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Installing, Configuring, Securing and Using MDT Webservices – Part 2

December 22, 2016

In Part 1 we walked through the installation and configuration of Deployment Webservices. In this part we will focus on securing the Webservice. There are five (5) main areas that I focus on to lock down the Webservice, and I’ll include two (2) optional areas for consideration: Use Request Filtering, which is basically what the old […]

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Installing, Configuring, Securing and Using MDT Webservices – Part 1

December 12, 2016

This will be a three part article on installing, configuring, securing and using Maik Koster’s Deployment Webservice. Part 1 – Installing and Configuring Deployment Webservices Part 2 – Securing Deployment Webservices Part 3 – Using Deployment Webservices I’m a massive fan of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and use it for all customer deployments that don’t already have […]

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Script to Change the Drive Letter of all CDROM and DVD Drives

January 4, 2015

This PowerShell script will change the drive letter of all CDROM & DVD Drives found starting from whatever is set as $LastDriveLetter variable, working backwards until it finds an available drive letter. Too many IT Pros leave CDROM/DVD Drives as the drive letter Windows assigns them when first detected, which is typically usually either D: or E:. Then […]

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Custom MDT Wizard For Network Settings

January 4, 2015

Setting a fixed IP Address during the MDT task sequences has always been ugly. It’s an area that I believe needs to be revisited by Microsoft. I don’t like the concept behind the “Apply Network Settings” task action. I don’t find it dynamic enough. In my opinion it’s too cumbersome and involved. The old “NICSettings_Definition_ENU.xml” […]

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