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  • Blog Post: Start MBAM encryption on Bitlocker pre-provisioned and Windows To Go drives.

    Dave Hornbaker from Deployment Guys wrote a script some time ago, that kicks off MBAM encryption of the hard drive. It can be found here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/deploymentguys/archive/2012/02/20/using-mbam-to-start-bitlocker-encryption-in-a-task-sequence.aspx As time goes, there are new features...
  • Blog Post: x-mass present! _AUTOMATICALLY_ open all important logs - smsts.log, bdd.log - anything!

    Hi! How many times you have been looking for SMSTS.LOG checking all possible locations, finally finding the wrong version, because time in Win PE is off? Finally, the pain is over! Attached script, ZTITrace32.wsf will open them for you automatically. See the picture. How it works. Script...
  • Blog Post: Creating faster OEM Images with OSD and MDT.

    Creating faster OEM Images with OSD and MDT. Introduction OEM scenario is where you prepare the reference computer and duplicate the hard drive using any tool or hardware duplicator. Microsoft offers two products to accomplish OEM image creation. 1. Operating System Deployment from System...
  • Blog Post: Avoiding Legal Notice that breaks MDT autologon.

    There is a known issue when you're setting Legal Notice text and caption in GPO and when deploying in MDT, the Legal Notice is popping up during auto logon. I fix it by saving JoinDomain to another variable SavedJoinDomain and join to domain before the last step in the task sequence. Here are the steps...
  • Blog Post: Images Builder

    UPDATE 01/29/2013: I'm no longer using Windows service and srvany, I recommend to use standard Windows Tasks Scheduler. Now you can restart the script anytime and it will do all needed cleanup work - will shut down the VM, clean up the environment, etc. So basically, you just stop and start...
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