Specifying the deployment type when running LiteTouch.vbs

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

You can override the deployment type specified in the CustomSettings.ini file of MDT 2010 when you run LiteTouch.vbs from the command line.

You can override the deployment type specified in the CustomSettings.ini file of MDT 2010 when you run LiteTouch.vbs from the command line. For example, let's say the CustomSettings.ini file of your deployment share has the following line in it:

DeploymentType=NEWCOMPUTER

Then let's say you want to do a one-off Refresh Computer LTI deployment. Instead of modifying your CustomSettings.ini file, open a command prompt on the target computer and type the following command:

\\MDT_server\deployment_share\LiteTouch.vbs /DeploymentType:REFRESH

This will start the Windows Deployment Wizard on the target computer and will override the NEWCOMPUTER setting on the MDT server to perform a REFRESH install instead.

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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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