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.
Create a USMT Package in ConfigMgr

Create a USMT Package in ConfigMgr

Overview In System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM / ConfigMgr)  when performing an Operating System Deployment (OSD) there is usually some form of user data and settings migration. This is often performed using the Microsoft User State Migration Toolkit (USMT)....

ConfigMgr 2012 SQL Database Collation

ConfigMgr 2012 SQL Database Collation

Overview I just tried to update my 'default' installation of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM / ConfigMgr) 2012 RC1 to RC2. I got a failure at the pre-req check stage stating that my SQL 2008 R2 database was using the wrong collation type and that...

MDT and ConfigMgr Build Drivers for Windows 7

MDT and ConfigMgr Build Drivers for Windows 7

Overview When doing Windows 7 builds in either MDT 2010 or ConfigMgr 2007 you have to download and install a selection of drivers that are to be installed in your images. Some drivers are used for the WinPE boot image so that the boot image can access the local...

Setting a UK Keyboard in ConfigMgr 2007 OSD

Setting a UK Keyboard in ConfigMgr 2007 OSD

Overview In the UK, we actually get the US version of Windows 7 and Office 2010, so whenever I do any build engineering in either MDT or ConfigMgr one of the first things I need to customize are the regional settings. In particular the keyboard layout and location....

ConfigMgr 2007 OSD Folder Structure

ConfigMgr 2007 OSD Folder Structure

Overview When configuring ConfigMgr 2007 Operating System Deployment (OSD) there are an endless number of applications, operating system images, operating system install files, drivers, source files, package files, temp files. Everytime I set it up I end up with a...

App-V Recipe: AutoIt v3

App-V Recipe: AutoIt v3

Overview This blog post will show you how to sequence AutoIt using App-V 4.6 SP1 (the latest version at the time of writing). Now, AutoIt is probably the easiest application to sequence in the world and doesn't really need a blog post describing how to do it. However,...

Windows 7 Aero Theme Not Enabled After Deployment

Windows 7 Aero Theme Not Enabled After Deployment

Overview An issue I saw a number of times at customers was that the Windows 7 Aero theme was not enabled after deployment. I saw this numerous times in early workshops and pilots for customers and completely forgot about it until I saw the question asked again a few...

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