MDT and WDS Diagram
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MDT with WDS Integration Overview

MDT and WDS working together MDT vs WDS To understand how MDT and WDS work to complement each other it helps to first understand the differences between these two systems. WDS Windows Deployment Services (WDS) is a server based technology […]

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How to install Powershell ISE on Server 2008 R2

Install Powershell ISE on Server 2008 R2 The Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) is not natively included in Server 2008 R2. There may come a time though where you may want to whip up a quick Powershell script and the ISE can […]

Custom Windows 8.1 Start Screen
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MDT – Customize 8.1 Start Screen with task sequence

Customize 8.1 Start Screen with task sequence for all users using MDT in 6 steps In your environment you probably customize your user’s desktop icons, so you’ll likely want to customize the start/metro screen as well. This can be accomplished […]

DISM MDT 8.1 App Associations
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MDT Windows 8.1 image deployment customization

Customize your MDT Windows 8.1 image for a business environment Windows 8.1 is a solid Operating System. Yes, it’s different. Yes, the differences have sparked a negative media reaction. Misguided public opinion doesn’t change the fact that Windows 8.1 is […]

ADPinger
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ADPinger v1.0.0.0 released

ADPinger v1.0.0.0 After a lengthy beta period ADPinger 1.0.0.0 is now ready for release. I’d like to thank everyone that took the time to download and try out the beta, and a special thanks to those that submitted feedback. Based […]

Windows PE command window - Windows Preinstallation Environment command window
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Troubleshoot MDT Deployments with log files

How to: troubleshoot MDT deployments with log files Chances are good that at some point you will experience a hiccup during your deployment process.  An incorrect setting, missing driver, or improper script syntax has gotten the best of just about […]

List of NBPs for WDS
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PXE booting with WDS – DHCP Scope vs IP Helpers

I recently embarked on a mission to implement (WDS) Windows Deployment Services into our environment.  Due to a multitude of factors the WDS server could not be implemented onto the existing DHCP Server, and would instead reside as an independent […]

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Development

VB.NET detect laptop or desktop

Using VB.NET detect laptop or desktop You may run into a situation where you want to check the machine type and determine if your application is running on a desktop or laptop. This article will discuss how to use VB.NET […]

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Development

VB.NET get list of local administrators

Using VB.NET get list of local administrators This post will cover how to use VB.net to get a list of local administrators from a device. If you’re like me, you’ve already searched around and discovered that getting a list of […]

Downloading VLC for iOS from App Store
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