Imaging Made Easy
Before we get started, its best to create a Service Account that can join a machine to the domain. I find it best this way then its not a Domain Admin but has security permissions on joining the domain
The first thing you need to do is configure the CustomSettings.INI file Right click on the deployment share and click Properties
On the general tab if you are not going to deploy any x86 images uncheck the box
Click on the Rules Tab, you will notice there is not much there. That will change in a moment.
Here is my pretty much default config. The first line is to to pull the last known computer name from the registry. More to come on that later in the post. There are more settings that you can set, refer to MDT Documentation.
[Settings] Priority=Default Properties=MyCustomProperty [Default] _SMSTSOrgName=Running %TaskSequenceID% on %OSDComputername% UserExit=ZTIGrabOldCompName.vbs OSDComputerName=#fGrabOldCompName("MDT")# OSInstall=Y SkipCapture=YES SkipAdminPassword=YES AdminPassword=LOCAL-ADMIN-PASSWORD SkipProductKey=YES SkipComputerBackup=YES SkipBitLocker=YES SkipLocaleSelection=YES SkipComputerName=NO SkipDomainMembership=YES ;JoinWorkGroup=WORKGROUP JoinDomain=DOMAIN-NAME DomainAdmin=SERVICE-ACCOUNT-NAME-THAT-CAN-JOIN-MACHINE-TO-DOMAIN DomainAdminDomain=DOMAIN-NAME DomainAdminPassword=PASSWORD-OF-SERVICE-ACCOUNT SkipTaskSequence=NO TaskSequenceID=DEPLOY SkipDeploymentType=YES SkipUserData=YES SkipLocaleSelection=YES UserLocale=en-US SystemLocale=en-US KeyboardLocale=en-US UserLocale=en-US UILanguage=en-US SkipTimeZone=Yes TimeZone=035 TimeZoneName=Eastern Standard Time (CHANGE FOR YOUR TIMEZONE) SkipSummary=YES SkipFinalSummary=YES BitsPerPel=32 VRefresh=60 XResolution=1 YResolution=1 DoNotCreateExtraPartition=YES SLShare=\\SERVER-NAME\Deploymentshare$\Logs\SLShare SLShareDynamicLogging=\\SERVER-NAME\Deploymentshare$\Logs\SLShareDL\%serialnumber%
After you add this, click Apply, then click Edit Bootstrap.ini. Use the following file.
[Settings] Priority=Default [Default] DeployRoot=\\SERVERNAME\DeploymentShare$ UserID=JOIN-DOMAIN-SERVICE-ACCOUNT UserDomain=DOMAIN-NAME UserPassword=JOIN-DOMAIN-SERVICE-ACCOUNT SkipBDDWelcome=YES
Close the file and click save
Click the Window PE Tab, I generally un-check the Generate a Lite Touch bootable ISO image. Click OK
Next Step import OS. Right Click on Operating Systems and then click Import Operating System
If you are importing an ISO from Microsoft just click Next
Before you click on browse, you will need to mount the ISO. Browse to the ISO and then click OK
Verify that is the correct ISO and click NEXT
Import will progress
Import has finished now click Finish
Notice now that you will have OS Imported
Next section we will discuss drivers