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I am a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) for Microsoft.

July, 2011

  • How I stand up a new MDT environment, Part 7

    Ok, break time is over yo…. Step 5 The Task Sequence magic So lets do another properties on our Task Sequence and go to the “OS Info” tab, which will look like this: Click “Edit Unattend.xml” Now this is why I (we, you are following along right?) selected...
  • How I stand up a new MDT environment, Part 6

    Step 4.1 The Task Sequence magic Now that the Task Sequences are created, its important to note you are NOT done here yet.  It is not yet soup… Before we proceed any further, I typically implement the changes the Deployment Guys recommend to add...
  • How I stand up a new MDT environment, Part 5

    Step 4.  Task Sequences So now with Operating Systems and Applications added to the console, it’s time to add a Task Sequence or three… I always give my Task Sequences an ID of a number.  You can use anything, but I like the numeric relevance...
  • How I stand up a new MDT environment, Part 4

    Step 3.1 App Bundles So at this point you’ve imported/added your applications and are wondering why I created a folder named bundles…maybe? These are groupings of applications so we can force feed a bundle of apps onto a build, rather than selecting them...
  • How I stand up a new MDT environment, Part 3

    Step 3.  Here come the apps! Much like the Operating System area, in the Application area we want to create a logical folder structure.  These are applications we may want to cook into our reference image. In the end, mine looks something like...
  • How I stand up a new MDT environment, Part 2

      Step 2.  Import OS into the reference share So mount an ISO of the OS you want to capture and deploy into Hyper-V as the DVD drive of the MDT-Console VM. Then in the MDT workbench, right click the folder “Operating Systems” and create a folder...
  • How I stand up a new MDT environment, Part 1

    There are many MDT environment setups, this one is mine.   Step .1  Pre-Flight I use a 2008 R2 SP1 Server as my base.  I enable the Hyper-V role on it and create 2 VMs.  Half of you reading this are going to say “But we’re a VMWare...
  • How to collect a netmon 3.4 and xperf kernel trace and stop when a problem occurs.

    <updated 7.29.2013 for updated NETSH and WPR commands, thanks Carl Luberti!> So at a customer location the following question was posed to me: “In our VDI environment, how do we capture trace information? How can we set a capture for...