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 well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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