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Windows XP reached the end of it’s supported life last week. So, let’s resume our Windows 8.1 deployment series in order to help us deploy supported OS versions. In previous posts we covered:
Today we will cover the final part of building the image and generate our image so it can be deployed using WDS, SCCM, or any other method is right for your environment.
In our case we will need to deploy images that are multilingual. That means that we must import the language packs that will be slipstreamed in the image.
1- In our Workbench, we navigate to Deployment Workbench/Deployment Shares/MDT Deployment Share/Packages and in the Action pane on the right select “Import OS Packages”
2- When the Import Package Wizard starts, in the Specify Directory page, click Browse and navigate to where your language packs are stored. In our case D:\LangPack\fr-FR for the French language packs. Click OK, and Click Next twice to confirm and perform the import. and finish once it’s completed.
3- for the Applications, we will start with Office 2013. In the Deployment Workbench console tree, click the Applications node or then, in the Actions pane, click New Application. and the New Application Wizard starts
4- Complete the New Application Wizard
5- Create the task sequence that will dictate the process of deploying our image.
Specify Product Key
6- Once the Task sequence is complete, we can modify the customsettings.ini file to in the Control directory of our deployment share or by right-clicking the deployment share in our Workbench, selecting Properties, and in the rules tab make the necessary changes.
7- The last step to prepare our image to be deployed is to update the deployment point. Click deployment share, and then in the Actions pane, click Update Deployment Share. The Update Deployment Share Wizard starts.
fill in the options as follows
Options: use the defaults for the initial Deployment Point Update
Click Next twice and after the processing (that might take a while) in the confirmation click Finish
we are now ready for deployment. On Thursday this week we will complete our “from the Ground Up” series with the final post where we will use the image we have to deploy to machines on our network. Both in “upgrade” and in “Bare Metal” scenarios
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