Tag Archive | MDT

Easy (and Automated) Computer Naming

Every client I go to has different ideas on the naming of their clients. It’s actually sometimes amazing how complicated people want it to be. If your management infrastructure is setup properly and working, for clients it shouldn’t really matter what your desktops, laptops and tablets are called. Here is a quick way to name your machines using some scripting to make it automated so you can build and forget.

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First Look at ConfigMgr 2012 R2

In this post I want to touch on the changes which are coming with System Center 2012 R2. Obviously this blog will concentrate on ConfigMgr and Endpoint Protection, so let’s get started!

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Hiding First Setup During OSD

I have been working on a task sequence all week with a custom background showing the progress of the task sequence on different images. However when you get to the Windows setup, the black “Setup is preparing…” window comes up, if you have lots of post Windows tasks like my customer such as configuration, software installs etc then you never see your swanky background. Can we remove the background? Most certainly can.

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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…

Keeping it Real… (And Simple)

When we use task sequences in ConfigMgr it is generally to deploy operating systems. You can however use a task sequence to install more complex applications that require more configuration. This process gives us lots of power, especially when you tie in with MDT. Don’t forget though, keep it simple and keep it real!

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How We Love Broadcom

Deploying operating systems from my experience goes two ways, really simple or a right pain. This posts explains the issues faced when deploying Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 to hardware with the Broadcom NetXtreme II network card.

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