Building Windows 7 Enterprise x64 Image [2] – Test Deployment Base OS & Core Apps

OK, start deployment capture using MDT 2010 Update 1 capture platform. Apply Windows PE capture step fails. Capture task eventually reports 8 errors. Logs are written to C:MININT subdirectories and %temp%SMSTSLog folder and %temp%smsts.log.

Try updating deployment share. Install 7Entx64 as OS in MDT. Update deployment share again to use new OS boot images. This time capture task is going OK. Can’t RDP into captured machine due to network disconnect during Sysprep. Continue with direct access. Capture completed successfully, 0 errors.

Test deployment to target platform (6550b laptop). Will try to deploy this image on MDT 2010 Update 1 instead of Gold. Received an error about networking driver not installed after starting the Deployment Wizard (The following networking device did not have a driver installed. PCIVEN_8086&DEV_10EB&SUBSYS_1471103C&REV_05). Abort MDT2 deployment. Download Intel network drivers from HP, import drivers, update deployment share & burn new LiteTouch CD.

Retry deployment on 6550b. Wizard starts & connects OK. Wizard commences deployment @ 14:36. Windows 7 install sequence commenced. Deployment completed automated around 15:11.

Still have a few devices not installed with this image so the drivers need to be injected in a custom deployment task sequence which is some way off yet. Next step is to install Feature Apps into the deployment image, recapture, test this then create the platform specific task for the Probook 6550b.