Introducing... ThinkDeploy for MDT

Finally...Quite a while ago a bar napkin was defaced with an idea for an automation tool that would simplify the task of introducing a new Lenovo ThinkPad/ThinkCentre/ThinkStation model in an operating system deployment process using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.  

Since that time the IT industry has been going through lots of changes with Windows 10 and methods of deploying PCs:  MDMs and AutoPilot have come into the picture, lots of folks still use SCCM OSD which keeps improving with the new regular cadence of SCCM updates, and a really cool tool by Maurice Daly was introduced to the community that simplifies the upfront gathering of content.
So why bring out a tool aimed solely at MDT now?  The only answer I can think of is "Why not?".  Actually, that's not true; I can think of several reasons: 1.  Lots of people still use MDT and prefer it 2.  For smaller companies that don't have the budget and skills for SCCM, MDT is still a great solution 3.  With our solution …

Setting an Asset Tag on ThinkPads with a MDM

For anyone that would like to set an Asset Tag on their ThinkPad once the device is under management with either Intune or MobileIron, this post can provide a way of helping you achieve this.

For those that are unaware, there is a Windows Utility to Read and Write Asset ID Information provided by Lenovo, specifically for ThinkPad.  With this utility, you are able to set asset ID data such as an Owner Name, Owner Location, Asset Number and several other pieces of information.  Per the ReadMe, here's a list of what can be set with the tool:

USERDEVICE          <Field1>  -  These fields are defined by the user.
                       :         The maximum number of user fields is five.




Installing Hotkey Features Integration using the ConfigMgr Application Model