MDT Build 8443 Automatically move computers to the right OU.

On December 2010 i wrote an article: automatically move computers to the right OU.
In MDT 2012 update 1 this was an issue: MDT 2012 settings per task sequence

In MDT 2013 Update 2 this is still a issue:

How to fix:

I changed DeployWiz_SelectTS.vbs file and it work again Glimlach

1. Edit DeployWiz_SelectTS.vbs
2. Add after Function ValidateTSList and  Dim oTS
   
Dim oItem
Dim sCmd
Set Oshell = createObject(“Wscript.shell”)
3. Add between  End if and End Function
sCmd = “wscript.exe “”” & oUtility.ScriptDir & “\ZTIGather.wsf”””
oItem = oSHell.Run(sCmd, , true)

Download DeployWiz_SelectTSMDT8843.7z

MDT 2013 Update 2 Automatically move computers to the right OU.

On December 2010 i wrote an article: automatically move computers to the right OU.
In MDT 2012 update 1 this was an issue: MDT 2012 settings per task sequence

In MDT 2013 Update 2 this is still a issue:

How to fix:

I changed DeployWiz_SelectTS.vbs file and it work again Glimlach

1. Edit DeployWiz_SelectTS.vbs
2. Add after “Dim sTemplate”
Dim sCmd
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)

Download DeployWiz_SelectTSMDT2013Update2.7z

Don’t forget to change every TaskSequence

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MDT Display The Task Sequence Name

I While ago i blogd about MDT Displaying The Task Sequence Name

This is still ongoing issue in MDT 2013 Update 2

Sow:
oEnvironment.Item(“_SMSTSPackageName”) = “Lite Touch Installation”

And change it like so:
oEnvironment.Item(“_SMSTSPackageName”) = oEnvironment.Item(“TaskSequenceName”)

Change this please Microsoft Winking smile

Download here the changed litetouch.swf

Fixed a Bug in MDT 2013 automatically move computers to the right OU.

On December 2010 i wrote an article: automatically move computers to the right OU.
In MDT 2012 update 1 this was an issue: MDT 2012 settings per task sequence 

In MDT 2013 this is still a issue:

How to fix:

I changed DeployWiz_SelectTS.vbs file and it work again Glimlach

1. Edit DeployWiz_SelectTS.vbs
2. Add after “Dim sTemplate”
Dim sCmd
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)

Download DeployWiz_SelectTS2013.7z

Remove the Windows 8 Animation during MDT Deployment

In Windows 8 there is a movie that is played for the first time logon and there is a Group Policy setting you can use to disable it. Mikael Nystrom writed a nice MDT Application you can download and install and put it into your task sequence for Windows 8 and you will never ever see it once more. Happy deployment!

Download the zip file, extract it and create a new Application in MDT 2012 Update 1.

Select Application with Source Files

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Edit Task Sequence

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Deploy Office 2013 with MDT 2012

When you want to deploy Office 2013 with MDT 2012 you must first create a MSP File and saved in Updates Folder:
How to:  Create custom configurations of Office 2013.

1. Copy de Office 2013 install to the Applications folder

2. Create a application:
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2. Change the Command Line

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Change Quiet install Command: setup.exe /adminfile \\servername\deploymentshare$\Applications\Microsoft Office 2013 NL x86\Updates\setup.msp

4. Change the Task Sequence:
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5. Final Deployment

Free E-book: Introducing Windows 8 for IT Professionals

Augusto Alvarez Wrote a nice e-book “Introducing Windows 8, an overview for IT Professionals” (preview version).

This book has some quite important topics that every IT guy which is considering implement Windows 8 in their company should read it carefully. Here’s a short summary for the topics included (I’m just naming a few; the entire list is available in the download):

  1. 1. Overview
  2. 2. Experiencing Windows 8
  3. 3. Windows 8 for IT Pros
    • Customizing and configuring Windows 8
    • Client Hyper-V
    • Redesign NTFS
    • PowerShell 3.0
  4. 4. Preparing for Deployment
    • Windows 8 SKUs
    • Application compatibility
    • User state migration
    • Windows To Go
  5. 5. Deploying Windows 8
    • Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit
    • Deployment and Imaging
    • User state migration tool
    • MDT 2012 Update 1
    • e. SCCM 2012 with SP1
    • f. Desktop Virtualization
  6. 6. Delivering Windows Apps
  7. 7. Windows 8 Recovery
    • DaRT
  8. 8. Windows 8 Management
    • Group Policy Improvements
    • Windows Intune
    • Mobile device support
  9. 9. Windows 8 Security
  10. 10. Internet Explorer 10
  11. 11. Windows 8 virtualization
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
    • Application Virtualization
    • User State virtualization

I did not read it completely, but for what I’ve seen so far the content is not fully detailed with step-by-steps but contains valuable information and guidance that must be read it if you are implementing / managing Windows 8.

Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) and vSphere 4 does not work together

When you using vSphere 4 and and using MDT 2012 update1 with Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit you run in de following error. Same thing wil also with Workstation 8.clip_image001

Solution 1: Do not install Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit on your MDT Server. You can still using MDT 2012 Update 1 with waik 3.5 if not deploying Windows 8 or Windows 2012 right now.

Solution 2: Upgrading you vSphere server to the latest version (5.1) or Upgrade Workstation to latest version (Version 9).