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Deploy applications using MDT over wireless without a Physical NIC RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    i am trying to Deploy applications (litetouch.vbs starting in windows )using MDT over wireless without a Physical NIC.

    This will end up with :

    In the logs i see the error "can not deploy over wireless".

    There is no phsyical nic in this machine (asus transformer T100).

    Starting this litetouch.vbs is working well with machines with a physical nic.

    How can i fix this issue for this machine?

    Thx

    Saturday, December 7, 2013 1:06 AM

Answers

  • MDT does not support Wireless deployments, too much of a headache to manage Wi-Fi authentication.

    There are two work arrounds:

    1. Get a USB to Ethernet adapter. (I'm using this method right now). Some platforms even support PXE booting over specific adapters.

    2. Deploy using USB Media.


    Keith Garner - Principal Consultant [owner] - http://DeploymentLive.com

    Thursday, June 12, 2014 8:43 PM

All replies

  • Today i did add a usb to ethernet-converter to the machine. After this error is gone.

    What can be done in the mdt-scripts to uncheck the check for a physical-adapter to do a "post OS installation"-tasksequence?

    Thx

    Saturday, December 7, 2013 10:21 AM
  • Anybody?

    I am looking for a solution where I can start a PostOS-tasksequence on a device without a physical-nic.

    Is this possible with a change in MDT?

    Thursday, June 12, 2014 1:57 PM
  • As a work-around I attached an usb-to-nic converter.

    Then bridged these nics and added the right domain-dns-server to this bridged connection.

    I hope there is a solution to disable the use of physical-nic?

    Thx

    Thursday, June 12, 2014 2:11 PM
  • MDT does not support Wireless deployments, too much of a headache to manage Wi-Fi authentication.

    There are two work arrounds:

    1. Get a USB to Ethernet adapter. (I'm using this method right now). Some platforms even support PXE booting over specific adapters.

    2. Deploy using USB Media.


    Keith Garner - Principal Consultant [owner] - http://DeploymentLive.com

    Thursday, June 12, 2014 8:43 PM
  • Hi Keith,

    thx for your anser.  I ordered a pxe-boot compatible usb-nic.

    So there are no options in MDT to skip the check for a wired-connection?

    Friday, June 20, 2014 6:06 AM
  • Hi,

    I believe I found where in the script it checks for the network connection.. I just don't know what needs to be changed. If anyone could help, that'd be great. :)

    If objWMI.ExecQuery("select * from win32_pingstatus where Address = '" & DeployHost & "' and ResponseTime <> NULL").Count > 0 then

       ' Positive reply from DeployRoot Server
       GetNetworkingErrorHint = "Connection OK. Possible cause: invalid credentials."

      ElseIf objWMI.ExecQuery("select * from win32_NetworkAdapterconfiguration where DHCPServer <> NULL").Count > 0 then

       ' DHCP OK, must be a network routing error or Virtual PC Configuraiton problem
       GetNetworkingErrorHint = "Can not reach DeployRoot. Possible cause: Network routing error or Network Configuration error."

      ElseIf objWMI.ExecQuery("select * from win32_NetworkAdapter where Installed = true and adaptertypeid = 0").Count > 0 then

       ' There is a valid Networking device present, yet the DHCP address is bad.
       GetNetworkingErrorHint = "DHCP Lease was not obtained for any Networking device! Possible Cause: Check physical connection."

      Else

       For Each i in objWMI.InstancesOf("Win32_PnPEntity")

        For Each j in i.CompatibleID
         If ucase(right(j,8)) = "\CC_0200" then
         
          GetNetworkingErrorHint = "The following networking device did not have a driver installed."
          GetNetworkingErrorHint = GetNetworkingErrorHint & vbNewLine & i.HardwareID(0)
          exit function
          
         End if
         
        Next
        
       Next

       ' Are you kidding me? THis is the 21st century, what kind of computer doesn't have a networking adatper?
       GetNetworkingErrorHint = "No networking devices were found on this machine!"

      End if

      on error goto 0

     End function

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 8:15 PM
  • That would be great....anybody?
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 8:27 PM
  • ever figure this out?
    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:52 PM