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How to extend the MDT 2010 database with custom settings

How to extend the MDT 2010 database with custom settings

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Add a new column to the settings table (can be done with SQL Management Studio)

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Give it a name and specify a datatype

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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

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Now its possible to add a value to the column you added.

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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.

 

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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

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  • 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

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