Michael Petersen's Blog

"It's ALL about deployment!"

4th Jan 2012

Get original Driver for Lenovo biometric fingerprint scanner

I have had all kinds of trouble installing the Biometric fingerprint scanner that comes with most all new Lenovo laptops. Using the Lenovo software works, but I also installs al kinds of stuff that I don’t want, or need for that matter. Instead I choose to go with the original drive for the Hardware , […]

Category: Drivers, OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks  |  Comment

9th Dec 2011

Check If needed OSD packages are present on a DP

  I have a few customers who have many sits, end even more Distribution Points. They also have several different task sequences for deploying everything from XP to Server08R2. Every now and then, they will create new DP’s that needs to be updated with packages, and because of space and bandwidth issues, they do not […]

Category: Config Mgr, Configuration Manager, OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks  |  4 Comments

22nd Nov 2011

Make your Microsoft TechNet signature look real nice!

  For everyone posting and answering questions on the Microsoft TechNet forums, you might know that you can add a signature to you profile which will then be added to your Question/reply/answer. This is a nice feature, as you are then able to tell “the world” about yourself, every time you poste something. Now if […]

Category: Technet  |  3 Comments

25th Oct 2011

Start Task Sequence from CD on ConfigMgr Enabled PC!

Running task sequences of the boot media, will give you more trouble shooting info and logs to work with. So here is a guide on how to run off the boot media while in full OS mode.

Category: Boot Media, Configuration Manager, OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks  |  1 Comment

17th Oct 2011

Adding Files to the Boot Image in CM2012

A couple of months ago I wrote a post on how to automatically add files to the boot image, as part of the Update distribution point process, using OSDIntection.xml http://blog.coretech.dk/mip/auto-adding-files-to-config-mgr-boot-images/ In CM2012 however, this option is no longer available. Instead the development team has been kind enough, to actually include this service as part of […]

Category: Boot Media, Config Mgr, OS Deployment  |  2 Comments

23rd Sep 2011

Personal note no 7: check Office 2010 SP1 version

Today I was doing, some Office 2010 SP1 updating, and to cheek that SP1 got installed as expected, I needed the before and after version numbers: luckily Microsoft has a KB on exactly that http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2121559

Category: OS Deployment, Personal Notes  |  Comment

21st Sep 2011

Install OS language during OSD (the easy way!) Part 1–Inject Language files

I know this can be done using MDT (Install Language Packs Offline), and even though I love the MDT integration features, I personally find it easier to do this from a run command line step during the WinPE part of my TS. First Thing you need to do is create a Package containing the Language […]

Category: Language, OS Deployment  |  8 Comments

6th Sep 2011

Reuse old PC name during Standalone OSD

In the situation where you want to reinstall a PC using a Standalone media, you will have to incorporate some way of naming the PC, or it will pick up a random name like MININT-XXXXX. In a reinstallation scenario however, the PC will already have a Name assigned, and this name can quiet easily be […]

Category: OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks  |  10 Comments

25th Aug 2011

Enable LENOVO TPM Security Chip (and other stuff) from a TS

  I have some customers who run strictly Lenovo Computers (laptops and Desktops). On a lot of these computers the security Chip has been disabled or is in Inactive mode, thus not allowing the use of Bitlocker. I just finished messing around with activating the TPM Chip in the BIOS From a Task sequence on […]

Category: OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks  |  19 Comments

18th Aug 2011

Finding the correct storage driver for Win XP using WMIC

I already wrote a post on how to find the correct driver, for a Intel 6 Series storage controller, which is sometimes named different in XP and 7.  http://blog.coretech.dk/mip/cant-find-the-intelr-6-series-storage-driver/. In that particular case I picked up the correct driver name by installing Windows 7 on the PC, and looking trough device manager..  Today I was […]

Category: Drivers, OS Deployment  |  3 Comments