RSS Feeds Updated

There’s a lot of activity for in the background.  We’re making some long needed changes and as we are progressing, there will be minor adjustments to things that you’ll need to be aware of to continue to receive all of the great information that is developed and passed along from the site.

A couple of RSS Feeds have been updated on the site.  If you are currently grabbing a couple older feeds for Articles and Downloads, you’ll want to update your RSS Feed references with the following updates.

New Articles feed:

New Downloads feed:


As always, you can find our RSS Feed links on the following reference page:

MDT/OSD and ConfigMgr/SMS list separation

For the longest time, topics on the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and Operating System Deployment have been bundled into the ConfigMgr/SMS community email list.  Over time, the popularity of MDT/OSD have grown such that it is now time to separate the topics into two different email discussion lists.  We attempted to separate the lists a year or so ago, but the chatter back-and-forth didn’t warrant it at that time.

Today, we have separated the topics.  If you want to discuss MDT/OSD please sign up for the new list at the following link:

Congrats to the MDT team at Microsoft for developing such a useful tool and working long hours to make MDT 2010 such a success and a must-have Microsoft technology.

KiXtart 2010 4.61 RC1 Released

Available on, of course.

Its available for download from the Scripting downloads page:


Or, grab it with this direct download link:

KiXtart 2010 4.61 RC1



This update contains the following fixes & enhancements:


  • Fixed issue with handling of EXIT codes

  • Fixed issue with COPYing files to a directory (without specifying a backslash)

  • Fixed issue with writing large DWORD values to the registry

  • Updated @PRODUCTTYPE to correctly report Server 2008(R2) & Windows 7

  • Added REPLACE function

  • Fixed @LOGONMODE (yes, finally!)

  • Fixed BREAK “0”


Check out KIX2010.TXT for more detail on the enhancements.

The latest and greatest versions of KiXtart (2.33/3.63/4.60) can be found on:

Rod Trent Interview – Part 2 « The Realm of the Verbal Processor


Okay…it has been entirely too long since I’ve posted…over two months. Life has been a little crazy, but I finally cleaned up the rest of the Rod Trent interview to prepare it for posting. Hope you enjoy it. Also…I expect to post the next interview within another week or so…it is with Tim Mintner of the Microsoft Deployment product team!

Rod Trent Interview – Part 2 « The Realm of the Verbal Processor

MDT Web Frontend goes Beta – Maik Koster at


I`m happy to announce that the MDT Web Frontend finally has reached Beta status. A Big Thank You to Jason Scheffelmaer who did a lot of testing and with whom I could exchange a lot of ideas on how to implement and improve certain parts.

The FrontEnd is now a full feature replacement of the Deployment Workbench Database Part (2008. Support for 2010 will come soon).

MDT Web Frontend goes Beta – Maik Koster at

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