Bug: Applications are not Selected Properly When Set through CustomSettings.ini or through the Database

A bug has been discovered in Microsoft Deployment where the Application List is not populating correctly if the Applications are pre-defined in the customsettings.ini or in the admin database.  To work around this bug a small change is needed in the wizard.hta.  Line 731 in the script currently reads like this: ElseIf oEnvironment.Item(strName & “1”)…

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Workarounds for two bugs in Microsoft Deployment

One thing that amazes me about this community is the number of early adopters and the incredible amount of feedback that we receive on our products.  We thank you very much for testing, implementing, and providing your feedback.  We released Microsoft Deployment almost two weeks ago and we have already seen two relatively minor bugs…

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Microsoft Deployment New Feature: Windows Update

One of the new tasks and scripts in the Microsoft Deployment Lite Touch Task sequence is called Windows Update.  This task is disabled in the default task sequence for the Client Template.  The task runs a script called ztiwindowsupdate.wsf.  One item to note is that the current version of this script requires client access to…

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Microsoft Deployment Quick Start Guide available as a download

If you are looking for a quick overview of how to set up the Microsoft Deployment environment, the Quick Start Guide is now available for download directly.  Based on feedback from the community, this guide offeres the walkthrough step by step instructions on how to set up Microsoft Deployment in a Lite Touch environment.  The…

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Microsoft Deployment FAQ

What is Microsoft Deployment? Microsoft Deployment is the next version of Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007. It unifies the tools and processes required for desktop and server deployment into a common deployment console and collection of guidance. Microsoft Deployment adds new deployment and task sequencing capabilities for desktops and servers using System Center Configuration Manager…

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Download Microsoft Deployment RC1 from Microsoft Connect Today!

Download Microsoft Deployment RC1 from Microsoft Connect Today! Microsoft Deployment is the next version of Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007. The current generation of automated deployment tools from Microsoft is increasingly unified; the same tools, utilities and products in many cases offer support and functionality for desktop and server deployment tasks. Following the trend of…

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Microsoft Deployment RC1 Errors Resolved

The development team has isolated issues in the initial Microsoft Deployment RC1 build. Toolkit was throwing errors when Configure ConfigMgr Integration, Configure Management Pack or Configure WDS PXE Filter features were invoked.  The errors occur because two files were not properly signed in the Microsoft Deployment RC1 release.  We have released an updated build which…

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Errors with Microsoft Deployment RC1

Yesterday we released Microsoft Deployment RC1 on the Microsoft Connect Site (http://connect.microsoft.com/).  Many of you have already started testing and providing feedback (thank you!).  There are two issues that have been uncovered this morning with the RC1 release.  An error will occur when running Configure ConfigMgr Integraion or Configure WDS PXE Filter.  The error occurs…

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Deployment 4 FAQ

What is Deployment 4? Deployment 4 combines the guidance and toolset from previous releases of Business Desktop Deployment and Beta releases of Windows Server Deployment. This release continues to support Zero Touch Installation of desktop operating systems using Systems Management Server 2003 with the Operating System Deployment Feature Pack and adds new deployment and task…

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Announcing the Release of Deployment 4 Beta

Deployment 4 is the code name for the next version of Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007 and unifies the tools and processes required for desktop and server deployment into a common deployment console and collection of guidance. For the thousands of IT professionals already trained on BDD 2007, Deployment 4 requires minimal extra training to…

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