Archive | July 2012

Pitching Enterprise Deployments

When you have done all the hard work around your application discovery, you know what applications people want, all your testing of the deployment of these applications has been completed and you have decided how you will migrate your user state how do you pitch your deployment plan to the boss who will essentially fund your overtime on the project and take the flack if it goes wrong?

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Exploring Office 2010 Config.xml

When we deploy Office during Operating System Deployment we can use the OCT tool to generate a MSP file to customise our setup. However we can also use the Config.xml file to customise the deployment further. This post takes a look at the options available to you in the Config.xml file.

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Error Installing Applications from UDI Wizard

I am working with a customer where we have set up a task sequence and are using the UDI wizard to pick the language and keyboard as they are a worldwide organisation and also to pick applications which are non standard. I came across this error when deploying a machine where we selected no applications from the UDI wizard.

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Deploying Windows 7 Language Packs Using ConfigMgr & MDT

Not a huge amount of customers have a need for multi lingual support when looking at their operating system deployment. However when that need comes up I have experience customers which have either received incorrect information leading them to other solutions or implemented it wrong causing issues at build time. This guide looks at setting up multi lingual deployments with ConfigMgr 2012 and MDT 2012 using the UDI Wizard. Read More…

Bring Your Own Device

The world we work in is changing, the way we work is also changing. As IT professionals we need to adapt to these changes. This post looks at the implications of BYOD or bring your own device on the way we manage devices in the enterprise using ConfigMgr 2012. Read More…

TechEd Certification

While at TechEd Europe 2012 I took the chance to take a couple of exams. The first was the 70-243 exam which is the new ConfigMgr 2012 exam and then 70-247 exam which is the Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012.

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