I am often frustrated when I deploy machines using VMware. Not because it is VMware, but because it is so slow when using the console. By coincidence I found out that VMware actually has WDDM drivers installed/copied during VMware tools installation. So this led me to investigate if these drivers could speed things up in […]
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This is a how to guide on installation of BGInfo and ThightVNC. I know there are probably better ways of doing this, but this worked fine for me. First you need to download BGInfo and ThightVNC. http://www.tightvnc.com/download.php http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897557 Then you install ThightVNC on a test computer. You need to do this in order to get […]
This is cool. Start your lite touch installation as normal. As soon as you are finished booting up WinPE hit our good old friend F8. Close the wizard in the background and navigate to x:deployscripts, type the following: cscript LiteTouch.wsf : Hit enter and then you can see what happens during the deployment.
Almost every admin I know enable command line support in WinPE. What they probably don’t know is that it is possible to display the network access account password in clear text. This is by design since WinPE is not member of a domain and need to use the password to access resources in SCCM. This […]
Let’s say you want to add a registry key while you are in windows PE. In order to achieve this we have to load the appropriate registry hive from the files under %windirsystem32config. Under the config folder there are these files that are interesting: Software – This is the HKLMSoftware hive System – This is […]