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

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MDT “A connection to the deployment share could not be made” message Solution

I am using Windows server 2016, and MDT v6.3.8456.1000, ADK Windows 10 1809 and suddenly I started experiencing this error, although settings in BootStrap.ini are correct, and I have already updated ...
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MDT Captured Win7 Image Crashes on Boot once Deployed

I am trying to get MDT set up for Windows 7 machines so that my life can be less hellish until we finish getting these machines out the door. MDT Server: Windows 2008 R2 MDT 6.3.8450.1000 WDS 6.1....
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How to capture image of UEFI\GPT disk

i have on my Windows Server 2012 R2 role of Windows Deployment Services. I changed loader to syslinux. DHCP server i have on Mikrotik. Let me show config of Mikrotik (dhcp part): /ip dhcp-server ...
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MDT Deployed Image has tanked ability to Apply Cumulative Windows 10 updates

My understanding of the issue has changed as we've been attempting to troubleshoot. It may make more sense to scroll down and read 'Update 6' first before reading through the entire body. We appear ...
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SCCM/MDT Laptop with Ethernet in Docking

We're trying to deploy a Lenovo L380 Yoga with a Lenovo docking connected over USB with SCCM/MDT. The reason for the docking is because this laptop doesn't have an onboard NIC. The SCCM driver ...
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MDT - Creating new local admin and setting password in one pass?

Is it possible to, as a task sequence via MDT, to give the local Administrator account a password and disable it and then create a new local administrator account and give it password and have Windows ...
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How to install an application using MDT during operating system installation?

How do I install an application such as MS Office while installing an operating system in MDT. In DeploymentWorkBench I created new application and then created a task sequence. I used custom task ...
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WDS/MDT server - remoteinstall folder on network share or local volume?

I'd like to get this right now. In setting up WDS, I'm getting errors pointing to a mapped network drive and I'm wondering if I should just provision a local volume for this WDS/MDT virtual machine. ...
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Can not find script file “Z:\Scripts\LiteTouch.wsf”

I installed and configured MDT 2013 yesterday on server 2012. I have a WDS also. I am able to create a WIM file. I did PXE boot into a test virtual machine and I was able to install Windows 10. My MDT ...
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Dell Latitude 3490 - MDT results in “No Boot Device Found”

We recently got in a batch of a new (to us) model laptop, Dell Latitude 3490. Whenever I attempt to deploy Windows 10 (Education, version 1709 x64), I end up at "No boot device found. Press any key to ...
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Provisioning Package does not apply changes, even though it appears in Provisions folder after MDT Deployment

I have created a provisioning package for deploying Windows 10 1709 to our organization. I have created a task in my task sequence that successfully applies the Package during Post-Install. The ...
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WDS + MDT How to avoid pxe boot loop

I am trying to automate the reimage process for our SuperMicro servers. Generally, i want to achive the situation from https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-...
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Windows 10 Optional Feature Optical Character Recognition Install Failed

I recently updated my base build (WIM) to Windows 10 1709. In order to build this WIM using MDT, it can be necessary to prevent Windows 10 from automatically updating Optional Features in the ...
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Do Microsoft's imagex/dism have the equivalent of wimlib's --delta-from?

For pushing small changes to an existing wim image, you can significantly reduce network traffic by using the previous wim file as a base wim and a file that contains only the "changes" as the main ...
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Deploying Applications via MDT Fails

I'm setting up a test lab for using MDT at our organization and I've been having trouble getting the installs to run properly. So far I only have an older copy (5.2) of RealVNC working. My ...
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Custom computer names - MDT

Ive recently set up automated MDT service (skipped all the skippable), but Im having issues with the computer name. Is there a way how to achieve systematized Computer names in automated MDT ...
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Applying OOBE to captured WIM

Im trying to deploy an OOBE image using MDT Sysprep Task sequence. I have no problem capturing the "golden" image (with all necessary programs and what-not) but the main point of the confusion is how ...
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Using FirstLogonCommands in an Unattend.xml file

I apologize ahead of time for what is probably a stupid question, but I'm having a hard time figuring this out from the Microsoft Documentation (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/...
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Client wont boot via PXE and WDS [Resolved]

So the past couple of weeks I've been trying to get our WDS running again. The person who set the WDS up doesn't work here anymore and very little is documented about it. I managed to get the majority ...
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MDT v. 8443 + ADK v. 1703 = boot-order changed after Post Install using UEFI

On a new MDT installation with ADK 1703, deploying Windows 10 on UEFI machines consistently change the boot order on 3 totally different PCs, so that the USB device is first boot device, and HDD is ...
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Capture/Sysprep Image or Modify it with MDT?

I hope serverfault is the right place for this question. If it's not, please let me know where the right place is! Anyway, I have a WDS server which I am using to push Windows 10 images. However, ...
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How to set NIC configuration for Hyper-V machines only in MDT 2013 inside bootstrap.ini?

I'm setting up an image factory in MDT and because our network is structured such that VM's won't receive a DHCP lease we have to apply NIC settings inside bootstrap.ini. This is only so when we load ...
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How to Add Wireless PEAP Profile Username and Password for during MDT Deployment

I have a windows 7 pro 64-bit reference image running in a Hyper-V client for MDT 2013 deployment on server 2012. The computers are standalone with no AD and I have no control over the network ...
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Install MDT application based on Make/Model using SQL Database

I am trying to install applications using Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Update 2, based on the specific Manufacturer and Model of the client computer. But the applications are not installing. I have ...
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Deploying to an Ultrabook with an SSD using MDT 2013 Update 2

I am having issues Deploying a custom image of Windows 10 to an Ultrabook with an SSD using MDT 2013 Update 2. I have had numerous conversations with Lenovo Support but not getting any solid answers ...
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Deploying Server 2012R2 Through MDT

I am having trouble deploying Server 2012R2 through MDT/WDS using a task sequence. I have tried using Off the shelf images of server 2012 as well as a reference image that we were able to capture. ...
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Test client won't PXE boot anymore black screen

So today i wanted to have an Task Sequence only for programs to install, so i chose Post OS Installation Task Sequence and i did nothing about it and when i wanted to try and deploy an application it ...
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Better way to conditionally call multiple webservices from MDT CustomSettings.ini?

I've got an MDT deployment which does things a little differently based on the network location. From one of the locations, I have two webservices I need to call. My initial failed attempt was: [...
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Unsupported 16-Bit application & unexpected return code 216

So i finally made it to install couple of applications, while i still need programs out developers use a lot: PHPStorm, Putty, WinSCP, GITBash and Xshell5. and from every program i get this error ...
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How do I stop Windows 10 Install from modifying BIOS boot settings?

We're setting up some systems to PXEboot via iPXE and, depending on a master server state, either boot normally or reimage via wimboot and MDT. The systems are configured to boot from the network ...
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Installing Visual Studio 2015 via MDT/WDS

I'm working with MDT/WDS to deploy workstation images based on the role within my organization. One of these images requires VS2015, and I'd like to deploy it silently through MDT/WDS. I keep running ...
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MDT/WDS Windows 7 deployment fails

I've been following the tutorials to deploy a fresh instance of Windows 7 via MDT/WDS. I've injected the proper drivers, configured the sequences, but every system fails at 50% of "installing OS" ...
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MDT 2013 & WDS - Issues with FAT Client

I have installed MDT 2013 and WDS. My current config is thus: WDS, MDT and DHCP all on the SAME server I have configured DHCP Options 60,66 and 67. I have added install image and PXE litetouch too. ...
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Webpage for MDT

I have setup MDT server and is working fine. Every time we need to login to the server then open deployment workbench, then add computer name & asset tag details to run the deployment. I want to ...
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MDT 2013 “Windows Components missing”

i have an environment running MDT 2013 and i have multiple different models for (dell/lenovo) desktops and laptops. i captured an image and it runs well on all the computers except a specific lenovo ...
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MDT 2013, Offline Media, cannot install to unformatted disk

Has anyone experienced this? Recently I recreated our MDT environment from MDT 2012 to MDT 2013 U2. When I create an offline media, the installation process fails just after the "Format and Partition ...
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MDT windows 10 deployment error

I continue to get errors when deploying win10 via MDT and I am kind of stumped on why i continue to get these issues i've attached the screenshot of the error and the log files I pulled from my ...
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MDT 2012 - How do you abort running task sequence immediately an application reports failure

MDT 2012 Update 1. I am trying to get my running task sequences to abort as soon as one of the applications fails to install correctly. I want to be informed that the sequence failed as soon as ...
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MDT installs to drive letter V

I have an issue where MDT 2013 Update 2 installs to drive letter V as opposed to C. In the Past, my deployment share has always deployed to C. I am using a LTI, no SCCM is used in the deployment. ...
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OSD set the computername based on the serialnumber for a Surface Pro 4

I'm trying to set the computername for a Surface Pro 4 based on the serialnumber. I added the variable to my CustomSetting file as follow : ComputerName=MTLSP%SerialNumber%, but my task sequence fails ...
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WDS - Image Install/Deploy Time

Was wondering if others could provide some feedback. I've been tasked with setting up a WDS server to deploy images to workstations over the network. I've gotten it up and running, captured my first ...
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MDT reboots before Deployment Wizard

I was having issues with Windows 10 not showing a language to install in MDT, so I updated MDT to 2013u2 and regenerated the boot images. Now when I use PXE boot, the MDT background comes up for about ...
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Pause MDT task sequence to install drivers?

Is there a good way to pause and resume an MDT deployment task sequence? I need to image some non-standard machines which don't have drivers in our MDT server. I tried pausing the sequence with ...
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MDT 2013 WinPE File Name

In MDT 2013, is there a way to change the file name of the WinPE WIM that's generated from updating the share? I'm going to be using multiple deployment shares with WDS, and I was trying to ...
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MDT 2013u1 Company Selection

I work for an MSP, and we support 7 companies, each with their own application requirements, and each company can have either Windows 7, 8, or 10 installed based on what they request. I wanted to do ...
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SCCM OSD Issues

I have a "Run PowerShell Script" Step in an OSD Task Sequence. This script copies some files to a location and then runs an executable. If I use ROBOCOPY to copy the files, i get an exit code 1 (...
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Using MDT to deploy simple images from external SSD to to windows based point of sale terminals

Background I work with point of sale terminals that are windows based machines. In order to image a customers terminal, we have a copy of their OS on an external SSD and we remove the drive from the ...
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Imaging a PC from the Network using MDT

I have been googling around all day trying to figure out what the best approach to this is, or if there even is one. Goal - Quickly image a PC from our Network. Current Setup - Currently, we have ...
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Deploy simple images using MDT internal sata drives

Here is a little background into my situation hopefully there is a better way to do it. A task I perform very frequently is duplicate customers images from their internal sata drives to multiple ...
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MDT 2013 install application with admin rights

We need to distribute Office 2013 to about 50 or so users and I was hoping MDT 2013 may be able to help me. I have created a custom task sequence using MDT 2013 for installing Office 2013, I've just ...