Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Update 1 is the latest version of Microsoft's imaging and provisioning system for automated systems deployments.

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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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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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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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SQL Express connection issue [closed]

I have installed a instance of sql-express for an MDT deployment solution (XYZ-Deployment) I've got to the stage where I add a database share and when I go to add it, I get the following error ...
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Update Package causes Win 7 deployment to fail

For whatever reason our Win 7 deployment hasn't been kept up to date with new updates and I've started adding them as packages. (I know I can create a new image but it's not viable at the moment). ...
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Cannot create MS MDT Database on SQL 2012 Express

I am trying to create a new SQL Server 2012 Express database via MDT 2013. When I did that I got the error above. I have completely rebuilt the server yet this error persists. Now when right-click on ...
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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 ...
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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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MDT 2012 Autologin fails

When running a task on MDT 2012, it fails to auto login and finish it's processes. I verified that the registry is not updated to autologin. I also verified that the info was correct the unattend.xml. ...
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MDT WDS network boot is very slow

Server is running 2008R2 with WDS role enabled. Using MDT 2012 I have created a boot image and imported it into WDS. Client computers can boot from the WDS and it says "Windows is loading files..." ...
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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 2012 and PXE BOOT

A couple of years ago I configured my primary domain controller with WDS (not MDT) and would capture and push images from and to clients. Well now I have to do it again (less than 20 workstations) ...
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USMT 5.0, KnownFolderIDs support

Starting to build our customized migdocs config xml, and I am finding that USMT doesn't seem to support the Known Folder IDs, although this blog post seems to indicate that it should fully support ...
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MDT deployment: why are Change Windows Update Settings etc disabled

I am trying to master MDT deployment, which seems to be a very versatile tool. The way I do it is: install windows 7 on a reference PC, change screen saver and background and internet time ...
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MDT 2012 - KeyboardLocale, SkipTimeZone don't work

I am trying out image deployment using MDT. IT is a wonderful tool to do lite-touch deployment, however the automation does not do exactly what I expected. eg. I have the following in the ...
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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 Locking Domain Administrator Account

I have rolled out MDT for imaging at my workplace. As part of the deployment process I have the customsettings.ini file set to join our Domain. The technician is prompted to enter their administrative ...
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MDT-Imaged systems default to 1280x1024 when monitor not connected

I have setup an MDT Deployment Share at work that we use to image our Windows 7 workstations. We are using HP Compaq Elite ultra-slim desktops (primarily the 8000, 8200 & 8300 models). ...
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Automate HP ProtectTools using MDT

Our company is currently using HP ProtectTools to perform Drive Encryption on our HP laptops. I recently built an MDT 2012 Deployment Share to automate our imaging process and would like to find a way ...
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MDT - Storage driver injection, do you need to rebuild windows image?

I'm trying to install an image to a machine. I keep getting storage driver errors where it can't find the hard drives. That's fine, so I went and got the drivers and added them. I regenerated the boot ...
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Abort MDT 2012 task sequence and deployment if pre-requisites are not met

For an automated deployment of Windows 7 created using MDT 2012, we would like the installation to abort if certain required pre-requisite conditions are not met. For example, the computer receiving ...
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How can I get MDT 2012 Update 1/SCCM 2012 SP1 to NOT apply my OS to D: when using USMT?

I have a UDI deployment task sequence setup with MDT 2012 UPdate 1 and SCCM 2012 SP1, and when I try to deploy Windows 7 to a machine with an OS already on it, WinPE assigns the System Reserved ...
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MDT 2012 - Task Sequence Not Completing

I'm a complete novice with MDT 2012, but I have had pretty good luck getting a deployment for Server 2008 R2. I have a reference system, and I do a very vanilla sysprep and capture using the ...
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What is the best way to run a custom app during an MDT UDI Task Sequence?

We have a very decentralized environment, and the UDI Wizard's OU selection page just isn't good enough to fit our needs, since I have to manually input every OU that a technician could choose when ...
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MDT 2012 - Connection to the deployment share could not be made

Trying to setup a MDT 2012 enviromnent. Plan is to roll out Windows 7 with MDT. Server: Windows 2008 R2 Standard Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 MDT 2012, Update 1 WDS configured ...
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MDT 2012 Image Capture

I am using MDT 2012 Update 1. Attempting to Deploy 2012 DC to a VM, run windows updates, and then sysprep/capture that image. This is the same task sequence process I have used for Windows 7 / 2008 ...
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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 ...
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Manage Multiple Local Group Policy objects (GPO) with Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM)?

Is it possible to manage Multiple Local Group Policy objects (LGPO) with Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM)? Specifically, I want to create different a LGPO for non-administrators. These are ...
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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 ...
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Deploying Office 2010 with MDT 2012 - Multiple Customisaton Files?

I'm in the process of setting up a deployment share for Windows 7 and Office 2010 Pro Plus, using MDT 2012. My question involves the customisation of the Office 2010 install. I've imported Office ...
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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Error

I just started with MDT2012 recently in hopes of eventually getting away with using Ghost to deploy all of our department computers. When I test deploy in VirtualBox, it deploys the OS properly, but ...
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Using GIT to track changes in MDT 2012

Can I use SVN or GIT to handle version control and tracking changes for deployments built in MDT 2010/Deployment Workbench ?