Category: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Windows 8.1 Reference Image Planning Checklist

We recently started evaluating Windows 8.1 at work and, quite frankly, I forgot how much effort went into creating a fully customized reference image.  I did the work several years ago when we migrated to Windows 7 and I can build out that infrastructure in my sleep.  But, it seems that there are even more […]

Customize Disk Partitions in MDT

For most systems, I typically recommend using the primary disk’s full capacity as one partition, C:\, instead of creating multiple partitions/drive letters for end users. As an IT Pro, it makes it easier for me to find someone’s “stuff” if they store their data in a standard location like their default profile location, C:\Users\%username%\.  If […]

Customize IT Organization Using Variables in MDT

As I covered previously, you can customize the CustomSettings.ini in the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) to show a custom message like the name of your IT department or company/organization when an OS deployment is running.  You can take this customization a step further by using variables within the MDT environment to customize the message further.

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