So the challenge is how do i perform a computer refresh to my computer systems that are encrypted?
The HTA makes use of the little used Event Share property of MDT which allows you to specify a UNC path for the storage of task sequence events.
This property is typically used when implementing the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Management Pack for SCOM 2007, but you can use it for other purposes when SCOM isn’t available :-) - see the MDT documentation if you want to find out more about this property.
We will use a Client Replace Task Sequence to gather the data, then we will use another task sequence that is MDT Integrated to Refresh the system as a bare metal New computer deployment and restore the data.
Attached to this blog post are the Task Sequence templates for my previous post on Config Mgr and USMT, using a UNC path.
The default action is “BLANK”, which just exits the wizard without doing anything.
This property only applies to Lite Touch and does not apply to ZTI with Configuration Manager.
, over the past few months I have been updating the deployment walkthrough videos and I am pleased to announce that the whole video series has now been posted.
In all there are seven videos (around 10 hours of content) – you can see the Remember that you can download the video file (instead of streaming it) directly from the Tech Net Edge web page for each video – look for the “Downloads” section at the bottom of the page to download the .
Basically, the HTA works by keeping an eye on an "eventshare" configured from within MDT and reports the progress back to the HTA window.
Whilst this could never be a replacement for a proper monitoring system such as Systems Centre Operations Manager (SCOM) due to scalability and features, it works great for me when working in laboratory conditions; as such, I thought I’d share it here!
These templates can be used with USMT4 as well, just make sure to chose a USMT 4 package for the Capture User State/Restore User State task sequence steps.