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Speaking at MNSCUG

If you are in the Minneapolis area, come out to the MN System Center User Group tomorrow night (Wednesday June 19). I will be doing my “WHY of Configuration Manager” session from MMS. Hope to see you there.

BTW…CDW is sponsoring the group tomorrow night.

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June 18, 2013 Posted by | ConfigMgr 2012, User Group, WHY Series | Leave a comment

Create ISO at Command Prompt

I occasionally need to create a quick ISO to be able to mount to a VM…mainly to get data to a VM that has no connection to the host…or if I want to install an app on the VM when the VM has no access to the internet (all on my laptop). To do that, the easiest way is to burn whatever I am wanting to get to the VM to an ISO. Unfortunately while Windows 8 (which I love) has the ability to natively mount an existing ISO (simply double-click it), it does not natively have the ability to create a new ISO.

Good news is that most of the people reading this likely already have a tool on their system that has this ability…OSCDimg.exe. It is part of the Assessment and Deployment Toolkit…and I think it is also part of WAIK. It is also dang quick. The actual EXE can be found at the following location:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\amd64\Oscdimg

Syntax is fairly easy. If you are wanting to put everything in the d:\blah folder into an ISO…so that the “blah” folder is the root of the ISO, then the syntax would be something like this:

oscdimg.exe -n d:\blah d:\temp\Blah.iso

Happy ISOing.

June 18, 2013 Posted by | Misc | 1 Comment