Add a new column to the settings table (can be done with SQL Management Studio)
Give it a name and specify a datatype
Run the following stored procedure against the MDT database
EXECUTE sp_refreshview '[dbo].[ComputerSettings]'EXECUTE sp_refreshview '[dbo].[LocationSettings]'EXECUTE sp_refreshview '[dbo].[MakeModelSettings]'EXECUTE sp_refreshview '[dbo].[RoleSettings]'
Edit the customsettings.ini with the new column
Under the [Settings] section add your column name to the properties line
Now its possible to add a value to the column you added.
To test this run: cscript ZTIGather.wsf /inifile:E:\deployshare\CustomSettings.ini from the scripts directory and point to the customsettings.ini file that is configured with the settings to query the MDT database.
Now we can see that the property CustomCollection002 is set to C0010000
To reference the new value you would use the variable %CustomCollection002%
For more information see the section “Extending the Schema of the MDT DB” in “Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.docx” that can be downloaded here: Optional - MDT 2010 Print-Ready Documentation
Just what i was looking for. Saves me reading boring MS manuals!!! LOL
I have setup DB etc. and in Database created a Computer entry with serial and under Make and Model an entry for Model. Problem is that when I run litetouch.vbs the model entry seems to overide the computer serial entry made. (For ex. serial number is of a Dell Optiplex 960 and model entry is Dell Optiplex 960.) Surely serial number should get preferance. When I remove the model entry then query runs all conditions associated with serial?
How do ensure that if the serial nmber is found that the model query gets disregarded?
You can set the Priority in CustomSettings.ini
Thanks. This helped me in MDT 2013 too
This just resolved an ongoing headache where additional NICs were being applied as Disks during deployment!
I can't figure out for the life of me how I'm supposed to "EXECUTE sp_refreshview '[dbo].[ComputerSettings]'" I tried googling around but I can't find any way to execute that procedure. Microsoft SQL Management Studio will let me execute normal stored
procedures, but sp_refreshview I can only edit.
David Zair. Just start a new query in SQL server management studio and make sure you select the MDT database, then you should be able to execute the SP. I'll update the post with a screenshot.