Installing Windows 7 on a different partition or disk

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 12 Jan. 2011 / Last Updated on 3 Nov. 2009]

You can use MDT 2010 to install Windows 7 on a disk or partition you specify.

You can use MDT 2010 to install Windows 7 on a disk or partition you specify. To do this, add the following line to the CustomSettings.ini file for your deployment share:


This will force the Destination disk pane to display when the Windows Deployment Wizard runs on the target computer. Alternatively, if you are automating your LTI deployment you can set SkipDestinationDisk=YES and then specify values for DestinationDisk, DestinationPartition and DestinationLogicalDrive in your CustomSettings.ini file. Refer to the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Reference for more information on configuring these properties.

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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 .

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