Category Archive: WDS/MDT

Aug 09 2019

Installing and Configuring MDT with Windows 10 ADK

I was browsing my blog, and during this time I noticed I have a series of articles on how to install and configure MDT so you can successfully deploy your chosen OS in your company, but they are outdated. Don’t get me wrong, they will still work, but a few things have changed since I …

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Mar 06 2019

Configuring DHCP and Firewalls for PXE booting with WDS

A few days ago I was searching trough my blog and noticed I have articles about how to install and configure MDT and WDS, but none of those articles are showing how to configure DHCP and the ports necessary for these services to work. Yes, in a simple network where the WDS server, DHCP server, …

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Jan 12 2015

Customizing the Default Local User Profile before imaging

Creating a default user profile was easy and fast in Windows 2000 and Windows XP. All you had to do is create a user account, customize it, then click a button and you were done. Starting with Windows Vista everything changed about this. You still have the old and powerful “Copy to” button,

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Jun 01 2014

Integrating DaRT (8.x) with MDT (2013) and enable DaRT Remote Control

I know you like MDT, is a great deployment solution, but it gets even better if the right tools are integrated into your images. I also know that a lot of times during deployments something gets messed up, some clients get an unexpected error, a script gets stuck somewhere, and the deployment stops.

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Dec 15 2013

Creating an Offline MDT Deployment Media

Everything is working fine in your main office, you capture, you deploy, you migrate, but you have a bunch of small branch offices (10-20 PC’s) with limited bandwidth where you need to do the same thing. Well…you could just tell the people in those offices to leave their desktops and laptops on and deploy or …

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Aug 06 2013

Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 using MDT

Well…You’ve been working for a long time with Windows XP, and now you got the approval to upgrade to a newer OS, and that’s Windows 7. I can already see the smile on your face. The downside of this, is that you can’t perform a direct upgrade. First, because is not supported by Microsoft, and …

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Jul 07 2013

Bulk import computers into the MDT Database using PowerShell

The story of every admins life; arrive in the morning and find out that new computers need to be deployed and the existing ones upgraded. So you start preparing the images and import them in MDT; you are using MDT, right ? If not you should start, because is an awesome free tool. On side …

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Mar 16 2013

Adding drivers to WinPE boot image in MDT 2010/2012

I know many of you are preparing for deploying OS’s using MDT 2010/2012 or try to capture an image of an OS, and most of the times you are successful. However, there are the non-lucky ones, that have hardware in their company that is not 100% compatible with your deployment tools. You know…every time you …

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Feb 17 2013

Creating and configuring the MDT Database

Things are easy if you are deploying systems using MDT, and all systems need to have the same software installed. The ugly part is when you need to deploy those systems and some of them don’t need Office, for example, or you need to install features or applications according to the computer’s hardware. Ohh, and …

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Nov 03 2012

Sysprep and Capture a Windows Image with MDT 2012

Since MDT 2012 is out for a while now, I taught I’ll create a post on how to capture a clean and configured OS (reference computer), so this can be deployed later to multiple machines on your network. I will show you how to capture a Windows 7 and an XP system, especially XP because …

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