Daniel Oxy over on The Deployment Guys has posted a new version of the MDT Debugger tool.

Be sure to check out his post and download the tool over here.

Back in March of last year, I posted the MDT Debugger as a time/stress and frustration saving tool useful for debugging the scripts you develop for use with MDT.  Over the last year, I’ve used the tool in every MDT project that I have worked on, which has given me the opportunity to (very slowly) address the shortcomings that it has.  Thanks to this, I have been able to work on an updated version and as such: welcome to MDT Debugger 2.0!

I actually ended up rewriting the tool using the excellent AutoIT rather than trying to update the existing HTML code as this gave a lot more flexibility and in itself solved a few of the "issues" the version 1.0 had.  This new version has the following improvements:

  • Allows editing the command-line received from MDT
  • Being an executable rather than HTML, it no longer clashes with strict Internet Explorer security settings, nor with the Internet Explorer first-run wizard
  • Works in Windows PE (WinPE)
  • Capture and redirection of script output to the debugging window
  • Better handling of command line parameters
  • Faster execution time

……This post was contributed by Daniel Oxley, a Consultant with Microsoft Services Spain