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Deploy Win8 on Lenovo Thinkpad 10 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    Has anyone been able to capture and deploy Windows 8 64B on Lenovo Thinkpad 10? I have  a MDT 2013 and SCCM 2012 environment. Your guidance would be highly appreciated.

    Bchords

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 4:15 PM

Answers

  • Thanks for your help.

    Lenovo Thinkpads come with thier own OS. Just join to domain, install SCCM client and advertise OSD task sequence to it.

    S..

    • Marked as answer by Bchords Saturday, January 2, 2016 8:36 AM
    Saturday, January 2, 2016 8:35 AM

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  • I think we will need some more details than that. I would assume many people have deployed Lenovos with MDT and SCCM.

    What exactly do you need guidance with? 

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 4:22 PM
  • Hi ,

    I would suggest to build and capture image through MDT 2013 and use Config manager 2012 to deploy it . It is always recommended to use VM for image capture to keep it more generic unless you have some specific requirement to capture it from Lenovo hardware.

    Regards,

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 4:27 PM
  • Thank you both for your prompt response!

    For the Lenovo Thinkpad 10 Deployment-

    1) How do you PXE boot after Syspreping to capture the image?

    2) Do you PXE using the ethernet port on the stand( tried this and it will go back to boot options while trying to download MDT WIM files) or a USB ethernet adapter?

    3) I've downloaded the drivers from http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds041477

        Is there anything else I'll need? Any particular setting in the task sequence?

    Good advice on the generic image capture Keith, I'll go down that route.

    Thanks everyone!

    Saturday, October 18, 2014 8:19 AM
  • Help anyone?
    Sunday, October 26, 2014 12:26 PM
  • 1) How do you PXE boot after Syspreping to capture the image?

    Once you have captured your image (to a *.wim file) you will need a deployment system to deliver the *.wim image to machines either via a bootable USB Drive or as you mention a PXE Service. Microsoft offers three systems for installing operating systems via PXE:

    1. Via WDS on a Windows Server - bare bones, manual input,

    2. Via MDT Litetouch - More power and scripting.

    3. via SCCM - Maximum control of environments (not for beginners)

    It all depends on your environment, and what you need to get going. Too many variables to answer with a single question like this.

    2) Do you PXE using the ethernet port on the stand( tried this and it will go back to boot options while trying to download MDT WIM files) or a USB ethernet adapter?

    That will depend on the hardware Manufacturer. ON older BIOS systems, it would be required to have a built in Ethernet port. However with the new uEFI firmware systems, it's possible to load the network driver for an external, even 3rd party, USB to Ethernet adapter. However your hardware manufacturer may only include a few drivers within the Firmware for PXE booting. Check with Lenovo.

    Additionally, you can place the required drivers in MDT on the LitetouchPE_x??.wim boot WinPE, and copy to a bootable USB Flash driver to boot from the network. Here is what I use for booting my Surface Device without PXE:

    3) I've downloaded the drivers from http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds041477

    Addititionally if you have problems finding the right drivers for MDT:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/3e083173-f5db-48e9-b744-f71b9ca6541c/how-to-debug-missing-drivers-in-mdt?forum=mdt


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

    Monday, October 27, 2014 1:23 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for your help.

    Lenovo Thinkpads come with thier own OS. Just join to domain, install SCCM client and advertise OSD task sequence to it.

    S..

    • Marked as answer by Bchords Saturday, January 2, 2016 8:36 AM
    Saturday, January 2, 2016 8:35 AM