Advanced Windows 7 Deployment with MDT 2010. Name Title Microsoft Corporation. Agenda. Understanding and Using the Configuration Database Understanding Linked Deployment Shares Understanding Selection Profiles MDT 2010 Customization Lab. Extension of Deployment Workbench
Extended infrastructure not required
Zero Touch Installation (ZTI) as a method
Automatically configure deployment targets
Draw from deployment resources as available
Enhance LTI functionalityWhat is the Configuration Database?
Logical extension of the CustomSettings.ini file
Centralized storage of configuration settings in a relational database
Automates and extends the Microsoft Deployment Wizard
All information is gathered up front
CustomSettings.iniHow Does the Configuration Database Work?
Dynamically determine the deployment characteristics for each target computer
Gather information from the computer and its location
Use that information to decide what needs to be done, either statically or using database queries
Results control actions performed by the task sequence engineMethods-Based Deployment
RolesConfiguration Database - Supported Target Information
Make and ModelConfiguration Database - Supported Methods
Assignable to other database methods
Associate the following:
Administrator-level AccountsConfiguration Database Methods - Roles
Uses default gateway on which the request comes in to identify groups of computers
Make and Model targets groups of computers
Based on the WMI values for Manufacturer and Model
Associate Properties Settings, Applications, Packages, Administrator-level Accounts, and RolesConfiguration Database Methods – Grouping Computers
Uses Asset Tag, UUID, Serial Number, or MAC Address
Associate Properties Settings, Applications, Packages, Administrator-level Accounts, and RolesTargeting Individual Computers
After populating the configuration database, update CustomSettings.ini to perform the appropriate database queries
Run the Configure DB Wizard for each deployment point
The optional sections are used to assign configuration settings to individual or groups of computersConfiguring CustomSettings.ini for Database Queries
Priority reserved property CustomSettings.ini to perform the appropriate database queries
The Priority reserved property determines the sequence and section of where to find configuration values
Each section is searched in the order specified
When a property value is found, the remaining sections are not used for that property
Values are the configuration settings assigned to the properties
Preceded by an equal sign (“=”).
The scripts scan the CustomSettings.ini file to locate the valuesCustomSettings.ini
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