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

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  • Blog Post: 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 an x86 version of 7 to do the console in… x64...
  • Blog Post: My first MDT 2010 post

    So, I’ve been working on some MDT 2010 work for various customers for about six months or so, but I finally found something that struck me as sort of odd and blog-worthy. So I created this big long involved task sequence for a customer and they attempted to lay it down over some older server installs...
  • Blog Post: 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 for that OS.  Then right click that folder...
  • Blog Post: 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 this (I’m building out a new MDT 2012 site here...
  • Blog Post: Today I was a WSUS/IIS Engineer

    And it wasn't half bad. At this customer site I am at currently doing MDT 2010 deployment creation for a Windows Server 2008 R2 rollout, WSUS was breaking for the desktop deployment folks. WSUS was enabled on a Windows 2008 R2 server. The website couldn't be accessed, giving a server 500 error. When...
  • Blog Post: 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, and its easier to type if you end up specifying...
  • Blog Post: 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 your own custom actions to the Task Sequence editor...