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

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 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

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

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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

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

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

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. 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

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Category: OS Deployment, Personal  |  3 Comments

Personal note no 6: Create Local User and add to Local group

Personal note no 6: Easy way to add create a local account and add it to administrators as a part of a Task Sequence

Category: OS Deployment, Personal Notes, Tips and Tricks  |  4 Comments

Finding and adding only the correct device driver to the Boot image

How to figure out the exact drivers necessary for the WinPE 3.0 boot image for SCCM to work properly, and keeping the amount of drivers to a bare minimum.

Category: Boot Media, Drivers, OS Deployment, WinPE  |  12 Comments