MDT: Duplicate / copy a deployment sequence

In this tutorial, I will walk you through how to duplicate / copy a deployment sequence in MDT. The tool does not offer this possibility natively, but it is possible to do so by copying the configuration files. The advantage of this operation is to be able to use the same parameters of a sequence …

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WDS: DHCP configuration for UEFI

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Introduction In this article, we will see how to configure the DHCP service so that you can use WDS to install Windows on computers with UEFI enabled, which is the case for Generation 2 virtual machines on Hyper-V. In a “standard” Active Directory deployment where DHCP and WDS services are installed on different servers that …

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MDT: saving user profiles with USMT

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Introduction In this article, we will have how to back up user profiles with MDT during a deployment. Use of this feature is useful in the following cases: Change of computer of a user. Reinstalling the computer Upgrade version of Windows. To save the user profiles of a computer, there are 2 solutions (actually much …

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WDS: installation and configuration

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In this tutorial, we will see how in place Windows Deployment Services (WDS). WDS is role included with Windows Server that allows to put a TFTP server for PXE boot and installation of images. With these services you can deploy computers (physical or virtual) directly through the network. It is possible to provide an XML …

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DaRT: configuration and integration with MDT

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Introducing DaRT DaRT (Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset) is a component of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) that is available to customers who subscribe to Software Assurance (SA). DaRT allows you to create a bootable environment (WinPE) that integrates Windows diagnostic and troubleshooting tools like: Registry Editor File Explorer Disk scan Change local account password …

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MDT: use with a database

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In this tutorial, we will see how to use MDT with a database. The use of this one makes it possible to store in a database the information of deployment for a station to identify for example by its MAC address, which makes it possible when one has to redo the post to pre-fill all …

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