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Lenovo Model Information in MDT

When using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), the ZTIGather.wsf script will pull important information MDT needs and place it into variables for usage during a task sequence.   The %Model% variable is a key piece of information during task sequences especially for targeting software and drivers.  A popular example of the %Model% variable usage is the Total Control method of driver organization and injection by Johan Arwidmark.

Currently, when the model information is pulled from a Lenovo system, it will display the Lenovo Machine Type Model (MTM) in the Model variable as 20MD001YUS or 20MD003YUS, for example.  When using the MTM, the Out-of-Box Drivers library of model folders in MDT can quickly grow and become nearly repetitive.  The growth can become a management burden when attempting to maintain drivers, as each folder beginning with 20MD, for example, would have the same set of drivers in it.  To enable better management, we can edit the ZTIGather.wsf script to change where it pu…

System Update Suite and MEM: Part 2 Deploying and Configuring the Apps

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Part 1 of the System Update Suite and MEM guide, we walk through creating an Application for System Update and Thin Installer.

This post will guide you through one way of configuring the different settings for System Update and Thin Installer using Configuration Items and Baselines.

STEP 1
We'll start out by creating a CI to detect if the current version of System Update is installed on clients.

Launch the Create Configuration Item wizard, set a name, and tick the box This configuration item contains application settings




Tick the Detect a specific application and deployment type radio button and select the current version of System Update from the application list


Click Next through the wizard to complete the creation of the CI.

Start the Create Configuration Baseline wizard, specify a name, and add the newly created CI



Deploy the Baseline to a Device Collection.  Ideally, the collection should contain Think branded devices only.  Right click on the deployment, Create New Collectio…

Manage Lenovo System Update with Intune

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This post will describe how you can manage Lenovo System Update on
Windows 10 devices with Intune.

Before you begin, you will need:
System Update Administrator Tools - This contains the System Update ADM/ADMX files. By default, the contents are extracted to C:\SWTOOLS\TOOLS\AdminA Windows 10 device connected to Azure Active Directory and managed by IntuneSystem Update installed on the device Ingest the TVSU ADMX file Sign in to the Azure Device Management portalNavigate to Device Configuration > Profiles > Click Create ProfileEnter the required information for the new profile, for example:Name: Lenovo System Update configurationDescription: (Optional)Platform: Windows 10 and laterProfile Type: CustomIn the Custom OMA-URI Settings menu, click Add and enter the followingName: TVSU ADMX IngestDescription: (Optional)OMA-URI: ./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/ConfigOperations/ADMXInstall/Lenovo/Policy/TVSUData Type: StringValue: Copy the contents of the tvsu.admx into this fieldClick OK to …