Category: Windows 7

The case of the (sys)Native

Nov 11, 2012 - Deployment, SCCM 2012, Windows 7 - 0 Comments - Standard

While preparing for an OS migration to windows 7 with SCCM 2012, we were using a package in the tasksequence to do some finetuning of the OS. as the OS was going to be x64 based, I encountered a typical phenomenon; the commandline in the package was working, but it wasn’t applied we had to […]

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 released!

Apr 17, 2012 - Deployment, MDT 2012, Windows 7, Windows 8 - 0 Comments - Standard

After some beta’s and RC versions, Microsoft released Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 today. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 is the newest version of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, a Solution Accelerator for operating system and application deployment. MDT 2012 supports deployment of Windows 7, Office 2010 and 365, and Windows Server 2008 R2 in addition to deployment […]

Windows ThinPC unattend error with MDT 2010

Jan 06, 2012 - MDT, MDT 2012, Windows 7 - 0 Comments - Standard

I was deploying Windows ThinPC using MDT with a customer, and received this error: Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file [C:\MININT\unattend.xml] for pass [windowsPE]. A component or setting specified in the answer file does not exist. According to the MS forums this should be solved in MDT 2012 beta 1. So we […]

Server 2008 R2 Slow startup while applying computer settings

Nov 26, 2011 - Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 - 3 Comments - Standard

I’ve had some trouble with slow logon on Windows Server 2008 R2. The “Applying Computer Settings”-part takes about two minutes! The eventlog shows two records about this issue: The winlogon notification subscriber <GPClient> is taking long time to handle the notification event (CreateSession). And: The winlogon notification subscriber <GPClient> took xxx seconds to handle the […]

Desktop optimisation windows 7 and office 2010 – notes from the field

Recently we hosted an event about “Desktop optimisation – efficient windows 7 and office 2010 deployment – notes from the field”. This seminar not only listed many of the new features and functionality that are included in Windows 7 and Office 2010 but also answered many deployment questions including some notes from the field. The […]

Dive into Desktop Deployment this summer

Jul 26, 2011 - ConfigMgr/SCCM, Deployment, MDOP, MDT, MED-V, Microsoft, Windows 7 - 0 Comments - Standard

Microsoft gave the TechNet newsletters a holiday feeling with four different topics in a bite-size format. One of the topics of this summer edition is about Desktop Deployment. Desktop deployment involves much more than just migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7. In fact it’s mainly about managing your desktop and application infrastructure effectively. This […]

Add Internet Explorer 9 to MDT 2010

Jun 03, 2011 - MDT, Windows 7 - 1 Comments - Standard

There are several ways to deploy Internet Explorer 9 to client computers. Of course, you can install IE9 while building your reference image, but that’s so 90’s. Another way is to integrate the IE9 package with DISM into the Windows 7 wim image. But as we are using MDT2010 we choose the fastest way, that […]

WAIK for Windows 7 SP1 released

Feb 17, 2011 - Deployment, MDT, Windows 7 - 0 Comments - Standard

The Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) for Windows 7 SP1 is available for download since yesterday. The WAIK contains tools like ImageX, DISM, WinPE, USMT and VAMT. This update isn’t needed to deploy Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 with SP1 or the standalone Service Pack 1, it is an optional update. Be sure to read […]