Category Archives: MDT 2012

How To Create a Partition within MDT 2013 Task Sequence

Creating a Partition within MDT 2013

A YouTube viewer wanted to know how to create a partition within MDT 2013 during deployment time. This task is very simple within your Task Sequence.

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Speed Up Pxe Boot in WDS and SCCM

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If you are using PXE boot to deploy Windows Operating Systems in your environment. You probably might noticed that boot time is very slow. Technically, during PXE time, the boot image file is being loaded in the client’s machine, it shouldn’t take no more than a few minutes depending on the size of the boot.wim file and your network bandwidth. If it seems that your PXE boot time is extremely slow, you may be able to speed up the process by increasing the TFTP block size within your WDS server. This article will show you how to speed up PXE boot in WDS and SCCM.

Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) is the network protocol used for downloading all files during the boot time. TFTP by default is a slow protocol because it requires one ACK (acknowledgment) packet for each block of data that is sent. The server will not send the next block in the sequence until the ACK packet for the previous block is received. As a result, this is what cause the network to be slow during the PXE booting to a client.

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MDT 2013 – Introduction to Image Servicing Suite

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This is what creativity is all about. Using MDT is the stepping stone into the deployment world. My good friend Robert Telford showed his latest development and it’s a imaging tool that will blow your sock off. Check out the video below for the introduction, plus stay tune for his 9 part series on the tool.

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MDT Sequential Computername Workaround???…..Finally!

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There are quite a few Windows Deployment Services fans out there who have decided to implement the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit to spice up their OS deployments only to find out that MDT does not have the same machine Naming Policy as WDS :(

Sure you can use simple Visual Basic expressions to generate unique Computernames but what about the folks who just want to generate basic sequential computernames (SalesPC01,02,etc…)?

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