Properties are variables to which values must be assigned. Properties are followed by an equal sign (=). The scripts scan the CustomSettings.ini file to locate the properties.

The types of properties that you can use in deploying target computers include properties that are:

·     Automatically declared in ZTIGather.wsf. These predefined properties are declared in the ZTIGather.wsf code and are documented in the MDT document Toolkit Reference. In addition, the ZTIGather.wsf file automatically sets the values for these properties. These properties are not configured in CustomSettings.ini and should be treated as read only.

·     Declared in the ZTIGather.xml file. These predefined properties are listed in the ZTIGather.xml file and are documented in the MDT document Toolkit Reference. The ZTIGather.wsf file retrieves these properties by scanning the ZTIGather.xml file. Divide the properties in this file into properties that:

·     ZTIGather.wsf automatically assigns values to. ZTIGather.wsf automatically sets the values for these properties, which must be treated as read only.

·     Must be assigned values in CustomSettings.ini. Ensure that the value for any property to be used is set in CustomSettings.ini and is considered modifiable.

·     Declared in the Properties property. These are custom properties that can be declared, and they are in addition to the properties automatically declared in ZTIGather.wsf and in ZTIGather.xml.

The way you use properties for ZTI and LTI are identical. However, some properties are unique to ZTI or LTI deployment. Like ZTI deployments, LTI deployments also have unique properties. Most of the LTI-specific properties relate to the Deployment Wizard (such as SkipAdministratorPassword, SkipCapture, or SkipUserData). Although these properties use the same syntax as other properties, the reserved properties perform specific functions in the deployment processing rules.

Note   Property values must be specified in upper case so that the deployment scripts can properly identify them—for example, YES, TRUE, or FALSE. This is true for property values specified in the CustomSettings.ini file, BootStrap.ini file, and MDT DB.

Configure the CustomSettings.ini file by:

·     Configuring the Priority reserved property as described in Priority Reserved Property

·     Configuring the Properties reserved property as described in Properties Reserved Property

·     Configuring the values for properties as described in Values in the CustomSettings.ini File

Related Topics

Customizing MDT Configuration Files
Priority Reserved Property
Properties Reserved Property
Values in the CustomSettings.ini File