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TechEd EU 2014 – WIN-B314

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on November 2, 2014

During the session I did demo some scripts and here they are:

Script to configure the Build LAB Deployment share:

Import-Module "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Deployment Toolkit\bin\MicrosoftDeploymentToolkit.psd1"
New-PSDrive -Name "DS001" -PSProvider MDTProvider -Root "E:\MDTBuildLab"

#Set permisions correct
net share E:\MDTBuildLab '/grant:EVERYONE,change'
icacls E:\MDTBuildLab\Captures /grant '"MDT_BA":(OI)(CI)(M)'
icacls E:\MDTBuildLab\Logs /grant '"MDT_BA":(OI)(CI)(M)'

#Create the folder structure
new-item -path "DS001:\Applications" -enable "True" -Name "Install" -Comments "" -ItemType "folder" -Verbose
new-item -path "DS001:\Applications" -enable "True" -Name "Action" -Comments "" -ItemType "folder" -Verbose
new-item -path "DS001:\Operating Systems" -enable "True" -Name "Windows 8.1 x64" -Comments "" -ItemType "folder" -Verbose
new-item -path "DS001:\Task Sequences" -enable "True" -Name "Ref" -Comments "" -ItemType "folder" -Verbose

#Import the OS
import-mdtoperatingsystem ´
-path "DS001:\Operating Systems\Windows 8.1 x64" ´
-SourcePath "G:\Raw\Windows 8.1 x64" ´
-DestinationFolder "W81X64-001" ´
-Verbose

#Create the Task Sequence
import-mdttasksequence ´
-path "DS001:\Task Sequences\Ref" ´
-Name "Ref Windows 8.1 x64 Enterprise" ´
-Template "Client.xml" -Comments "" ´
-ID "RW81X64" -Version "1.0" ´
-OperatingSystemPath "DS001:\Operating Systems\Windows 8.1 x64\Windows 8.1 Enterprise in W81X64-001 install.wim" ´
-FullName "ViaMonstra" ´
-OrgName "ViaMonstra" ´
-HomePage "about:blank" ´
-Verbose

Set-ItemProperty -Path DS001: -Name Boot.x86.LiteTouchWIMDescription -Value 'MDT Build Lab x86'
Set-ItemProperty -Path DS001: -Name Boot.x86.LiteTouchISOName -Value 'MDT Build Lab x86.iso'
Set-ItemProperty -Path DS001: -Name Boot.x64.LiteTouchWIMDescription -Value 'MDT Build Lab x64'
Set-ItemProperty -Path DS001: -Name Boot.x64.LiteTouchISOName -Value 'MDT Build Lab x64.iso'
Set-ItemProperty -Path DS001: -Name SupportX86 -Value 'False'

Script to bulk import applications

https://deploymentbunny.com/2014/09/03/powershell-is-king-bulk-import-applications-i-mdt/

Wrapper for C++

https://deploymentbunny.com/2014/09/25/nice-to-havevb-script-wrapper-for-all-vc-installers-to-be-used-in-mdt/

Script to download all C++

https://deploymentbunny.com/2014/08/05/powershell-is-king-download-all-vc-runtimes-using-a-script/

Sample Custom Settings.ini

https://deploymentbunny.com/?s=customsettings.ini

/m

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My sessions at TechEd Europe 2014

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on August 27, 2014

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TechEd Europa 2014

TechEd Europe is Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers, providing the technical education, product evaluation, and community resources to plan, architect, deploy, manage and secure a connected enterprise. TechEd Europe will be held October 28-31 at Fira Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain. For more information: http://europe.msteched.com

PRC05: Deploying and Managing Windows in the Real World

What does it take for organizations to deploy and manage Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone? During this all-day seminar, examine the requirements needed to execute the entire process. We ensure that you understand what has changed in Windows 8.1, how you prepare for a Windows 8.1 migration, how to create your Windows 8.1 image, how to deploy Windows 8.1, and how to deploy Windows Store apps to the already-deployed computers using an enterprise app store. Regardless of whether you are new to Windows deployment and management, new to Windows 8.1, or an existing Windows 7 or Windows XP expert, there will be benefits for all attendees, from “how-to’s” to best practices, to tips and tricks

WIN-B314: Deploying Windows 8.1 Using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)

If your job contains the duty of deploying Windows 8/8.1 and you would like to do this using the free tools provided by Microsoft, this session is for you. During the session we cover the basic steps to install the solution and the configure it. We explain things like reference images, Windows Deployment Services, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Lite Touch, new computer scenario, refresh old computers and how to replace old computers while keeping the user data and re-installing applications.

A message from Mike:

You are invited and very much welcome to my sessions. If you do have the time to join the sessions, please don’t hesitate to swing by the podium before or after sessions, it’s ok to just say hi. I hope to see U.
/mike

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TechEd NA 2014 – Here is my sessions on Channel 9

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on May 25, 2014

Top OS Deployment Issues with Answers from Experts

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Bare Metal OS Deployment in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager: This Is How It Is Done!

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Building the Perfect Windows 8.1 Image

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TechEd NA 2014 – The Scripts from my session – DCIM-B309 – Bare Metal OS Deployment in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on May 15, 2014

Here is the sample scripts from my session at TechEd NA 2014 (DCIM-B309 – Bare Metal OS Deployment in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager: This Is How It Is Done!)

SkyDrive: http://1drv.ms/1n0vTm2

Channel 9: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/DCIM-B309

/mike

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TechEd NA 2014 – PRC06 Deploying and Managing Windows in the Real World – Slides

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on May 12, 2014

You asked for the slides after our session, here they are

http://1drv.ms/1mRiD2R

 

If you are looking for all the deployment links we talked about, you will find the here

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mniehaus/archive/2014/05/12/useful-deployment-links.aspx

 

/mike

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TechEd–New Session: Bare Metal OS Deployment in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager: This is How it is Done!

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on April 16, 2014

A very nice surprise.

At TechEd they have added more sessions to the DataCenter track and that means I’ve got a new session!

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Bare Metal OS Deployment in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager: This is How it is Done!

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 has bare metal OSD deployment built-in. This session is all about that. You will learn how to do discover, how to deal with drivers, networking and you will learn how to troubleshoot the process and most of all you will learn how to NOT troubleshoot, since you will learn how to do it correctly. You will also see how to deal with hardware configuration, firmware and such, expect lots of demos and PowerShell.

As you can see the session will be focusing on bare metal deployment, something I have been doing for many years now. Besides the actual deployment I will also show you how to do the network and storage related configuration to get VMQ to work correctly and some other stuff. This is going to be fun!

Note: If you are going to TechEd and you do join the session, please, step up to the podium and say hi.

/mike

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TechEd NA 2014 – Deploying and Managing Windows in the Real World (PRC06)

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on January 23, 2014

This Pre Conference is for all of you that knows how to deploy and manage Windows, or would like to know how…

What does it take for organizations to deploy and manage Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone? During this all-day seminar we walk through the entire process. We ensure that you understand what has changed in Windows 8.1, how you prepare for a Windows 8.1 migration, how to create your Windows 8.1 image, how to deploy Windows 8.1, and how to deploy Windows Store apps to the already-deployed computers using an enterprise app store. Regardless of whether you are new to Windows deployment and management, new to Windows 8.1, or an existing Windows 7 or Windows XP expert, there will be benefits for all attendees, from “how-to’s” to best practices to tips and tricks.

Join Michael Niehaus, Ben Hunter and Mikael Nystrom in this dazzling full day filled with demos, demos, knowledge and expertise!

Click here for more information PRC06 Deploying and Managing Windows in the Real World

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TechEd North America 2014 Pre-Conference Seminars – Registration is open

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on December 17, 2013

 

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and this year I’ll (Mikael Nystrom)be there to do a Pre-Con with Ben Hunter (msft) and Michael Niehaus (msft) that focus on “Deploying and Managing Windows in the Real World”, so yes, it will be some old content and of course a lot a new content. We are going to cover Ref Images, Applications, Lite-Touch, Zero-Touch, Bit locker, Hardware, User-State, PowerShell, Hydrations, More PowerShell, Windows Store Apps, Migration from XP, Migration from Windows 7, Migration from Windows 8 and other impotent information YOU need. If you plan to come and there is something you would like us to cover, please get in contact with any of us so we can add that content.

So, if you haven’t signed up to the biggest and best IT Pro event for 2014, it is time to do so…(and don’t miss to join our Pre Con, it is going to be pure magic :-))

Signup here! and lets meet in Houston, Texas!

/mike

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Nice to Know–What’s new in Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on June 7, 2013

During TechEd NA 2013 a lot of information regarding the next generation of Windows Server 2012 R2 was reviled, for my self, it was things that I have wanted to tell you all for some time, but I was not allowed, but finally its allowed and that is nice. Microsoft continue the work they started in Windows Server 2012 so the main focus is still pretty much the same as with Windows Server 2012 and that is Hyper-V, Storage, Network. The long term goal is to have a consistent platform and a user experience that will be the same for the private cloud, the public cloud and the partner cloud. But there is much more too it when you start looking under the hood, most of it is really smart designed and has the potential to be real nice when customers realize that it could mean in true cloud computing if build correctly. There is more, bit for now this is what we can talk about. I STRONGLY recommend that you read this document ASAP, you never know when you when the first Windows Server 2012 R2 server will show up near you. :-)

This is just “some” of the new things

  • Shared VHDX – Means you can build cluster inside Hyper-V with out ISCSI/FC
  • Live Migration Compression – Up to 50% faster.
  • Live Migration over SMB Direct (RDMA) – Cant even remember how many % fast it was, just crazy
  • Storage Quality of Service (QoS) – Limit storage IOPS per virtual machine (Really cool)
  • Live Virtual Machine Cloning / Exporting – Finally!!
  • Linux Guest OS support enhancements – Now live backup, dynamic memory works on Linux VMs.
  • Hyper-V Replica 2.0 – You can now replicate to second machine, and that can then replicate one ore time, you can set the time for replica(30 sec, 5 minutes or 15 minutes).
  • Windows Azure Compatibility
  • Online resizing of VHDX – Expand/Shrink VHDX files while the VM is running.
  • Automatic Guest Activation – VMs automatically get activated if the Hyper-V hosts is an activated Datacenter edition.
  • VM Connect using RDP or enhanced VM interaction – This uses RDP over the VMBus, in other words, EVERYTHING works, even connecting trough a RDGW
  • Generation 2 virtual machines – Gen2 VMs has NO legacy devices and are based on UEFI. Supported guest OS is Windows 8/ Server and up
  • Zero-downtime upgrade (Cross version live Migration) –
  • Hyper-V Recovery Manager – Hyper-V replica orchestration using Azure to manage recover between two or more sites
  • DataDeduplication – DataDeduplication of VDI Virtual Machines
  • Two-tier storage in Storage Spaces – Take a bunch of SAS disk, a few SSD disk, create a storage space, share and suddenly you have 125.000 IOPS instead of 7.000, now that is impressive!
  • Multi-tenant VPN gateway – With this GW we can now connect the Hyper-V isolated networks with the real world, YES!!!!
  • Resource metering – Improved
  • NIC Teaming – Improved
  • Azure for Windows – This was the “old” hosting portal, but now that portal will be used by both Hosters and Enterprises, trust me it is so nice

and I have not started with the rest of it, things like AD, RDS, VDI, DNS, DHCP, IPAM, but trust me, that has also changed and been approved!

/mike

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Nice to Know–What’s new in Windows 8.1

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on June 6, 2013

TechEd NA 2013 did not do any demos on the new UI, they told us that it will be showed at the BUILD conference, but one day later this YouTube video popped up. Surprise :-)

And when you feel for reading it instead, well here it is…

/mike

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