O/S Deployment Thread, Logging in at PXE Boot in Technical; WHen you've successfully PXE booted a workstation you're presented with the login screen for MDT . How does one prevent ...
10th February 2011, 12:11 PM #1
Logging in at PXE Boot
WHen you've successfully PXE booted a workstation you're presented with the login screen for MDT. How does one prevent domain users from logging in?
At the moment MDT accepts everybody and preferably I would like only those within the Administrators group to do it.
10th February 2011, 11:06 PM #2
I'm assuming your talking about the the point it requests the domain and account at the welcome screen? If so i don't display this on my builds and use a "build account" with limited functionality to complete the imaging.
There is an example of the customsettings.ini here in which it's detailed: Anyone using MDT 2010?
Additionally even if someone can PXE boot and get to that point i've added in an initial task sequence which points off to a script to request a separate build password.
<script language="VBScript" >
Set env = CreateObject("Microsoft.SMS.TSEnvironment")
set oTSProgressUI = CreateObject("Microsoft.SMS.TSProgressUI")
env("ALLOWOSDBUILD") = "NO"
MyPass=Inputbox("Please enter the Password to continue")
If MyPass = "password" then
env("ALLOWOSDBUILD") = "YES"
10th February 2011, 11:28 PM #3
I just password protect the initial pxe boot using syslinux so I can pxe boot other tools such as memtest, offline nt password reset etc...
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