MDT: saving user profiles with USMT

Backup during install

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

Select image

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

DaRT Tools

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

New computer

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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MDT: Install updates with WSUS

Installing updates during deployment

In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to enable Windows updates to a WSUS server when deploying an image with MDT. Enable updates Open the properties of an installation sequence, go to the Task Sequence 1 tab and activate one of the two update patches 2 by unchecking the Disable this step 3> box. > and …

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MDT: enable monitoring

More info

In MDT, it is possible to activate the monitoring, which makes it possible to follow the deployment of the stations and to have a progress report from the console. The state of the deployments is kept for 3 days. Activation of the monitoring To enable monitoring, right-click on the MDT share and click Properties. Go …

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WDS Boot PXE: Fix the 0xc0000001 Error

TFTP config

Symptom When you try to start a computer in PXE from a WDS server, the following error is displayed when loading the image: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.2. Choose your language settings, and …

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WDS: capture an image of Windows

wds capture windows

Introduction In this tutorial, we will see how to capture Windows with a capture image on the WDS service. Before capturing the machine, the operating system must have been prepared using the sysprep utility. If you want to capture the image and send it automatically to the WDS server, you must first inject the drivers …

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Deploy Windows with MDT and WDS

Console MDT

In this tutorial, we will see how to use the couple MDT (Microsoft Deployment Toolkit) and WDS (Windows Deployment Services) to deploy Windows images. The pair WDS and MDT to deploy images by starting with the network (PXE) with WDS and MDT allows customization and automation pictures. The objective of the tutorial is to use …

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