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