Graeme Bray

Real World Automation and Deployment

MDT 2013 – Roles and Features

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This post focuses mainly on 2008 R2 (Std/Ent) and 2012 R2 as the OS Roles and Features are relatively similar and most software works between each OS.  The OS Roles and Features install via MDT is a nice addition, but it does have some caveats.  You should be sure to select *only* the roles you need.

For Example:

IIS – You want to install the following roles:

  • Static Content
  • Default Document
  • Directory Browsing
  • HTTP Errors

If you select Common HTTP Features and only the features listed above, it will install all features.



Secondly, if you have to install a feature that has dependencies, the Roles and Features section will not do that for you.  If you are installing the WSUS Role via the Task Sequence, you will need to select the IIS Features that it needs. (For Reference).

Be sure to select the proper OS (2008 R2, 2012 R2, 7, 8.1, etc)


Written by Graeme

March 23, 2014 at 5:12 PM

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