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MDT Web FrontEnd - How To create custom Lists to select from pre-defined values for a setting

March 02, 2010

In the Last Post I showed you, how you can easily create a custom Setting in the MDT Database and use it in your custom scripts. In the example shown we added a custom Setting called “ CollectionID ” to the Database to enable some kind of Pre-staging for computers. With the example you would e.g. be able to pre-stage computer based on their SerialNumber in the MDT Database and then add it on the fly to the appropriate collection on the fly when pxe/cd booting the new computer. Very helpful if your...  ... Read the full post or  be the first to comment. Filed under: , , , ,

MDT Web FrontEnd – How To configure what a User can see and edit

January 25, 2010

In the last Post I showed you how you can use the MDT Web FrontEnd to restrict access to the MDT Deployment database. Following this you are able to restrict e.g. a Helpdesk User to only add and edit computers but that he/she can’t do anything else on Locations, Roles or MakeModels. But everybody who has access to the Settings of an Identity will still be able to see and maybe also change all Settings. This raises several problems. A User might still be able to see more then he is supposed to see...  ... Read the full post or  be the first to comment. Filed under: , , , ,

MDT Web FrontEnd – How To restrict access to the Deployment Database

January 17, 2010

The MDT Deployment Database is a great utility for your Deployments, no matter if you are using it in LTI or ZTI scenarios. Tim Mintner recently wrote an interesting article about what the Database is and why one should use it . If you use the Deployment console to access the database it has (at least) one major drawback, especially in larger Deployments. Out of the box, the console is the only way of accessing and changing the database (beside using the SQL Management Studio and making changes directly...  ... Read the full post or  be the first to comment. Filed under: , , , ,