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Category Archives: MDT

SCCM: install Windows 10 language packs offline with an MDT Integrated Task Sequence in SCCM CB

Niall posted a nice manual here: https://www.windows-noob.com/forums/topic/14059-how-can-i-install-windows-10-language-packs-offline-with-an-mdt-integrated-task-sequence-in-system-center-configuration-manager-current-branch/

 

and how to avoid language selection popup during SCCM OSD: https://www.niallbrady.com/2016/03/29/why-does-windows-10-setup-prompt-to-choose-a-language-when-deploying-language-packs-offline-using-system-center-configuration-manager/

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MDT: Install Windows 10

 

Windows 10 installation miserably fails with MDT 2013 (dism is not compatible). An unsupported workaround is here

SCVMM: Remove unattend.xml from \Panther folder when use MDT for image preparation

 

A note from MMS2013: When prepare an image using MDT it put unattend.xml file in c:\windows\Panther. SCVMM 2012 SP1 use a virtual floppu to inject its own unattend.xml. |Panther folder will always win!

So to get SCVMM working properly add an additional step to MDT Task Sequesnce (right after sysprep step) – Delete unattend.xml file from c:\windows\Panther

MDT 2012 Upd 1: Deploy to VHD

What this feature do? As per Michael’s post here it:

  • Format and partition the physical disk.
  • Create a new, empty VHD file.
  • Format and partition the VHD file.
  • Apply the specified operating system WIM image to a volume created in the VHD file.
  • Set up a BCD entry to boot from the OS volume contained in the VHD file.

Driver Packs for SCCM OSD

Placeholder for Driver Pack collections for SCCM OSD

Lenovo: Lenovo forum

Dell: Dell Enterprise Client Wiki

HP: Deploymentresearch Blog

Setting resolution in WinPE 4.0

Windows 8 uses a new version of WinPE. Apparently the Winpe4.0 does not support 16-bit color depth anymore. So to change resolution you have to add the following to your unattend.xml:

<Display>
  <ColorDepth>32</ColorDepth>
  <HorizontalResolution>1024</HorizontalResolution>
  <RefreshRate>60</RefreshRate>
  <VerticalResolution>768</VerticalResolution>
</Display>

 

The solution is found here