Integrating DaRT 8.0 SP1 Remote Connection into the SCCM 2012 OSD Process

While preparing for an SCCM 2012 upgrade, I thought it might be a good idea to consider implementing some of the best practices that are around such as integrating the DaRT Remote Connection tool into the OSD deployment process. I’m sure it comes in handy when having to troubleshoot OSD related tings, as it allows us to access the client remotely without having to give lengthy instructions to an onsite engineer. I know others have Read More …

Microsoft releases DaRT 8 Beta

Microsoft has released a Beta for DaRT 8. You find more details in the articles listed below. I’ve only been looking at it shortly, but here’s what I liked most: DaRT 8 now comes with full PowerShell support and some of the cmdlets added can also be used beyond DaRT. A complete new version of the DaRT image build wizard. UEFI support MDOP: DaRTing to the Future http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/business/archive/2012/03/28/mdop-darting-to-the-future.aspx Microsoft DaRT 8 Beta Q&A http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/springboard/archive/2012/03/28/microsoft-dart-8-beta-q-amp-a.aspx

Adding Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DART) to your Windows 7 boot menu

Last weekend I went through the Microsoft TechEd 2010 presentations and one of the presentations that got my attention was “Keeping Windows Running Effeciently with the Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset”. Presentation video and slides from this session can be found here (TechEd USA) or here (TechEd Europe) The Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset is part of the MDOP Toolset. If you’re not familiar I recommend watching the TechEd presentation or read more here. One Read More …

AGPM Least Privilege Scenario (External)

Just going through an AGPM Installation (Advanced Group Policy Management) where I had to choose an Account for the AGPM Service which can be the Local System Account or a domain user account. Instead of just clicking next next…. I found some good guidance in the Ask the Directory Services Team blog – AGPM Least Privilege Scenario article. Also read Locking down AGPM fit for least privilege. Never heard of AGPM before ? Then watch Read More …