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UEFI/GPT-based hard drive partitions
Create custom partition layouts for your hard disk drives (HDDs), solid-state drives (SSDs), and other drives when deploying Windows to Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)–based devices.
deployment  windows10  uefi  gpt  diskpart  winpe 
november 2016 by barrettep
Capture and Apply Windows, System, and Recovery Partitions
Capture a Windows image (.WIM) file and use it to deploy Windows to new devices.

Rather than capturing each partition, you can capture just the Windows partition into an image, and then use the files from that image to set up the rest of the partitions on the drive.
deployment  winpe  windows10  uefi  gpt  diskpart  dism  windows8  windows7 
november 2016 by barrettep
Building a Windows 7 SP1 Reference Image using MDT 2013 Update 2
A Step-by-step guide to create the perfect Windows 7 reference image using MDT 2013 Update 2.
mdt  deployment  windows  windows7 
september 2016 by barrettep
MDT: Unattend.xml CopyProfile
CopyProfile enables you to customize a user profile and use the customized profile as the default user profile. Windows uses the default user profile as a template to assign a profile to each new user.
CopyProfile runs during the specialize configuration pass and should be used after you make customizations to the built-in administrator profile. Using the CopyProfile setting often requires a separate answer file to use when run you generalize a computer by running sysprep.
deployment  mdt  sysprep  unattend 
july 2016 by barrettep
Windows ADK for Windows 10 scenarios for IT Pros
The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) contains tools that can be used by IT Pros to deploy Windows.
windows10  deployment  dism  sysprep  adk  winpe 
july 2016 by barrettep
Make Chrome default browser on Windows 10
As an administrator you may need to configure Chrome as the default browser on computers in your domain. To set Chrome as the default browser on domain-joined computers running Microsoft® Windows 10® and above, you must:
-create a default application association XML file or use the provided sample file
-create a Group Policy Object (GPO)
-set a default associations configuration file
deployment  group-policy  grouppolicy  gpo  chrome  windows10 
june 2016 by barrettep
How to Open the Start Menu Folder in Windows 7 or 10
Are you one of those people that obsessively edits your start menu to keep it clean, tidy, and organized? Back in Windows XP, all you had to do was right-click on the start button to get to the folder, but Windows 7 changed it. And then Windows 8 made it really annoying. And then Windows 10 brought it all back to normal… sorta.
windows  windows7  windows8  windows10  deployment  start  startmenu 
april 2016 by barrettep
WinPE: Create USB Bootable drive
Create a Windows PE (WinPE) bootable USB flash drive or an external USB hard drive.

The default installation runs from memory (RAM disk), so you can remove the drive while Windows PE is running.
winpe  windows  windows10  deployment 
april 2016 by barrettep
Fix for Windows 7 Slow Update issue
There is a workaround, as I discovered. Download two updates before starting the installation process, KB3083710 and KB3012810, and copy them to a USB flash drive. Install Windows 7 with SP1 and leave the network cable disconnected. Install those two updates from the flash drive before connecting to the network and running Windows Update for the first time, and you can cut that horrendous delay down to a matter of a few minutes.
windows7  windows  deployment 
march 2016 by barrettep
Can’t change Office 2013 shortcut locations in the Office Customization Tool
When you try to change the shortcut locations for Office 2013 applications in the Office Customization Tool (OCT), you receive the following error message:
Invalid start in folder. Please try again
microsoft  office  office2013  office2016  deployment 
december 2015 by barrettep
[Shell Unattend] CopyProfileDirectory from C:UsersAdministrator failed (0x8007012b) [gle=0x0000012b]
found was an access denied to c:\users\administrator\appdata\local\adobe\acrobat

Reset owner and permissions on this directory
sysprep  unattend  error  copyprofile  deployment 
october 2013 by barrettep
BCD Boot Options Reference
Boot entry parameters, or boot parameters, are optional, system-specific settings that represent configuration options. You can add boot parameters to a boot entry for an operating system.

This section describes the boot options for Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 that are related to developing, testing, and debugging drivers on computers with x86-based and x64-based processors. You can add these parameters to the boot entries for Windows operating systems.
deployment  windows7  windows8  uefi  bcdboot  bcdedit  windowsbootmanager 
august 2013 by barrettep
How to tell if windows 7 installer boot in EFI or BIOS?
Solution for WinPE is to run bcdedit /enum and look at Windows Boot Loader sections
winpe  deployment  efi  uefi  bios 
june 2013 by barrettep
Windows PE How-to Topics
You can customize a Windows® Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) image for deployment. The Windows® Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) provides a base Windows PE image that you can customize by using the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool. You can boot a computer with no operating system installed in Windows PE.
winpe  windows8  deployment 
april 2013 by barrettep
Sysprep a Windows 7 Machine – Start to Finish V2 - The IT Bros
Updated Post as of 12.24.12 - Sysprep a Windows 7 Machine – Start to Finish V2–The IT Bros via
sysprep  deployment  windows7  from twitter_favs
december 2012 by barrettep
Prepare the Windows Environment for Configuration Manager
Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Use the information in the following sections to help you configure your Windows environment to support System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.
deployment  sccm  sccm2012  server2008r2 
april 2012 by barrettep
Configuring Remote Desktop IP Virtualization
In Windows Server 2008 R2, Remote Desktop Session Host server, formerly known as Terminal Server, supports per-session and per-program Remote Desktop IP Virtualization for Winsock applications. This essentially means assigning individual IP addresses to user sessions to avoid application incompatibility issues by simulating a single user desktop.
rds  deployment  server2008r2  ncomputing  virtualization 
april 2012 by barrettep
Taskbar Icons with Windows 7 Sysprep - The IT Bros
single vbs script that now copies the taskbar icons and deletes itself
sysprep  deployment  vbscript  taskbar  windows7  server2008 
march 2012 by barrettep
Install PhotoStory on Server 2008 R2
1. If Server 2008 R2 running RDS, put server into "Install mode" by opening a command line and running change user /install

2. Run msiexec /i PStory.msi NOLEGITCHECK=1 SKIPOSCHECK=1

3. Put server back into "Execute mode" by opening a command line and running change user /execute
rds  server2008  deployment  photostory  from notes
march 2012 by barrettep
Customize the Windows 7 Start Menu and Taskbar Using unattend.xml - Ask the Core Team - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
Today’s blog will cover scenario where you would like to customize the Start menu and TaskBar(also called SuperBar) as part of your deployment
deployment  sysprep  windows7  server2008 
march 2012 by barrettep
Remove Duplicate Firmware Objects in BCD and NVRAM
If you perform multiple bcdedit /import operations, the NVRAM may contain multiple entries for the devices on the system, such as the CD ROM and hard disk. Multiple /import operations may result in many duplicate entries.
bcdedit  uefi  deployment  boot  bootable 
march 2012 by barrettep
How to customize the default local user profile when you prepare an image of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2
How to customize the default local user profile when you prepare an image of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2
profile  deployment  sysprep  mdt  server2008  windows7 
march 2012 by barrettep
Sysprep copy profile unattend.xml, startup fails processing specialize pass.
[Shell Unattend] _FindLatestProfile failed (0x80070003) [gle=0x00000003]
Error [Shell Unattend] CopyProfile failed (0x80070003) [gle=0x00000003]
sysprep  deployment  mdt  server2008  profile  rds 
march 2012 by barrettep
Windows Installer RDS Compatibility
Fix for the "chained MSI" installer issue on RDS on Server 2008 R2. This issue affects a number of installers, including Google Chrome MSI

To disable this group policy:
1) Log on to the system with a User that has Adminstrative Privileges
2) Open the Windows Control Panel
3) Perform a search for Group Policy
4) The search results should display a link to the "Local Group Policy Editor"
5) Once inside the editor, go to:
Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Remote Desktop Services->Remote Desktop Session Host->Application Compatibility
6) In the right pane, right click on 'Turn off Windows Installer RDS Compatibility" and select Edit from the drop down menu
7) Select the Radio Button labeled 'Enable'
8) Click OK
deployment  rds  msi  terminalservices  chrome  google 
march 2012 by barrettep
Sample: Apply Images on a UEFI-based Computer by Using ImageX
To prepare to deploy a Windows® image to a new computer, you can create partitions by using a DiskPart script and a script to apply images. This topic shows how to configure drive partitions for a Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) and GUID Partition Table (GPT)-based computer, for the primary hard disk or other drive.
imagex  deployment  diskpart  efi  uefi  partition 
march 2012 by barrettep
Sample: Apply Images on a BIOS-based Computer by Using ImageX
To prepare to deploy a Windows® image to a new computer, you can create partitions by using a DiskPart script and a script to apply images. This topic shows how to configure drive partitions for a BIOS and master boot record (MBR)-based computer, for the primary hard disk or other drive.
bios  imagex  diskpart  deployment  partition 
march 2012 by barrettep
Windows AIK Supplement installation
This readme contains important information about the Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) and includes updates that apply to Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1
waik  mdt  deployment  winpe  wds  sysprep 
november 2011 by barrettep
Windows Deployment Services Deployment Guide
This guide contains detailed information about how to manage and deploy operating systems by using Microsoft® Windows® Deployment Services (sometimes called “WDS”).
wds  deployment  microsoft 
july 2011 by barrettep
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