have used ServerManager…

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