Graphical Quickstart Guide to the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010

Paul Jorgensen
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Copyright 2010 Paul Jorgensen Part 1 Version 1.2 September 2010

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Graphical Quickstart Guide to the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010
Table of Contents:
Graphical Quickstart Guide to the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 ............................................................. 3 Table of Contents: ...................................................................................................................................... 3 Introduction: .............................................................................................................................................. 6 Formatting of this Guide ............................................................................................................................ 7 Chapter 1: The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit................................................................................................... 8 Setup and use MDT ................................................................................................................................... 8 Import an Operating system to deploy ...................................................................................................... 13 Import a .wim or customized image ......................................................................................................... 16 Loading and using custom drivers ............................................................................................................ 22 Create a Task Sequence to deploy the reference image ............................................................................. 28 Modifying the Task Sequence Actions ..................................................................................................... 33 How to Change BootStrap.ini Settings in the MDT .................................................................................. 34 Update the Deployment Share .................................................................................................................. 37 Replicate the local Deployment Share to a network share ......................................................................... 37 Open and modify a network Deployment Share ....................................................................................... 41 Adding Application installs to the deployment ......................................................................................... 42 Running the USB boot Key with the completed MDT setup ..................................................................... 48 Method #1............................................................................................................................................ 48 Method #2............................................................................................................................................ 48 Method #3............................................................................................................................................ 48 Demonstration of a USB Key boot for a Network Share Deployment ...................................................... 50 Capture a Deployment Image with MDT .................................................................................................. 57 Method #1............................................................................................................................................ 57 Method #2............................................................................................................................................ 57 Method #3............................................................................................................................................ 57 Method #4............................................................................................................................................ 57 Introduction to WinPE tools ................................................................................................................. 58 Capturing a Windows 7 x86 reference install with imagex ................................................................... 59 How to deploy a Windows7 x86 image with imagex ............................................................................ 60 Notes on the bootable deployment Media ................................................................................................. 61 Use the Media Configuration to create Stand alone install deployments ................................................... 62 Creating a new Media Deployment Setup............................................................................................. 62 Chapter 2: Utilizing USB keys and Bootable CD's .......................................................................................... 70 Creating a Bootable USB Key .................................................................................................................. 70 Method #1 Bootable USB Key ........................................................................................................... 70 Method #2 Bootable USB Key ........................................................................................................... 70 Method #3 Bootable USB Key ........................................................................................................... 70 Method #4 Bootable USB Key ........................................................................................................... 70 Chapter 3: Deployment Customizations .......................................................................................................... 71 Dynamically mapping to Deployment Sharepoints ................................................................................... 71 Mapdrive description and basic instructions ............................................................................................. 72 Mapdrive and Mapdrive x64 ................................................................................................................ 72 Setting up Mapdrive to be run from the context menu in Windows 7........................................................ 81 Using Mapdrive or other utilities in MDT and WinPE deployments ......................................................... 82 3

................................... 95 4 ................................................................. 94 Index ................................................... 86 Microsoft: How to skip Deployment Wizard Pages in in LTI – WinPE 3......................................Customizing the LiteTouch or WinPE boot media ...................................................................... 84 Microsoft: LocationServer........................................................................................................................... 94 Links........................................ 83 Chapter 4: Direct References for Specific Tasks ...................................................... 84 Microsoft: Understanding LocationServer..............................................xml ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 89 Microsoft: Fully Automated LTI Deployment for a New Computer Scenario ............... 93 Chapter 6: List of resources ....................................0........................................................................ 85 Microsoft: Capturing a Disk Image for LTI ............ 94 Books and Documents .......................................................................................................................................................xml ......................................................................... 91 Chapter 5: Glossary ...... 87 Microsoft: Skipping the Administrator Password Wizard Page ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

corrections and pointers on this guide.linkedin. Johan Ardwidmark Dinesh Vinay Yannick Plavonil www.com http://in.revuedugeek.com 5 .I would like to give special thanks to the reviewers for their detailed work.com/pub/dinesh-vinay/25/42b/613/ www.deployvista.

you can pretty well generate a Microsoft deployment using the graphical tools available with the MDT 2010 and the WAIK – Windows Automated Installation Kit. My goal with this quickstart guide is to simplify and condense some of the information available for Windows 7 deployment into a concise easy to read guide.Windows Deployment Services . but a basic initial setup with which you can get started with.Writing or usage of scripts . refer to the resource chapter. MAK keys. I have deliberately kept the focus of this document narrow for a number of reasons. MAP.Details about deployment scenarios ( ie refresh ) or image types (ie thin ) . databases. To setup multiple servers. Windows Server. replication.Troubleshooting Litetouch deployments . DISM. etc . DHCP. etc . I would hope the information would be helpful to you in your deployment.Windows System Center .WinPE.Non-deployment issues. This is a quick reference guide and is targeted at a basic LiteTouch deployment only. the main one being limited time. and second to keep it within the scope of a quickstart guide. ACT. This means that instead of using command line tools and hand written setup files.Application compatibility.Migrating or saving user data . This reference uses both x64 and x86 examples. Windows Update. etc. extensive details about the Windows 7 AIK.Using the MDT database and associated functions . This guide is not intended to give you a complicated enterprise setup. imagex. and provide as much as possible a quick reference. etc . WSIM. It will not include any of the following ( refer to Resources Chapter for information on these items ) .Using MDT with Active Directory or Group Policy 6 . Key Management Service . you should use the platform you are targeting to follow the instructions.Introduction: The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit is the latest generation of deployment tools for Microsoft operating systems.Volume activation. It has been updated significantly from previous tools and has a pretty friendly user interface.

Formatting of this Guide All commands that need to be typed in or added into a batch file or command file will be formatted in blue and in a smaller font size as follows copype.cmd x86 c:\win7_x86 Specific Note content important to the current content will be formatted in green as follows C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\ Notes will be preceded by the word “ Note” formatted in orange as follows Note Text formatted in brown is reference material 7 .

8 . You can replicate this to a network share as documented in this guide.Right click on “Deployment Shares” and click “Create New Deployment share” Type in the path to your deployment share. I recommend using a path on your workstations local c: drive for the initial setup of your deployment.0 ) .Download and install MDT 2010 .Open the MDT Deployment Workbench from the Start Menu .Chapter 1: The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Setup and use MDT .Download and install Windows 7 Advanced Installation Kit on a Windows 7 system ( WinPE 3.

Type in a descriptive name for the local deployment share. 9 .Accept the default share or type in a custom share name.

10 . you can always change it later. Select whether to allow the user to set the local Administrator password.I recommend selecting the option to “Allow Image Capture” for now.

Click through the next two screens to complete the deployment share setup.Click Next on the “Allow Product Key” option to accept the default setting. 11 . The summary is displayed. See the resources chapter for references to more information on licensing.

You will then see the deployment share and tree structure below the “Deployment Shares” item 12 .

The higher versions such as Windows 7 Ultimate import all the lower versions as well. 13 . Important Note: In order for your deployment media to successfully install an image. You should do this for all platforms you will deploy – such as x64 and x86.wim or customized image for more information. Then when you import a custom image file you should also import the source files with it or you will get deployment errors. First you install the full set of source files and deploy the reference image. See the section “Import a . you should import the full set of source files from the desired Windows 7 DVD.Import an Operating system to deploy Right-click on the “Operating Systems” tree item and click on “Import Operating Systems” as shown below Select “Full set of source files”.

Type in the name of the destination directory for the source files 14 . UltraISO and Daemon Tools. Some examples of applications that do this would be CloneDrive.Select the source DVD drive that contains the Windows 7 installation DVD ( I usually mount an ISO to a virtual drive with ISO mounting applications.

Click next on the Summary screen if the details are correct. 15 . and then click Finish on the Confirmation screen The appropriate versions of Windows 7 will appear in your Operating Systems node of the MDT.

wim files already you can use the function “Import Operating System” and “Custom Image file” to make it available to your deployments. you will need to import the full set of source files for Windows 7 depending on how you are doing your deployment. You can also create your subfolders first and then right-click on the subfolder to import your OS into the subfolder.Import a . If you have customized . so you should be using folders in each of the MDT’s object folders so you can use selection profiles to create your deployment solution and specifically also to be able to create deployment media that just contains the specific deployment you are targeting. Your deployment share will end up becoming quite large.wim or customized image Note: As noted in the previous section. Right-click on the Operating Systems folder and click on “Import Operating System” 16 .

wim file or custom .Select “ Custom Image file” to import a captured WIM file in the “Open” window browse to the .wim capture file to import 17 .

wim files directory.The full path to the . This will copy the setup files into the custom .wim file is shown Note: If you are importing a . If you don’t do this. but will not copy the install.wim file. Windows Server 2008. or later setup files from the specified path”. your custom . you will still need to select “Copy Windows Vista.wim file deployment will fail with the message “unable to find SETUP files”.wim file only. 18 .

if correct click next. This should be something directly related and descriptive of the content for later referral The Summary is presented.Type in the name of the destination folder in the MDT. 19 .

The progress window will display.wim file since they are typically large. It’s a good idea to make sure you are on a high-speed connection before you start the process if you are importing over the network. 20 . The Confirmation windows appears with a summary of the import. It may take some time to import a .

The Custom image is shown in the Win7_x86 folder under Operating Systems. the OS’s are shown in the main window. Note: Until you create configuration folders for your selection profiles. 21 . You can also create the folders first and import directly into them by right-clicking on the appropriate folder and selecting “Import Operating System” as shown in the previous example.

This involves customizing your CustomSettings. Yannick Plavonil’s site ( French language ) contains detailed information on this. and there is information from various other sources for this – refer to the resources chapter. Once you have imported the driver to the correct folder as shown in this section.Loading and using custom drivers MDT makes it fairly easy to setup driver installs for WinPE and for the target Windows OS.ini to set the correct driver selection profile based on the WMI Model name of the target system. you can customize your task sequence using Selection Profiles to select a particular set of drivers. It is important to create a folder structure that will allow you to setup driver selection profiles and/or driver filters. Right-click on the “Out-of-Box Drivers” and click on “New Folder” 22 . You can also setup driver filtering as documented in the resource document “Deploying Windows 7 with MDT 2010 – Basic Scenarios”. An example of this would be to setup a folder structure containing the target OS and the target system model number – ie \Windows7_x86\HP6930 in the Out-of-Box folder. You can set it up how you like but keep in mind that if your deployment gets complicated you will need the folder to be arranged in a useable logical order.

Enter a descriptive name for the subfolder such as “Network” and continue through to completion Create a subfolder in the “Network” folder for your driver import 23 .

Right-click on the driver subfolder and click on “Import Drivers” Browse to the source directory that contains the extracted driver files 24 .

The source directory is shown After clicking next the import driver progress dialog will be displayed 25 .

The Confirmation Dialog window displays showing the completed import details The drivers imported are now listed in the driver subfolder 26 .

This selection profile was created for the Win7_x86 reference deployment. 27 .You should check your selection profiles once they are created to ensure the drivers are included. See details in “Use the Media Configuration to create Stand alone deployments and later sections.

Type in a descriptive Task Sequence ID.Create a Task Sequence to deploy the reference image In the MDT. and try to use concise and descriptive “Task sequence name” and “Task sequence comments” because these last two items will be displayed in the task sequence window during the reference deployment. right click Task Sequence and click on the “New Task Sequence” menu item. 28 .

For standard deployments this is the “Standard Client Task Sequence” Select the OS this task will install. See “Creating a new Media Deployment for more information” 29 . Note that if you create folders and move the OS. you will need to modify the properties of the task to reflect the new location.Select the task sequence template.

Do not specify a product key at this time. Again. Enter contact information for the task 30 . see the Resources chapter for information on licensing. or enter a MAK key.

The summary is displayed. click next if everything is setup properly.Select “Use the specified local Adminstrator password” and type in the password twice. 31 .

the wizard creates the task sequence and displays the Confirmation window. The new task sequence displayed in the main MDT window 32 .After the progress window.

Modifying the Task Sequence Actions Check you task sequence properties and enable or disable any steps as required in the Options tab. If you have problems with “Apply Network Settings” you can disable it. You can also click on “Continue on Error” for each sub task. 33 .

ini file contains settings such as the DeployRoot variable which points to your deployment share.ini Settings in the MDT The bootstrap. you should set DeployRoot to nothing as follows "DeployRoot=" The below process documents making changes to the CustomSettings. similar to the method used for MDT Media which is documented below. If you want to enable dynamic share points with mapdrive as documented in this guide.ini files for a MDT Media deployment. According to Microsoft you should completely remove the DeployRoot variable when you use LocationServer. You can use the LocationServer.xml file if your network deployment uses multiple shares.xml. For network deployments the DeployRoot variable should contain the UNC path to your network deployment share. You can also change the settings on the network deployment share by right clicking the deployment share in the MDT and clicking on properties.How to Change BootStrap. ( This is only used for non-Media deployments such as network deployments ) Media deployments are detected as such by a media flag file on the boot media and do not use a network deployment variable. Right-click on the Media deployment and click on Properties 34 .

ini directly in the window.ini which are located in the “Control” directory. an opened deployment share.ini for this deployment and set the DeployRoot variable. Remember to run an update on the deployment that you changed( Not required for CustomSettings. click on the “Rules” tab. ( ie the default deployment share.ini or Bootstrap. 35 . or a Media Deployment ) You can also open the directory for the deployment share or media deployment directly and modify the CustomSettings. and by clicking on “Edit Bootstrap.After clicking on properties.ini).ini” you can edit the Bootstrap. You can edit the CustomSettings.

See the below explorer window and notepad window for reference regarding editing the configuration files directly 36 .

The image files are located in the Boot folder of the deployment share.Update the Deployment Share After making any changes to the deployment share you must update it so the changes are applied and the image files are updated (Litetouch_x86. You should also check your CustomSettings. LiteTouch_x64. The size of your deployment share and the speed of your network and systems will be an important factor in how long it takes to update.ini file for each deployment share.iso. This can be done easily by creating a Linked Deployment Share in the MDT which allows you to easily update any changes. so “YES” is also acceptable.iso and WIM files of the same name ). Replicate the local Deployment Share to a network share Once you have setup the initial deployment share on your local drive you may want to copy that deployment share to a final network share. Large organizations normally use the Distributed File System to replicate deployment shares. 37 . As shown below right-click the deployment share and choose “Update Deployment Share” from the context menu. The Linked Deployment Share works best with a high speed low latency connection.. OSInstall=Y is right even though it seems like it should be OSInstall=YES. Johan Ardwidmark has verified that the code just looks at the first character..

In the MDT. expand the deployment share. 38 . select “Merge” or “Replace” and complete the New Linked Deployment Share Wizard. The Selection profile selected depends on your particular setup or requirements. Enter the UNC Path. comments and Selection profile ( should be “Everything” ). and then expand advanced configuration. Right-click on “Linked Deployment Shares” and select “New Linked Deployment Share” as shown below.

The Linked deployment share is shown below in the Deployment Workbench

Right-click on the Linked Deployment Share at any time and check or change the properties and options.

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When you make changes to the main deployment share use “Replicate Content” to update the Linked deployment share – as shown below

You will then see the progress windows as the deployment gets replicated. This can take some time depending on how big your deployment share is, what selection profile you used, and how fast your connection is.

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Open and modify a network Deployment Share
Once you have replicated your deployment share to a network share, you can open it and update it, or you can continue to use the “Linked Deployment Share object to update it.

If you open it you will then see it shown as a full deployment share in the MDT Deployment Workbench. Depending on your configuration your authentication server ( ie Windows Server 2008 ) needs to be available to allow MDT to open the network based deployment share.

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Adding Application installs to the deployment Right-click on the “Applications” directory and click on “New Folder” Create a main folder for the class of applications you will be installing – ie Security Applications in this case 42 .

Right-click on the folder you created and click on “New Applications” Select the appropriate Application Type 43 .

Type in descriptive details for the application Browse to the source directory that contains your extracted setup files 44 .

but its fine for use for demonstration purposes.Type in a descriptive name for the application directory to be created Type in the commandline to run the application install. The install should be an automated install for final deployments. etc. for test images. In this case Microsoft Security Essentials does not allow automated install. 45 .

check it and continue if correct. The application install is now shown in the Security Applications folder. You may need to modify your task sequence “Install Applications” step to have the application installed during deployment and it will need to be selected in your Selection Profile. 46 .The Summary is displayed.

47 . an application install that reboots the target system will cause problems with the MDT deployment.Note: It is very important for MDT deployments to ensure that the application install does not reboot the system it is being deployed on. MDT 2010 handles the deployment reboots of the system being deployed during the deployment process.

Running the USB boot Key with the completed MDT setup The first thing to do before you create your USB deployment key is to run the “Update Deployment” function. Then navigate to the “Boot” directory in the windows explorer in the deployment share.WIM file to a bootable WinPE bootable USB Key Method #3 After creating Media as specified in the next section “Use Media Configuration to create Standalone install deployments”. You should probably have also created a linked network deployment share under Advanced Configuration in the MDT Workbench and replicated all the content there. then you will need to copy the required files to the USB key. See below screen capture of the Content directory. Once that is complete. and right click on the appropriate ISO such as LiteTouchPE_x64. You will need to create a bootable USB key as detailed in Chapter 2 – Utilizing USB Keys and Bootable CD’s Method #1 Once you have created a bootable USB key.iso and mount the ISO to a virtual drive. Method #2 Copy the . ( You may also have to change settings in your bios ) 48 . This can be done by using ISO mounting software such as Virtual Clone Drive. boot your system with the USB key and choose the appropriate boot key ( such as F9 ) to choose the USB key as the boot device. Then copy the source files from the ISO to your bootable USB key. create a Bootable USB key and copy the contents of the media directory “Content” in the Media directory you specified when creating the media to a bootable USB key.

you could also just burn the appropriate x86 or x64 ISO to a CD or DVD and boot that if you do not want to figure out the technicalities of creating a bootable USB key. 49 . Note: This is also useful if you use VmWare’s ESXi bare metal hypervisor since it does not support USB devices easily or without advanced technical tweaking. You may also want to check your task properties for problems before you update your deployment.For simplicity.

select the appropriate task sequence 50 .Demonstration of a USB Key boot for a Network Share Deployment The initial Dialog Window when you bootup the MDT USB Key Once you select to run the Deployment wizard the task sequence selection dialog window appears.

You will not see this login screen for a Media deployment.At the “User Credentials” screen specify the credentials for your deployment share. Specify the computer name 51 .

Select whether to restore user data 52 . you can always add the computer to the domain later.Join the computer to your domain or join to a workgroup.

Specify the language Set the Time Zone 53 .

select “Begin” to continue the install Lite touch progress dialogs will appear Preparing the disk for install 54 .The summary window will appear.

Installing the image 55 .

After reboot. post install steps will run and the install summary displays. 56 .

Method #2 If required. you must start with the master reference image each time you wish to change the final deployment image.wim image files by launching it from Winpe/MDT boot media.com/gimagex/ to capture or modify . rearming.exe from http://www. etc. This means for the most part that you cannot sysprep your final deployment image.ini for the deployment and set SkipCapture=NO Run the deployment and select the capture option. See Chapter 4 – “ Direct References for specific tasks” for more specifics. sysprep it. To import an already captured file see the section “Import an Operating system to deploy” . and then recapture it again. You can then change this master image when you update your deployment images and recapture the final deployment image. Method #1 To manually capture an image you already setup and customized via standard install of Windows 7 -see Method #3. See below screen capture of the interface. recapture it.wim file. edit CustomSettings. See the resources chapter for more information on sysprep. The recommended method for capturing images is to customize it as much as possible.autoitscript. 57 . and then capture a master reference image. and import your customized . Method #4 Use GImagex. KMS activation. Import the capture as specified in Method #1 Method #3 Install Windows 7 on a workstation or laptop and customize it as much as possible. Then sysprep it and capture it using the below process – Capturing a Windows 7 reference install with imagex.Capture a Deployment Image with MDT For all captures of customized images its important to remember that there is basically a 3 update limit on running sysprep on a customized image. customize it some more. customize more.

used to service offline . but there are a lot of resources on the web such as videos. forums.xml files You should reference the resource chapter for more information.exe Windows Imaging tool . Then type the commands as specified.exe to capture and deploy an image. The WAIK includes the following files in addition to others. deploy and update images Deployment Image Servicing and Management .exe WSIM. 58 .Introduction to WinPE tools You should have installed the Windows Automated Installation Kit when you installed MDT 2010. It can take a bit of work to get into the details.technet. help pages. and of course Microsofts deployment forum at http://social.exe DISM. Reference the WAIK documentation that is installed with the WAIK for details. or the WAIK included documentation.com/Forums/en-US/mdt/threads In the following examples of using imagex. but I hope to give you a short introduction.used to capture. Its outside of the intended scope of this quickstart guide to describe the details.WIM image files Windows System Image Manager – used to edit unattend.microsoft. you will need to boot with a WinPE 3.0 boot disk and start a command prompt. Imagex.

( copy the Windows 7 AIK tools to this directory on the WinPE bootable USB key first ) 9. drivers. Enterprise. find the subkey PersistAllDeviceInstalls under the main key “Sysprep” and set to 1 to preserve any device installs that have been completed 5. by using ImageX. Business. The /flags value is required if you are going to redeploy a custom Install. etc 3. boot with the Windows 7 Deployment USB key . cd F:\Tools\Win7-AIK-Tools\x86 .wim “Wim Title” /compress maximum /verify /flags “Ultimate” 10. or an unattended install 2. or preferably use the MDT deployment process – see section “Running the USB boot key with the completed MDT setup” and Demonstration of a boot with a boot key. optionally. The straight quotation marks are required. Valid EditionID values include: HomeBasic. test the image on another system ( see the next section . This flag is not required if you deploy the image. run imagex. ServerDatacenter. cd c:\windows\system32\sysprep 4. ServerStandard 59 .wim with Windows Setup.ie the Windows 7 AIK Windows PE bootable USB Key 7. cd F: ( or whatever driver letter is for the base key ) 8. copy the resulting image to a network location or import into the MDT 2010 11. run sysprep.How to deploy a standard WIM image using imagex .exe /capture c: c:\win7-imagename. ServerEnterprise. etc) 12.exe /oobe /generalize /shutdown 6. run regedt32. Ultimate. To deploy an imagex . Starter. Note: Imagex flag parameter .Capturing a Windows 7 x86 reference install with imagex 1 install Windows 7 using an install DVD.wim file properly with the MDT you must use the Imagex flags option. Configure Windows 7 as required and install any required applications./flags "EditionID" imagex /capture image_path image_file "name" {"description"} {/boot | /check | /compress [type] | /config | /flags "EditionID" | /norpfix | /scroll | /verify} Specifies the version of Windows you are about to capture. HomePremium.

run imagex. exit 8.exe from the Windows 7 WinPE USB key as follows a. clean c.com ) 6. Run diskpart and run the following commands ( on a single disk system ) a. Image a USB key with the Windows 7 USB boot image 4.76 use the reboot button. list partition ( ensure there is an * next to Partition 1 ) j. run the 32 bit BCDEdit from the Win7 WinPE USB key from X:\windows\system32 with the following cmd Bcdedit c:\windows 11. active i. select partition 1 f. select partition 1 h. boot up with the Windows 7 USB key. Reboot( if using Mapdrive 2.net or softpedia.ie WinPE 3. otherwise use the power button to reboot. F: ( ie change to F: or whatever drive the actual USB key is ) b.0 and copy the WinPE files to it such as imagex. drive letter=c j. cd F:\Tools\Win7-AIK-Tools\x86 ( ie the WinPE tools you copied to the USB drive earlier ) c. c: being the drive you created in 7) 10. boot the target machine with the USB key ( use F9 on an HP notebook to choose “USB Harddrive” to boot ) 5. If windows 7 does not boot properly.wim image file ( Win7-image ) or map a drive manually from the cmd prompt ( Mapdrive can be downloaded from download. download or create a Windows 7 deployment USB boot key .exe. rescan k. 13.wim with your image name ) ( R: being the drive you mapped.exe.wim 1 c: ( replace win7-image. select disk 0 d. create partition primary e.How to deploy a Windows7 x86 image with imagex 1. or use the shutdown command from the tools directory 12.wim image file for your enterprise deployment 2. Run diskpart again and ensure that partition 1 is active 9. download the . Windows 7 Enterprise should boot. start a command line interface ( from the Mapdrive interface if installed ) 7. format fs=ntfs quick g. dism. Use the Mapdrive interface if installed to map a drive to the local share containing the enterprise . select disk 0 b. and run diskpart again and 60 . etc 3. imagex /apply R:\win7-image.

and the .wim files are named the same with a .iso.check that the partition 1 is active.iso files to create bootable CD’s for deploying from a network deployment share. For the enterprise version you have three days until Windows 7 activates automatically. 61 . You can use the . and rerun the bcdedit command. This will fix the DNS activation error you will receive otherwise. Notes on the bootable deployment Media There are several ways to create your bootable deployment media as described in other sections. 14.wim extension.WIM files to a bootable WinPE USB key. and x64 media for x64 deployments. The iso files are named LiteTouchPE_x86. but you have a 30 day period to activate.iso and LiteTouchPE_x64. These files are located in “Boot” folder of your deployment share. You need to use x86 media for x86 deployments. or you can copy the . x64 may also be called AMD64 in various places or literature. You can use the Media folder deployment setup for media deployments. To activate you must change the product ID to a valid Windows 7 License #.

You can create your own customized setup or you can use the Media folder in the MDT deployment Workbench to create specific bootable Media with specific contents. With MDT 2010 you can create bootable deployment setups that contain the full deployment utilizing USB Keys. 62 . a USB hard drive. and completing the following graphically illustrated instructions. This is done by creating a selection profile for the target media. Creating a new Media Deployment Setup You will probably need to customize deployments to create selected deployments of a maximum size ( ie under 4 Gb ) If all of your technical people have large USB Keys. DVD disks. which specifies what will be included in the media.Use the Media Configuration to create Stand alone install deployments In previous Windows deployments it was typical in my experience to use a network share for deployment. etc. or USB disks. you may be able to have one large deployment setup. Right-click on the task sequences folder and choose new folder. but its likely you will want to create customized deployments via the “Selection profiles” capability of the MDT 2010.

Create a descriptive task sequence folder that reflects the target/function of the deployment Now move the task x86 task sequence you created earlier in to the Win7-x86 task sequence folder you created so that it can be included in the x86 Media Selection profile. 63 .

it is important to create a “Selection profile” for use with generated deployments and specifically for generated Media deployments. and type in any comments. but it depends on your deployment setup as to how you will configure selection profiles. Select “New Selection Profile” from the Actions pane or use the right-click context menu on the “Selection Profiles folder.Again. In the “New Selection Profile Wizard” type in the selection profile name which should reflect the purpose of the profile – in this case for x86 Media. From the deployment Workbench screen highlight “Selection Profiles” under “Advanced configuration”. 64 .

If your creating a 64 bit deployment use the same process but with 64 bit selections. The goal here is to create Media that will fit on a USB key or a DVD.In the folders screen select the appropriate folders to include in the Media selection profile. so we select only the Win7_x86 source files folder which contains the Windows 7 32 bit install. etc to enable you to select only the tasks. You should create folders in all the areas needed such as Applications. etc that are needed for a specific deployment media. source files. After completing the process. applications. Task sequences. the new selection profile is shown in the Selection Profiles window. 65 .

66 . Type in any comments and select the Selection profile you created earlier for the Media. Create the target directory for your media and use the “Browse” button to select it in the New Media Wizard. Then click on the “New Media” item in the Actions Menu.Highlight the “Media” folder under “Advanced Configuration” for the selected deployment share. or right-click the “Media” Folder and select “New Media” from the context menu.

Click through the next screens to complete the New Media Wizard setup. If you are creating USB media you can deselect the “Create ISO option from the Media properties “General” page as shown below. Your Media will be created with a default title such as Media002. you should rename it to a descriptive title as below by right-clicking on it and clicking on the rename option on the context menu. 67 .

You will also have to check your task sequence properties and reselect the OS if you moved it to a new folder such as Win7-x86 as shown below Check your task sequence settings by right-clicking on the task sequence and clicking on “Properties” 68 .

Make sure you run the “Update Media Content” function when you are done making changes to your Media deployment. 69 .

list partition ( ensure there is an * next to Partition 1 ) Copy the WinPE / MDT files as needed to the USB key. clean c. Method #4 Bootable USB Key You can use tools such as the “HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool” and the “MBRWizard” to format and create a bootable USB key.Chapter 2: Utilizing USB keys and Bootable CD's Creating a Bootable USB Key It can be fairly difficult to get that bootable USB key to work.Run diskpart from a command prompt and do the following. active i. drive letter=c j.http://www. Some USB Keys just won’t work because they do not support boot. select disk 1 b.ezbsystems. You can then copy the WinPE / MDT files as needed to the key. rescan k. format fs=ntfs quick g. select partition 1 h. select disk 1 d. Refer to the website for more information . See the following sections for information on various ways to create bootable USB keys. create partition primary e.Run diskpart and run the following commands ( on a single disk system ) a. select partition 1 f. Note: I use ghost32 to backup my USB Boot keys so I can easily image and re-image as needed with the required boot image needed for a particular operation.com Method #3 Bootable USB Key On Windows 7 . Method #1 Bootable USB Key On Windows 7 . select disk 1 clean create partition primary select partition 1 active format quick fs=fat32 assign exit Method #2 Bootable USB Key UltraISO provides the ability to create bootable USB keys to install Windows 7. or do not allow setting the removable media flag. 70 .

With the MDT you can use dynamic sharepoints in a number of ways. Here are some example DISM commands that will allow you to mount and unmount a . The most straightforward is to set the DeployRoot variable equal to nothing so that the deployment wizard gives you the option to manually enter the UNC pathname to the sharepoint.Chapter 3: Deployment Customizations Dynamically mapping to Deployment Sharepoints Dynamically mapping to Deployment Sharepoints can be a problem in deployments. and the folder containing the Mapdrive application needs to added to the boot media. or as an “Extra Directory” in the Deployment share properties.xml needs to be modified on a copy of your LiteTouch or WinPE boot media so that it launches the mapdrive application and redirects to the mapped drive to run the Media deployment. You can also use the LocationServer.xml file but this requires the file to be prepopulated. dism /Mount-Wim /WimFile:G:\Deploy\Boot\LiteTouchPE_x86. More details on using Mapdrive will be added to the next version of this Quickstart Guide. The unattend.WIM file to modify it if required. You need to use Mapdrive for 32 bit deployments and Mapdrive x64 for 64 bit deployments.wim /index:1 /MountDir:C:\win7_x64\imgxmnt dism /unMount-Wim /MountDir:C:\win7_x64\imgx-mnt /commit 71 . Mapdrive can be used to dynamically map a drive to a copy of a Media deployment on a network share to run a deployment from a mapped drive.

Note: You can email me with specific questions about Mapdrive at pauljorgensen5@gmail. This file is also opened by default.Using Mapdrive or other utilities in MDT and WinPE deployments ).Mapdrive description and basic instructions Mapdrive and Mapdrive x64 Mapdrivex64 is used to setup a network drive connection so you can image a system.dat. by clicking on “Open User Settings File” Button created when no data file is present is xpdata. Using Mapdrive in deployments is documented at the end of the below general documentation on Mapdrive ( see section . You can open a pre-saved data file for mapping drives. perform diagnostics or can be used on your Windows desktop to easily map to commonly needed network shares. Refer to the rest of the this section for in depth instructions on Mapdrive. Mapdrive x64 only runs on 64 bit versions of Windows and will run on WinPE x64 boot media – You can use it with WinPE or the Microsoft Deployment toolkit to dynamically map drives. 72 .com Here is a screen capture of the Mapdrive x64 interface.

the default file Selecting a Servername from the server list retrieved from the data file 73 . The Mapdrive data files are .dat files.The open file dialog is displayed.

Selecting a Sharename from the list retrieved from the data file Selecting a Username from the list retrieved from the data file 74 .

Select a drive to map from the drop down drive selection combobox Click on “Connect Network Drive to add the connection ( select drive letter first ) If the connection is sucessful you will receive the below dialog 75 .

dat file ( xpdata.dat ) You can get help for adding data to the fields by clicking on the ? Button beside the Main fields 76 . ( 8 for example ). or select “Save aparameters to default file” to save settings to the default startup . click “Add ServerName Item” and then click “Save User Settings File” to save setup to a custom data file. select item #.Entering a new Servername example: to add the new servername to the list at item 8 – enter servername.

and when typing the password now the characters are replaced by ### symbols or **** symbols 77 .When you unhide a password it becomes visible when typed When you click Hide Password the displayed password is erased.

Click on “Run Cmd Shell” to run a cmd prompt 78 .The R: drive now shows in the list after clicking “Update Current drive list”. Click “OK – Continue and Exit” to continue onto the Windows Deployment Wizard if you are running this from MDT boot media.

You will be presented with the following Dialog box. and click ok To reboot a the local system – click on “Reboot”. This requires that shutdown. Ghost32 does not run on WinPE x64.exe ]. etc 79 .enter \\computername. but will run on WinPE32 or Windows 7 desktop.exe is located in the current directory or in the System path. Mapdrive will attempt to locate Ghost32 via the following drive path template – [ Drive:\ghost\ghost32. click on “Reboot Remote System”.To reboot remote system . Click on the Run Ghost button to run Ghost32.

dat” extension.exe When you click on the “Save User Settings File” button you will get a “save as” box.You are prompted to manually enter the path if Mapdrive cannot find Ghost32. save the file as “xpdata. enter the desired name with a “.dat” or use the “Save Parameters to default file” button. 80 . If you wish this to be used by default.

com called Context Menu Editor 1. or possibly from download.com.Setting up Mapdrive to be run from the context menu in Windows 7 Although unrelated to deployment .1 which you can use to setup Mapdrive so it runs as desired from the right-click context menu on your installed Windows 7 workstation.there is a great utility you can download from download. See below for a screen capture of a typical setup for Mapdrive. Context Menu Editor is available from http://www. This makes it very handy to run from the right click context menu for mapping frequently used drives on your Windows 7 workstation.thewindowsclub.com 81 .

Using Mapdrive or other utilities in MDT and WinPE deployments In order to use Mapdrive to run a Media deployment from a network share you will need to add a RunSynchronousCommand section to the unattend.wim file. change the bootstrap.wim file. here is a modified section of the unattend. • Adding a RunSynchronousCommand Section to your unattended.ini file in MDT from the “Properties Page” of your Deployment share.ini in your .WIM file with the /commit option. then unmount the . but it depends on how your deployment is setup and whether your using the MDT for your actual deployment. Note: If you clear the deployment share setting in the bootstrap. One option is to mount the . The instructions for this will be detailed in the next version of this Quickstart Guide.ini and copy over the utilities such as Mapdrive x64( to \Tools\ ). Refer to Chapter 1 – How to Change the BootStrap. you will be prompted to enter the location of the deployment share when you run the deployment from bootable media. For now.ini file in your .exe</Path> </RunSynchronousCommand> <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <Description>Lite Touch PE</Description> <Order>2</Order> <Path>wscript.wsf</Path> </RunSynchronousCommand> </RunSynchronous> You have to modify the DeployRoot variable in your bootstrap.xml for your information.xml for your MDT/WinPE Boot media <RunSynchronous> <RunSynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <Description>Mapdrive Command to Map Drive prior to LiteTouch PE</Description> <Order>1</Order> <Path>X:\Tools\Mapdrivex64. Note: You can also edit the bootstrap. 82 .ini File.exe X:\Deploy\Scripts\LiteTouch.xml for the boot media.WIM file. It’s probably a good idea to use the MDT to update your DeployRoot.

this likely would not be advisable for an MDT deployment but is a possibility for diagnostics or could be used for a custom setup ( because of changing drive letters. You can also type in the path to ghost32. - Customizing the LiteTouch or WinPE boot media Refer to Chapter 4 .dat file to the WinPE boot media using an ISO editor.justcode. DISM. It will run on a standard desktop system .64 bit non-WinPE systems such as Windows 7 x64.exe manually as indicated previously in this document WinPE x64 note -Ghost32 only runs on the 32 bit version of of WinPE. it currently does not run on the 64 Bit version of WinPE. and you must copy the corresponding *. etc ). Refer to www. Ghost32 must exist in a c:\ghost\ghost32. MapDrive Notes: You must save the data file using “ Save User Settings File” in order to recover these entries when you run mapdrive again.e: etc or whatever the default system drive is with path listed above ).Ghost 32 notes: • • • To run ghost32. or d:. etc if you wish to access these entries when booting with the WinPE Diagnostics CD. ( WinPE creates a RAM disk for its own use – usually the X: drive ). It is possible to copy data files and applications to the root of a USB drive and access the files from WinPE by changing to the USB drive letter.ca for more information on Mapdrive and Mapdrive x64.exe type of path ( ie c:.Direct References for Specific Tasks for further customizations 83 .

Construct the LocationServer.xml file and add entries for each deployment server in the environment (this can be either at the same location or at different locations). Seattle.Chapter 4: Direct References for Specific Tasks Microsoft references from MDT and WAIK documentation Microsoft: LocationServer. used to present an easily identifiable name for that location • A UNC path to the MDT 2010 server for that location Listing 21 illustrates how the LocationServer. USA </friendlyname> <UNCPath>\\STLDS01\Deployment$</UNCPath> </server> <server> <serverid>2</serverid> <friendlyname> Contoso NYC.xml is to create a LocationServer.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> <servers> <QueryDefault></QueryDefault> <server> <serverid>1</serverid> <friendlyname> Contoso HQ.xml File to Support Multiple Locations <?xml version="1. Listing 21. and then adding the following information: • A unique identifier • A location name. USA </friendlyname> <UNCPath>\\NYCDS01\Deployment$</UNCPath> </server> </servers> 84 . New York. Example LocationServer.xml file is created using each of these properties using a sample LocationServer.xml file configured for multiple locations.xml file by creating a new section for each server.xml The simplest method for creating and using LocationServer.

you must understand How MDT 2010 uses LocationServer. MDT 2010 scripts read and process the BootStrap.ini file does not contain a DeployRoot property.Using this format. USA </friendlyname> <UNCPath>\\STLDS01\Deployment$</UNCPath> </server> <server> <serverid>2</serverid> <friendlyname> Contoso HQ DS2. if it exists. If the BootStrap.xml.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> <servers> <QueryDefault></QueryDefault> <server> <serverid>1</serverid> <friendlyname> Contoso HQ DS1.xml file and. use LocationServer. Seattle.ini file the deployment server to which it should make a connection. MDT 2010 scripts check for the existence of the LocationServer. This happens before a connection has been made to the deployment server. MDT 2010 scripts load a wizard page to prompt the user for a path to the deployment server. Seattle.xml First. Therefore. While initializing the HTML Application (HTA) wizard page.xml to display available deployment servers. USA </friendlyname> <UNCPath>\\STLDS02\Deployment$</UNCPath> </server> </servers> Microsoft: Understanding LocationServer. by specifying a different server entry for each server at that location. 85 .ini file to gather initial information about the deployment. as shown in Listing 22. specify different server entries for each location (as shown in Listing 21). the DeployRoot property is commonly used to specify in the BootStrap.xml File to Support Multiple Servers at Multiple Locations <?xml version="1. or for situations in which there are multiple servers within a single location. Listing 22. During LTI. Example LocationServer.

Microsoft: Capturing a Disk Image for LTI Please refer to the section of the same name in the Microsoft book “Deploying Windows 7” 86 .

provide all the properties in the Configure These Properties column.Microsoft: How to skip Deployment Wizard Pages in in LTI – WinPE 3.If the SkipWizard property is used to skip all the Windows Deployment Wizard pages.0 Table 3 lists the individual Windows Deployment Wizard pages. and the properties that must be configured when skipping the wizard page. no properties need to be configured when skipping the corresponding wizard page. Table 3. the property to skip the corresponding wizard page. Windows Deployment Wizard Pages Skip this wizard page Administrator Password Welcome to the Windows Deployment Wizard Choose a migration type Configure the computer name Configure the target partition Join the computer to a domain or workgroup Using this property SkipAdminPassword SkipBDDWelcome SkipDeploymentType SkipComputerName SkipDestinationDisk SkipDomainMembership • DeploymentType • OSDComputerName • DestinationDisk • DestinationPartition • JoinWorkgroup or • JoinDomain • DomainAdmin • DomainAdminDomain • DomainAdminPassword Language and other preferences SkipLocaleSelection • KeyboardLocale • UserLocale • UILanguage Operating system deployment completed successfully Operating system deployment did not complete successfully Packages Ready to begin Select a task sequence to execute on this computer Select one or more applications to install SkipFinalSummary SkipFinalSummary SkipPackageDisplay SkipSummary SkipBuild. SkipTaskSequence SkipApplications • LanguagePacks • TaskSequenceID • BuildID • Applications 87 Configure these properties • AdminPassword . Note In instances where the Configure These Properties column is blank.

Skip this wizard page Set the Time Zone Using this property SkipAppsOnUpgrade SkipTimeZone Configure these properties • TimeZone or • TimeZoneName Specify credentials for connecting to network shares Skipped by providing properties in next column • UserID • UserDomain • UserPassword • BDEDriveLetter • BDEDriveSize • BDEInstall • BDEInstallSuppress • BDERecoveryKey • TPMOwnerPassword • OSDBitLockerStartupKeyDrive • OSDBitLockerWaitForEncryption Specify the BitLocker configuration SkipBitLocker Specify the product key needed to install this operating system SkipProductKey • ProductKey or • OverrideProductKey Specify where to save a complete computer backup SkipComputerBackup • BackupDir • BackupShare • ComputerBackupLocation Specify where to save your data and settings SkipUserData • UDDir • UDShare • UserDataLocation Specify whether to capture an image Specify whether to restore user data SkipCapture SkipUserData • ComputerBackupLocation • UDDir • UDShare • UserDataLocation 88 .

ini file and set – SkipAdminPassword = YES ( make sure yes is all uppercase ). Property configured by BootStrap. but this is not the same as doing the replicate function in the MDT. it will read the configuration from the control folder. see Providing Properties for Skipped Windows Deployment Wizard Pages. Wizard page is displayed. For other properties that must be configured when this property is set to YES. Indicates whether the Administrator Password wizard page is skipped.ini CustomSettings. it is not updated by the replicate function. The C: drive deployment share can be backed up/ moved / etc by simply copying the files to another computers C: drive.ini Deployment Database Property applies to LTI ZTI for ConfigMgr Value YES NO Description Wizard page is not displayed. You will then still have to modify the CustomSettings. This is the default value. to a network share etc. When the LTI disk accesses the deployment share specified in its properties that were generated by the deployment workbench. and the information on that page is collected.Microsoft: Skipping the Administrator Password Wizard Page The configuration for this option is on the deployment share in the “control” folder. Typically you would create the default DeploymentShare on the c: drive and then use a linked deployment share on the network for the permanent deployment share ( under Advanced in the C:\DeploymentShare setup in MDT ) and replicate C: to it. Edit the CustomSettings. and the information on that page is not collected. Example [Settings] Priority=Default [Default] SkipWizard=NO SkipCapture=NO SkipAdminPassword=YES SkipApplications=NO 89 .ini on the linked network deployment share.

Example SkipAppsOnUpgrade=NO SkipComputerBackup=NO SkipDomainMembership=NO SkipDeploymentType=NO SkipUserData=NO SkipPackageDisplay=NO SkipLocaleSelection=NO SkipProductKey=YES Caution This property value must be specified in uppercase letters so that the deployment scripts can properly read it. 90 .

the properties to provide when skipping the wizard page are immediately beneath the property that skips the wizard page.Microsoft: Fully Automated LTI Deployment for a New Computer Scenario Listing 14 illustrates a CustomSettings.ini file used for a New Computer scenario to skip all Windows Deployment Wizard pages.wim SkipAdminPassword=YES SkipProductKey=YES SkipDeploymentType=YES SkipDomainMembership=YES JoinDomain=DomainName DomainAdmin=Administrator DomainAdminDomain=DomainName DomainAdminPassword=a_secure_password SkipUserData=Yes UserDataLocation=\\ServerName\Sharename\Directory\usmtdata SkipTaskSequence=YES TaskSequenceID=Enterprise SkipComputerName=YES OSDComputerName=%SerialNumber% SkipPackageDisplay=YES LanguagePacks001={3af4e3ce-8122-41a2-9cf9-892145521660} LanguagePacks002={84fc70d4-db4b-40dc-a660-d546a50bf226} 91 .ini File for a New Computer Scenario [Settings] Priority=Default Properties=MyCustomProperty [Default] OSInstall=Y ScanStateArgs=/v:5 /o /c LoadStateArgs=/v:5 /c /lac /lae SkipAppsOnUpgrade=YES SkipCapture=YES ComputerBackupLocation=\\ServerName\Backup$\ BackupFile=MyCustomImage. Listing 14. CustomSettings. In this sample. Note The properties that are used to skip wizard pages are in bold type in the listing.

microsoft.com/NewComputer 92 .SkipLocaleSelection=YES UILanguage=en-US UserLocale=en-CA KeyboardLocale=0409:00000409 SkipTimeZone=YES TimeZoneName=China Standard Time SkipApplications=YES Applications001={a26c6358-8db9-4615-90ff-d4511dc2feff} Applications002={7e9d10a0-42ef-4a0a-9ee2-90eb2f4e4b98} SkipBitLocker=YES SkipSummary=YES Powerusers001=DomainName\Username CaptureGroups=YES SLShare=\\ServerName\Sharename\Logs Home_page=http://www.

WAIK Windows Automated Installation Kit WSIM Windows System Image Manager 93 .0: Windows PE 3.0 is part of the Windows 7 AIK. the installation and configuration of software and/or hardware systems across an organisation Image-based Processes that install.wim A windows image file created with Imagex. etc.Wim OS images Windows Imaging Specific tools and files for imaging computers’s with Microsoft’s imaging tools DiskPart Tool for servicing hard drives and partitions USMT User State Migration Tool Catalog file A binary file that contains the state of all of the settings and packages in a Windows image Configuration pass A sequence/phase of a Windows installation. language packs. update or maintain computer operating systems from a single image file Master Computer The computer from which the master image is created Master Image The image created from the master computer Master Installation The completed installation on the master computer Package Windows package files such as security updates.MSU extension Task Sequence A configuration in the MDT 2010 that is selectable during and for the deployment which installs the target image onto the target system Unattend. applying and updating .CAB or .exe or the MDT Windows PE 3. Deployment. which end in a . service packs.Chapter 5: Glossary DISM Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool included with the WAIK ImageX Utility for capturing. it is the bootable installation media you will create to run your deployments install.xml An XML-based file that contains configuration settings to use during Windows Setup .

Chapter 6: List of resources
Links
Deployment Guys blog http://blogs.technet.com/b/deploymentguys/ Deploying Windows 7 Guide http://www.mtit.com/reskit/chapter09.htm Johan Arwidmark Windows 7 deployment website http://www.deploymentcd.com/ A company that specializes in deployment , employed Johan Arwidmark http://en.truesec.com/ Michael Niehaus deployment website http://blogs.technet.com/b/mniehaus/default.aspx?PageIndex=3 Yannick Plavinol’s website www.revuedugeek.com Xtreme Deployment website http://deployment.xtremeconsulting.com/2010/03/10/keith-garner-on-mdt-2010/ Microsoft Volume Licensing Technical Guidence and Wall poster - VA 2.0 Vertical Wall Poster RTM.pdf http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9893F83E-C8A5-4475-B02566C6B38B46E3&displaylang=en Microsoft Volume Activation Deployment Guide http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd772269.aspx

Books and Documents
Deployment Fundamentals: Deploying Windows clients using MDT 2010 Lite Touch (Volume 1) - Johan Arwidmark , Mikael Nyström detailed guide on all aspects of setting up an enterprise deployment Deploying Windows 7 Guide Microsoft Essential guide on Windows 7 deployment Deploying Windows 7 with MDT 2010 – Basic Scenarios Gautier Confiant The Holy Grail of Deployment Rhonda Layfield 94

Index
“Control” directory .............................................. 35 Application commandline ................................................... 45 Applications ........................................................ 42 BCDEdit .............................................................. 60 boot key............................................................... 48 Bootable USB Key .............................................. 70 bootstrap.ini ......................................................... 34 Capture image with MDT ............................................. 57 Connect Network Drive ....................................... 75 Context Menu Editor ........................................... 81 CustomSettings.ini............................................... 34 diskpart................................................................ 60 DISM .................................................................. 71 domain ................................................................ 52 Dynamically mapping .......................................... 71 Ghost32 ............................................................... 79 GImagex.exe ....................................................... 57 Import .WIM Full set of source files ...................................... 13 unable to find SETUP files .............................. 18 Linked Deployment Share ................................... 37 Litetouch_x86.iso ................................................ 37 LiteTouchPE_x64.iso .......................................... 61 Mapdrive x64 ...................................................... 72 master reference image ........................................ 57 MDT Setup and use MDT ........................................... 8 New Media Wizard ............................................. 66 Replicate Content ................................................ 40 restore user data .................................................. 52 RunSynchronousCommand ................................. 82 Selection profile .................................................. 64 Selection Profiles window ................................... 65 sysprep ................................................................ 57 Task Sequence..................................................... 28 task sequence selection dia .................................. 50 unattend.xml........................................................ 71 Update Current drive list ..................................... 78 Update Deployment Share ................................... 37 Update Media Content ......................................... 69 USB deployment key........................................... 48 User Credentials .................................................. 51 virtual drive ......................................................... 14 VmWare’s ESXi.................................................. 49 Windows 7 Advanced Installation Kit ................... 8 WinPE x64 ......................................................... 83

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Paul Jorgensen works as an IT professional for the Government of Canada and lives in Atlantic Canada with his long time sweetheart Suzie. He maintains the website www.justcode.ca where you can find technical information about Windows, coding, electronics, Linux, etc.

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