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MDT Injecting Drivers still does not bring up network in PE

Laptop: HP HDX X16T-1200 CTO Drivers: Taken from the HP Site and extracted. Imported in to MDT 2013. When I launch the Lite Touch it pops up an image saying it can not find the ImageDeploymentShare ...
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1answer
62 views

MDT and Powershell

I've checked the path names and they are correct. I've tried editing the permissions and they seem fine. What else should I try? EDIT: I also tried this way: ...
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2answers
62 views

When to run SYSPREP [duplicate]

I am attempting to set up a computer using an answer file created by the WAIK and resetting the settings with SYSPREP and had a quick question. We are wanting to use Norton GHOST for our deployments. ...
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1answer
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Install applications in .wim offline

We're just switching our images over from good old ghost .GHO's to .WIM format. One of the reasons is that we have heard that software updates could be modified/installed in .WIM's offline. For ...
2
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1answer
63 views

MDT Domain Deployment Security

I have the following under RULES for under the properties window for deployment: JoinDomain=MYDOMAIN DomainAdmin=MYID DomainAdminDomain=MYDOMAIN DomainAdminPassword=MYPW Is it safe to add the main ...
0
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1answer
22 views

Display add user screen in Windows Server OOBE

I am currently making system images for deployment to our production hardware. I am creating both 32-bit Windows Standard 8 Embedded and 64-bit Windows Server 2012 images. What I am trying to do is ...
2
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2answers
89 views

Why is a reference computer used in Microsoft Deployment Toolkit?

I'm having trouble getting my head around using MDT. All guides say that I should first deploy windows to a reference computer, then capture that image and deploy it to the target computers. Why can't ...
0
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1answer
55 views

Is it possible to update third party software using Microsoft Windows Server Update Services

I am investigating Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) and the list of software to update looks pretty fixed. Is it possible to add in third party software to the list? If not, what are the ...
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1answer
326 views

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit: Missing install.wim for windows 8.1

I'm trying to setup a windows 8.1 deployment using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 but I'm having trouble importing the operating system files. The sources directory in the Windows 8.1 installation ...
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1answer
74 views

Deploying software on active directory [closed]

I am not sure if this is the right place to post this question but I figured since some users here are familiar with Windows Servers and Active Directories, that I might to get some information about ...
0
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2answers
34 views

Configuring Chrome Extensions

When deploying Chrome in an organizaiton, extensions can be installed with the ExtensionInstallForcelist. But how do you configure options for these extensions? E.g. one of the extensions we would ...
0
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1answer
584 views

WDS's MDT DeploymentShare and REMINST replicated with DFS-R does not read WIM from local WDS

I've read several guides on using DFS-R with WDS and MDT to replicate REMINST and DeploymentShare, and I have a particularly strange problem. On the receiving server, after configuring WDS and ...
0
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1answer
60 views

Easy Deployment Split Tunnel VPN Connection

I was wondering if anybody could offer some insight as to how I can mass deploy VPN connection settings that support split tunneling. It has to work on both Mac and Windows systems though if a script ...
0
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2answers
265 views

To deploy Windows client unatteded via Linux server, how?

We have many sites world-widely, in which a Linux server (tftp, PXE, nfs, dhcp service, http enabled) is used to deploy Linux clients automatically unattended. Now we have a needs to deploy Windows 7 ...
0
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1answer
69 views

MDT Image Hierarchy

Just a quick question, I couldn't find this out by looking around and have not had the time to run a test myself: Is it possible to create image hierarchies in MDT? Take this example where we have ...
1
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1answer
170 views

OS deployment: WIM image vs Windows Backup and Restore

As someone not very experienced with Windows imaging and with a looming task of deploying OS to at least 2 batches of laptops/PCs, I wonder if an experienced system admin can advise me on which one is ...
1
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1answer
255 views

One WDS server, multiple subnets

Goal: Be able to deploy Windows through WDS to different subnets (in different geographic locations) using only one WDS server located within the 'main' subnet (where I am). Info: Each subnet is a ...
1
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1answer
40 views

How to setup NT Challenge on Windows 2008 R2

I want to setup NT Challenge for a web application. I have read a lot of articles but still not clear how can I setup it on windows server R2. Could anyone please point me settings/Configurations to ...
0
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2answers
303 views

WDS prompt for password

Issue: I setup a new WDS server. Earlier with my old server, whenever a client pressed F12 to connect to the WDS, it would prompt them to select 'Windows Deployment Server' or 'Hard disk drive' and ...
2
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0answers
38 views

Reference env variables in a excel document for scanstate migration [closed]

I work for a company that is using a scanstate, loadstate type USMT migration script. Their script references 3 variables: UserID, Source, and TargetComputer. The script .cmd works just fine (which ...
1
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2answers
1k views

Installing Windows 7 over PXE, preferably with domain autojoin

At an educational non-profit, I've inherited a previously set-up Windows domain that, after the first reinstall of the machines, we ended up not using by simply not joining machines back into the ...
0
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1answer
384 views

Windows 7 deployment via KACE K2000

I'm trying to deploy Windows 7 images on a few Latitude E6430s using K2000. I run Sysprep with oobe generalize shutdown options. I'm able to capture and deploy an image sucessfully, but ...
1
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5answers
2k views

Deploying Windows 7 with MDT over a WiFi connection?

I've been using MDT for a while to deploy my Win7 desktops, mostly using WDS and boot-from-LAN. The problem I have now is that the company recently took it upon itself to purchase laptops without ...
0
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2answers
3k views

WDS Creating answer file for boot.wim

I'm trying to get the final step of an unattend install working. I have 2 images: boot.wim install.wim I've added drivers to both, and the reference install wim works fine with included programs ...
0
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2answers
223 views

How should a small team using multiple OS's deploy over github?

We have a small development team that have recently moved to using github to host our projects. The team consists of three developers, 2 on Windows and 1 on Mac. I am currently researching the best ...
1
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2answers
737 views

Configure Windows 7 Wireless at Windows Setup with Unattend?

Is it possible to configure the wireless settings at deployment by customizing the Unattend.xml file?
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4answers
311 views

Network install all versions of windows for univeristy IT help desk

I work at the help desk for students, faculty and staff at a large university. As part of our daily operations we see ourselves installing every version of windows (xp, vista, 7; both 32 and 64 bit of ...
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2answers
102 views

Need to install windows service across a domain

Our IT dept wants to roll out a windows service across all machines on its domain. The machines are running Windows XP. Is this possible? Also, is it possible to have targetted rollout to a subset of ...
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3answers
109 views

Remote, Windows to Windows Deployment

I am looking to copy files from a local windows machine (my development machine) to another windows machine (the production machine). Currently, the only way I can move files from one machine to the ...
2
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1answer
729 views

Windows deployment solutions: WDS vs. Acronis Snapdeploy vs. Ghost vs.?

Our group, which has in the past worked almost exclusively with Linux systems (and some Solaris), is taking on some responsibility for Windows workstation deployments (primarily in lab environments). ...
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2answers
93 views

Looking for a general solution: How to get notified when a software update is released [closed]

this is a general question about software and i hope this is the right platform for it. maybe superuser.com is the right place but i will try it here first. i already searched the net for anwers but ...
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3answers
321 views

Configure HP RAID in Pre-OS environment

I need to set the RAID configurations of a HP machine during the provisioning process of OS deployment. I have come across a tool named Praid.exe but having read the documentation I get the impression ...
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2answers
65 views

How to go about deploying windows services to a number of nodes

I have about a dozen windows service which I need to deploy fairly frequently to a fairly large collection of nodes. I was looking at Octopus Deploy which seemed pretty good but I was wondering what ...
0
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1answer
58 views

Is it possible to install a windows service that requires a password with SCCM?

Is it possible to do an unattended installed of a windows service that requires a password with SCCM? It would be nice if SCCM could run a package as a service account. That way the package could ...
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785 views

Which media was used to install Windows 7

I need to find out if a deployment of Windows 7 to a network was done with OEM, Retail, Volume or VL (VLK) media. I need to know which product was used in case it is what is causing some licensing ...
0
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2answers
238 views

Best way to merge MySQL databases and Wordpress files in a cross-platform dev. environment

SETUP Development server (testing environment): Windows 7 with XAMPP, Visual SVN Server and Trac Live server (staging and live environments): Amazon EC2 with Ubuntu 10, Apache, PHP, MySQL and ...
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3answers
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Running remotely an app from a shared folder with PsExec

I am actually not sure that this is possible. let's see: I have a script that runs on a Build server. Let's name this server A. It drops the bins to a shared folder on server B. And I want to run the ...
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2answers
197 views

Prepare Windows OS image in virtual environment and deploy to real environment

I need to prepare some OS typical configurations for my office I wonder, if it is possible to configure Windows OS (likely 7) in virtual machine, then do a Sysprep, and then deploy it on physical ...
0
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1answer
170 views

Creating sites(and corresponding site links)and subnets using the AD sites and services console?

I'm currently in the process of planning on deploying a new active directory structure with a single forest,a top level empty root domain and two child domains-which will house two business units. ...
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1answer
266 views

Tool needed for remote software deployment to Windows PC's over internet

Can anyone recommend a commercial software package that enables automated rollouts of a bespoke software package across the internet? We are looking at approximately 1000 remote PC's that our ...
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3answers
758 views

Installing Software on a Remote Computers without Active Directory

What are the methods to install software (MSI) on a remote computers without active directory on windows platform? The purpuse is to create universal application that installs software on all the ...
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1answer
321 views

Windows Deployment workflow

I've been digging around and getting WDS, WAIK, and the Deployment Workbench all configured and installed on a server we'll be using to roll images out to classrooms. I want to make sure I understand ...
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4answers
2k views

PsExec - what if the .exe you run remotely requires user interaction?

I use PsExec to deploy small .exe files to my workstations. Sometimes the .exe, for some reason, is incompatible with the system and opens a popup window with an error or some other message. Is there ...
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5answers
1k views

Fully automated software deployment and update system [closed]

My office has about 120 Windows clients. We need a way to deploy and update free/downloadable software like Flash, Firefox, Skype etc.. This means that we want our clients to always have the latest ...
2
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1answer
3k views

PsExec will copy the .exe but won't let me pass arguments to it

This command copies the program test.exe to the remote system and executes it interactively: psexec \\marklap -c test.exe However I need to pass some arguments to the text.exe program. This ...
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1answer
627 views

What does audit mode in Sysprep do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the audit mode of SYSPREP practically useful in Windows deployment? The MS docs say when you should use it, and for what, but I can't find any description of what ...
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2answers
3k views

Install a program from the network

In Windows there is a place under the Control Panel called Get Programs and Install a program from the network (in Win 7 at least), possibly a slightly different name in Vista, but it was there too. ...
0
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1answer
2k views

How to configure Java Network Proxy Settings for domain computers

I need to set the Network Proxy Settings to Direct Connection, for computers on our domain. I have looked at the unattended setup configurations, as well as the deployment.properties file, and didn't ...
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3answers
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Deploying workstations - best practices?

I've been researching on the subject of workstation deployment for a while, and found a ton of info and dozens different methods and tools, but no "best practice" method that doesn't lack at least one ...
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2answers
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Customizing Windows Server images from Linux

We have an environment where we have blasted a prepped Windows image out to multiple machines. We now need to customize the networking settings on each image en masse. What tools exist to modify that ...