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Copy the default user profile - Administrator account

I need to amend the default user account during deployment of Windows 7. Having read the following MS article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973289 I have a few questions. The article suggests that ...
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Unattended installation of Windows 8

I'm about to deploy Windows 8 on like 50 desktops, did basic testing using virtualization, but there is a problem with the Unattend.xml file that I can't figure out. It's not loading, client acts as ...
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Icon on user account desktop before the user has logged in.

Currently working on a Windows 7 deployment project and I have a requirement to place an RDP icon on a specific users desktop, lets call this user 'Guest'. The image itself will be completely vanilla ...
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Setting PostgresSQL for my VPS

I am about to deploy my app to a vps for the first time, and running into some issues while configuring my DB. After running the following commands... # PostgreSQL add-apt-repository ...
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Elastic beanstalk Rails - defaults to production environment even if I set staging environment

I am trying to bring up a staging instance of rails applciation using elastic beanstalk. I followed the documentation and did the following : eb init --environment staging eb start --environment ...
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Elastic beanstalk rails application with git source and deploy hooks

I want to setup Elastic Beanstalk for my existing rails application. I was successful in doing the sample foo app. These are the questions I have I need the deployment to happen from my git ...
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Resealing windows XP stops PXE working

I'm trying to capture a drive image of a windows xp pro machine. I've gone through the steps and resealed the machine. When i try and network boot the PXE instantly gives the message "PXE-MOF" and ...
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what icon sizes are usually used for software deployment on a Windows OS? [closed]

I have an application that is currently utilizing a generic icon. I want to customize it. A shortcut to the application is placed on desktop by default. There is also an icon in the tray. I am ...
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Recovering application installation parameters from MDT deployment

I used MDT to deploy Windows 7 with a bunch of applications. After a hard-drive failure, I no longer have the original deployment directory and have lost everything. I do, however, have the USB key ...
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System Reserved Partition has Drive Letter After Applying a WIM Image with ImageX

I have installed Windows Vista on a computer using ImageX from WinPE. I followed the instructions here for partitioning the hard drive, creating a 300 MB system partition and using the rest of the ...
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New Task Sequence Wizard

How should/do I fill this out? I cannot find anything the helps me understand what I should put on this page. For Example **Full Name** Whose name or Full Name of what **Organization** I will use ...
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VPS set up to serve php and rails

I have a VPS with centOS that we currently use for serving php apps with apache. Now I also want to serve rails app from there. Either I can use phusion-passenger or I can do a separate unicorn and ...
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msiexec: Silent deploy website to IIS

I need to silently install an msi that deploys a web application to IIS, but have been getting this error message. Error 1314. The specified path 'Default Web Site/ROOT/someVirtual' is ...
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Can WIM Images be used to perform an upgrade install?

As far as I can tell WinPE can only be used to perform a clean install using a WIM image. However, I can't seem to find any definite information that says I can't perform a upgrade installation. Can ...
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Integrate Office 2010 (PKC Version) into Windows for deployment?

I'm having a hard time preparing my Windows 7 master image (sysprep), which will be deployed to various notebooks. Unfortunately we've only bought Office 2010 Home & BUsiness PKC (Product Key ...
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Windows 7 universal and updated ISO

I would like to make universal Windows 7 SP1 instalation ISO with following options: Lets you choose edition you would like to install (all except Enterprise) One ISO for 64bit editions and another ...
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Firefox deployment concept: Linux

Context: 30 stations, all clones --- public kiosks; using Firefox. I'd like to be able to use fabric to deploy firefox + addons + user scripts to the stations that do not have it, or, need an updated ...
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Getting different 404 Error Extensions for the same file IIS8

We have a web application hosted in IIS 8 in Windows 8 Beta Server. When i browse the file from IIS getting 404 Erro every time. When i saw the IIS logs am able to see different Extensions everytime ...
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What software allows reliably re-image 40+ computers? [closed]

I often have batches of laptops/PC's to re-image and have tried various methods, but each of them has been problematic and often take more time to troubleshoot than it would have been to image them ...
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How to boot an WIM image?

Is it possible to boot from a Windows WIM image or is that not possible? What's the difference between ISO and WIM?
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How to set default bookmarks for Firefox 10 on Mac

I'm trying to create a software image to deploy to Mac laptops. I want the bookmarks to be available when a new user account is created. From prior versions of Firefox, I tried putting it in: ...
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How to control the PXE boot behaviour from a Windows Deployment Server?

I have recently seen an IT setup where the Windows Clients start in PXE mode, get an IP via DHCP and then boot from the first HDD. Now the admins have the possibility to say remotely next time the ...
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Sysprepped image will not complete setup

I'm having a problem installing/setting up an image. Background: I've created a Windows 7 Enterprise image (i.e. installed OS, installed applications, configured settings, etc.). Then I sysprepped ...
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How to create and deploy Linux images

The goal is to create an image of a Linux operating system with specific scripts, in-house software and OS packages installed which is then put on a CD. This CD is then sent to customer, they put it ...
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Imaging HP Laptops using WDS server

I am using a 2008 r2 server to run as my Windows Deployment service. I have imaged successfully desktops. I am now trying to deploy an Image to hp Laptops and am finding that after the imaging has ...
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Microsoft DaRT - Standalone System Sweeper

Envrionment: MDT 2012 on a Server 2008 R2 install. WDS installed and working, MDT installed and working. Microsoft DaRT installed on server, tools.cab has been copied to the respective deployment ...
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Deploying Windows Embedded Standard with MDT - Missing language pack during installation

I'm trying to deploy a Windows Embedded 7 Standard (WE7S) image, which was created with the Image Creation Editor (ICE). I achieved a working hands-free installation from a USB-Flash-Drive of this ...
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How do I execute an executable on every computer on my LAN

I have a domain full of Windows computers (some are XP, some are Vista, most are 7). I want to run a single executable, once, on each machine without leaving my seat. I have full administrative ...
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Deploying ASP.NET with SQL Server Express on Windows authentication

I am deploying an ASP.NET application that has a SQL Server Express database (running on Windows authentication) on the same machine where it is deployed. But I am unable to connect to database when ...
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Fresh Symfony2 install doesn't display a single page on production server

I'm trying to deploy a Symfony2 website on a production server but I am continually being faced by the same problem. When I go to the website nothing is displayed on the screen. I enter the ...
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TaskbarLinks in Unattend.xml Windows 7 deployment

Currently making some changes to my unattend file in order to meet user requirements. One of the requirements has been to add 3 office application shortcuts to the task bar by default. I am aware ...
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Installing software after .wim image

I have been looking all day into how to install software to a .wim image. I have a .wim image of a laptop that will be deplyed to 20 more. The image is pretty much good to go except I need to add a ...
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Going from imagex/AIK to WDS

I was looking into learning Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. I have been using AIK to create answer files and sysprep to clean the referece computer and imagex to capture and apply images. I have some ...
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AutoLogin in Answer File

I am trying to get passed the creation of the account with an answer file when loading an image on another machine. I have: <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" ...
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Modifying/Testing Image/AnswerFile

I made an answer file, used it with the sysprep command and then booted into WINPE and made an image of the computer. I loaded the image on another computer and the answer file didn't quite work 100%. ...
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Image -> Answer File -> Sysprep -> Image?

Here is my confusion. All the tutorials I have read on sysprep, imagex, and answer files lead me to believe that you need an image to create and answer file, then you use that answer file with sysprep ...
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How do I perform Windows image deployment from a configured laptop?

I have been using Acronis for years, however my new job wants me to use imageX, WindowsPE, WDS, etc. I have done alot of reading about this but it is just plain confusing. What I have is an HP ...
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Disable Windows 7 auto-login after deployment

I'm deploying a Windows 7 upgrade using the distribution toolkit. After the install, the PC keeps attempting to auto-login as the administrator. Is there any way to disable auto-login after the ...
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Is sysprep no longer useful for full removal of items including their install parts?

Can I or should I re-learn and apply sysprep methods to shrink the actual Disk size of a Windows 7 64 bit Professional installation? Not just to turn things on or off or set policies or setup the ...
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Deploying Bitlocker via Unattended OS Installation?

Is there a way to enable Bitlocker during Windows setup?
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Activate Excel Add-Ins as part of Deployment?

I am using the office customization tool to create an unattended installation file for Microsoft Office 2010 pro plus. I have everything setup as I like, except that I need the excel add-ins activated ...
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Enable Bitlocker and Save Key to Network Share with Unattend?

Is there a way to enable bitlocker and save off key during setup via the unattend file? How else would you deploy bitlocker?
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Phantom hard drive after deploying latest Windows 7 image from WDS

Receiving a new batch of PCs prompted us to recapture our WDS image for our on-site Windows 7 machines. Rolled into the new image (i.e. the only changes that have been made since the previous version ...
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Adding and removing machine from domain, whats happening?

I am curious if anybody could breakdown the story of what happens if you were to deploy an image to a machine by some method, add it to domain, and then format the drive and deploy an image again, and ...
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Is there anyway to xcopy just changed or new files?

I am trying to deploy a website from my desktop to my webserver and so right now I am doing this: xcopy C:\source X:\destination /s My desktop is a Windows XP machine and I need to copy to a ...
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Deploying Windows Service through group policy fails with Event ID 102

I'm trying to deploy a custom Windows Service (written in C#; installed through a VS setup project) using a group policy. To help debug this, I also have two additional MSIs in the same policy. All ...
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Error Deploying Google Chrome

I am trying to deploy Google Chrome. I have the GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise.msi I this is the command I used msiexec /i /qn /norestart GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise.msi /l*v chrome.log I ...
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What popular applications that use ClickOnce as a depoyment solution? [closed]

What are some examples of popular or mainstream applications that use ClickOnce as their deployment solution? (Go ahead and use your own definition of popular.) MetroTwit, a fairly popular Twitter ...
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Using the IdentityFile directive in ssh_config when AgentForwarding is in use

Is it possible to specify forwarded keys using the IdentityFile directive in .ssh/config? I ran into this quirk when trying to deploy some code via Capistrano/GIT on our production server. Both my ...
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How do I automate creation of an ODBC connection in the system DSN?

I need to create an ODBC connection in System DSN on a bunch of windows machines. What can I do to make this process simpler than manually typing the details into the Create New Datasource Wizard on ...