Step-by-step guide to install Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 R2

Steps to perform on primary domain controller (DC) Extend AD schema Log in using a domain admin account Insert ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 DVD Open a command prompt window Type D:\SMSSETUP\BIN\X64\EXTADSCH.EXE and press Enter. Wait for a confirmation message in CMD window and then check for the existence of ExtADSch.log file in the root of C: … Continue reading Step-by-step guide to install Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 R2

Uncheck “Install new versions automatically” in Internet Explorer 10 during deployment

IF you during deployment you want to easily uncheck “Install new versions automatically” feature, there is a registry setting you can configure prior to actual IE setup.exe or msi, whatever you use. Copy the following text to a notepad and save it as a REG file. Then use REG IMPORT “Disable_AutoUpdate.reg” before you deploy your … Continue reading Uncheck “Install new versions automatically” in Internet Explorer 10 during deployment

Deploy Office 2007 SP2 with ConfigMgr 2007

As Microsoft recently released Service Pack 2 for Office 2007 suite, it is a good idea to add the update files to the package so it can be installed during the installation. So, first of all we have to download the SP2 executable file from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b444bf18-79ea-46c6-8a81-9db49b4ab6e5&displaylang=en (see Visio and Project information at the end … Continue reading Deploy Office 2007 SP2 with ConfigMgr 2007

How To: Operating System deployment with MDT 2010 and ConfigMgr 2007 SP2

Johan Arwidmark, Setup & Deployment MVP, just finished working on his Version 2.0 Deployment CD. It contains the following step-by-step guides and video tutorials: MDT 2010 Lite Touch Deployments (deployment without ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 R2, just the free tools) LTI01 - Installing the server for MDT 2010 Lite Touch LTI02 - Creating a Windows 7 … Continue reading How To: Operating System deployment with MDT 2010 and ConfigMgr 2007 SP2

How to create a Windows XP SP3 Target Computer in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 R2

This post assumes you have created a reference computer and captured an image of it as described in the previous post. Import and configure a task sequence to deploy the target computer After the task sequence to deploy the reference computer (Home-XPSP3-Ref01) finishes, a captured image of the reference computer is stored in \Home-SCCMCaptures$Home-XPSP3-Ref01.wim. Now, … Continue reading How to create a Windows XP SP3 Target Computer in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 R2

How to create a Windows XP SP3 Reference Machine using Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 R2

In this post, I will show how to deploy Windows XP SP3 (the easiest and least customizable way) in a virtual environment (Virtual PC 2005 SP1) step-by-step. This post is inspired from “Quick Start Guide for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007” document. In this post, I will create a reference machine with Windows XP … Continue reading How to create a Windows XP SP3 Reference Machine using Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 R2