Power management trough the TS (No more automatic Sleep!)

  I have a number of customers who wants to set the power settings trough the TS, as opposed to using GPO’s. I guess that makes sense if you want to allow you users to change the settings them self… By default windows 7 will set the following power options: Sleep/standby in 15 min on […]

Category: OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks  |  1 Comment

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012

The first beta is now available on Microsoft Connect… Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Beta 1 adds support for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Further info here https://connect.microsoft.com/site14/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=8689

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Set default keyboard settings based on Running OS

While doing refresh scenarios, its possible to have USMT set the current Keyboard settings for the existing users on the reinstalled OS. The problem however, is setting the same default keyboard settings for new users on that machine.. By default the Keyboard settings will be that of the reference image, so if the keyboard settings […]

Category: Language, OS Deployment  |  2 Comments

Can’t find the Intel(R) 6 Series storage driver!

Finding the Intel 6 series driver for an XP OS deployment

Category: Drivers, OS Deployment  |  12 Comments

VBScript: Cleanup all computer objects for local PC

When we are deploying OS via ConfigMgr, we usually do a cleanup of all old objects before creating the new object. This helps prevent errors and mistakes, and is pretty easy to do. We are able to use both SMBOIS GUID and Mac addresses for the cleanup. usually I recommend using mac addresses, since I […]

Category: Configuration Manager, OS Deployment, Scripting, VBScript  |  2 Comments

Personal note no 4: Pause a task sequence

Pause a task sequence for a specified number of seconds before continuing with the next step!

Category: OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks  |  7 Comments

SCCM Admins guide to preparing your environment for Bitlocker Drive Encryption – part 2

In part 1, I talked about the requirements for Bitlocker and showed you how to extend your Active Directory Schema if you run Windows Server 2003 SP1/SP2 Windows Server 2003 R2 domain controllers. We then sat the permission so that a Windows 7 machine was able to write its own TPM owner password to Active […]

Category: Config Mgr, Tips and Tricks, Windows 7  |  3 Comments

SCCM Admins guide to preparing your environment for Bitlocker Drive Encryption – part 1

If you use Configuration Manager 2007 it is pretty simple to enable Bitlocker as part of your OS deployment. But you still need prepare your environment for Bitlocker and this is done external of Configuration Manager 2007. This guide is meant for SCCM admins wanting to enable Bitlocker and will guide you through the process […]

Category: Configuration Manager, OS Deployment, Windows 7  |  4 Comments

USMT 4.0, Hardlink and Bitlocker in SCCM OSD

USMT 4.0, Hardlink and Bitlocker in SCCM OSD

Category: OS Deployment, Windows 7  |  15 Comments

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