Tag Archive for Database

Using the MDT 2012 Update 1 database to configure your deployment

I like to use the MDT 2012 database to store data to configure my servers, a lot of data can be hold in this database to customize and automate your deployment with MDT 2012 and with each release Microsoft adds more possible features and functions to this database. With the transition from MDT 2010 to 2012 Microsoft added a couple of things:

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Add Computers Automatically into the MDT Database with Powershell and RES Automation Manager

Yesterday I was at a customer who uses WDS, MDT in combination with RES Automation Manager to roll out Windows 7 workstations. We created a database in MDT to store the serial number, the mac address and the host name of a machine. This is used when deploying a workstation so the sys admins don’t have to fill in the computer name during deployment. One of the sys admins asked me if we could automate the action of putting the data in the MDT database so when a new machine is deployed it  registers in the database without interaction.

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Citrix Configuration Logging Database

While I was interviewing a customer for a Citrix XenApp 6 implementation one of the requirements was logging of all changes to the configuration so I wrote a design stating that the Configuration Logging Database should be used to fulfill this requirement. When I came to the point of configuring the database I used the wizard to complete the Citrix Configuration Logging Database setup but at the point I typed in the service account credentials the wizard would fail to display any databases.

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