Installing programs to windows image
Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:45 PM
I'm not even sure if what I'm trying to do is possible since I haven't been able to find anything on the subject. What I would like to do is to be able to mount my install.wim to a local folder and from there, install programs such as Adobe Acrobat or MS Office and then unmount the image and commit the changes. Any ideas? If I'm in the wrong place, or someone has covered this topic already, please point me in the right direction. Thanks
Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:04 AM
Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:44 PM
MDT can install software, drivers, and updates during the deployment. A benefit to having MDT install software instead of installing it in audit mode is that when a newer version of the software is released, you can just make the change in MDT and any new deployment will have that updated version. There is no need to load the image, make changes, re-sysprep and capture.
Drivers can be imported for each hardware model you have at your site, and MDT will install the proper drivers for you. When a newer version is released, again, just change it in MDT and you are done. Updates can be downloaded manually and imported into MDT, or you can have MDT tell the computer to run Windows Update during the deployment process.
Here are two short videos to show you how easy MDT can make your deployments:
· Deployment Workbenchin Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010
· Part 1: Building theDeployment Environment
In addition to the Windows 7 Deployment Documentation article that Tripredacus created here on MSFN (http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/146986-windows-7-deployment-documentation/), there are many more articles and videos to help your deployments on the Deliver and Deploy Windows 7 page of the Springboard series on TechNet.
Hope this helps,
Windows Outreach Team – IT Pro
This post has been edited by WinOutreach4: 04 January 2013 - 01:48 PM
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