SAS storage drivers in WinPE 1.5 (2005)

  So, I don’t know if there are any one out there who still playing around with BDD/MDT and SMS? if not your are the lucky ones… Myself I still have customers who are running that setup… Basically it runs fine, but there is always the issue with updating WinPE with NIC and Storage drivers… […]

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SCCM versions

  As you properly know there are some significant differences in the way SCCM/OSD works before SP1 and after SP1. One being the OS target drive during the WinPE phase (D or E instead of C), and also weather or not you have to "press OK to accept that OS deployment is about to start, […]

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Wrong PC name after deployment

  A while ago, I noticed that the PC name specified during the "Import Computer Name" part of SCCM didn’t stick  trough out the entire deployment process.. The strange thing was that this wasn’t the case for all my task sequences. What I then noticed was that the name (when it changed) always took the […]

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easy way to change PC name during Deployment

  I know there are many ways to handle PC naming during deployment, like prestaging, variables, userexit scripts, etc. But a very simple way is to just have the PC prompt you for a Name during The TaskSequece. I wrote a small script that in conjunction wit the fabulous ZTIUtillity.vbs script from MDT does just […]

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Make changes to WDS/SCCM boot file to run script before Task Sequence:

  I recently had a customer who couldn’t re image machines because of some hidden partition stuff on manufacture preloaded machines. It actually turned out that a couple of files needed to be removed prior to running the TS. So we added a  script to be run prior to the launch of the TS, to […]

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Using BDD/MDT DriverPaths1 in SCCM

  I have always loved the DriverPaths1=\\server\path\%model% part of BDD\MDT because it enabled you to have all your model specific drivers in a corresponding folder rather than a repository. SCCM pretty much forces you to use repositories…. I know that you can create different driver packages and categorize your drivers, thereby  enabling you to only […]

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Keep Test Computers in Test collection.

  When testing your different deployment scenarios eg. Task Sequences, you normally create a Test collection, and associate a test PC to that collection. Now ones the PC has successfully carried out the steps in the TS, you might want to change some thing, and then run the TS again. You now find that the […]

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Storage drivers in XP image

When capturing an image, it’s always a good idea to add needed storage drivers to the [SysprepMassStorage] section of your Sysprep.inf before capturing. The two most common Mass Storage Drivers are the : Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver (IaStore.sys) and Dell SAS 5x and SAS 6x Controller Driver (symmpi.sys)   In Sysprep.inf add the following […]

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Unpack Intel drivers

  I recently spent more time that I should have, trying to unpack both the Intel NIC drivers executable and the Mass Storage driver executable. For some reason it is not easy to find the correct switches to use for this action, and when you find them it can be somewhat difficult to figure out […]

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OS Deployment

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