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Automate Windows 10 In-Place Upgrades From the Command Line

I recently had a scenario with a client that had no Configuration Manager infrastructure, used Intune to manage workstations, had trouble configuring MDT to support Windows 10 upgrades (there are still several known issues with MDT & Windows 10), but still needed to automate deployment of Windows 10 to end users. Since the Windows 10 …

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Archive: Best Practices to Capture an Image for Deployment

Capturing a solid image is the first step to managing your systems properly, and I have never covered it specifically on this site until now (even though I do it frequently). This post should help guide you in using best practices for the best possible image. Typically, I do all of my image captures through MDT, …

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Archive: How to Install MDT and Configure Windows Server 2012 for PXE Booting

I decided to make this next post as a video – let me know if I can answer any question you may have. It’s simply an overview on how to get started with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and configure PXE booting in Windows Server 2012 to work with MDT. On a related note- let me know …

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Archive: Two updates to apply to every Windows 7 image capture

There are two very important updates that you should apply to every universal Windows 7 image that you use for OS deployment in MDT or ConfigMgr. These also apply to Server 2008, 2008R2, and Vista. User-Mode Driver Framework – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2685813 Kernel-Model Driver Framework – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2685811 These assist with driver injection on several newer models from HP, Dell, and …

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Archive: Disable The First Run Animation in Windows 8 Deployments

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t want to watch the “while you’re waiting” screen every time a new system is deployed with MDT or SCCM. Good news: it’s easily disabled. You can create a Group Policy object to completely skip this welcome screen for systems on your domain. You can find that setting here: Computer …

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