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Last week i was playing with Samsung ATIV Smart PC.
Samsung ATIV Smart PC is a great device. This is one of many Touch laptops from Samsung. This Laptop is also usable as Tablet PC. Because it run Windows 8 x86 you can run al your applications on this device.
De Samsung ATIV Smart PC does not have fast Ethernet nic onboard only a Wifi NIC.
I would like to deploy our company “image” to this device.
1. Download Software Update http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/XE500T1C-A01US
2. Install Software
3. Search for XE500T1C-A01NL
4. Download al the Drivers and Software
5. Extract all Packages en sort this in Driver and Applications
6. Import the drivers in MDT
7. You need the a NIC I uses the USB 2.0 to Gigabit Ethernet NIC Network Adapter
8. Download the Driver SMSC_LAN7500.zip
9. You find after unpacking in de Windows Folder de driver LAN7500-WDF-v188.8.131.52.exe
10. You can Extract the Driver with “LAN7500-WDF-v184.108.40.206.exe /extract d:\downloads\LAN7500”
11. Import the Drivers in to same Driver Store als descripted in 6.
12. Update Deployment Share Wizard
13. Create A Task Sequence
14. Create a selection Profile descripted here: MDT 2010 Importing automatically the right driver
15. Change import driver on the Task Sequence
16. You need at Least a 4GB USB Stick
17. Format the USB stick with FAT32 How to create a bootable USB drive from an ISO image for UEFI systems
18. Mark the partition als Active
1.Open Command Prompt
2 Type: diskpart
3. At the DISKPART prompt, type: list partition
Make note of the number of the partition that you want to mark as active.
4. At the DISKPART prompt, type:
select partition n
Select the partition, n, you want to mark as active.
5. At the DISKPART prompt, type: active
19. If you’re on Windows 8, double-click your ISO image to mount it. If you’re on earlier versions of Windows, use a 3rd party utility to mount the ISO. Just search the web and you’ll find options. Or, burn the ISO to a DVD and then mount it. Once the ISO is mounted, copy all files and directories over to your newly formatted USB drive by dragging and dropping. You can also do this from the command line using robocopy or xcopy.
20. Delete the install.wim and boot.wim from the sources directory
21. Copy LiteTouchPE_x86.wim from the Boot directory on the MDT server to de Sources Map on the USB Stick
24. Boot From USB
25. You Can deploy now your OS to your Tablet.
Part Two I will write about installing Touch Driver Software/Driver
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I recently converted to MDT 2012 after running MDT 2010 for awhile. 10 December 2010 I blogged about MDT 2010 Automatically Move Computers to the Right OU.
After I upgraded from MDT 2010 to MDT 2012 this did not work anymore.
After a lot of searching a found the following on the Technet Forum at the MDT section: MDT 2012 – Settings Per Task Sequence
I changed DeployWiz_SelectTS.vbs file and it work again
1. Edit DeployWiz_SelectTS.vbs
2. Add after "Dim sTemplate"
Set Oshell = createObject("Wscript.shell")
3. Add before "End Function" (bottom of page)
sCmd = "wscript.exe """ & oUtility.ScriptDir & "\ZTIGather.wsf"""
oItem = oSHell.Run(sCmd, , true)
You can download the changed file here: DeployWiz_SelectTS.7z
In beta 1 MDT 2012 Update 1 this was fixed . But in de final release MDT 2012 Update 1 this is still a issue….. but no error anymore at the final page .
Today I upgraded a MDT 2010 installation to MDT 2012 Beta 2.
One of the new features is monitoring
To Configure monitoring you find a tab Monitoring on properties of the Deployment Share.
You must set a V Enable monitoring of this deployment share
Under the root of the Deployment Share u see now Monitoring. When you click on Monitoring you can see running deployments.
One of our MCS deployment guys in the UK – Jonathan Bennett (you may know Jonathan as the author of the autoit tools and GImageX) has developed a tool for configuring Windows 7/Windows Vista/Server 2008 images for use in a VDI environment. The tool called VDI Optimizer outputs a VBScript (based on the selections you make in the GUI interface), which can then be used to apply performance and configuration settings to images that will be deployed via VDI platforms – this is particularly useful if you are using MDT 2010 for your image engineering process as the VBScript can bolted into the task sequence using a Run Command Line task.
You can make machine based selections for turning off services and functions that may not be required when the operating system is running in a VDI environment such as hibernation, system restore, and background defrag, as well as adjusting some user based settings such as visual effects, font smoothing and off-screen composition for Internet Explorer.
The beta of this tool is available from http://www.autoitscript.com/files/tools/VDIOptimizer.zip but please remember The tool is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, confers no rights, and is not supported by the authors or Microsoft Corporation.
I added so as always WSUSServer=http://ward-bh01 to customsettings.ini
When the deploying the image I get de following error
Ad the Port number to de WSUSServer address in customsettings.ini. In my case it was 8530. Because the WSUS site was running on that port number see the pictures
Microsoft has just released as a public beta the newest version of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 with a few important updates:
Same as MDT 2010:
For what I’ve seen so far, the user experience of the Deployment Workbench console is pretty much the same.
The beta is available in this link from Microsoft Connect,
With the release of the Windows AIK for Windows 7 SP1 supplement (see Windows AIK for Windows 7 SP1 Released for details), there is a new version 3.1 version of Windows PE available. If you plan to install this update, you need to be aware of an issue when using this with MDT 2010 Update 1.
With MDT 2010, Deployment Workbench will look for a “boot.wim” file from one of the imported operating systems that has the same build number as Windows AIK (e.g. “boot.wim” from a Windows 7 RC, build 7100, operating system to go with the Windows AIK for Windows 7 RC). If it finds a match, it will use that WIM instead. Why do we do this? Because the “boot.wim” contains the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE), a component that isn’t available in Windows AIK.
So let’s get a little more specific. First, some background details:
Now, let’s assume that you have Windows 7 RTM x86 installation files present in your deployment share, and you haven’t installed the Windows 7 AIK for Windows 7 SP1 supplement. MDT’s processing when creating a boot image will look like this:
Now, install the Windows 7 AIK for Windows 7 SP1 supplement and update the deployment share:
The actual error will look something like this (repeated for each Windows PE feature pack):
Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Image Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Processing 1 of 1 – Adding package WinPE-HTA-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.7601.17514
The specified package is not applicable to this image.
The DISM log file can be found at C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log
Exit code = –2146498530
DISM /Add-Package failed for component C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools\amd64\WinPE_FPs\winpe-hta.cab, rc = -2146498530.
Modify the Settings.xml file in the deployment share’s “Control” folder to tell MDT to never use the boot.wim. The settings look like this:
They should be changed to instead say:
As a result of this change, MDT will no longer use the boot.wim from the Windows 7 RTM installation files. Instead, it will always use the winpe.wim from Windows AIK. And since the Windows PE feature packs in Windows AIK should always match the winpe.wim in Windows AIK, this will always work.
Note that this will never be an issue with MDT-generated boot images used with ConfigMgr 2007, as MDT will always use the winpe.wim from Windows AIK when generating these. (ConfigMgr 2007 doesn’t yet support Windows PE 3.1, so don’t install the Windows AIK for Windows 7 SP1 supplement yet if you are using ConfigMgr.)
Deploy office 2010 and a previous office version together on one PC with MDT 2010. Then you need to do the following things
– Office 2010 ISO
– Office 2010 Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool
1. Make sure you have a working Office 2007 deployment. Check this How to deploy Office 2007 with MDT
2. Extract the Office 2010 ISO to the application folder on de MDT Server
2. Extract AdminTemplates_32.exe or AdminTemplates_64.exe to a folder.
3. Copy the Admin folder that you can find in the extracted folder to the Office 2010 folder that you created at step 1.
4. Run setup.exe /admin
6. Save the file in Updates folder that you find in Office folder. I named the file setup.MSP
7. Create a new application without source files.
Command Line is:
setup.exe /adminfile “\\mdtservername\deploymentshare$\Applications\Microsoft Office 2010 x86\Updates\setup.msp”