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Easy Stuff - A Fresh Install of Windows 10
Hi, Now for something completely different... Something basic, and easy, installing Windows 10. As the versions of Microsoft Windows have progressed, the steps for installation have become fewer and easier. Roughly, Windows 10 installs the very sa (More)
Building an image of Windows 10 for mass-distribution
Hello, This post is a follow-up or compliment to creating an image of Windows for mass-distribution (Window (More)
Time Shifting Part 1
Hello, We've been using Windows 10 in our public spaces for little over a year now with widespread use enacted over the summer. Adoption was positive. No one came out with torches and pitchforks as I had feared. That is not to say we were not c (More)
How to Create a Windows Image for Mass Deployment
Requirements: Windows install media (7 or 10. 8.x?), desired apps for the image (Office, PDF viewer, web browsers, plugins), virtual machine software (VMware Workstation, Microsoft Hyper-V, or Oracle Virtual Box), and image creation and deployment so (More)
MDT and Drivers
Drivers are a big part of getting Windows to work properly. Anyone who has ever had to troubleshoot a piece of hardware on Windows knows this. When generalizing an installation of Windows for capture with sysprep, all but the most basic drivers are r (More)
UEFI and a Dell OptiPlex 990
Hello, I do a great deal of work with virtual machines and perform all of my operating system development on virtual platforms. My desktop PC came with a 500GB hard drive. Using a virtualization program and creating a couple of production sized vi (More)
If Operating Systems Were Airlines
A shorter version of an old favorite MS-DOS Airlines (not that many of us use MS-DOS in the 21st Century) Everybody pushes the airplane until it glides, then they jump on and let the plane coast until it hits the ground again, then they push again (More)
MDT, Getting Ready for Deployments
As stated before, MDT needs an operating system before it can start deploying Windows. In addition to that, deployment tasks are needed to coordinate the deployment activities. One tenet put forth by Microsoft is to use MDT to More)
MDT, Importing an Operating System
In order for MDT to do anything, it needs an operating system to capture or to deploy. MDT 2013 Update 1 will use operating system file from the Windows installation ISO, or captured from a custom installation. Either way, the file format for the ope (More)
MDT, Getting Started
The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), a very nice option for deploying Windows in small to large environments (More)