Richard Smith

Consultant - Microsoft Services - United Kingdom

August, 2007

  • How drivers are added to Windows PE and Windows Vista during an unattended installation

    My MCS colleague and top deployment gent - Mark Aslett has put together a handy process list for how device drivers are added to Windows PE and Windows Vista during deployment. The example below assumes than an unattend.xml file is being used to specify...
  • Adding Dynamic OEM Information to a BDD 2007 Build

    My colleague in MCS UK, Adam Shepherd has come up with a solution to dynamically set the machine and model information in the Windows Vista System Properties as part of the build process... the System properties page can be used to show OEM type information...
  • General Purpose CustomSettings.ini

    One thing that seems to stump a number of people with BDD 2007 is using the CustomSettings.ini file (accessible via the Rules tab) to automate the deployment wizards. The usual issues are around differing language settings for Windows XP and Windows Vista...
  • WMI Tags for Task Sequencer Logic

    One of the things that I am often required to obtain for customers are certain WMI tags so that we can write task sequence IF statements and provide the build process with some logic. Gathering these WMI tags can be tricky, so we put together a VB Script...