Change IT Organization to Your Company/Department in MDT

By default, the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) shows “IT Organization” while it is running tasks.  The good news is that this setting can be customized.

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Open your CustomSettings.ini file.  It should be located in .\DeploymentShare\Control\CustomSettings.ini.  Here’s a copy of a brand new CustomSettings.ini from my lab that hasn’t been customized yet.  This should give you an idea of what it should look like before you customize it.

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In the [Default] section, you’ll want to add:

When you’re done, your CustomSettings.ini should look something like this:

And here’s a screenshot:

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Save your changes and you’re done!  The CustomSettings.ini is pulled from your deployment share, so you won’t need to re-generate your boot ISO/WIM files.

When you run your next deployment, you’ll see your custom Company/Department name.

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One thought on “Change IT Organization to Your Company/Department in MDT

  1. Joseph October 8, 2013 / 12:49 PM

    Good tip Kyle! We use that setting to remind users not to restart the computer. I am amazed at how many people will do that.

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