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

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. …

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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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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 …

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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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