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The deployvista.com site is finally put to rest...

You find new content on the Deployment Research site, a site filled with articles and video-tutorials on how to deploy operating systems. If you are missing something on the new site, please let me know. You can find me on twitter on my @jarwidmark alias.

You can also search the old deployvista.com article archive below.

Regards / Johan Arwidmark


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MDT - Drivers - PowerShell is king
Johan Arwidmark By johan on 2/18/2011
Here is a powershell script that imports drivers into MDT from a folder structure on disk...
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USMT 4.0 Update - Hotfix for Office 2010 support and a few other issues...
Johan Arwidmark By johan on 2/6/2011
Earlier this week Microsoft released an update to USMT 4.0, adding support for Office 2010 as well as fixing a few other issues... If using ConfigMgr 2007 with MDT 2010 Zero Touch read this post...
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Using applications in MDT 2010 (VBscript vs Batch files)
Johan Arwidmark By johan on 1/18/2011
It's time to get a shift in how we deploy applications with MDT. As fun as batch files ever are, you get more features when converting them into vbscript...
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List of MDT 2010 Resources
Johan Arwidmark By johan on 1/18/2011
Per request, here is a list of useful MDT 2010 resources...
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Back to basics - Understanding Unattend.xml automation in Windows 7
Johan Arwidmark By johan on 10/20/2010
I'm still surprised to see the number of postings about Unattend.xml files in the deployment forums. This article is intended to demystify the creation of answer files to automate the core Windows 7 setup, and why you don't have to... Read more...
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Unleash the Power of MDT 2010 Lite Touch - Copenhagen - November 23 - 24
Johan Arwidmark By johan on 10/18/2010
I'm very proud to announce that a dazzling deployment workshop - Unleash the Power of MDT 2010 Lite Touch - is coming to Copenhagen on November 23 - 24. Read more...
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Microsoft Windows, Office and MDOP Deployment Workshops
Johan Arwidmark By johan on 9/21/2010
Microsoft Windows, Office and MDOP Deployment Workshops www.springboardseriestour.com Amsterdam - 25 Oct | Stockholm – 27 Oct | Helsinki – 29 Oct | Reading – 1 Nov | Rome – 3 Nov | Vienna – 4 Nov
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Insert Computers Automatically into the MDT Database
Johan Arwidmark By johan on 9/17/2010
MDT 2010 Lite Touch by default doesn't automatically add the information you specify in the deployment wizard, here is a stored procedure and rules file that will do just that...
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Deployment Pre-Conference at TechEd, this time in Europe...
Johan Arwidmark By johan on 9/6/2010
Once again has Microsoft asked us to join the Pre-Conference day at TechEd, this time in Europe. Read more...
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New Workshop - Unleash the power of MDT 2010 Lite Touch
Johan Arwidmark By johan on 9/5/2010
A new lecture-style workshop in New York on how to Deploy Windows 7 with WDS and MDT 2010 Lite Touch. Read more...
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Multicasting - not only for operating system deployment
Johan Arwidmark By johan on 9/3/2010
The Multicast feature in WDS can be used to transfer any file over the network. In my work, since I present trainings from time to time, I need to deploy (large) virtual machines to a bunch of the clients, and for that I'm using multicast. Read more...
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SP1 (beta) for Windows Server 2008 R2 solves Hyper-V crash issues on newer hardware
Johan Arwidmark By johan on 9/1/2010
Just found out, the hard way, that the SP1 (beta) for Windows Server 2008 R2 solves Hyper-V crash issues on newer machines, where the machines is blue-screening when adding the driver for the video-card. Read more...
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Domain Policies that break MDT 2010
Johan Arwidmark By johan on 7/29/2010
If you have certain domain policies, like renaming the administrator account or setting a legal disclaimer at login, those policies will break MDT 2010. Here are some workarounds...
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MDT 2010 Update 1 - General Warning
Johan Arwidmark By johan on 7/29/2010
Due to changes in MDT 2010 Update 1, upgrades from earlier version may not go as planned. If you plan to upgrade to MDT 2010 Update 1. Read this first...
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Have you downloaded the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP Beta yet?
Johan Arwidmark By johan on 7/29/2010
Have you downloaded the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP Beta yet?
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MDT 2010 - Setting the Computer Description in AD without a webservice
Johan Arwidmark By johan on 7/21/2010
This article explains how you can retrieve the computer description value from the MDT database, or the deployment wizard, and then store it in Active Directory without using a web service. Read more...
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Beyond Unsupported - Windows XP SP3 Deployments
Johan Arwidmark By johan on 7/20/2010
Even though Windows 7 is coming on big, you would be surprised to find out how many companies that are still deploying Windows XP. In this article I have gathered some nifty (unsupported) tricks for Windows XP Deployments such as HAL replacement, mass storage drivers and more...
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MDT 2010 Update 1 - Released
Johan Arwidmark By johan on 7/7/2010
MDT 2010 Update 1 was announced today.. the new version is now replicating to download servers...
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MDT 2010 Zero Touch - Install Language Packs Offline fails (due to memory)
Johan Arwidmark By johan on 6/24/2010
Another fun day at work... Spend some time troubleshooting the Install Language Packs Offline feature in MDT 2010 Zero Touch. Read more...
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Deploying Windows Server 2003 x64 with Hyper-V
Johan Arwidmark By johan on 6/7/2010
When deploying the x64 version of legacy operating systems (XP/2003) you quickly realize the nic doesn't work... here is the fix...
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