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

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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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MDT task sequence hangs for ~1 hour, only for HP ProDesk

I have an MDT task sequence, that on a virtual machine and other hardware, completes in about 25 mins. When I run the task sequence on a HP Prodesk 400 G4, it takes about 1h 35m to complete. Here ...
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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 failes 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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MDT: Use custom property in path of application install command

I have an application installer that lives on multiple file shares, and needs to be installed on clients from their local server via an MDT task sequence. Normally, I use DFS for these situations 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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Office 365 - Set Outlook Default Fonts

My Goal: I am attempting to modify the default font in Outlook for all new users on a computer. This is all being done through MDT at deployment time. My current method is based on many articles ...
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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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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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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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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 ...