The Deployment Guys

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June, 2009

Posts
  • Setting the Time Zone using Windows PowerShell

    23 Nov 2009 Update - TimeZoneLib.ps1 in the download has been updated to allow proper redirection of the script output to a file. A few year back a customer of mine was setting the time zone on their computers by directly modifying registry entries. ...
  • Windows 7 and BitLocker command Line

    So as Windows 7 accelerates to being released to manufacture and we start to get involved in engagements to deploy it I thought I might take a quick look at some changes to BitLocker and how they might help or hinder deployments. One thing that customers...
  • Installing Applications Using Active Directory Group Membership

    Mike recently posted on how to take an MDT action based on group membership in Active Directory. At the same time, I was working on something quite similar but using a different approach, so I thought I’d blog it here to offer an alternative method to...
  • Windows 7 and BitLocker to Go

    Here is the second of my posts on BitLocker under Windows 7. While not strictly deployment focused I found these points of interest. We all tend to use USB disks for moving data around and securing these is becoming more important. For example how many...
  • Encoding Command Shell Scripts

    On an internal discussion group, the question can up as to whether you could compile or encode a CMD script to prevent casual viewing of the code, similar to what the Script Encoder does for Windows Script Host scripts. So for fun I decided to see if...
  • Keeping An Eye On USMT Progress

    I recently did a project where all users had around 25Gb (don’t ask!) of data that had to be migrated with the USMT during the OS deployment. Because of the sheer volume of data, the USMT phases of the project took an extremely long time to complete,...
  • Updated Hardware Detection Script

    Or… How Not to Create Boolean Properties in an MDT Script 15 Feb 2010 Update – For information on using ConvertBooleanToString with MDT 2010, see the workarounds described in this post:  http://blogs.technet.com/deploymentguys/archive/2010/02/15...
  • Setting AD Computer Object MDT Properties

    Monday, June 22, 2009 Update – Fellow Deployment Guy Daniel Oxley pointed out to me that this is much more useful if you can pass in an optional username and password. So I have modified the post and the script to allow that. Please note the changes in...
  • Mark Russinovich - Virtual Round Table on WIndows 7Application Compatibility

    While this is not 100% MDT/Deployment focused I thought it of enough relevance to post here. I have attended the Virtual Round Tables that Mark has run in the past. I can say that, without exception, I have found them to be of high value and well worth...