Optimize the boot image updating process

Will you be using more than one version of Windows? Which applications are you prepared to install manually (one-offs)? Next, configure your MDT Task sequence or sequences in a manner consistent with your network policies to ensure consistency in your environment.

Now, if you simply create offline media with MDT, all applications will be included in the ISO. Create sub-folders in the Deployment Share and copy appropriate content from the Deployment Share to each sub-folder created.

Here’s a message you will see when you try to run the UDI launcher: As for all the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit versions, the installation is a straight forward procedure: Just download, execute the installer and complete the installation wizard.

Once installed, we can access any of the components from the “Start Menu”. Select a folder where you want to store all the binaries (applications, operating system, etc.) MDT will use.

This can get large and unwieldy, making media creation inordinately lengthy and increase the time required to image each individual PC. Next, create a New Selection Profile, choosing only the Applications and Operating Systems that are desired for the particular off-network deployment.

Within those posts we had the chance to review some step-by-step procedures to create customized images of Windows 7, including Microsoft Office 2007 and achieve an automatic deployment; using always the Beta version of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010. Wait for the process to complete and click on “Finish”. Select the “Destination directory name” and click on “Next”.

A while back, I posted an article on building a Share Point development environment in Hyper-V, which included a part on automating deployment of the host machine.

Although we’ve now moved to VMware Workstation, we still use this approach for automating deployment of our standard Windows 7 builds, and this commentary is generally relevant to any Windows Deployment Services (WDS) deployment.

We continue by entering a description for the Deployment Share (I was a bit in lack of imagination).

The next step is to select the options we want to configure for our Deployment Share. We can see the Summary before the Deployment Share creation.