Quick guide to installing MDT 2013

October 2013, and we’ve just experienced one of the best technology release cycle’s from Microsoft in a while, a whole bunch of products iterated at the same time in the form of System Center 2012 R2, Windows 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1. We also have a minor product release, in comparison to the heavy-weights just released including Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr/SCCM),...

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MDT 2013 now available for download!

MDT 2013 adds the following enhancements: ·         Support for the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8.1. ·         Support for deployment of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. ·         Support for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. ·         Improved support x86-based Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) systems. Download it here: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013

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MDT Application Mapping in ConfigMgr 2012

MDT 2012 Update 1 contains a nice little and very easy to use feature known as Package Mapping. This feature enables software to be automatically (re-)installed during a refresh scenario task sequence if it is installed in the current OS instance/installation. It does this by mapping the software listed in Add/Remove Programs on the existing …
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MDT Wizard Studio beta released

The MDT Wizard Editor is probably one of the most useful tool if it comes to editing the Lite Touch Wizard files. It especially simplifies the pretty tedious part of editing the xml files and the embedded HTML content of each wizard pane. However the current version of it dates back to October 2009 and with this didn’t support any...

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Community solutions: Add a corporate logo to the ConfigMgr 2012/MDT OSD

Posted in the ConfigMgr 2012 forum today is a nice gem of a “how-to” that I thought should make it to the front pages of the site for all to see.  Ian Burnell has posted the steps he used to successfully add a Corporate logo to the BGinfo that is displayed during the Task Sequence. Thought its worth sharing this...

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FAQ: What version of MDT is supported to run with ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Beta?

This question came across the MDT/OSD email discussion list overnight, but it one that has been asked multiple times before.  Here’s the answer… Q: What version of MDT is supported to run with ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Beta? A: (From Michael Niehaus)  MDT 2012 Update 1, build 2373.  The original MDT 2012 Update 1 was released before ConfigMgr 2012 CU1 and...

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Installing Post-Image Updates Without WSUS in MDT

If you are interested in a method of installing updates during an MDT task sequence without the use of WSUS or creating hidden aplications that have to be run, you may want to check out this post.  It shows how to combine an XML file and a WSF script during the task sequence to install updates that may have different...

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The Drivers Saga continues – How to Master Drivers in ConfigMgr 2012

Posted in CM2012ConfigMgrDriver ManagementSCCM

Johan Arwidmark has a nice new post on driver management. Always a fun topic to discuss. Read the full post here. A new chapter in the driver’s saga has been written; this time it will teach you how to master drivers in ConfigMgr 2012 Background story: Since the release of ConfigMgr 2007 I have recommended [...]

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