Autor: Maik Koster

Offline Domain Join with MDT 0

Offline Domain Join with MDT

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 come with a new feature called “Offline Domain Join”. With this, you get the possibility to join a computer or member server to the domain, even if that computer/server currently isn’t connected to the domain. Why would I need that, you might ask....

Extending the MDT Documentation – Some goodies from ZTIUtility.vbs – String and File handling 2

Extending the MDT Documentation – Some goodies from ZTIUtility.vbs – String and File handling

The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit comes with a pretty extensive and almost complete documentation, which is even more remarkable, as it’s a free tool. But even this almost complete documentation, it’s lacking some information that might be helpful for some of you. I’ll start with two things that are available in...

Publishing ZTICustomConfiguration.wsf – a script to solve some common tasks in MDT Deployments 0

Publishing ZTICustomConfiguration.wsf – a script to solve some common tasks in MDT Deployments

There are a couple things, that are quite common in most deployments. Very often you need to delete a couple files, copy some folders, remove or update some registry keys, maybe update a XML or INI file etc. What a lot of people typically do is to write some kind...

Searching for Drivers in MDT 0

Searching for Drivers in MDT

Today I had an interesting question. Someone wanted to be able to see all the PnP IDs of the imported drivers so he could easily check if a specific device was already supported. While this information is available in the properties of each driver, its not shown in a column...

Adding a generic search box to Teleriks ASP.Net MVC Grid 0

Adding a generic search box to Teleriks ASP.Net MVC Grid

In the new version of the MDT Web FrontEnd, I make use of some components from Teleriks extensions for ASP.Net MVC. Especially the grid, as it comes with all the necessary stuff like sorting, filtering, paging, etc. There is also a free/open source version available, that can easily be added...

MDT Web FrontEnd Beta 2.0.2 published – Call for Help ! 0

MDT Web FrontEnd Beta 2.0.2 published – Call for Help !

I just released Beta 2.0.2 of the MDT Web FrontEnd. As promised, I will keep on publishing new releases in short cycles, so you can have bug fixes and new features as soon as possible. This it going to be a very important update and I urge you to download...

Versioning / Monitoring SCCM Task Sequences – Update for SCCM 2012 3

Versioning / Monitoring SCCM Task Sequences – Update for SCCM 2012

Back in May this year I released a small tool that monitors and tracks all changes on Task Sequences on your SCCM Server and exports a copy for backup purposes each time a change happens. Today I just published an updated version of this script, that enables the same functionality...

2011 Microsoft MVP Award – Setup & Deployment 0

2011 Microsoft MVP Award – Setup & Deployment

  Has been a great sunny weekend so far and now I also received the following mail from Microsoft Dear Maik Koster, Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2011 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality,...

Mouse without Borders 0

Mouse without Borders

  Today I would like to share one of the coolest Tools I’ve seen for a while. As doing a lot of testing and developing, I typically have a bunch of computers and laptops flying around on my desk. And as you are reading my blog, it’s probably the same...

WSUS Offline Update – Installing Windows updates without an Internet connection and WSUS 0

WSUS Offline Update – Installing Windows updates without an Internet connection and WSUS

Today I would like to share one of the handiest tools for servicing Windows systems, if they can’t be updated via WSUS or online at Microsoft Update, or if you for any reason want to install the updates from a CD/DVD/USB or even a share. It’s called WSUS Offline Update...