ConfigMgr task sequences from the internet

After some campaigning and some quick work from the ConfigMgr team for the ConfigMgr tech preview 1802 release, you can now use non-OSD task sequences, such as those that install apps or perform feature updates, even for internet-connected (and Azure AD-joined) devices.  See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/get-started/capabilities-in-technical-preview-1802#windows-10-in-place-upgrade-task-sequence-via-cloud-management-gateway for more details. Here’s a snapshot of what that looks like,…


More on included Windows 10 apps

I’ve stated this publicly a few times, but many people don’t realize the distinction so I’ll repeat it again here.  There are provisioned apps included in Windows 10 (that you can remove, see https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mniehaus/2015/11/11/removing-windows-10-in-box-apps-during-a-task-sequence/) and there are apps that are installed from the Microsoft Store when you first sign in (that you can prevent from…

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What’s Changed in MDT 8450

Back in December, a new build of MDT was released.  Continuing the pattern established with the release before it (8443), it’s identified only by its build number, hence it’s called MDT 8450.  As Aaron detailed in the announcement blog at https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msdeployment/2017/12/21/mdt-8450-now-available/, this release is primarily for compatibility with the latest ADK, Windows 10, and ConfigMgr…

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