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MDT Deployment Wizard goes JQuery – Combining VBScript and JavaScript

July 26, 2012

As you are well aware, JavaScript is, what drives our current online world, make it more dynamic then ever. In opposite to this, VBScript is, what drives almost everything in MDT, giving us full flexibility in our deployments, no matter which version of Windows we are using it on. But what most aren’t aware of is, that those languages easily talk to each other. “ Why would I care?” you might ask. Well, let’s think about the MDT Wizard or hta FrontEnds in general. Pretty often you write them based...  ... Read the full post or  be the first to comment. Filed under: , , , , , ,

Has been a while …

July 03, 2010

since my last post. And I just wanted to take the opportunity to send a quick “ I’m still alive ” and give an overview of what is going to happen in the next time. In the last two posts ( VCS - Part 1 , VCS - Part 2 ) I wrote about Version\Revision Control Systems in general and how they could be of use, even for scripting or administrative purposes (yes, one article is still waiting to be published ;-) ). As not being a professional developer those typical developer tools are sometimes still new...  ... Read the full post or  be the first to comment. Filed under: , , , , , ,

PrettyGoodFrontEndClone

April 20, 2010

I’ve always been a big fan of the PrettyGoodFrontEnd written by Johan Arwidmark . Originally written as a FrontEnd for ZTI deployments on SMS with BDD 2007 it has recently been updated for ConfigMgr (SCCM) 2007 Deployments with MDT 2010 integration. Similar to the Custom Boot Wizard I’ve mentioned already a couple times on this blog, Johan is now also using webservices to query the necessary information from MDT, Active Directory and ConfigMgr (SCCM). For this he wrote his own webservice reduced...  ... Read the full post or  be the first to comment. Filed under: , , , , , ,

MDT Web FrontEnd – How To handle Custom Settings/Properties

February 01, 2010

In the last post I showed you how you can create custom Groups of settings, making it possible to give different Users a different amount of available and changeable information. In this post, I will show you some more advanced features of the MDT Web FrontEnd as it is able to handle custom settings the same way as handling the MDT built-in settings. MDT gives us a lot of possibilities right out of the box. But often you reach a point in your Deployment, where the built-in methods, scripts and properties...  ... Read the full post or  be the first to comment. Filed under: , , , , ,

Using a custom Boot wizard to boot known and unknown computers in SCCM and choose a Task Sequence to run – Step by Step

January 13, 2010

In some recent posts I wrote about how to create a custom boot wizard. During these posts I used an example which would be able to boot any known and unknown computer from SCCM, reads a list of available Collections having an OSD Task Sequence advertised to choose from, then drop the computer into one of these collections on the fly and wait until the Advertisement would be available for the computer before handing over to the Task Sequence engine which would then query the SCCM Server for an advertised...  ... Read the full post or  be the first to comment. Filed under: , , , , ,

Create your custom Boot Wizard - Make it available for all known and unknown Computers

April 18, 2009

This is the final article of a series creating a custom Boot wizard to dynamically choose the Task Sequence to run on the local computer. (See Create your custom Boot Wizard - some advanced stuff , Create your custom Boot Wizard - Display dynamic data and Create your custom Boot Wizard - Execute the Wizard, process the results and create the Boot Image for Reference). Now we will make this Boot Image available to all our clients no matter if they are already known to ConfigMgr/SCCM or not. We will...  ... Read the full post or  be the first to comment. Filed under: , , , ,

Create your custom Boot Wizard - Execute the Wizard, process the results and create the Boot Image

April 18, 2009

In the last two articles Create your custom Boot Wizard - some advanced stuff and Create your own Boot Wizard - Display dynamic data we created a Custom Boot Wizard which requests a list of available OSD Task Sequences (we actually get the collections the Task Sequences are advertised to) and shows this dynamic list to the user to chose from. In this article we now will create a script which will call our custom Boot Wizard and process the results of the users choice. If you deploy a Boot Image via...  ... Read the full post or  be the first to comment. Filed under: , , , ,

Create your custom Boot Wizard - Display dynamic data

April 18, 2009

What we are trying to built here is a Boot Wizard which will show a dynamic list of available OSD Task Sequences from SCCM 2007 to choose from. The chosen Task Sequence shall then be executed on the local computer. To ease our job regarding the final deployment and the management of the Boot Images, we want to have a single Boot Image to be used for WDS/PXE/CD Deployment for all known and unknown computers. In the last article ( Create your custom Boot Wizard - some advanced stuff ) we dived into...  ... Read the full post or  be the first to comment. Filed under: , , , , ,

Create your custom Boot Wizard - some advanced stuff

April 01, 2009

This is the first part in a series of articles about custom Boot Images in SCCM 2007 R2. It will cover the creation of a custom Boot Wizard and making it available for all known and unknown computers. We will be able to choose from a list of available Task Sequences and talk to the right SMS Server of the assigned site. It will be a lot of stuff but just stay with me, I would say it's worth the time spent reading. In this article we will cover the creation of a custom Boot Wizard. It will show...  ... Read the full post or  be the first to comment. Filed under: , ,