When the MDT task sequence has been created, customize the MDT configuration files that provide the configuration settings for deploying Windows 7 to the target computer. Specifically, customize the CustomSettings.ini file.

When the CustomSettings.ini file customization is finished, save the updated files to the source folder for the MDT Reference Computer Custom Settings package created earlier in the process (E:\Packages$\CustomSettings_Reference). Then, add the DoCapture property and value to the CustomSettings.ini file so that the MDT deployment process captures an image of the reference computer (WDG-REF-01) after deploying Windows 7.

To customize the MDT configuration files for the reference computer

1.   In Windows Explorer, go to E:\Packages$\CustomSettings_Reference, and then double-click CustomSettings.ini.

2.   Open Microsoft Notepad, and then add DoCapture=Yes to the end of the CustomSettings.ini file, as shown in Listing 1.

Listing 1. CustomSettings.ini File After Adding the DoCapture Property








3.   In Notepad, save the file, and then exit Notepad.

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Step 3: Create and Configure a Task Sequence to Create a Reference Computer