Confessions of a Microsoft Consultant

Daniel Oxley is an Infrastucture Consultant working for Microsoft Consulting Services in Madrid, Spain. He specialises, amongst other things, in large-scale deployments of Microsoft Windows using technologies such as BDD2007 and the Microsoft Deployment

November, 2007

  • Creating a WIM the quick way...

    IMAGEX is a fantastic tool, but it has a command line that can, at times, be way too complicated. As of yet, there is no official, nice, easy-to-use interface or GUI to simplify the whole thing although a couple of people have posted DIY ones on the web...
  • Switching Windows Components on and off

    Ever wanted to install/uninstall/enable/disable various Windows components automatically during installation or deployment? I have compiled this list from various sources which lets you easily do just that! You simply add the whole list to either your...
  • Junction points with network drives

    Ever wanted to create a 'junction point' style pointer but using a network drive as the source? Now you can! With Windows XP you can create junction points on your disks but the prerequisite is that the source point is on your local disk. This is no...
  • All spaced out

    Well, as this is my first post on my blog I thought I'd use it to share the solution to a problem I had recently so that nobody else needs go through the stress of debugging it! My current project is to install and configure BDD 2007 so that my client...