There is a procedure to test the customsettings.ini file before starting the deployment. This is to ensure that the settings are OK.
The principle is to test the “gather” of MDT. Create a folder that will contain the files needed for the tests. Copy the following files :
Create an x86 folder and put the file “Microsoft.BDD.Utility.dll” in it. Create a batch file Gather.cmd with the following contents
if exist C:\MININT\Nul rd C:\MININT /s /q
cscript.exe ZTIGather.wsf /debug:true
If you have not already done so, install ConfigMgr 2007 toolkit to retrieve Trace32.exe. Run the Gather.cmd file and analyze the C:\MININT\SMSOSD\OSDLOGS\ZTIGather.log file with Trace32. You will be able to check all your parameters. (OR, machine name, applications….)