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Category: Desktop Deployment

Deploying Surface Pro 3 Pen and OneNote Tips

Here is some information regarding deploying Surface Pro 3 devices…

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2014/07/15/deploying-surface-pro-3-pen-and-onenote-tips.aspx

PowerShell Script to set permissions in Active Directory for OSD

Here is a nice script that Mikael Nystrom & Johan Arwidmark put together to set the Permissions required for the OSD Service Account.

Disk drive numbers may not correspond to the SATA channel numbers when you install Windows on a computer that has multiple SATA or RAID disks

If you have multiple drives in your Computer and they aren’t enumerating the way you are expecting this may be why…

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937251

Task sequence fails in Configuration Manager if software updates require multiple restarts

If you are applying Software Updates through a Task Sequence check this out…

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2894518/en-us

ThinkVantage Technologies Administrator Tools

ThinkVantage Technologies Administrator Tools

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=TVAN-ADMIN

Move Removable Drives up the Alphabet during Operating System Deployment

A while back I was presented with the following problem during a Operating System Deployment Project.  If a computer had a multi-card reader it would assign itself to the following 7 drives:

  • E:\
  • F:\
  • G:\
  • H:\
  • I:\
  • J:\
  • K:\

This wasn’t so much a problem, except that the Drives H:\, I:\, J:\ & K:\ were used for Network locations and as a result those drives did not map via the logon script.  So I had to move the Multi-Card reader off those drives.

It was decided that we would move the whole lot and not just the ones that were conflicting as this would enable us to create a standard deployment strategy.

So I wrote a script that would move all removable drives off the lower level drive letters and move them up the alphabet to a section that wasn’t quite so populated.

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