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Editing the HTML template files

Editing the HTML template files

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A great new tool has been released that allows you to edit the contents of those XML/HTML files you see during the WinPE phases of a deployment using MDT, the MDT Wizard Editor.  I saw a demo of this tool a while back but was never able to get my hands on a copy.  Well, now everyone can!

You are invited to help out with the testing of the tool via the CodePlex site.  Go get it here: http://www.codeplex.com/MDTWizardEditor

This post was contributed by Daniel Oxley a consultant with Microsoft Services Spain

  • is there anyway we could add a drop down for the user to pick there specific domain?

  • Hi Michael,

    With this tool you can edit the relevant page of the HTA file in order to add the drop-down list of your domains!

    HTH,

    Daniel

  • tool looks great... I can figure out how to add input box to collect custom information for example but how do I get at that information within my task sequence? In other words using the deployment wizard is a great choice for collecting custom information but I can't find instructions detailing the whole process anywhere...

  • Hi David,

    You need to specifiy the custom variable in the customsettings.ini file. You can then refer to this variable from within MDT. See the following post for more details on custom variables.

    http://blogs.technet.com/benhunter/archive/2007/03/17/understanding-bdd-rule-processing.aspx

    Thanks,

    Ben

  • Hi David,

    You need to specify the custom variable in the customsettings.ini file. You can then refer to this variable from within MDT. See the following post for more details on custom variables.

    http://blogs.technet.com/benhunter/archive/2007/03/17/understanding-bdd-rule-processing.aspx

    Thanks,

    Ben

  • Is there anyway in which you could add a payne where the user could choose the type of hardware they wish to deploy, and on that choice it add this to the correct OU?

  • Hi Eddie,

    You can go over to the Codeplex site that is hosting the application if you want to make suggestions for the app and help out with it's testing.  The link for the site is in the main text of the blog post.

    Regards,

    Daniel

  • Danieloxley,

    Can you provide further Information how to add Drop down menu for specifying the Domain?

    Thanks.

    Regards,

    Christian

  • Danieloxley,

    Can you provide further Information how to add Drop down menu for specifying the Domain?

    Thanks.

    Regards,

    Christian

  • @ChritianK - the code required to add combo could be this:

    <select name="Domain" id="Domain">

     <option value="Contoso.com">Contoso.com</option>

     <option value="Microsoft.com">Microsoft.com</option>

     <option value="MSWindows.com">MSWindows.com</option>

    </select>

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