Microsoft Deployment Toolkit is Microsoft's imaging and provisioning system for automated systems deployments.

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WDS - PXE Boot can't connect to Deployment Share

Getting the following error message: Connection to the deployment share could not be made. Connection OK. Possible invalid Credentials. Could this be an error in the "bootstrap.ini" file? If it is ...
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You can deploy on Windows 10 with MDT?

Will we be able to deploy Windows 10 with MDT? Could we use the same task sequences ( with windows 10 instead 8 )? Do we need an update of the toolkit?
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Trusted Sites in Captured Wim (Server 08 R2)

I have an inherited Windows Server 08 R2 .wim image used in MDT 2013. This image appears to contain custom Trusted Sites that are included after deployment, and stay there with every sysprep/capture ...
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Why can I boot and install windows from a MS MDT server, using ISC for the dhcp server, but only under lageacy bios, not UEFI?

Setup is: Windows 2012 R2 with MDT 2013 Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 running ISC dhcp Client can be VM/Hardware doesn't matter. If I stay in legacy bios mode things work splendidly. When I switch to UEFI, ...
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MDT LiteTouchPE Windows 8.1 deployment very slow

I'm deploying Windows 8.1 via network boot using MDT on an external hard drive connected to computer to create a Windows To Go drive. But the step in my task sequence "Install Operating System" takes ...
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WDS PXE Server occasionally returning bad IP

We have a very complex network boot environment to keep traffic separated for our imaging networks, which process hundred of machines an hour. We use the WDS Server Selection menu tweak ...
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Trouble joining to domain or setting computer name with MDT LiteTouch ISO

I'm setting up MDT so we can have an image deployment solution, and I'm having a bit of trouble with the LiteTouch prompt data. So far, I've configured the deployment share, created a capture task ...
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Moving computer with powershell in MDT

I have MDT 2013 deploying several images. With Powershell I would like to move them to the correct OU as well. Is that possible? I was trying with the following but it does not seem to work: ...
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How to retrieve a MDT task sequence variable and use it properly inside Powershell

I'm trying to retrieve a MDT task sequence variable inside a Powershell script, then use that variable in a Powershell function. My problem lies in that the variable I want to retrieve contains a ...
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How do I configure the Hyper-V virtual switch to share internet without bridging on the host machine?

I'm setting up windows deployment services for LiteTouch Deployments in my home but what I realized was that if I take my actual LAN NIC that is connected to the internet and bridge it to the Hyper-V ...
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MDT Deployment Issue-Driver not loading (i217-LM on MDT)

I have been testing a replacement imaging system to replace our limited Ghost deployment system for a good portion of the last year. We bought a new batch of machines (HP Workstation Z230) which have ...
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How can I test my Microsoft Deployment Server custom settings?

I am deploying Windows 7 using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit on a Windows Server 2012. Is it possible to test my settings, particularly in regards to the CustomSettings.ini file without committing ...
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I cannot add WIFI drivers to Microsft Deployment Toolkit

I am using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit on Windows Server 2012 to create a deployment image for Windows 7 Home Premium (64 Bit). I have successfully been able to import most drivers for my Asus K55A ...
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Import Powershell AD Module during MDT Task Sequence

I have written this short powershell script to rename a computer as part of an MDT task sequence: Import-Module ActiveDirectory $AdminUsername = 'domain.com\administrator' $AdminPassword = ...
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Application deployment using MDT with no access to network.

Is it possible to install ONLY software using MDT via USB? I don't want to deploy OS as don't want to lose the licence. I would like to achieve this scenario: Laptop with installed Windows 8.1 USB ...
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Can't connect to DeploymentShare$ from PC attempting to MDT, but can other PCs on the network

I am in the process of setting up MDT and have run across a problem. MDT is installed on a Windows 2012 server, MDT version 6.2.5019.0. Using WDS as well. Active Directory domain, the server is up ...
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PC won't PXE boot to WDS/MDT with Dell Optiplex 755

I am trying to set up a basic MDT solution. I have set one up in the past at a previous job and it worked flawlessly, however here I'm running into a problem and am having no luck getting around it. ...
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Silent install of Office 2013 with MDT 2013

I'm failing to perform silent installation of Office with use of MDT 2013. Here are the details: Task sequence is of a custom type and aims to silently install Office 2013 I have created MSP file ...
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MDT 2013 - Client not picking up new Unattend.xml settings

I'm deploying a new image via MDT 2013. I created a new Task Sequence using an existing image and tested it on a VM. I ended up getting the "Unattend.xml Error - Could not parse or process for pass ...
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Moving from WDS to MDT + WDS - Prestaged Computer Name

We previously used just WDS to deploy our images. WDS was setup to request approval for new machines. We used the "Name and Approve" option to name the machines as we added them. If it was ...
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MDT: choose specific partition to install Windows on

For several reasons I need to be able to customize MDT, so that I can choose which partition I want to install Windows on. We already have this option when we install from a simple Windows DVD, so why ...
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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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Blank MDT 2013 boot screen on USB Deployment

I am attempting to do refreshes on some machines and on the bootup of a USB drive with a LiteTouch Image I get to the Microsoft Solutions Accelerators screen but I do not get a window for actions. I ...
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Is there a way to loop through Windows 8 Apps and remove them all?

Windows apps are annoying and I would like to remove them. Been playing around with Powershell and scripting and I wanted to know if there was a way I could make Powershell to loop through all the ...
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Running PowerShell scripts as an Application in MDT 2013

Is there a way to make powershell scripts run under the applications list so that when you install from the MDT image you can select which scripts you want to run? I can run the scripts fine as ...
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MDT does not automatically select the correct task sequence on reboot of client system

I have a pretty good (automated) MDT setup (with no SCCM) but when the client computer reboots, it asks for the task list that it needs to execute. I want it to keep choosing the same task sequence ...
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WDS install not working, Fails

I am trying to deploy Windows 7 x86 with MDT 2013 and WDS (Server 2012 R2) but it is failing: WDS boots the litetouch WIM (32 or 64 bit) and Lite Touch takes over. I select the Task sequence (Windows ...
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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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Can any application be deployed with MDT from Applications using Task Sequence?

When deploying images with Task Sequence are you able to deploy any .exe/application or are there certain cases where they will not work? I know with .msi they are designed to be push from AD and can ...
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LiteTouch WinPE x64 file shows up as x86 Architecture

recently at my new job I have been setting up a deployment server to decrease the time we spend imaging our machines. After installing WDS and getting everything else online, I noticed when I go to ...
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From MDT to Deployment to new machies

I recently took a crash course on using MDT and deployment for an organisation. From my understanding this is the ideal way to handle deployment. With MDT you create a base image that you deploy to a ...
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MDT and VC++ 2010 Silent Installing

For 32bit and 64bit I am using the following commandline: vcredist_2010_x64.exe /q:a /c:"msiexec /i vcredist.msi /qn /l*v %temp%\vcredist_x86.log" The application will install, but it requires me ...
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MDT 2012 - Use custom pane variable in customsetting.ini

I have a deployment share that allows me to deploy a single image across several sites. Each site has its own default applications and other specific parameters ( WSUS , etc). For a more automated ...
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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 ...
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SCCM 2012 R2 - How to specify custom SCCM server IP / name using MDT in PE

I am attempting to automate OS installations using SCCM 2012 R2 (MDT). Clients are failing when the PE attempts to contact the SCCM server as the address is being specified as server.example.com ...
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Using MDT and adding Microsoft Visual C++ Redistribution Packages

I've been using WDS to deply default images for awhile and I just learned about MDT. I am at the point of adding applications. I want to include all the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005-2010 x86/x64. ...
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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 ...
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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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Windows Server 2008R2 WDS using MDT added applications but they arent installing

Not important information: I've a MDT server 2010 setup on a Windows 2008 R2 server I've configured DHCP for PXE and its working fine I've a custom Scheduled task configured to set my keyboard, ...
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Initial Deployment-MDT+WDS

So I've been attempting to use Microsoft Deployment Toolkit with Windows Deployment Services to deploy images on a client. The deployment server is running Server 2012 and is both the Domain ...
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MDT 2013 - Language to Install Missing

I am currently preparing and testing my first MDT deployment at work. Up to now we have been using WDS with custom images and unattend files. I have set up the MDT deployment share and imported a ...
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Remove Applications page on MDT 2012 Deployment Summary

I am using SCCM 2012 and MDT 2012 for OSD and app deployment. Because of the nature of how some of the apps need to be detected (and which changes as apps get updated) they show up with a warning ...
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Adding and using a Domain Admin during OSD, in MDT

So during my Windows 7 OSD. Going by Company Politics I'm suppose to A: Disabled the standardlized Administrator (Done, can do that in task sequence) B: Create a new Administrator called ...
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WDS deployment installs fine, consistently fails to setup: how do I diagnose what went wrong?

I'm using WDS with a reference image and boot file from a Win 7 iso. I get it to successful install sans answer file however when it reboots and tries to set up services, devices, etc. it gives an ...
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How to create a POST OS custom task sequence for an out-of-the box laptop

I'm playing around with MDT with the intent of facilitating the rollout of new laptops. As we turn on the new laptop for the first we want to go through with the standard windows OEM installation. ...
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How can I make my custom app list show up properly in MDT 2012

I have an MDT task sequence that installs an OS and presents an application list based on your OU choice (differing departments need separate applications). When booting to WinPE and running the task ...
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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 ...
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How to add wireless profiles during deployment via MDT

I'm using MDT 2012 to deploy Windows 7 Pro x64. How can I include wireless profiles for several different WiFi networks? There is no domain, all machines are on a workgroup using group policy is not ...
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UltraVNC intigration with MDT

I'm trying to get UltraVNC integrated with WinPE to allow remote control over deployments in MDT 2012. These are the steps I've taken so far. Extracted winvnc.exe, vnchooks.dll to a directory ...
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MDT task not executing cmd properly

I have done a little experimenting with this task and I have the majority of it working. Basically the Task runs this command line cmd.exe /c set y1=%date:~-4,4%&set m1=%date:~-10,2%&set ...