Tag: Microsoft

MDT 2012

While browsing though the Technet site I stumbled across a some information on Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012.  I’m really looking forward to trying out some of the new features that are included in this release, but one in particular has my attention.  MDT 2012 will work with Local GPO backups from Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM) and apply them durring the imaging process.  To me this is absolutely amazing (geek side showing through here…)!  I’ve worked on projects in the past where this would have made life so much easier.  To anyone who is working on a large deployment of workgroup based machines (where Domain GPO’s won’t do you any good) check out MDT 2012, it might save you some time.

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MDT & LTICleanup.wsf

Interesting find the other day.  While trying to create an autologon for a project I’m assigned to I ran into an issue where the laptop would not accept an changes to the Winlogon key values.  Here is the scenario:

  1. Image machine using MDT
  2. after receive the successfully completed notification run a registry merge to create the autologin
  3. Reboot the machine
The computer would never log on to the specified account on its own until I ran the registry merge a second time!
After testing nearly everything under the sun and involving Microsoft as well it was discovered that the LTICleanup.wsf script clears the autologon entry from MDT and for some reason was erasing the entry that I was making.  The solution for me?  Customize the LTICleanup.wsf file to leave the autologon information alone and use my registry merge file to change it to the proper account.
Simple 2 min fix for a problem that plagued me for days, isn’t IT wonderful!

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