Författare: Johan Arwidmark

Installing ConfigMgr 2012 R2 CU4 Unattended

10 mars, 2015

When setting up ConfigMgr 2012 R2 in a lab and test, or any type of Proof-Of-Concept you want to automate everything. Luckily the Cumulative Update (CU) 4 download has support for unattended setup: Just add the /Unattended switch to the extracted download and you’re good. Note: Don’t use the /unattended switch in a production environment [...]

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Kategori: Instruktörernas inlägg Författare: Johan Arwidmark

What is REALLY new in MDT 2013 Update 1 Preview

3 mars, 2015

As you probably seen the MDT 2013 Update 1 preview was released on March 2, the official announcement by Aaron Czechowski lists the below list of features: Support for Windows 10 Technical Preview A new ZTIUtility function, GetMajorMinorVersion Split WIM support for UEFI media scenarios to avoid the 4GB limit (works but badly implemented in [...]

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Kategori: Instruktörernas inlägg Författare: Johan Arwidmark

Using USMT from Windows 10 ADK to migrate 3rd party drivers

2 mars, 2015

A new feature in USMT 10 (from the Windows 10 ADK technical preview) is it’s ability to migrate 3rd part drivers (and apps) via the new provisioning packages in Windows 10. I’m not sure why anyone would migrate drivers this way (yet), but it least it caught my interest enough to play around with the [...]

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Kategori: Instruktörernas inlägg Författare: Johan Arwidmark

Cannot mount Windows 10 build 9879 ISO – Easy Fix

14 november, 2014

When trying to mount the Windows 10 Enterprise x64 build 9879 ISO in File Explorer, you may get the following error: Couldn’t Mount File, Sorry, there was a problem mounting the file. Workaround This is a known issue when the sparse file attribute (P) is set on the file (9879.0.141103-1722.FBL_RELEASE_CLIENTENTERPRISE_VOL_X64FRE_en-us.ISO). To make it work, simply [...]

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Kategori: Instruktörernas inlägg Författare: Johan Arwidmark

Installing CU3 for ConfigMgr 2012 R2

22 september, 2014

Earlier today the CU3 update for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 was released, containing a few nice to have fixes for ConfigMgr. The full list of fixes, and link to request the hotfix is available here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2994331 Backup your Site Server Before continuing, make sure you have a SQL Backup of the Site Server. The update will [...]

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Kategori: Instruktörernas inlägg Författare: Johan Arwidmark

Error during Windows 8.1 Setup – Could not process or parse unattend answer file

21 september, 2014

Earlier today I got an email from a fellow deployment geek having issues with Windows 8.1 deployments. He had an unattend file that worked perfect for Windows 7 deployments, but failed when deploying Windows 8.1. Now, it’s simply comes down to that Windows 8.1 does not support all unattend.xml settings that Windows 7 does. So [...]

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Kategori: Instruktörernas inlägg Författare: Johan Arwidmark

Whats new in the September 2014 release of Windows ADK 8.1

16 september, 2014

On September 15, 2014 – Microsoft made the fourth release of Windows ADK 8.1 available. As usual without any explanation on what’s been changed Windows ADK 8.1 history First release, September 2013: 2.79 GB in size Initial release, contained ACT 6.0, WinPE 5.0, and USMT 6.3 Second release, October 2013: 2.85 GB in size, subversion [...]

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Kategori: Instruktörernas inlägg Författare: Johan Arwidmark

How to deploy Windows 8.1 (and Windows 7) with MDT 2013 – The Resources

9 september, 2014

Earlier this morning I got an email with some questions on how to deploy Windows using MDT 2013 Lite Touch. The questions were the basic deployment questions I hear over and over again so I thought it was about time to write a list of valuable deployment resources. The questions How do I capture a [...]

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Fix for MDT 2013 offline media deployment bug – Static IP addressing

19 augusti, 2014

If you are using MDT 2013 Lite Touch for offline media deployment, the feature to set a static IP during deployment doesn’t work. MDT will set the IP address in WinPE, but not in full Windows. This is because of a bug in the Litetouch.wsf script, and the bug is for offline media only (not [...]

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Kategori: Instruktörernas inlägg Författare: Johan Arwidmark

Creating custom variables in MDT 2013

12 augusti, 2014

Yesterday I got a question in my twitter feed (@jarwidmark) about how to create a custom variable in MDT 2013 using a script. The answer is, yes you can do that, but you rarely have to, because you can create them directly in CustomSettings.ini to begin with. Anyway, some times it does makes sense to [...]

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Kategori: Instruktörernas inlägg Författare: Johan Arwidmark