Troubleshooting LiteTouch.wsf command line options

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 25 Sept. 2012 / Last Updated on 25 Sept. 2012]

A tip on using the command-line options for the LiteTouch.wsf script of MDT 2010 taken from real life.

Problem: You want to launch the Lite Touch wizard from MDT 2010 and use it to perform a completely automated Refresh deployment from Windows XP to Windows 7.  You've removed the deployment type setting from your CustomSettings.ini file, and you've configured all the skip settings to No.  You then run LiteTouch.wsf with the command-line options /DeploymentType=REFRESH and /SkipWizard=YES, but the Lite Touch Wizard is still displayed.

Resolution: Your syntax is incorrect.  Replace the equal signs in these options with colons (i.e. /DeploymentType:REFRESH and /SkipWizard:YES) and the Lite Touch Wizard should not be displayed.

Mitch Tulloch is a seven-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award 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.

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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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