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Customsettings.ini for DVD Media

A great feature in MDT is the ability to create a bootable ISO to serve as a method of OS deployment when access to the MDT network share is just not possible. An example of needing to build a bootable ISO is if a computer is in a remote location and needs to be re-imaged. Instead of shipping the remote computer back to the home network just send out a bootable DVD instead. 

DVD-based media "acts as" a normal MDT network share but is accessible via the local DVD drive on a computer. One of the things that you must configure before you build\finalize a Media deployment is its properties in the Deployment Workbench, espeically its own dedicated Customsettings.ini file. 

I only have a need to deploy a single task sequence and a single OS image from a DVD based deployment, so my customsettings.ini file is configured to automate most of the MDT Wizard options.

Sample file 1:

[Settings]
Priority=Default
Properties=MyCustomProperty

[Default]
_SMSTSORGNAME=Imaging in progress...
DoNotCreateExtraPartition=YES
OSInstall=YES
SkipWizard=NO
SkipAdminPassword=YES
SkipApplications=NO
SkipAppsOnUpgrade=YES
SkipProductKey=YES
SkipBDDWelcome=NO
SkipBitLocker=YES
SkipCapture=NO
SkipComputerBackup=YES
SkipDeploymentType=YES
DeploymentType=NEWCOMPUTER
SkipComputerName=YES
OSDComputerName=%SerialNumber%
SkipTaskSequence=YES
TaskSequenceID=DEFINE THE TS ID HERE
SkipDomainMembership=YES
SkipLocaleSelection=YES
SkipTimeZone=NO
TimeZone=035
TimeZoneName=Eastern Standard Time
KeyboardLocale=en-US
UserLocale=en-US
UILanguage=en-US
SkipUserData=YES
SkipFinalSummary=NO
UserID=USERID
UserDomain=DOMAIN OR HOST OF THE COMPUTER
UserPassword=USER PASSWORD
FinishAction=REBOOT


Sample File 2:

[Settings]
Priority=Default
Properties=MyCustomProperty

[Default]
_SMSTSORGNAME=Computer name is %OSDComputername%
DoNotCreateExtraPartition=YES
OSInstall=YES
SkipWizard=NO
SkipAdminPassword=YES
SkipApplications=YES
SkipAppsOnUpgrade=YES
SkipProductKey=YES
SkipBDDWelcome=NO
SkipBitLocker=YES
SkipCapture=YES
SkipComputerBackup=YES
SkipDeploymentType=YES
DeploymentType=NEWCOMPUTER
SkipDomainMembership=YES
SkipLocaleSelection=YES
SkipTimeZone=NO
TimeZone=035
TimeZoneName=Eastern Standard Time
KeyboardLocale=en-US
UserLocale=en-US
UILanguage=en-US
SkipUserData=YES
SkipFinalSummary=NO
SkipTaskSequence=YES
TaskSequenceID=DEFINE TS ID HERE
SkipComputerName=YES
OSDComputerName=%SerialNumber%
FinishAction=REBOOT
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