Delete a record in MDT Database from WinPE during Pre install RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello Experts,

    This is my requirement

    1) MDT Deployment database will be updated with MAC address of new laptops.
    2) All new laptops will be pre-configured with PXE booting as primary boot option. (When the MAC address is not available on Deployment DB,  System boots via hard disc).
    3) Deployment Tool Kit (MDT) will deploy the image to all the MAC addresses available on deployment DB (Step 1)
    4) After deployment, database entry for corresponding laptop should be deleted automatically such that system boots via hard disc

    Is there any way to delete a record from MDT database in Pre-Install step of the task sequence, such that Laptop boots from the hard disc after restart from PE install? Idea is to delete the record of corresponding laptop after PE install such that PXE boor doesn't pick up anything from the share.

    Regards, karthik.

    Monday, January 27, 2014 9:52 PM

All replies

  • Basically, this would be the same effect if you have a PXE advertisement for a certain number of machines. And your PXE advertisement is always mandatory, except you only want to install machines which occur in the database. Why no try to solve it in another way? Because this is very devious.

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    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:30 PM
  • Another way to solve the issue is to simply enable PXE booting for the first time. But unfortunately the requirement is to do ZTI from remote location. So all the laptops are pre configured with PXE booting as primary boot option. Is there any other way to achieve this?

    Regards, karthik.

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 4:10 PM