Set the computer description during the build process

I recently had a request from a client to add a description to the computer account entry in AD during the build process. The client required both the serial number of the machine and the model of the machine to be recorded in the description field of the AD computer account properties. I had seen… Read More »

Updating the master image when no internal WSUS available

One of the steps during the creation of the master Windows 7 or Windows 8 image is to patch the machine up to the latest set of released updates. I normally automate this as part of the build and capture process using and internal WSUS server however, I recently had a situation where the client… Read More »

Category: MDT

MDT USMT Capture Error

During a recent migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 I had a couple of machines that were failing the user state capture part of the build process.  The machines would start the user state capture and looked as though it was running, however after a couple of minutes the process would fail.

Hyper-V and Multiple Subnets part 2

In a previous post I showed you how to create a routable test environment using Windows Server 2008R2 and RRAS, since that post I have upgraded my laptop to Windows 8 to take advantage of the built in Hyper-V feature so I didn’t have to dual boot my system.  This got me thinking about how… Read More »

Basic APP-V setup step by step

One thing I have noticed when visiting different sites is that a lot of organisations are now moving away from the traditional method of delivering applications to the end user.  Whilst there are still organisations installing applications physically on devices, more and more are now taking the approach of streaming applications to the end user. … Read More »

SCCM 2012 step by step guide – Part Two

In the first part of this guide, I covered the initial configuration of primary site server and extending the AD schema.  In the second part of the guide, I will cover the steps taken to install and configure a primary site server. *Updated for SCCM 2012 SP1

SCCM 2012 step by step guide – Part One

I have previously published a series of posts around planning and deploying SCCM 2007, with the release of SCCM 2012, I thought that I would again put together a series of posts that will hopefully provide you with some guidance when installing SCCM 2012.

Hyper-V and Multiple Subnets

One of the limitations I have found with having a lab environment running on a single machine is that everything is configured to use the same subnet.  If you are fortunate enough to have a lab environment with switches and multiple network cards to allow you to have more realistic network environment i.e. multiple vlan’s… Read More »

Check TPM chip status

I recently did some work on a project where the client wanted to enable Bitlocker as part of the build process, as part of this process the TPM chip also needed to be enabled as by default it is switched off.  The enabling of Bitlocker and the TPM chip as part of the build process… Read More »