Michael Niehaus' Windows and Office deployment ramblings
In MDT 2012, we added support for DaRT integration into an MDT Lite Touch boot image, as well as a new monitoring feature that integrated with DaRT to make remote control into Windows PE easy. See http://blogs.technet.com/b/mniehaus/archive/2011/11/28/mdt-2012-new-feature-dart-integration.aspx and http://blogs.technet.com/b/mniehaus/archive/2012/07/27/mdt-2012-update-1-dart-8-support.aspx for more information.
In MDT 2012 Update 1, we now can use the MDT monitoring feature with ConfigMgr deployments, which also means we can simplify the process of using DaRT remote control with ConfigMgr. DaRT isn’t required to enable monitoring, but without it obviously you won’t have the DaRT remote control integration.
Here are the steps that you need to go through to implement this:
There are some limitations with this implementation worth pointing out:
Thanks for the info!
Thank you for sharing.
I'd really like to see more technical information on the Eventservice used for monitoring - is there anything you can make public so that we CAN put in steps in the Task Sequence to send custom event status/descriptions/progress back?
Monitoring doesn't show TS step "Windows Update (Pre-Application Installation)", instead it remains showing "Tatoo" also the client is applying "Windows Updates" correct.
I've done a bit of work around getting the monitoring service to report information on non MDT steps, check it out here :
Its not an end to end solution, but details what needs to be done without cluttering up your TS with extra steps to report status back.