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OSD: Microsoft Surface Deployment Accelerator

Video on a new Surface Deployment Accelerator (native MS tool integrated with MDT 2013 Upd 1) :

SCCM: Reusing the same NIC for multiple PXE initiated deployments in System Center Configuration Manger OSD

Microsoft SCCM OSD support published a nice article about the subj:


You basically need to add MAC address of a docking station or USB NIC you use for multiple machines to SCCM Discovery exclusion via editing SCCM registry as described:

This can be done by opening Regedit on the site server and navigating to the following registry key:


followed by editing the registry value of:


This registry key value is a multi-string value that is the placeholder of the list of MAC addresses to be filtered. The registry key holds one MAC address per line in the following format:



Note the known computers should be introduced with GUID instead of MAC after that. Please read details in the article.