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Bootable UFD,Ghost,Imaging,USB Flash Drive

June 20, 2011

Create a Bootable WinPE 3.0 USB Flash Drive with Tools

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This article describes how to make a bootable USB flash drive (UFD) and how to add utilities to it. (more…)

Ghost,Scripts/Other,Sysprep/AIK

June 19, 2009

Windows XP Image Building Steps: Expanded

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Originally posted on January 30th 2009, updated on June 19th 2009.

Note: This is really long and if you’re not familiar with the imaging process it may be a little overwhelming.  I have updated this post to include more of the scrips I use and have expanded on a few of the steps, such as: creating a default profile in a way Windows will not overwrite  – Thanks.

These steps are used to build a hardware independent Windows XP Image using sysprep and Ghost Solution Suite to make this image file(s).  However, you should be able to use any imaging tool as building the preparing the computer should be the same…ok the first 90% may the same.

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Group Policy

January 30, 2009

Managing Wireless Group Policy for an XP workstation

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First you’ll need to be running at least one Server 2003 (mixed or native).
Second if you’re using an XP workstation to modify your Group Policy you’ll have to copy a few files.

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SteadyState

January 28, 2009

Windows SteadyState Settings

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So I was looking for a list of settings I could use as a check sheet and couldn’t find one…
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Scripts/Other

Automatic Log on to Windows

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Log on to Windows (NT and above) Automatically
I have used this on; XP and Vista (all service packs)
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SteadyState

SteadyState: Post Image Configurations – Kiosk

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These are my post-image configuration steps I use when configuring Kiosks.
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Group Policy

Add a trusted root certification authority using Group Policy

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Adding trusted root certificates to an image can help users navigate sites without prompting them to answer security questions.  But sometimes these certificates expire or you just forget to add them to the image.  Using Group Policy it’s easy to add a certificate.
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