In SmartDeploy Version 1.1.1980 we have added additional regional setting support to the Language/Culture drop down in the Deploy Wizard, as well as an advanced answer file change for more granular control.
Additional Language/Culture Listings:
In previous versions of SmartDeploy we only had Language/Culture support for the main language packs and language interface packs offered by Microsoft. This led to some confusion when wanting to use a specific language, say English, with a stand
With the recent release of Windows 8 we have had a number of inquires about Windows 8 deployment support in SmartDeploy Enterprise. To group some of those questions and corresponding answer together, I wanted to add a brief information entry about SmartDeploy Enterprise and Windows 8.
The Windows 8 Deployment Process
To jump right in and address the main question, "does SmartDeploy support deploying Windows 8?". I am happy to say that with the release of SmartDeploy Enterprise Version 1.1.198
SmartDeploy Version 1.1.1950 is now available for download from SmartDeploy.com. The new release contains some customer bug fixes as well as a new Capture Wizard that is developed in Silverlight.
Some notable fixes are listed below:
Media Wizard - Update to how USB media is built. As an initial requirement for the Media Wizard we made the product to be nondestructive when using USB media. This was mainly to protect user data in the event that the wrong USB drive was used. This behavior has ch
An update to SmartDeploy Enterprise is now available for download!
For SmartDeploy Enterprise version 1940 we have release a few new features as well as addressed a few customer bugs. Please see the lists below for further information on both.
Build Wizard: The Build Wizard is a new application that is installed with SmartDeploy Enterprise to aid in the creation of a virtual reference machine. Build Wizard can create a VM for VMware Workstation and Player, Window
In SmartDeploy version 1920 we have added the feature to list multiple domains and OUs in an answer file. You can then choose from this list during deployment. I am going to take a minute to explain how to set this up with an existing answer file.
By default when specifying a domain and exporting the answer file you will get something that looks like this:
<!-- 0 = Domain, 1 = Workgroup -->
Now that the latest version of SmartDeploy Enterprise has been release I want to take some time and talk about a few of the bugs that have been addressed in this version. Below you will find a list of bugs, a brief description and the action that was taken. In addition to the bug fixes below version 1910 also underwent a major update from a boot media perspective. Allen talks more about this update in his blog titled SmartDeploy 1.1.1910 Platform Pack Information.
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