MDT2012 Update 1 : Change settings.xml using PowerShell

  The default PowerShell cmdlet to create the media deploypoint doesn’t include option to select the boot image feature packs. But you can dynamically edit the settings.xml using the following PowerShell command before generating the ISO image.   $xmlFile = \\MDTServer\DeploymentShare\Control\Settings.xml $xmlDoc = [XML](gc $xmlFile) $xmldoc.Settings.’Boot.X86.FeaturePacks’ = "winpe-dismcmdlets,winpe-enhancedstorage,winpe-fonts-legacy,winpe-fontsupport-ja-jp,winpe-fontsupport-ko-kr,winpe-fontsupport-zh-cn,winpe-fontsupport-zh-hk,winpe-fontsupport-zh-tw,winpe-mdac,winpe-netfx4,winpe-powershell3,winpe-pppoe,winpe-rndis,winpe-securebootcmdlets,winpe-storagewmi" $xmldoc.Settings.’Boot.X64.FeaturePacks’ = "winpe-dismcmdlets,winpe-dot3svc,winpe-enhancedstorage,winpe-fonts-legacy,winpe-fontsupport-ja-jp,winpe-fontsupport-ko-kr,winpe-fontsupport-zh-cn,winpe-fontsupport-zh-hk,winpe-fontsupport-zh-tw,winpe-mdac,winpe-netfx4,winpe-powershell3,winpe-pppoe,winpe-rndis,winpe-securebootcmdlets,winpe-storagewmi" $xmldoc.Save($xmlFile)   Disclaimer: The…

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Install Windows 8 as VHD using Windows 7 boot from VHD feature

Many users want to try Windows 8 but they also don’t want to give up their existing Windows 7 yet. Here is a step by step guide to install Windows 8 on a VHD (Virtual hard Drive) running off of your Windows 7 operating system. This will enable you to dual boot the machine with…

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MDT 2012 : Enabling GPOPack for Windows 8

    New Feature in MDT2012 allow you to deploy a Group Policy Object (GPO) Pack.  Now that SCM 3.0 Beta now available to support Windows 8. (More info here and here ) You need to tweak the script to enable the support for deployment of GPO for Windows 8 Step 1: Build your local…

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