The Deployment Guys

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June, 2011

Posts
  • Deploying Volume Activation for Office 2010

    In this post I will be showing you how to use ospprearm.exe as part of a MDT Task Sequence to rearm Office 2010 Volume Activation in Windows 7 and Office 2010 uses Key Management Service (KMS) or Multiple Activation Keys (MAK). In an enterprise environment...
  • Migrating User Settings from Office 2003 to a Sequenced Version of Office 2010 running under App-V

    I was recently asked if I knew of any way to migrate user settings from a locally installed version of Office 2003, to an App-V delivered version of Office 2010. There are 2 different scenarios to consider here. I’ll explain each briefly below. Scenario1...
  • Language Packs not showing up in your Task Sequence?

    If you are using MDT Update 1 to deploy Windows 7 SP1 language packs then please pay attention, this post will save you time. MDT 2010 Update 1 does not address the Enhanced Language Pack handling in Windows 7 SP1.  This means that if you add a Windows...
  • PowerShell Script to Create a Sysinternals Suite INF File Installer

    A few months ago I created a script for the Elevation PowerToys blog that I thought might be of interest to readers of this blog. More than a few of our customers have included the Sysinternals tools in their Windows Server builds. My current customer...
  • Back To Basics 5: Restricting Task Sequence Usage

    Often the simplest tips are the best ones, so here is one I have been using pretty much ever since I started working with MDT. When working as part of a team in the same MDT environment, you can often run into issues when various people are modifying...
  • Deployment Blogs and Twitter

    When I started blogging five years ago there were not many great blogs out there and twitter was just emerging from its egg. It was hard to find good information on deployment. However things have changed, there is a vibrant community of deployment experts...
  • Released – MDT 2012 Beta 1

    The MDT team has been busy working on MDT 2012 and have announced the release of Beta 1 today. Ok so what new things are you going to see when you install MDT 2012? Well you won’t see a lot really. This beta is really about the “under...
  • Blank monitors are dropping my calls!

    Yes this is about IPtel, and yes it is a deployment issue. It is about knowing what is being deployed and the configuration options/settings. I was recently tasked to investigate an interesting issue with a customers Windows Vista/7 deployment. Here’s...
  • The Deployment Guys gets a Facelift

    You may have noticed that we have gone through a facelift here at the Deployment Guys blog – We now have integration to our Twitter and Facebook pages as well as an easier way to search for the posts that you need quickly (via the search box and the Tags...
  • UK Tech Days Content Now Live

    A couple of weeks ago, I took part in the UK Tech Days event in London. This event – run over one full week – provided a fantastic selection of sessions and included a whole day on desktop related content. During our desktop day we covered desktop virtualisation...