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22nd Apr 2011

Set up a SCCM test environment in no time!

If you need a full blown Test environment, here is how to set that up in no time at all

Category: Configuration Manager, OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks  |  2 Comments

6th Apr 2011

There may be to many steps in the task sequence!

There may be too many steps in the task sequence Error caused by faulty MDT integration

Category: Config Mgr, OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks  |  1 Comment

4th Apr 2011

Personal Notes nr. 3 – Can’t find computer name for local admin logon

Loging in as Administrator without knowing the name of the computer.

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21st Mar 2011

Auto adding files to Config.Mgr Boot Images

Using the OSDinjection.xml to customize the Config.Mgr Bootmedia upon updating DP!

Category: Boot Media, Config Mgr, OS Deployment  |  4 Comments

21st Mar 2011

Personal Notes nr.2 – Removing a locked hardlink store

Using usmtutils.exe to make sure the hardlink store is removed after succesfull restore.

Category: OS Deployment, Personal Notes  |  1 Comment

15th Mar 2011

Personal notes nr.1 – USMT 4.0 with multiple partitions

So to remember all the small stuff/solutions I encounter during my work day, I decided to create a series of short post, as kind of reminder to myself on small tips and tricks , as swell as solutions to basic problems.  I figure that instead of writing this stuff down in a word doc, I […]

Category: OS Deployment, Personal Notes  |  1 Comment

21st Jan 2011

Getting a Hardcopy of the TS progress report.

  I guess everyone uses the report showing how fare along a Task Sequence actually is, or if one of the steps has failed. But sometimes this report disappears after the TS finishes, so wouldn’t it be nice to always have it available afterword to see it one or more steps have failed, or to […]

Category: OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks  |  5 Comments

17th Jan 2011

Making file copy easy.

I often run into questions concerning simple file copy during a SCCM/MDT Task Sequence.  There are many ways to accomplish this, but it seams most people wind up using the good old XCOPY command, and in general there is nothing wrong with that. When copying from a DP though, you might run into problems when […]

Category: OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks  |  23 Comments

29th Dec 2010

Create ISO using WAIK and OSCDIMG

  To make an ISO file with a bundle of files, all you need is the Windows Automation Installation Kit WAIK. No need to pay for any 3rd party tool to do this. This Kit includes a tool OSCDIMG primarily used for making a bootable ISO of your WinPE, but can however also be use […]

Category: OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks  |  7 Comments

8th Oct 2010

Capture none syspreped image using SCCM (Running imagex from a TS)

  One of the limitations of SCCM is the use of Imagex. When you want to capture an image of a computer, this computer needs to be syspreped before capture, or the capture process will fail. To do a capture of a reference image before sysprep, you normally would have to create a separate WinPE […]

Category: Config Mgr, OS Deployment, WAIK  |  31 Comments