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ConfigMgr–Building A Reference Image-Installing Hotfixes/Updates Offline
If you build your reference image using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Lite-Touch, it’s fairly easy to incorporate OS level hotfixes and updates offline...
System Center Configuration Manager Shutdown Utility
Kent Agerlund posted a new blog post where Coretech developed a really nice shutdown utility for use with ConfigMgr.  Read the full post and download...
Message Box Script for Lite Touch Task Sequences
Michael Murgolo has a new post over on The Deployment Guys Blog. Read the full post here. I recently had the need to pop up a message box duing an LTI...
Back To Basics 5: Restricting Task Sequence Usage
Great post over on The Deployment Guys by Daniel Oxley. Read the full post here. This post was contributed by Daniel Oxley, a Senior Consultant with Microsoft...
Incorporating KB2028749 Into Your Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Reference Image Build Process
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028749 A "Set Network Location" dialog box appears when you first log on to a domain-joined Windows 7-based...
LTIPause.vbs – Take a break in deployment
The Deployment Bunny is at it again. This time he’s got a nice post on pausing the Task Sequence. Read the full post here. Ok, so I know there is a very...
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...
Check to see if the TPM is enabled
Great post over on The Deployment Guys by Tim Mintner.  Hey Everyone! I recently worked on a project where we were enabling the TPM chip prior to...
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...
OSD–How to Refresh Encrypted Systems and Gather User Settings and Data
Fellow myITforum blogger Brandon Linton has created a nice post on how to capture and restore USMT data when you are using a 3rd party encryption tool...
Configuration Manager and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)–USMT Task Sequence Templates
Attached to this blog post are the Task Sequence templates for my previous post on ConfigMgr and USMT, using a UNC path . These templates can be used with...
Configuration Manager 2007 – Configuring USMT To Use A UNC Path
The below guide will cover configuring Task Sequence’s for allowing USMT data to be stored to and from a UNC path. This will utilize a folder named after...
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit–Controlling The Task Sequence Progress Bar And Individual Step Status
Huge thanks to Keith Garner for answering my questions and showing me this function. Thanks Keith! I was recently working with a client that had some custom...
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Lite Touch (LTI) - “The Task Sequence Has Been Suspended”
This is basically the result of the the system coming up in an OS it didn’t expect. For example WinPE instead of XP/Win7. Commonly, you might be testing...
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...
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