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Setting date format in unattended Windows deployment

Our organization would like to use the ISO date format (known in Windows as yyyy-MM-dd). I've configured this in our image. When I deploy the image, it replaces the date format with the default ...
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1answer
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Solved: Can I define scheduled tasks before naming the computer?

When scheduling a task it's scheduled as running as a specific user/group. Can I on a vm schedule a task, then sysprep, and then deploy the image to a machine which I then name and join to a 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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3answers
92 views

How to create a desktop clone for different PC's

I would like to create a golden windows 7 image for PC's that have different graphics cards, network cards etc, whats the simplest way to do this so the OS will detect and install the correct one. ...
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1answer
277 views

Security has requested to process its policy settings again. Error

I am receiving the following error with a yellow exclamation mark in the group policy results wizard when deploying software using a GPO. Security has requested to process its policy settings ...
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1answer
82 views

OS Deployment via PXE - Preparing and Using Images in Many Small Environments (MSP)

I've got a project going on which I'm running into a bit of a roadblock on. I'm interested in learning if there is a better alternative to what my MSP does for OS deployment, currently. Most of our ...
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1answer
1k views

Sysprep and unattend.xml: remove local user account on windows 7

We are deploying Windows 7 using WDS. We want to remove the local user account which was created during setup. We don't need this account since the machines join a domain and a domain user account is ...
0
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1answer
498 views

Set MAK and activate Office 2010 when deploying a syspreped image

I am deploying Windows 7 using Windows Deployment Services (WDS) on Server 2008 R2. On the image I have Office 2010 already installed. I don't use Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) but Windows ...
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2answers
465 views

'Re-link' a Win 7 User folder to an account?

I have a windows 7 SOE for my school which involves two partitions - C: for system (windows) and programs, and D: for Data. The "Users" folder is kept on D:. All users are in Active Directory. I ...
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1answer
238 views

NINite Integration, vbs script,copy file from server and replace existing

Lets forget about everything besides mapping a drive and running NINite. So here is what I have done. I have changed the task sequence to look like this: ...
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2answers
812 views

Delete Computer Object in AD with Powershell?

I am able to use the native add-computer cmdlet to join a computer to a domain, but it seems that this cmdlet fails if the systems already exists in AD, and you are trying to add it to a different ...
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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 ...
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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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1answer
582 views

Windows 7 Volume Deployment with OEM Licences [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? We have just ordered 80 Dell computers. We have chosen Windows 7 Professional on each of them (I assume this is an OEM ...
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1answer
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Capture Windows Updates in a .wim so that it can be redeployed

I am researching a new workstation deployment strategy for my company. As it stands right now we are building every workstation by hand and this takes massive amounts of time. The step that takes ...
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Automatically Configure New Computers

My company is in the process of upgrading all of our users from old Windows XP computers to newer quad-core Win7 computers. This is a good thing - it's long overdue that we upgrade our workstations - ...
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2answers
2k views

What is the best way to clone Win7 machines?

I'm looking to buy 5 new Win7 boxes and would like to ease deployment by cloning the OS. What I would like to do is install a fresh OS (Dell doesn't seem to sell machines without preinstalled crapware ...
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2answers
411 views

Can't assign software to non-admin account

I'm trying to deploy software on our domain using group policy, but I am only able to do so if the user is a member of a group with administrative privileges. We do not want to allow users to install ...
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1answer
805 views

Any reason not to skiprearm when deploying Win7?

If you always intend to deploy within your organization, and license windows with KMS, is there ever a reason not to include skiprearm=1 in your various unattend files? Seems to let me get more use ...
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3answers
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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 ...
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2answers
3k views

Deploy hosts file among machines connected to a domain

I want to copy a new hosts file (and delete the old one) among Windows 7 users connected to one domain. Many of my users work remotely. Could anyone advise me the best way to deploy that file with ...
2
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2answers
522 views

WDS or MDT for Windows 7 Deployment?

About 6-7 months ago I did a Windows 7 deployment using Windows Deployment Services. I successfully deployed the clients but I honestly still don't understand how WDS works. It seems like a really ...
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3answers
102 views

Windows 7 deployment virtual disks?

What is the best way to deploy windows 7 without buying 3rd party applications? Is there any way to do it with virtual disks? I want to create a base install with application configurations etc and ...
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1answer
177 views

Remote SCCM deployment of Operating Systems

I am currently using sccm 2007 for our software deployment and PXE. During this summer I have been tasked with upgrading 2000+ machines from Windows XP to Windows 7. My plan is to use sccm to ...
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2answers
175 views

Automatically install Microsoft Update utility

I work in an environment with a variety of hardware, so we usually use automated installs and group policy instead of drive imaging for deployment of Windows 7. One step we always have to do manually ...
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2answers
230 views

Recommendations for OS management and deployments in a portable lab?

Are there any general recommendations for managing OS's on a portable laptop cart? The cart will be taken to educational labs and used for teaching job skills to prisoners. We want to reset all the ...
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1answer
2k views

MDT 2010 CustomSettings.ini for each task

Is there a way to define CustomSettings for each task? I have a task that is only to capture the User State of a machine, I want specify in the task/customsettings credentials to use and a location to ...
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1answer
153 views

Fast way to deploy files over servers in same network

I have 100 windows 7 boxes which connected together with switch, and don't have internet access. I need to deploy some files (~1G) to every machine. Is there a fast way to do this, especially with ...
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1answer
1k views

Custom WIM image to be deployed through SCCM 2007 r2

I have captured a WIM file using imagex. It is windows 7 with a few apps that wouldnt install properly. I now want to deploy this through SCCM but for some reason it keeps failing. When it loads the ...
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2answers
90 views

Automating Windows 7 setup

How do I create an iso which automatically enters product key,activates windows,selects timezone,creates users,randomely names the PC and gets it ready to go? I need help.... Thanks
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3answers
725 views

Windows 7 deployment thru WDS

I am deploying new systems on my network and I built my reference computer by installing the OS the manufacturers (Dell and a custom built system from some local business) gave with all drivers, ...
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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. ...
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2answers
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Windows 7 Pro sysprep not working

I'm trying to sysprep a Windows 7 Professional machine, prior to grabbing an image for mass deployment on identical hardware, and am having a hard time getting sysprep to work (at all). I've created ...
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1answer
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Easy way to deploy the recovery parition in Windows 7?

We're using ImageX to deploy Windows 7 Professional. We've gotten the Windows partition to work, but the recovery partition (100-200MB at the front of the drive in a standard install) isn't as simple. ...
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2answers
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How do I make wallpaper fit both monitors in dual monitor setup?

I am deploying some custom corporate wallpaper as part of a Windows 7 rollout. Some people will be using dual monitors, and the additional monitors may be either 4:3 or widescreen. I want to use the ...
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2answers
871 views

Can you “swap” the Sysprep answer file in Windows 7

I have a load of new Lenovo laptops which I am due to distribute in my company. We are distributed in multiple locations and I want to ship the laptops "boxed" and untouched by IT hand for ...
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2answers
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Should I use Windows deployment server to deploy Windows 7?

I've installed the Windows Deployment Server role on to Windows 2008 R2, I've found the Windows PE .wim file from the Windows 7 AIK and added it to my deployment server. On a client I can now do a ...
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3answers
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best WDS alternative

I'm looking for some way to capture an image of a PC after I run a sysprep - a lot like WDS but without networking on the PC. So instead of the network part it would be possible to (with an easy ...
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2answers
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How do I prepare a Windows 7 image for cloning onto 200 unmanaged machines?

I'm deploying about 200 laptops at a school, with a custom Windows 7 image. The supplier can clone the disk of the 'source' machine onto all 200 target machines. This allows for the pre-installation ...
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1answer
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Where can I find a beginner's guide to using sysprep for deploying Windows 7?

I am new to Windows 7, but want to deploy it in a Netware (read: no Active Directory, no domain, etc.) environment. I have used Novell Zenworks for imaging and deploying Windows XP in the past, and ...
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1answer
233 views

MDT2010 setup for controlling multiple languages on OS and software

I'm setting up an MDT 2010 server with LTI for deployment of Vista and later on Windows 7 where I'm supposed to control atleast 8 different languages of OS and software. I'm also building a ...