Deploy Windows 8 with SCCM 2012

Microsoft isn’t really ready to talk about this stuff yet (unfortunately) but as a System Center guy one my recent thoughts was “I wonder what MS used to deploy Windows 8 onto all those slates at Build?”.

I recall at TechEd Australia 2009 when MS used the pre-release of MDT 2010 to deploy Windows 7 […]

Sysprep/OOBE experience in Windows 8 Server

I recently fired up a couple of Windows 8 Server Hyper-V VMs to do some testing, and used a dynamically-expanding parent VHD with a couple of differencing disks to do so.

The process was pretty much exactly that of any other Windows operating system:

Install the operating system Patch/install stuff according to taste and requirements […]

How to delete an application in SCCM 2012

The new application model in System Center Configuration Manager 2012 is pretty excellent, and allows you to do some innovative software deployments. But, like any new thing, the UI takes a bit of getting used to. In this case, there’s no delete/erase button for Applications which you no longer require.

This is because an Application […]

Protected: Updates for Windows 8 Developer Preview

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TechEd Australia videos now online!

TechEd is done and dusted for another year (in this part of the world, at least) and I have to say that presenting at both TechEd New Zealand and TechEd Australia was an absolute blast.

My TechEd Australia sessions were recorded, and they’re now available at Channel 9:

SEC305 – Make The Move: Migrate from […]