Troubleshooting Windows Deployments, take #2

Traveling from New Zealand to Australia for the TechEd Australia conference, I had some additional time to work on the troubleshooting guide, which is now starting to feel more like a book.  I added two sections to this document, one reviewing all the possible return codes from the MDT scripts (yes, there are lots of…

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Troubleshooting Windows Deployments

I’ve been doing a session at various events over the years called “Troubleshooting Windows Deployments” or something similar to that.  Today is the latest, presenting the session at TechEd New Zealand in Auckland.  It’s been tweaked some over the years, but the basic flow has always been the same: Log files of interest Examples of…

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Migrating application settings with USMT 4.0: Sample #2

So maybe migrating Angry Birds high scores and settings isn’t terribly useful to you.  Let’s try something a little more practical and self-serving.  Many of you are using Configuration Manager 2007 or testing Configuration Manager 2012.  As part of that, you have installed the ConfigMgr console and connected to one or more ConfigMgr sites.  When…

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Troubleshooting the User State Migration Tool 4.0

I gave a presentation today at the TechEd New Zealand conference on “Customizing the User State Migration Tool 4.0” – something I’ve talked with customers about back from my consulting days (way back when, probably with USMT 2.6 at that point – remember that one and its INF-style configuration files?), but haven’t presented in public…

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