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MDT 2010 Update 1 – Part 3 of 3 – Customizing UDI

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UDI Wizard Designer
One of the core features of User Driven Installation is that the UDI Wizard is customizable. Basically, the UDI Wizard pages are customizable, and can be enabled or disabled by the admin using the UDI Wizard Designer. In fact, the admin can configure the settings and display behavior of each option in the UDI Wizard. In the example below, the language and time zone settings are set, and the Page Behavior is set to Silent so that the settings will be implemented during deployment without displaying the Language Page in the UDI Wizard.

Figure 10: UDI Wizard Designer

  
 
 

Figure 11: UDI Wizard Designer Preview Mode
Similar to LTI, UDI also has the Task Sequence Editor wherein we can configure the task sequences in more detail. Say for example, if the corporate standard hard disk partitioning is 60% for Windows and 40% for data, we can configure the Format and Partition Disk section in the Task Sequence to precisely what’s needed.
 

 

 

 
Task Sequence Editor
Figure 12: UDI Task Sequence Editor

 

Summary

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Update 1 is a free tool that is available in the Microsoft Download Center (http://download.microsoft.com). Its new feature called User Driven Installation would provide your organization with a highly customizable deployment method that allows deployment choices to be done by the user. If your organization is on SCCM 2007, download and try it now! Even if you don’t have SCCM 2007, your organization can still enjoy the benefits of Lite Touch Installation (LTI) to deploy Windows 7 and Office 2010.

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Written by jpaloma

December 26, 2010 at 12:05 PM

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