Modify UI language

Modify UI language

A very interesting feature of Windows 7 is the possibility to change the language of the interface. Unfortunately not all versions are compatible, you will need to have an Ultimate or Enterprise version to benefit from it.

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GpoTool

GpoTool

Gpo’s are replicated by two systems : AD replication (GPC, the GPO console) and file system replication (GPT contained in SYSVOL, the different components configured). It happens nevertheless that the AD replication goes badly, so we will have a difference between the GPC and the GPT.

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Windows ADK

Windows ADK

It is difficult to talk about deployment without saying the word WAIK. This tool allows us to use tools such as Imagex but above all allows us to create a custom WinPE image.

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WDS automated

WDS automated

Since Windows Server 2003 SP2, we have a great tool at our disposal: the Windows Deployment Service.

This allows us to deploy WIM images. It can be interesting to deploy an OS automatically. This is possible with WDS (Windows deployment service) using response files.

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Configure MDT for send email

Configure MDT for send email

Using an automated script, it is possible to send an E-mail when the job sequence is completed. The contents of the script (click here for download the wsf file). This file contain the following code :

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Uninstall IPv6

Uninstall IPv6

Since Windows XP, an IPv6 stack is integrated in the OS.

Uninstall IPv6
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God Mode

God Mode

A very interesting but unfortunately hidden feature. Its name: God Mode. This tool provides access to all the features of Windows 7.

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TFTP en timed out

TFTP en timed out

In some cases, we may receive more response from WDS. The stations do not receive any response from the TFTP server and fall out in timed out.

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Test customsettings.ini

Test customsettings.ini

There is a procedure to test the customsettings.ini file before starting the deployment. This is to ensure that the settings are OK.

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Enable AD bin

Enable AD bin

One of the new features of Windows Server 2008 R2 is the Active Directory Recycle Bin. We can now “restore” a user account that has been deleted. However, this requires a functional Windows Server 2008R2 level.

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