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  • What is OSDDiskpartBiosCompatibilityMode?

    Prior to Vista, the default alignment for partitions was cylinder alignment for MBR disks and sector alignment for GPT disks. With Vista (and Windows PE 2.0), the default partition alignment was changed to 1 MB. This can result in a 2x performance enhancement...
  • Joining a domain during an OS deployment

    There are two ways to join a domain as part of an OS Deployment: Using the Apply Network Settings step in Windows PE Using the Join Domain or Workgroup step in the new operating system Apply Network Settings Apply Network Settings simply writes...
  • Joining a Domain, Part 2

    Capture Network Settings and Apply Network Settings are designed to work together to migrate network membership (and other network configuration info) from the old operating system to the new operating system. For network membership, these actions share...
  • Joining a Domain: Epilogue

    Fault Tolerance with Join Domain or Workgroup Previously I mentioned that the Apply Network Settings step simply writes the domain join information to the Windows Setup answer file, and Windows Setup handles the actual domain join. As a result, the...