Removing Built-in Applications from Windows 8

  Update – This script will not work with Windows 8.1 a script for Windows 8.1 can be found here – http://blogs.technet.com/b/deploymentguys/archive/2013/10/21/removing-windows-8-1-built-in-applications.aspx. Update – An updated and simpler version of this script is now available here – http://blogs.technet.com/b/deploymentguys/archive/2013/06/07/update-removing-built-in-applications-from-windows-8.aspx. When creating a Windows 8 Image for the Enterprise you may not want to include all of the…

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Windows 8 Start Screen Customization with MDT

If you are creating a Windows 8 image then you most likely want to customize the Start Screen layout that users see when they logon for the first time. However the question is “how should I customize the Start Screen?” There are three approaches that you can use: Use the Unattend.xml file to define which…

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Automatically Populate the PATCH Property for the ConfigMgr Client Installation – Updated for ConfigMgr 2012

Update 2013-06-12: The newest version of this script can be found here.   Two years ago I posted a script to automatically set the PATCH property used by ccmsetup.exe to install client updates during the Configuration Manager client installation in a task sequence.  That post is found here.  Since Cumulative Update 1 for ConfigMgr 2012…

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