Changing the name of your MDT server

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 13 Jan. 2011 / Last Updated on 3 Nov. 2009]

If you change the name of your MDT server then you need to do a few other things to make your deployments continue to work.

If you change the name of your MDT server then you need to do a few other things to make your deployments continue to work. Specifically, you need to:

  • Make sure your bootstrap.ini file has been updated to reflect the new UNC path to your deployment share.
  • Make sure your boot image has been updated to include the changes you made to bootstrap.ini (update your deployment share to update your boot image).
  • Make sure the Windows Deployment Services server (if you have one) has been updated to use your updated boot image.
  • Make sure your CustomSettings.ini doesn't have any references to your old MDT server name.

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The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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