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Posts tagged as “Deployment”

GPO: deploy msi applications


Presentation In this article, we will see how to deploy applications in MSI format using Group Policy (GPO). There are two deployment modes : Assigned: Applies mainly to computers, program installation is forced. Published: applies only to users, this mode allows the installation of software at the request of the user, this one is published using control panel. Before starting…

WDS: installation and configuration


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 response file to automate the…

DaRT: configuration and integration with MDT


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 Antivirus scan Uninstalling updates … It also…

MDT: use with a database


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 the information like : The…

MDT: Running a PowerShell Script During a Deployment


In this article, I explain how to run a PowerShell script (ps1 file) during a deployment with MDT. Copy the ps1 1 file to the Scripts folder in the folder. Open the properties of the sequence and add a task of type Run Command Line 1 . Move the spot to the desired location using the arrows then edit the…

MDT: Install updates with WSUS


Presentation 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 click on the Apply…

MDT: enable monitoring


Presentation 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 to the Monitoring tab…

WDS Boot PXE: Fix the 0xc0000001 Error


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 then click “Next.”…

Windows: make a sysprep


Presentation Sysprep is a Windows utility that allows you to prepare a system for deployment. This operation generates a new SID when you install Windows. On the same Active Directory domain, there must be Windows with the SID. To capture an image with WDS, the installation must have been prepared with a sysprep. Realize the sysprep 1. Open a command…

Deploy Windows with MDT and WDS


In this tutorial, I will explain how to use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and Windows Deployment Services (WDS) pairing to deploy Windows images (7/8. (1) / 10) using the PXE boot. Prerequisites A server with the WDS role installed and configured A server with MDT / ADK installed (can be installed with WDS) not configured. Windows ISO For the…

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