Everything Azure

A blog by John West of Microsoft

Office 2010 and deployment with SCCM (and MDT :) )

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=64B837B6-0AA0-4C07-BC34-BEC3990A7956&displaylang=en   The link above will give you access to the admin folder for non enterprise versions of Office 2010. This is critical to create a silent install (create an msp and place it in the updates folder of the structure). You activite the Office admin tool by “running setup /admin” once you create the… Read more

Working my way through MDT and SCCM

As I continue to dive through challenges for OS Deployment, I keep coming across great links that help me along the way. Wanted to share this one: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680396.aspx… Read more

Upgrading to SharePoint 2010

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc303420(office.14).aspx   Great materials here (also, make sure you check out the pre-reqs before installing, there are quite a few required to ensure a succesful installation.  … Read more

App-V 4.6 Articles I wanted to share

Title Description Released/Updated Availability Virtual Application Management with Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 This paper discusses the integration of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 and Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6, including supported scenarios, best practices, deployment planning considerations, and how to perform common virtual application management tasks with Configuration… Read more

SCCM and App-V Integration Whitepaper

Came across this one while looking for information and think its a great resource that wanted to share.  http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/7/8/f784a197-73be-48ff-83da-4102c05a6d44/App-V_and_ConfigMgr_Whitepaper_Final.docx   Thanks!… Read more

You recieve the error message "Error while importing Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Task Sequence. Details: The network name cannot be found" when going through the MDT 2010 Configuration Manager Quick Start

Turns out permissions are missing. For each share the document requests you make, you need to add NT AuthoritySystem with Read/Write permissions (Package$ in particular). Found this out through the comments on the deployment guys site (which the original post was to videos you might find interesting) http://blogs.technet.com/deploymentguys/archive/2008/03/20/sccm-2007-and-microsoft-deployment-toolkit-video-walkthrough.aspx Hope this helps!… Read more