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You want to PXE Boot? Don’t use DHCP Options.

PXE Boot Basics. Booting from the network using the PXE protocol involves a simple series of DHCP packets. There are three parties involved: the DHCP server, the PXE server, and the client. The client broadcasts a DHCP packet asking for ... continue reading

OSD Video Tutorial: Part 8 – Understanding PXE

This session is part eight of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager. This session dives into the details of how Windows Deployment Services is used in conjunction with the Distribution Point/PXE role in ConfigMgr. The ... continue reading

OSD Video Tutorial: Part 7 – Driver Management

This session is part seven of an ongoing series focusing on Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager. This session focuses on driver management during image deployment. Discussion includes the process to import drivers, the various options available to install drivers ... continue reading
PAW deployment guide

PAW deployment guide

After running the PAW TAP program on the solution explained in this blogpost, I received tons of interests and great feedback. While the team is investigating on a plan, a lot of customers are asking how they can deploy PAW ... continue reading
Deploy Surface Studio using MDT

Deploy Surface Studio using MDT

Hi, my name is Scott McArthur and I am Supportability Program Manager in Surface. Today I am going to walk through deploying Windows 10 Enterprise Version 1703(Creators Update) to a Surface Studio using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 8443. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit ... continue reading
Get #windows 10 digital license with #Powershell #winserv #OSD #WDS

Get #windows 10 digital license with #Powershell #winserv #OSD #WDS

When rebuilding your windows 10 desktop that hold a digital license key there is no piece of paper that tells you the activation key. with the following command you can read the product key $service = get-wmiObject -query ‘select * ... continue reading
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Deploy SQL Server 2016 with Windows Server 2016 Cluster Better Together #SQL #MSIgnite

Now that Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 are GA this is for most a Go Live signal to use them in Production. As I tested the 2016 product line for sometime now I must say it is Awesome ... continue reading

Deploying Nano Server to a Bare-Metal Machine using a WIM and WinPE

There are several ways to deploy Nano Server to a physical machine: Dual-boot a Nano Server vhd or vhdx PxE-boot a bare-metal machine and install Nano Server from WDS using a vhd or vhdx PxE-boot a bare-metal machine and install ... continue reading