16 Sep

Configuring IE Proxy Settings in an MDT Task Sequence

On a recent Windows 7 deployment, I wanted to patch the base image during the Build and Capture task sequence in MDT 2013. I decided to reach out to the internet to download all the latest available updates, but quickly found that the client’s internet proxy was preventing the connection to the MS Update site. Automation is Read more…

09 Jun

Store Apps Settings Cause Failures in MDT

We recently came across an issue creating a Task Sequence to capture an installation of Windows 10 with MDT 2013 Update 2.  During the Sysprep task, the following error was displayed:   The C:\Windows\system32\sysprep\panther\setupact.log was reviewed and based on the log entries shown below, we determined that the root cause of the error was the Read more…

27 Apr

MBAM and Bitlocker Pre-Provisioning During OSD

MBAM (Microsoft Bitlocker Administration and Monitoring) is a fantastic tool for managing your Bitlocker Recovery Keys and your TPM Passwords. There is, however, an issue when using MBAM to manage these items if you are using Bitlocker Pre-Provisioning during Operating System Deployment (OSD). The issue stems from the Pre-Provisioning taking ownership of the TPM chip and not Read more…

22 Mar

USMT OSDMigrateAdditionalCaptureOptions Task Sequence Variable

Microsoft’s User State Migration Toolkit (USMT) is a fantastic free tool. It can, however, be a little daunting when you first start trying to use it.  It’s relatively easy to run the migration manually, but once you start adding it into an MDT/SCCM Task Sequence it gets quite a bit more complicated. I first ran into Read more…

12 Jan

New Year’s Resolution for OS Management

I worked with a firm recently that is using Windows 7 as a desktop portal to access to access their VDI and XenApp. In my attempt to create a new capture of the OS I found myself staring at 191 updates just for Windows 7, and every time I would run the capture it would fail. If I ran the Read more…