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MDT2012 queries RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have few queries on MDT 2012:

    1. Out of cs.ini, bs.ini and unattend.xml, which one is preferred or given highest priority if 2 diff settings are present in 2 diff files?

    2. Does comp. account gets created by MDT or user need to create computer account in AD and then give access to add to AD?

    3. What if I create computer account on AD, and add full permissions to another account (eg. MDT_Add) on the computer account in AD. And configure MDT_Add account for domain join. Will that work? OR will give an error for account already exists ?

    Any URL/Info on this regard will be appreciated.

    Thanks.


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    Thursday, September 5, 2013 5:12 AM

Answers

    1. Although there are a few settings you could manage in BS.ini and the unattend.xml, you should be focusing on controlling the deployment through CS.ini. The BS.ini is not necessary unless you want to declare values to the MDT properties prior to the task sequence deploying, a good example is skipping the BDD Welcome with SkipBDDWelcome. The unattend.xml is customized based off of the information you place in the CS.ini and the task sequence so there really is no need to edit this, unless for a "specific" reason.
    2. The computer will be added to AD when it joins the domain during the task sequence and you should be declaring the domain join properties in the CS.ini to perform this:

    JoinDomain=Domain.local
    DomainAdmin=DOMAIN ADMIN
    DomainAdminDomain=Domain.local
    DomainAdminPassword=PASSWORD


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    • Edited by Frank TroutMVP Thursday, September 5, 2013 11:48 AM edit
    • Proposed as answer by Brian Gonzalez Thursday, September 5, 2013 6:58 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by arnavsharma Friday, September 6, 2013 9:11 AM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Friday, September 6, 2013 10:56 AM
    Thursday, September 5, 2013 11:47 AM
  • Just tested this, and worked. Thanks Frank.

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    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Friday, September 6, 2013 10:56 AM
    Friday, September 6, 2013 10:56 AM

All replies

    1. Although there are a few settings you could manage in BS.ini and the unattend.xml, you should be focusing on controlling the deployment through CS.ini. The BS.ini is not necessary unless you want to declare values to the MDT properties prior to the task sequence deploying, a good example is skipping the BDD Welcome with SkipBDDWelcome. The unattend.xml is customized based off of the information you place in the CS.ini and the task sequence so there really is no need to edit this, unless for a "specific" reason.
    2. The computer will be added to AD when it joins the domain during the task sequence and you should be declaring the domain join properties in the CS.ini to perform this:

    JoinDomain=Domain.local
    DomainAdmin=DOMAIN ADMIN
    DomainAdminDomain=Domain.local
    DomainAdminPassword=PASSWORD


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    • Edited by Frank TroutMVP Thursday, September 5, 2013 11:48 AM edit
    • Proposed as answer by Brian Gonzalez Thursday, September 5, 2013 6:58 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by arnavsharma Friday, September 6, 2013 9:11 AM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Friday, September 6, 2013 10:56 AM
    Thursday, September 5, 2013 11:47 AM
  • What about third part?

    3. What if I create computer account on AD, and add full permissions to another account (eg. MDT_Add) on the computer account in AD. And configure MDT_Add account for domain join. Will that work? OR will give an error for account already exists ?

    Any views?


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    Friday, September 6, 2013 3:15 AM
  • Just tested this, and worked. Thanks Frank.

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    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Friday, September 6, 2013 10:56 AM
    Friday, September 6, 2013 10:56 AM