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Using the LocationServer.xml feature in MDT 2013

By Johan Arwidmark / May 28, 2015

MDT 2013 Lite Touch has a built-in functions to prompt for deployment share via the LocationServer.xml file. Most times I use the default gateway property to have clients automatically select the right server depending on what subnet they are on, but sometimes prompting can be useful too.


Windows 10 Setup – Technical Drilldown

By Johan Arwidmark / May 20, 2015

During Microsoft Ignite there was an awesome session on the Windows 10 Setup Engine. It was the “Upgrading to Windows 10 In Depth” session presented by Aziz El Ouaqid which you find here: http://channel9.msdn.com/events/ignite/2015/BRK3307


Sessions at Microsoft Ignite (2015)

By Johan Arwidmark / April 20, 2015

Only a few weeks left for the biggest Microsoft conference yet, Microsoft Ignite (2015). It’s going to be great fun, and I hope you take the chance to say hi if you see me on the conference. Below you find a list of my sessions at Ignite:


Troubleshooting drivers in MDT 2013 and ConfigMgr 2012 R2

By Johan Arwidmark / April 11, 2015

When deploying machines with MDT 2013 Lite Touch or ConfigMgr 2012 R2 you eventually come across a scenario when not all drivers install, and your device manager looks something like the following screen shot.  To troubleshoot the missing drivers you need to know how MDT 2013 or ConfigMgr 2012 R2 goes about injecting drivers. Their process is quite similar but it’s not identical between the solutions, so in this post you find two sections:


Quick Tip – Use ZoomIt to take a screenshot in WinPE

By Johan Arwidmark / April 9, 2015

Earlier today I needed to take a snapshot of the screen while doing a deployment in the WinPE phase. This was on a physical machine, so either I had the option of hooking up a screen capture hardware (Epiphan DVI2USB3), or, simply use the little known screenshot feature in ZoomIt.

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