Monthly Archives: September 2012

How can I disable the “While we are getting things ready” animation for All users in Windows 8

If you are testing Windows 8 deployments with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 then you’ll surely notice the first Windows 8 login screen with a nice picture of the Space Needle in Seattle (I’ve been to Seattle twice but have yet … Continue reading

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How can I deploy a Hidden task sequence in Configuration Manager 2012 SP1

Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 provides several new features when it comes to OSD and one in particular that I like is the ability to deploy hidden task sequences, what this means is that you can target task sequences to a … Continue reading

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how can I Pre-Provision BitLocker in WinPE for Windows 8 deployments using Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 ?

Now that we have Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 beta to test, there is a new BitLocker step in the default task sequences that allows us to enable BitLocker during the deployment and it is called pre-provision BitLocker. Pre-provision BitLocker gives … Continue reading

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using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager – Part 7. Build and Capture Windows 7 X64 SP1

In Part 1 of this series we created our new LAB, we got the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager ISO and extracted it, then copied it to our Active Directory server. We then created the System Management container in AD, … Continue reading

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System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 beta is out

The Beta of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (“SP1”) enables System Center customers to jointly evaluate System Center 2012 with Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. The Beta is for evaluation purposes only and not to be used in … Continue reading

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