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Advanced Format Hard Drives – The “Low-Down” (Summary of Resources)
The new advanced format drives are coming and there has been a lot of confusion on what steps are needed to support them. I’m going to try and present...
Configuration Manager 2012–Offline Servicing for OSD
Configuration Manager 2012 has a new feature for updating your images.  This process uses Component Based Servicing (CBS) updates.  By updating...
How to create offline or standalone USB media for OS Deployment in ConfigMgr 2007
Great new post over on The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog .  Read the original post here. Steve Rachui | Senior Premier Field Engineer Operating...
Using ZTIWindowsUpdate.wsf To Install Updates In A System Center Configuration Manager Task Sequence
There are instances were you may want to install updates during a ConfigMgr Task Sequence without using Software Updates in ConfigMgr.  Maybe you...
Building A Windows XP Reference Image, Typical Customizations Examples
Nick Moseley has a nice post on some typical XP customizations that are done to your reference XP Image.  He has some examples of system settings...
Fix: Unable to delete the OSDStateStorePath folder in an OSD Task Sequence using USMT 4.0 with Hard Links in ConfigMgr 2007
Read the original post here , contributed by: Clifton Hughes | Senior System Center Support Engineer When using Hard Links for User State Migration, attempting...
Configuration Manager R3 – Prestaged Media Setup and Walkthrough
This blog will be a walkthrough and setup guide for Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) R3 prestaged media.  This will cover the basic steps required...
Back to basics - Understanding Unattend.xml automation in Windows 7
Johan has a nice blog post over his blog I just noticed today, it’s back from October, so shame on me for not reading it until now .  Here is a snippet...
Deployment Walkthrough Videos Now Fully Posted
REALLY great post by Richard Smith over on The Deployment Guys Blog. Read the full post here and view the videos. I would highly recommend you watch some...
You cannot use the ImageX.exe tool as a backup tool on a Windows Vista-based computer
This article describes the reasons why you cannot use the ImageX.exe tool as a backup tool on a Windows Vista-based computer. The ImageX.exe tool ships...
Automatically remove computers from a collection and reset the last PXE advertisement flag after a Deployment has finished
Maik Koster posted a nice blog discussing the removal of computers from a collection after OSD has completed. This is especially handy if you are using...
Deployment Video Walkthrough’s
Richard Smith has a new blog with some videos he’s been working on, the list (below) will be updated as the videos are completed. Read the full post here...
How to set up a Task Sequence to deploy Windows 7 images captured via an SCCM 2007 Capture CD
Fantastic post over The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog . Read the full post here for the cause and resolutions. Here’s a snippet: When a Task...
Optimizing Windows 7 Images For Use In VDI
Great post over on The Deployment Guys blog that talks about a VDI Optimizer tool that creates a VBScript that can be used to customize Vista and above...
Improving Your Image: Sector-Based, File-Based, and Sysprep - What Makes the Most Sense? Part 3: Deploy-time Build Automation and Recommendations
Jeremy Chapman has created the third blog in a series on the benefits of using package based imaging tools. Read the third post here. “This is the third...
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