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Nice to Know – DirectAccess Capacity Planning and Performance Metrics

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on February 26, 2016

This evening a friend of mine (you know who you are) started a conversation with in this way

– Do you use DirectAccess?

– Yes, we do

The conversation continued with questions about performance, expectations and such. In the end i sent him a very nice TechNet article about capacity planning and performance metrics that is useful, and here it is for the rest of you that also have the same question but never got an answer.


Please continue the reading here:


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Nice to Know – Where is the links to RSAT for Windows 7, 8, 8.1?

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on December 25, 2013

RSAT is short for remote server administration tools, kind of handy when you like to work on/from you Windows client OS directly against a server OS, pretty much like adminak.msi “back in the days”. Just download the CORRECT version and don’t get suppressed when it doesn’t show up.  The RSAT is just a package, you need to enable the feature in the control panel first, as any feature you would like to enable, like telnet and such.

The Picture

this is how it looks when the RSAT package is installed, as you see it is now possible to add the features you need from within that package.

The GUI Way:


The DISM way:

dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:RemoteServerAdministrationTools /All


The POSH way:

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName RemoteServerAdministrationTools-Features -All


The links

Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 8.1 
Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 8 
Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7 with SP1 (both x86 and x64) 

The Read More


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Sommarkollo 2013 – Hantera den nya generationens infrastruktur med System Center 2012

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on June 19, 2013

Du har just fått reda på att du har alla licenser för System Center 2012. Frågan är vad du kan göra med plattformen som förbättrar, förenklar för dig och verksamheten. En sak säker, du kommer att kunna säga ”Ja, absolut, inga problem” bra mycket oftare än du kan idag. I denna session går vi praktiskt igenom vilka funktioner och möjligheter du har i vissa givna scenarion, du kommer att lära dig att hantera klienter, så som Windows, Android, Ipad likaväl som Hyper-V, Virtual Machines, Automatisering och self service funktioner.

Notera att dessa seminarium är kostnadsfria

Anmäl dig till sessionen den 3/7 här >

Anmäl dig till sessionen den 14/8 här >

Posted in Hyper-V, MDM, System Center 2012, System Center 2012 R2, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Intune, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 | Tagged: | Leave a Comment »

Sommarkollo 2013 – Det är enklare att migrera från Windows XP än vad du tror

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on June 19, 2013

Support för Windows XP kommer att upphöra och därför bör du migrera till en senare version. I den här sessionen så visar vi dig dels hur man gör, vilka verktyg man kan använda och att det faktiskt är mycket enklare än vad du förmodligen tror. Under sessionen kommer du att lära dig att använda Microsofts olika utrullningslösningar för klient-operativsystem och hur dom används för att migrera bort dom sista Windows XP maskinerna.

Notera att dessa seminarier är kostnadsfria

Anmäl dig till sessionen den 3/7 här >

Anmäl dig till sessionen den 14/8 här >

Posted in MAP, MDT, System Center 2012, System Center 2012 R2, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows XP | Tagged: | Leave a Comment »

Deployment Roadshow 2013 in Sweden!

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!

Var? När?
Göteborg 2013-04-22
Malmö 2013-04-23
Stockholm 2013-04-24
Umeå 2013-04-25



Posted in Deployment, Lite Touch, MDT, RoadShow, SCCM, System Center 2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 | Tagged: , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Hydration Kit V3 is out

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on January 4, 2013

HYDV3This hydration kit is basically what we use internally to build labs, POC,s and demo environment. It does require Hyper-v on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012. With this kit you can deploy ready made VMs in a very short time. The kit handles to deploy

Windows Server

Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 in various readymade configurations like, Domain Controller, Fileservers, Print Server, Management Server, Remote Desktop Servers and some more

Windows Client

Windows 7 and Windows 8 with or without Office 2012 or Office 2013

System Center 2012 SP1

System Center 2012 SP1, Configuration Manager, Data Protection Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, Operations Manager, App Controller and Service Manager (In the SM case, you can chose between Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 R2, in the later it will also install SharePoint and the Self Service portal

SQL Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 with SQL Server 2012 installed

If you need support and help my best bet is the FB group we have

the kit can be downloaded from!ArbcTRNPMGOFlDW11OOuh2FZhA1R



Posted in Deployment, Geek Week, Hyper-V, MDT, SCCM, SCM, SCVMM, System Center 2012, TechEd, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 | Tagged: | 26 Comments »

Deployment Fundamentals Volume: III is out in the wild

Posted by Mikael Nystrom on April 21, 2012

Yes, it is true, so true. Deployment fundamentals Volume: III  is “the” book for those of you that uses SCCM 2007 and would like to have a nice OSD solution that integrates with Microsoft Deployment toolkit 2010, but the book can in many ways also work as guidance work SCCM 2007 with MDT2012 and even MDT2012 with SCCM2012. This is because there aren’t that many ways to deploy an operating system. But we (We, who is we?, Well, its Johan Arwidmark, Chris Nackers and me, Mikael Nystrom) also realized that there will be companies and organization that will keep on running SCCM 2007 for many years to come. The book covers ref images, drivers, task sequences, applications and all that needed information. You can get it from Amazon here. or you can read more about it here (as soon as Johan has added information)


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OS Deployment PreCon(s)–Spring and Summer 2012

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

Microsoft TechDays 2012

  • Date: 24th of April 2012
  • Speakers: Mikael Nystrom and Johan Arwidmark
  • Language: Swedish
  • Location: Örebro, Sweden

Microsoft TechEd North America 2012

  • Date: 10th of June 2012
  • Speakers: Mikael Nystrom, Michael Niehaus and Ben Hunter
  • Language: English
  • Location: Orlando, US

Microsoft TechEd Europe 2012

  • Date: 25th of June 2012
  • Speakers: Mikael Nystrom, Michael Niehaus and Ben Hunter
  • Language: English
  • Location: Amsterdam, NL

Posted in ACT, Deployment, Drivers, Lite Touch, MAP, MDT, SCCM, SCVMM, TechEd, Windows 7, Windows 8, WinPE | Tagged: | 3 Comments »

Nice to know: A simple branding kit for your Windows 7 deployment

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


Posted in Deployment, Lite Touch, MDT, SCCM, Windows 7 | Tagged: | 9 Comments »

Deployment Geek Week in Redmond – December 12-16, 2011

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 –

Really hope to see you there.


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