Författare: Johan Arwidmark

Configuring system performance settings in your reference image – By Bill Burnley

5 augusti, 2014

Todays post is contributed by Bill Burnley, a fellow deployment specialist in the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Solution to get System Properties Performance to work stick in our image In our VDI environment, which is currently hosted built on VMware vSphere environment using linked clones, I had a problem getting performance settings to stick in [...]

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Kategori: Instruktörernas inlägg Författare: Johan Arwidmark

Listing applications configured for Task Sequence deployments

24 juli, 2014

Of course you should not be deploying applications, but rather packages in your ConfigMgr 2012 (SCCM) task sequences. But if you do, you can use this little PowerShell script to list applications that have the AutoInstall property set to True, meaning being configured for task sequence deployment. The Script ? 1 2 3 4 5 [...]

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Kategori: Instruktörernas inlägg Författare: Johan Arwidmark

TechNet Virtual Lab – Deploying Windows 8.1 with ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and MDT 2013

11 juli, 2014

If you are using ConfigMgr 2012 R2 for OS deployment and have not completed this TechNet Virtual Lab you might be doing it wrong… This lab will take you through all needed steps to get a rock solid OSD configuration, including all needed tweaks to the default task sequence templates. Deploying Windows 8.1 with Configuration [...]

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Kategori: Instruktörernas inlägg Författare: Johan Arwidmark

Fix – Cannot start Orchestrator Runbook via ConfigMgr Task Sequence

26 maj, 2014

During TechEd I was discussing a ConfigMgr issue with Eric Leonard, a fellow ConfigMgr admin in Canada. The issue we were discussing were the following: When having multiple network access accounts configured in ConfigMgr, Orchestrator runbooks could not be started. It turned out there was a bug in ZTIExecuteRunbook.wsf script, a missing single quite. Big [...]

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Achieving over 1-Million IOPS from Hyper-V VMs in a Scale-Out File Server Cluster

21 maj, 2014

I just stumbled across a great white-paper on creating a Scale-Out File Server Cluster. http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/5/8/258E73C5-D851-4654-852E-98B4222CC882/Achieving%20over%201-Million%20IOPS%20from%20Hyper-V%20VMs%20in%20a%20Scale-Out%20File%20Server%20Cluster%20using%20WS12%20R2.docx / Johan Arwidmark http://www.deploymentresearch.com/Research.aspx

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Building reference images like a boss!

14 maj, 2014

It’s a great week here at TechEd 2014 in Houston, later this afternoon I will present the never-dying “Creating the perfect reference image” with my partner in crime (and good friend), Mikael Nystrom. If you ever attended one of my deployment sessions before, you know I recommend using MDT Lite Touch for most scenarios, but [...]

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Kategori: Instruktörernas inlägg Författare: Johan Arwidmark

Links from ConfigMgr 2012 R2 preconference at TechEd 2014 NA

11 maj, 2014

During the ConfigMgr 2012 R2 preconference at TechEd I showed a few links in the demos, here is a collection. The links are also posted to the #teprc10 hash tag on Twitter, and if you don’t use Twitter, you better start, now! I’m @jarwidmark on twitter and the elder geek (Kent Agerlund) is @agerlund  PowerShell [...]

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Kategori: Instruktörernas inlägg Författare: Johan Arwidmark

Deploying a reference image (VM) fully unattended

11 maj, 2014

During the TechEd 2014 NA preconference earlier today, I demonstrated how to deploy a VM fully unattended using a PowerShell script. A few people asked for the script being used so here it is. Requirements, for this script to work, you need to have a MDT 2013 Lite Touch deployment share, configured for full automation. [...]

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Windows Server 2012 R2 Update – Notes from the lab

3 april, 2014

Just wanted to share a few “features” discovered after deploying the Windows Server 2012 R2 Update to a bunch of servers in our lab. First, the update does spike the CPUs pretty hard during installation so plan your deployments carefully. Second, if you (like me) have a few demo machines running Windows Server 2012 R2, [...]

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Kategori: Instruktörernas inlägg Författare: Johan Arwidmark