Copying a deployment share from lab to production environment

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 21 Dec. 2011 / Last Updated on 21 Dec. 2011]

Here's a tip on how to successfully copy an MDT 2010 deployment share from your lab environment to your production environment.

You can copy an MDT 2010 deployment share from your lab environment to your production environment, but if you do this you need to make a few changes in the production version afterwards. Specifically:

  1. Change the DeployRoot setting in the bootstrap.ini file.
  2. Change the UserID, UserDomain and UserPassword settings (if used) in the bootstrap.ini file.
  3. Change the domain join settings in the customsettings.ini file if your production and lab networks are in different domains.
  4. Then regenerate your Lite Touch boot images (this must be done whenever you change bootstrap.ini settings).

Mitch Tulloch is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization. For more tips by Mitch you can follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook.

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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