Posts by georgekhalil

Windows Deployment Services, WAIK & Windows 7 – Part 4/4

Posted by on Oct 1, 2009 in Windows, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7

Tweet Welcome to the final article in this series on Windows Deployment Services, WAIK and Windows 7.  Our first articled introduced WDS and its configuration with parts 2 and 3 focusing on our beloved WAIK tool and Windows System Image Manager and the creation of our XML answer files.  We conclude the series by introducing one of the enhanced features in WDS and Windows 2008 and that’s the ability to inject driver packages and have them deployed to our client computers along with the install image.  Note that this functionality is only available when you are installing images of the...

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Windows Deployment Services, WAIK & Windows 7 – Part 3/4

Posted by on Sep 22, 2009 in Windows, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7

Tweet We are back again and in today’s article we will continue our efforts in automating our Windows 7 deployment via Windows Deployment Services utilising the WAIK tool and the creation of our XML Answer files.  In Part 2 of this series we focused on the creation of the WDSUnattend.xml file that is required to automate the Windows Pre Execution Boot for our WDS clients and took care of the partitioning of our disks.  If you missed part 2 of this series, you can access it here. Today we continue our efforts in utilising the Windows System Image Manager (WSIM) to create our...

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Windows Deployment Services, WAIK & Windows 7 – Part 2/4

Posted by on Sep 16, 2009 in Windows, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7

Tweet Welcome back to the second part of this series and in the next 2 article’s I will be focusing our efforts on creating the necessary xml answer files to automate the deployment of our Windows 7 image via Windows Deployment Services (WDS).   In part 1, I provided you with step by step instructions on installing and configuring your WDS role on your Windows 2008 R2 machine. If you missed it, you can access part 1 here. Our focus in today’s article revolves around the creation of the WDSUnattend.xml file that is required to automate the Windows Pre Execution Boot for WDS...

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iPhone 3.1 breaks Exchange ActiveSync – The fix

Posted by on Sep 11, 2009 in Exchange, Exchange 2007

Tweet After yesterday’s announcement made by Apple with regards to the latest iTunes version 9 and iPhone OS 3.1, I decided to update both and take advantage of the new features. After updating iTunes to version 9, I docked my iPhone which then detected that an update was available in which it then proceeded and installed successfully. However! When I decided to look at my work Exchange ActiveSync Account I received the following popup as per the below screen shot. “The account “” requires encryption which is not supported on this iPhone” My iPhone is the 3G model which...

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Windows Deployment Services, WAIK & Windows 7 – Part 1/4

Posted by on Sep 10, 2009 in Windows, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7

Tweet I have been known to be at the cutting edge of technology, early adoption of Microsoft technologies is a must and this time round nothing is going to change.  I first played with Windows Deployment Services (WDS) back in the day when it was referred to as Remote Installation Services (RIS) and had first exposure to the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) back when it was in beta and so was Vista at the time.  I took the plunge and deployed Windows Vista using Light Touch deployment via WDS and the WAIK a month after Vista was released to the enterprise and today I will be...

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