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OSD – The future of MDT is going to be PowerShell!

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on May 18, 2016

At MMSmoa today, Michael Niehaus presented a new approach for MDT, the shift from VBscript to PowerShell. They idea is to get the code up on GitHub. The basic engine and framework will be done, but it will allow for contributors to test and verify and even provide suggestions.

You can check it out here:

The New Task Sequence:



The Install App Step:



6 Responses to “OSD – The future of MDT is going to be PowerShell!”

  1. Awesome News !!!!!

  2. Awesome!!! Now we need a pretty good documentation of all the variables used in the solution and between scripts.

    • Does this code from the script “DumpVars.ps1” does what I asked before?:
      1 $verbosePreference = “Continue”
      2 $deployRoot = Split-Path -Path “$PSScriptRoot”
      3 Import-Module “$deployRoot\Scripts\PSDUtility.psm1” -Force

      5 dir tsenv: | Out-File “$($env:SystemDrive)\DumpVars.log”

      Without documentation I presume but it would be a good start!

  3. CLParker said

    Mind officially blown! Thanks Mike! I look forward to seeing you and Johan at Geek Week next month in Redmond!

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