PXE Booting in the Real World

At the Midwest Management Summit today in the 7 AM OSD Birds of a Feather session, there was a lot of discussion around troubleshooting PXE booting issues. A reference was made to a session that Troy Martin and I gave at the 2014 Midwest Management Summit called PXE Booting in the Real World. Troy put together…

How to create a Dell Command-Configure Package in ConfigMgr

Dell recently released the Dell Command | Configure utility (previously known as the Dell Client Configuration Toolkit – CCTK) that allows IT Pros to configure and manage Dell Enterprise client systems.  The latest release (version 3.1 at the time of this blog) includes support for Windows 10 and WinPE 10.  The Command | Configure utility…

WIM Sizes

Windows Image sizes continue to get bigger and bigger.  I recently recreated my WIMs that I use for testing and applied all important updates through March of 2015 before taking the capture (using MDT of course).  For Windows 7 (both 32-bit and 64-bit), I started with the latest available Windows 7 Enterprise with SP1 ISOs. …

My Sessions at the Midwest Management Summit

I am really honored to have been a speaker at the first ever Midwest Management Summit (aka the new MMS), that took place November 10th – 12th in Minnesota.  This event was the who’s who of systems management and did not disappoint.  There were over 100 sessions delivered in three days by 50+ experts (which included 32 Microsoft…

Using PowerShell to Create a BCD File

Recently, I was curious to see if I could get 1E PXE Everywhere (included with 1E Nomad) to boot a MDT Lite Touch boot image.  Since PXE Everywhere integrates with System Center Configuration Manager, it automatically creates the necessary BCD files based on the ConfigMgr boot images.  So that left me with using the command line…

IT-DevConnections Session Links

Last month I had the honor of speaking at my first ever IT/Dev Connections in sunny Las Vegas.  I had the pleasure of presenting on Building the Ultimate Operating System Task Sequence with my coworker and good friend Troy Martin.  As promised, we have completed publishing a series of blogs on all the topics in…