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

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WDS OS DEPLOYMENT WINDOWS 11

I am trying to deploy windows 10 or 11 through MDT/WDS. Now I have done all the steps needed, the problem is When I create a vm in hyper v gen 1 everything is running fine as soon as I would like it ...
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Old InstallShield 5.10.145.0 Installer doesn't start until the cusor moves

I am preparing an automatic deployment of Windows using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and Lite Touch Installation, one of the softwares being installed is from the early 2000s and uses InstallShield 5....
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How Microsoft licences work with MDT and WDS deployment?

The problem is the following: My company has bought several laptops (Acer, Lenovo), those come with Windows 10 professional edition already installed, so when you start the PC for the first time you ...
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Switching from WDS to MDT

I am in the process of moving from WDS to MDT. I will be installing MDT alongside WDS on the same box. The concept I am not grasping is at what point in this process will clients pxe boot to the MDT ...
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Getting message as machine type other than current machine, how to fix that in MDT?

I am installing applications as part of OS task sequence in windows 10 and got below message and the installation is skipped. My application: The OS filter is not kept, how to fix this?
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How to exit MDT task sequence from vbscript after validate step in mdt task sequence?

I have kept vbscript with just messagebox in mdt after validate section and it got executed. Similarly I kept another vbscript after that calling an API and able to retrieve the result from it also. ...
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How to keep cheks for task sequence as first step?

In mdt task sequence as first step (before OS install), with system macaddress/machine serial number can we do API call and check task seqnce to continue or stop based on its value retruned from API? ...
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Backup Windows 10 computer before fresh install

Overview We have a 300-user environment. Each time a member of staff leaves we use MDT fully wipe their machine and reinstall Windows 10/11. This means that while a new member of staff gets the ...
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How to execute powershell scripts from MDT?

I have created MDT environment with PSD Extension by following these steps. There is a default step for running a powershell script(Configure). I duplicated that and created Configure1. And created ...
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How to control mdt task sequence from data in API server?

We have an API server hosted containing device serial numbers and the other details related to business units and all. Is it possible to get data from the API server during MDT deployment of OS on a ...
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Within MDT can we specify `UserID` in the `Bootstrap.ini` based on MAC address?

We have an MDT server provisioned in our environment that used for two processes. The deployment of PCs. i.e. Help Desk personnel provision new machines using the images in MDT/WDS. A nightly hands-...
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How to add custom scripts to the MDT?

I have setup MDT using the steps provided in this link When I am trying to edit the task sequence and add my own script, the ps1 file is not downloading on the target machine and not running. Attached ...
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How to install based on api in mdt?

We have an API server which has details based on serial number of laptop/desktop. Is there any way to check the details of the machine serial number and gather details from API server based on this ...
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Best way to allow non-admin users to run MDT LiteTouch?

We are using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit + WDS for computer imaging in our organization. One problem we are trying to solve is how to allow users to install software, preapproved by the IT department,...
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Cannot Apply Network Settings to MDT - Cannot hit deployment share

I can hit my deployment share from any computer on the network, but cannot hit it from the computer I'm trying to image. I added a step to the Task Sequence "Apply Network Settings," but it ...
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How to fix mdt os import for windows 10 or 11?

When I try to import windows 11/10 operating system in MDT, getting below error. error1 And the details: errordetail1 So, I converted install.esd to install.wim using these steps But still getting ...
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How to do Bare Metal Deployment via MDT from the Cloud?

I have tried the steps mentioned in the link. Here, instead of local MDT deployment share, configured IIS to access it through HTTP/HTTPS. But it is not still linked to unc path, which can't be ...
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WDS Unattend with LAPS

For a few years, we have been using WDS and MDT to make images and then boot new laptops via PxE to be imaged. During the image, they are configured properly, connected to our domain, get applications ...
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MDT auto-logon and update fails on when re-imagining Windows 10

Overview: In our environment, we have MDT + WDS. Each night a Windows 10 VM boots and MDT installs Windows 10, along with downloading and install the latest updates from Microsoft. The "install....
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Add domain user to local admin group with MDT

I have a working task sequence which install Windows 10 pretty well inside a domain and I would like to add this feature : AdminAccounts. The rule "SkipAdminAccounts=NO" is set, the page ...
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Capturing installed applications with MDT

I am using Microsoft Deployment Workbench v6.3.8450.1000. I am trying to configure MDT to capture/deploy Windows 10 images. I have done a few test runs and I am able to capture the image with ...
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Issue with bootstrap.ini on MDT

I have an odd problem with my MDT Deployment. If I use the following bootstrap.ini, when MDT starts it goes straight to a screen saying "Specify which deployment share to use" [Settings] ...
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MDT - Failure after Install Operating System

Trying to get a basic MDT deployment process setup. Right now, for testing, I have MDT loaded with a full set of install files from the Win 10 Ent x64 ISO. I'm using PXE boot via WDS to point over to ...
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On Server 2016, can i set up a cluster and install MDT so that MDT is highly available?

I am tasked with setting up a MDT server for deploying OS to 25000 endpoints. Is it possible for me set up clustering and then install MDT so MDT is HA. I am also planning to host the deployment share ...
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Failing to deploy to Win10 VM via MDT Error 5616

I'm testing a windows 10 deployment through MDT and WDS. I've been running through the following MS Documentation and I've reach the point where I'm booting the VM from the iso that has been created. ...
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mdt OS image is not creating, how to fix that?

When I try to import windows 10 image to MDT, I am getting below error. Even with local folder or with mounted iso file. Please suggest how to fix this, The error is "THe specified source ...
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MDT new computer imaging over Internet

Since everyone and their kinfolk are working from home these days, our IT department is looking for a solution for imaging new computers away from the office. We're using MDT to push out the images ...
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MDT Application Installs within LiteTocuh.vbs but not initial deployment

Ok I am having a weird issue with MDT. I have an application that I am trying to install with a batch file. This application requires a .iss file to be silently installed. Here is what the batch file ...
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PXE-E16: No offer received with Surface Laptop 3 Only

I have a MDT (Microsoft Deployment Toolkit) server that I deploy OSes to our various workstations from. We use WDS (Windows Deployment Services) to handle the PXE boot part, since MDT does not have ...
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Unattended machine join to domain

My company would like to use a Syprep image and an autounattend.xml file to deploy new machines or rebuild old ones with a USB stick. We do not want to use SCCM. I will push us to use WDS in the ...
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Task Sequence fails with Task Sequence error 0x00000001 at the step "error in the task sequence."

I'm attempting to deploy Windows Server 2019 to a virtual machine and I keep getting this error message: I suspect that the error is not actually at this stage, but I can't seem to track it down, ...
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MDT messed up BCD file settings/location when PXE booting, error 0xc000000f

I have a MDT setup here which worked fine until I updated the Windows image to 1903 recently and made some other changes. Now the PXE boot on clients fails with error "0xc000000f", missing boot ...
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install application on a mounted WIM file

Every night my build server creates an updated WIM image by mounting, updating my application files and unmounting. then I have an updated nightly wim file. I want to take this nightly image and ...
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Windows Deployment Services - Variable for Location of Operating Systems Images

Does anyone know which environment variable is used to reference the location of the .wim files used for a WDS deployment? For example the DeploymentShare has the folders below: 23/01/2019 15:29 ...
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MDT WSUS update fails

We are currently determining if MDT is applicable within our organization. We have created a testlab were we test different settings and steps but are unable to deploy updates after an image with our ...
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Installing Module during OSD Task Sequence from NuGet not found

I have an OSD task sequence which one of the steps runs a package containing the PowerShell DSC '.ps1' file and the '.MOF' configuration. Now during the task sequence it looks like it can't find the ...
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MDT reboots after typing password in

So, something really weird's going on with MDT. On this one computer that I'm trying to re-image, it has exhibited multiple weird behaviours, like, initially, it took me to the password screen, I ...
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Sysprep - Win 10 1903 - language packs

Microsoft in their infinite wisdom appear to have changed their approach to multi-lingual support in Windows 10. Whereas a normal user can install language packs via the language settings, this breaks ...
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Custom MDT Property/Variable Not Getting Evaluated During Task Sequence

Good-day all, I need some help with a Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) project I’m working on. So, I'm attempting to set the ComputerName on newly imaged machines using a concatenation of the ...
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MDT Litetouch.vbs Windows Deployment Wizard doesn't show any Task Sequence

I am trying to work on the MDT LTI deployment of Windows 10 in a lab environment according to MSFT document https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/windows-10-poc-mdt#refresh-a-computer-...
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WDS/PXE boot for MDT on different subnets

I have an MDT server with WDS setup to PXE boot over the network. It was originally setup on our 10.1.0.x network, but we migrated it out to a co-lo (192.168.250.x). All the networking is setup to ...
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UEFI Enabled; unable to get IP address from DHCP, WDS

I'm trying to boot PCs from a Windows 2012R2 WDS server in UEFI mode. it works fine BIOS mode, but I want to boot from UEFI mode. I have change the boot setting to UEFI mode; secure boot in BIOS. I ...
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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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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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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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