Windows 10 RS3 , 1709 , 16299 Resources for OS Deployment

10-18-2017 Updated to include Windows 10 Language Packs and Remote Server Administration Tools By now you probably have seen that Windows 10 RS3 released yesterday 10/17/2017.  Its available via MSDN, MVLS and any other channels you may use. Additionally you might find the following links useful if you are planning on creating a reference image,…

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ConfigMgr Queries and Collections for Windows 10 Versions

With the recent release of Windows 10 RS3 aka 1709 aka build 16299 i thought it was a good time to post some queries and collections for each Windows 10 version released so far.  Additionally i also included Queries for each OS released as far back as XP that i happened to have access to…

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ConfigMgr OSD Model Check Task Sequence Step

Ok this step is super easy and in my opinion a must have when it comes to Operating System Deployment.  I cant count how many times a separate organization or technician for that matter grabs a system out from under their desk or purchases something off the internet without running it past their image engineering…

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ConfigMgr Compliance Baseline to verify Windows Activation Status

In most environments we are running KMS and don’t tend to think to often about our activation status but with more and more systems coming and going with BYOD and god knows what else your technicians are doing throughout your enterprise its good to have some piece of mind from a ConfigMgr perspective and validate…

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Updated Win32_SystemEnclosure Chassis Types

The Win32_SystemEnclosure WMI Class has been rather valuable over the years in order to properly detect and target specific software, drivers etc. to a particular type of system.  The problem is that while it has been a staple over the years it has had many revisions.  These revisions are part of the DMTF Specification in…

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Its been awhile

It certainly has been awhile with so many life and technology changes its time to resurrect this blog from the dead and start contributing once again.  This post will be brief but wanted to set the stage that I will be starting from square one on a lot of topics and technologies just incase anyone…

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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Update 1 Re-released Build 8298

  Looks like Aaron and team have been busy ramping up the latest build release of MDT 2013 Update 1 which should address many known issues. The following issues are fixed in build 8298 Multiple drive partitioning issues are addressed by significant revisions to the Format and Partition Disk step (see release note below), including:…

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SCAP Extensions version 3.0 for System Center Configuration Manager Now Available!

  The Configuration Manager Sustained Engineering team is pleased to announce the release of the SCAP Extensions version 3.0 for System Center Configuration Manager. You can download it from the Microsoft Download Center: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48741. This new release of the SCAP Extensions was validated on August 28th 2015 by the National Institute of Standards and Technology…

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Powershell Eject CD Drive

  Awhile ago I wrote some code in AutoIT to Eject CD-Drives so that you wouldn’t get burnt in MDT/ConfigMgr while booting from Media.  Today I received a request for that code since the links at myITforum seem to be having some trouble.  While I was able to pull the original source code up it…

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Windows 10 Sysprep fails after removing or updating Windows built-in Windows Store apps

  So by now you have had an opportunity to start playing around with Windows 10 and maybe your organization is thinking about deploying Windows 10 in the Enterprise so we need to work on getting a custom image built and captured for deployment.  MDT 2013 Update 1 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48595 is available and highly recommended for…

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