Create a Windows 7 BitLocker Partition in ConfigMgr

Create a Windows 7 BitLocker Partition in ConfigMgr

Overview In System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM / ConfigMgr) ¬†something I’ve done a few times is to create a BitLocker partition for Windows 7 during an Operating System Deployment (OSD) Task Sequence. I’ve seen the method used here a few times...
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....
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...
Windows 7 Self Optimizing Boot Process

Windows 7 Self Optimizing Boot Process

Overview You may have heard the about the fact that Windows 7 (and actually, Windows Vista too) has improved boot up times over Windows XP and dismissed it as “that there marketing speak”. Surprisingly, it’s actually true! On top of that, the boot...
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