Posted by Mikael Nystrom on March 29, 2013
Inte första gången
och inte heller sista gången som vi gör detta, det är nämligen en av de få sakerna vi gör bara för att det är så grymt kul. Vi kommer att visa massor med olika saker kring OS Deployment och management. Du kan ta med dej kunskaperna hem och I praktiken använde det du har lärt dej direkt!. Mitt förslag är att du snabbt som attan anmäler dig här innan det är fullt. För du vill väl inte missa tillfället att ställa frågor och få svar, eller se praktiska runbooks, VDI demos, ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 prylar, nya snygga saker I AD:t, en portion PowerShell och annat smått och gott!
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Posted by Mikael Nystrom on March 3, 2012
This spring I will deliver 3 PreCons on the topic of OSD or Operating System Deployment. All these three will bi similar, we will cover both the basics and the really advanced topics. The focus will be on Windows 7 deployment, but we will also cover Windows 8 and Server Deployment. The tools that we will cover are MAP/ACT, WAIK/ADK, WDS, MDT and SCCM (and then some). The hardware vendors that we will cover are HP, Dell and Lenovo. We had some questions regarding the level of these sessions, so I did an interview with Michael Niehaus
- Date: 24th of April 2012
- Speakers: Mikael Nystrom and Johan Arwidmark
- Language: Swedish
- Location: Örebro, Sweden
- Date: 10th of June 2012
- Speakers: Mikael Nystrom, Michael Niehaus and Ben Hunter
- Language: English
- Location: Orlando, US
- Date: 25th of June 2012
- Speakers: Mikael Nystrom, Michael Niehaus and Ben Hunter
- Language: English
- Location: Amsterdam, NL
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Posted by Mikael Nystrom on February 27, 2012
Yes, it is true. Johan Arwidmark and me (Mikael Nystrom) will do a full Pre Conference day packed with OS Deployment, focus will be on deploying Windows 7 using both free tools like Microsoft Deployment toolkit 2012 and also Configuration Manager 2012. We will cover all the fun things, like Ref Images, Applications, what to do and what NOT to do. But even if the focus is on Windows 7, we will cover some bits and pieces around Windows 8 so that you can be sure that the deployment solution you build will also work with the next generation of Windows. You can read more about it here.
See you at TechDays !
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Posted by Mikael Nystrom on February 2, 2012
No, nothing new at all, this is more of a “Note”; I hate to look this up around my own notes when I troubleshoot things. This normally applies to the WDS account when WDS is installed on something else then the DC (which should be the case) or you use a BuildAccount in MDT LTI
The following permissions are needed in the OU where account X should be able to create computer accounts
Scope: This Object and all descendant objects
- Create Computer Objects
- Delete Computer Objects
Scope: Descendant Computer Objects
- Read All Properties
- Write All Properties
- Read Permissions
- Modify Permissions
- Change Password
- Reset Password
- Validated write to DNS host name
- Validated write to services principal name
/Mike – Over and Out
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Posted by Mikael Nystrom on January 24, 2012
Even if this is anything else but important, branding your OS could sometimes be needed for fun or for profit. The basic concept is to replace some of the images in Windows with your own corporate ones. This simple kit will change the logon UI, the background picture and it will add the OEM logo for the famous company ViaMonstra (The company that Johan Arwidmark and I use as a sample company when we write our books). Since everyone on this planet are using MDT to create your reference image you just import this as an application, modify the pictures and then add the application to the task sequence and create the reference image. Done!
The reason that I never posted this is that all the pictures are my customers, not mine. But then Johan Arwidmark started writing “Deployment Fundamentals Vol III”. That is about Deploying Windows 7 using SCCM (extended with MDT) we thought that branding would be fun to have in the book, and suddenly I was in the position to create graphics that we can use in the book. So now I have something to share, and here it is. The ViaMonstra Branding Kit!
This “Application” has three folders (and one VBScript) , LogonUI, OEMLogo and Wallpaper. In each of these folder you then have the pictures.
In the LogonUI folder you will find “BackgroundDefault.jpg” with a size of 800 x 600 pixels.
In the OEMLogo folder you will find “OEMLOGO.bmp” with a size of 305 x 301 pixels.
In the Wallpaper folder you will find “CorporateWallpaper.JPG” with a size of 960 x 720 pixels.
You will also see a vbscript that will put all the files in the correct location and also update the registry correctly
The VBScript is kind of simple,
it will create folders on the local machine, copy all the files to the correct location and update the registry for the local admin account. So if it updates the local admin account, how will that apply to all the users that logs on to the machine then?. Easy, we use the “CopyProfile” in the unattend.xml file when we deploy the image. Note, we do not use copyprofile while creating the image, only when we deploy the image.
You can download the kit from
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Posted by Mikael Nystrom on November 22, 2011
It’s time for Johan Arwidmark and me to deliver the “Geek Week”, this is by far the most exiting training I have ever done, it is fun, it is very technical and I have never ever had so many “-Aha, I did not know you could do that?”
The reason why it is so fun for us and in many cases “exiting” for our attendees is that it is “complete”, that means that we cover everything more or less, we start out with general Windows 7 Deployment, ref images, Windows Deployment Services, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Lite Touch, Zero touch, Applications, MAP and ACT and that is only the first 2 days and you build most of this. So what will happen next then? Since the world is not perfect and deployment people normally know less of the “Dark Side” (That is Server Side) we start putting up different solutions for app-compat issues, so we will setup System Center Virtual Machine manager, learn Hyper-V, Scripting Hyper-V, Deploy Terminal Servers, Learn GPP/GPO, learn things around File, Print, Cluster, Active Directory and everything that you really need know about. Not only will you learn, you will learn by doing, since you are building the entire infrastructure around this. We also spend time on troubleshooting of course
We normally stay at the same hotel, that means all of us, so is just happens to be a bar there. So after class there will be a bunch of doing down in the hotel to continue the “class” over a drink.
It is hard to describe this event, but at least I tried. We don’t run those events very often so you might want to join in, I’ll guess we will run the next event in the summer of 2012 or even later than that.
Anyway, you can read what other are saying about this here Microsoft Pinpoint’
and you can read more and sign up here – http://www.truesec.com/infrastructure/labs/deployment/migration/deployment_geek_week
Really hope to see you there.
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