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Configuring Services / Manipulating Features RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    Doing an MDT deployment, few questions please.

    1. Is there any way to configure services (ie. disable, enable etc) without (re)opening an image? Would a synchronous command work in unattend xml? Or must the image itself be modified?

    2. The same question for windows features (Such as Windows Search, Indexing Service etc etc). Any way to configure without opening the image?

    3. What would be components of an image that definitely would NOT be configurable via unattend etc and would require another version of the image?

    Trying to be sure that I know all the components to focus on to ensure I dont have to reopen the WIM itself repeatedly.

    thanks.

    Thursday, May 1, 2014 7:38 PM

Answers

  • 1. Have you tried running a script in your task sequence for this (it is quiet straightforward with Powershell using set-service)

    2. In your task sequence, you can add a step: Add - Roles _ Install Roles and Features (or uninstall)

    If i need to disable services or configure other security settings, i usually try first to setup local policies via gpedit.msc on my golden image


    3. Unattend is kind of redundant if you use MDT but it still allows to control Internet Explorer settings fairly well (like disabling the DevTools, disabling FirstRunWizard,...)
    • Edited by ReMark-IT Friday, May 2, 2014 11:57 AM
    • Marked as answer by IUSR345369 Friday, May 2, 2014 2:34 PM
    Friday, May 2, 2014 11:53 AM
  • Hi,

    2. It will work for sccm with mdt integration

    http://geekswithblogs.net/Wchrabaszcz/archive/2013/11/12/sccm2012-r2--how-to-integrate-mdt-with-sccm.aspx

    http://andrewdcraig.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/adding-roles-and-features-in-sccm-task-sequence/

    • Marked as answer by IUSR345369 Friday, May 2, 2014 2:34 PM
    Friday, May 2, 2014 1:53 PM

All replies

  • 1. Have you tried running a script in your task sequence for this (it is quiet straightforward with Powershell using set-service)

    2. In your task sequence, you can add a step: Add - Roles _ Install Roles and Features (or uninstall)

    If i need to disable services or configure other security settings, i usually try first to setup local policies via gpedit.msc on my golden image


    3. Unattend is kind of redundant if you use MDT but it still allows to control Internet Explorer settings fairly well (like disabling the DevTools, disabling FirstRunWizard,...)
    • Edited by ReMark-IT Friday, May 2, 2014 11:57 AM
    • Marked as answer by IUSR345369 Friday, May 2, 2014 2:34 PM
    Friday, May 2, 2014 11:53 AM
  • Hi,

    1. Thats a good point. A post build script of some kind in VBS or powershell would do the job. Im trying to keep it as "out of the box" as possible..

    2. This is ideal. A slightly extended question on the same topic - is the same Feature add/removal achievable with an SCCM task sequence, is there a built in menu item as for MDT task sequences?

    The ultimate deployment will be done by SCCM but I thought I would start here.

    Thanks a lot.


    • Edited by IUSR345369 Friday, May 2, 2014 1:40 PM
    Friday, May 2, 2014 1:39 PM
  • Hi,

    2. It will work for sccm with mdt integration

    http://geekswithblogs.net/Wchrabaszcz/archive/2013/11/12/sccm2012-r2--how-to-integrate-mdt-with-sccm.aspx

    http://andrewdcraig.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/adding-roles-and-features-in-sccm-task-sequence/

    • Marked as answer by IUSR345369 Friday, May 2, 2014 2:34 PM
    Friday, May 2, 2014 1:53 PM
  • Perfect, thanks, that answers all of my questions.
    Friday, May 2, 2014 2:34 PM