Network Installation with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit – Part 3: Creating Task Sequences

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This is the penultimate part of the article series. Part 1 is “Network Installation with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit – Part 1: Notes, Preparation and Setup” and Part 2 is “Network Installation with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit – Part 2: Service Account, Drivers, Software, Base Image Considerations

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Network Installation with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit – Part 2: Service Account, Drivers, Software, Base Image Considerations

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This is part 2 of 4 of the article series. Part 1 is “Network installation with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit – Part 1: Guidelines, preparation and setup”.

Configuring a Service Account

To access the network share, create computer accounts and perform other functions, a service account should be created for the MDT in Active Directory. This account must be given change permissions in the file system for the hidden share and the corresponding NTFS structure. It is actually sufficient to restrict write access for this user to the “Capture” folder. Read access is sufficient for the rest in this scenario.

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Network installation with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit – Part 1: Guidelines, preparation and setup

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Computergenerierter Alternativtext: Recycle Bin Microsoft Deployment Toolklt (6.3.84S6.IDDO) Setup Welcome to the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (6.3.8456.1000) Setup Wizard The Setup Wizard will install Microsoft Deployment Toolkjt (6.3.8456.1000) on pur computer. Click Next to conbnue or Cancel to exit the Setup Wizard.

Editorial

For many smaller companies and organizations, operating system deployment is always a small to medium problem. Some use the pre-installed operating system, some install by hand, others clone the hard drives and a few use other tools. There are many methods and reasons. I compare the different methods and a few tools in the article “Possibilities of computer installations for companies“.

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Microsoft identified a critical vulnerability and closed it via the Microsoft Store

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I have already addressed the question of the correct handling of the Microsoft Store several times, for example in the article “Windows 10 and the Microsoft Store“. Now it is all more important that the IT departments deal with the topic again.

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Changes in Windows 10 Insider and Office channels

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New Channels with Microsoft Office

The Windows 10 Insider and Office Insider programs are again subject to changes. On Windows, rings will become channels, so it will be adapted to the Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser. This will also be the case for Microsoft teams. Microsoft Office already had channels, but the names and some other details will change.

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Implement Microsoft Connected Cache with SCCM

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At Ignite 2019, Microsoft announced the Connected Cache (previously known as Delivery Optimization In-Network Cache (DOINC)). I’ll take a closer look at it now. But what do you really need it for?

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Changes in the LifeCycle of Microsoft products due to Corona

LifeCycle Diagram als PDF 04/2020

Changes in the life cycle of Microsoft products due to Corona / COVID-19.

Microsoft is extending the current lifecycle for some products to relieve the burden on IT departments. I took this opportunity to update the LifeCycle Diagrams from the articles “Microsoft Lifecycle Diagrams” and “Other Lifecycle Diagrams” from last year.
This time I translated them directly into English.

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New names for Office 365 and Microsoft 365

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Namensänderung bei Office365 zu Microsoft365

Microsoft is once again changing something in the Office 365 product portfolio. But this time, in my opinion, for the better. There are also new products for private persons, more about that later, but more important are the changes for companies. These are primarily name changes, whether for good or bad is a matter of personal opinion. Already in the past, customers have often mixed up the names.

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