Services

With extensive experience with Microsoft technologies and Windows deployment projects we have a wide range of skills and services that can help ensure that your deployment projects are a success.

Windows Deployment

Designing and deploying Microsoft Windows 7 can be a challenge for customers. AutoIt Consulting has experience of helping to deploy Windows clients for large enterprises using technologies such as Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and System Center Configuration Manager.

Windows Image Engineering

For large-scale deployment projects a master Windows image is usually used. This image is then deployed to thousands of machines using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), ConfigMgr or other methods. Getting the master image right is critical.

Scripting and Development

All deployment projects need a level of automation to succeed. This automation is usually achieved by some level of scripting or bespoke development. AutoIt Consulting have extensive experience in writing scripts and tools for a variety of situations.

User State Migration

User State Migration is the process of ensuring that all of the user’s data and settings are migrated during a deployment project from their old machine to their new machine. No two enterprises have the same requirements when it comes to user state which greatly increases complexity.

Office Deployment

Microsoft Office is a core component of many enterprise’s applications stack. AutoIt Consulting can help to design, configure and deploy Microsoft Office packages on a large scale.
AutoIt Cmdlets for Windows PowerShell

AutoIt Cmdlets for Windows PowerShell

Overview The newest versions of the AutoIt scripting language now come with a bonus for PowerShell users. A set of native PowerShell Cmdlets! This allows you to add the unique features of AutoIt - window manipulation and keystroke simulation - to your usual PowerShell...

WinPE Version List

WinPE Version List

Overview This post contains a WinPE version list including the WinPE version, the Windows version, and the numeric Windows version string that it was built from. It covers all versions of WinPE from the initial Windows XP versions to the latest Windows 10 versions....

UTF-8 and UTF-16 Text Encoding Detection Library

UTF-8 and UTF-16 Text Encoding Detection Library

Overview This post shows how to detect UTF-8 and UTF-16 text and presents a fully functional C++ and C# library that can be used to help with the detection. I recently had to upgrade the text file handling feature of AutoIt to better handle text files where no byte...

Mass Redistribute Packages in ConfigMgr 2012

Mass Redistribute Packages in ConfigMgr 2012

Overview Recently I came across an issue with System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) 2012 where a large number of packages and applications had failed to be distributed to a new Distribution Point (DP). There were many thousands of packages in the environment...

Detect an SSD Disk Using a Script

Detect an SSD Disk Using a Script

Overview A common request when creating automated desktop builds or custom maintenance tools is the ability detect if the main system drive is an SSD disk or not. This information can be used to configure a system in a particular way. For example, to run (or not run)...

GImageX v2.1.0 Released for Windows 8.1

GImageX v2.1.0 Released for Windows 8.1

GImageX v2.1.0 has been released. GImageX is a graphical user interface for the ImageX tool from the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK). ImageX is used to capture and apply WIM images for Windows deployments. GImageX uses the supported Microsoft...

Configuring an AirPort Extreme for NAT Only Mode

Configuring an AirPort Extreme for NAT Only Mode

Overview This post will show how you can use an configure an AirPort Extreme for NAT only mode so that you can allow an additional DHCP server on your network to handle IP address allocation. The instructions are for the AirPort Extreme in the Time Capsule, but I...

Website Server Rebuild Diary

Website Server Rebuild Diary

Overview Not a usual scripting or deployment post this time - this is a website server rebuild diary. I wanted to make a quick post to document a server rebuild and to log the sort of work that goes into maintaining this and the www.autoitscript.com site. Even small...

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