- Add Device Drivers by Using Windows
(If you need drivers for Windows PE
to see the local hard disk drive or
Enable Remote Desktop
- Add the following settings to your
answer file in the listed
- In the Answer File pane, right-click
FirewallGroups and select Insert new
Firewall Group. Configure the
following settings in the Answer
(Values:Active=true ; Group=Remote
- Add a Custom Command to an Answer File
On the Insert menu, point to Synchronous Command. Click a configuration pass from the submenu.
The Create Synchronous Command dialog box opens.
In the Enter command line text box, enter the command, with parameters. In the Order box select the order of the commands to run, and click OK.
The command is added to the answer file in the selected configuration pass:
Commands added to the 1 windowsPE
configuration pass appear in the
Commands added to the 4 specialize or
6 auditUser passes configuration pass
appear in the setting:
Commands added to the 7 oobeSystem
pass appear in the setting:
See also:WDS: Phase 3: Preparing and Customizing Your Windows Image
But you also use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010, which works better that WAIK. The latest version of the MDT 2010, also supports Office 2010. To simplify desktop deployment, Microsoft first created Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD), an integrated toolset together with comprehensive guidance for deploying Windows Vista and the 2007 Office System. BDD went through several versions including:
- BDD 2.0 and 2.5 – Used for deploying
Windows XP that was released in two
editions: Standard edition for
smaller midmarket customers, and
Enterprise edition for larger
organizations that had an Microsoft
Systems Management Server 2003
- BDD 2007 – Used for deploying
Windows XP, Windows Vista, and the
2007 Office System and released in
a single edition for both
midmarket and enterprise
BDD has now morphed into Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 (MDT 2008) which lets you deploy the following versions of Microsoft Windows:
Windows XP Professional
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2003
In addition, you can use MDT 2008 to deploy the 2007 Microsoft Office system and Microsoft Office 2003 to your desktop computers.
MDT 2008 simplifies the task of deploying Windows Vista by providing the following benefits:
- Provides an integrated workspace from
which you can perform
mitigate application compatibility
issues, migrate user profiles,
package and deploy applications,
create and manage distribution shares
and deployment points, and to build,
service and deploy your images.
- Supports integration with Windows DS
for centralized server-based
deployments. Supports integration
with your existing systems management
infrastructures that use SMS 2003 and
Microsoft System Center Configuration
Manager 2007 (SCCM 2007).
- Allows you to customize various
aspects of the deployment process to
suit the needs of your organization.
A newer version of that is the MDT 2010, which supports:
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 (R2)
Finally, there are a number of other enhancements in MDT 2010 relating to security, stability and performance. For example, you can now refresh a computer that has a volume protected by Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption without having to decrypt and re-encrypt the protected volume. This makes this particular refresh scenario more secure and much faster than before.