PowerShell: Control and Automate the Licensing of Office 365 Users

If you are familiar with my other PowerShell scripts this isn't as complete or polished as them, but it get's the job done, and that's all we can really ask for right? Let's say it's in early beta. The purpose of this script is to automate the process of setting the location and Office 365 … Continue reading PowerShell: Control and Automate the Licensing of Office 365 Users

Upgrading/Installing Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 8450

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit build 8450 is out. You can read more about it here over on the MS Deployment Blog. Installing & Configuring Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and Dependencies. Here are the links the software we'll be using: Windows 10 1703 Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (8450) First we'll install the Windows 10 … Continue reading Upgrading/Installing Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 8450

PowerShell: Image and Task Sequence Testing for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and Hyper-V

In a previous post I wrote about my Image Factory PowerShell script for MDT. This post is about a script derived from that which I setup to test my images and my deployment task sequences. Since this script is only an edit of the previous one I don't intend to release it "officially" on the … Continue reading PowerShell: Image and Task Sequence Testing for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and Hyper-V

3D Maze Remix – now available on the Microsoft Store

Just a quick news post to say that my game 3D Maze Remix is now available on the Microsoft store for Windows 10 devices. Check out this page for more information on the game and downloads for other Operating Systems. -Mike, @Digressive on Twitter

Walkthrough: Building a Windows 10 1709 (Fall Creators Update) Reference Image with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Update 16/01/2018: Updated this post to reflect the release of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 8450, which fully supports Windows 10 1709. Update 30/10/2017: If SysPrep is consistently failing when building your Windows 10 1709 image, it is most likely due to the Windows Store update process updating the built in UWP apps. This issue is a known … Continue reading Walkthrough: Building a Windows 10 1709 (Fall Creators Update) Reference Image with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Windows Update Error Codes

A mirror of http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/archive/windows_update_codes.htm should it ever go down. These are old, but are occasionally still useful. Please excuse the formatting errors, it might be worth copy and pasting out to an excel spreadsheet. -Mike Follow Mike on Twitter - @Digressive   Error Code Dec Error Code Error String Description 0x00000000 -4294967296 Success 0x00000001 -4294967295 ERROR_INVALID_FUNCTION … Continue reading Windows Update Error Codes

From Zero to 10 – Windows 10 Deployment Round-up

This is a round-up all my previous posts regarding deployment and configuring Windows 10, installing  Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and Windows Server Update Services into one post for reference. Installing and Configuring a WSUS Server Installing WSUS from scratch! Resolving WSUS Connection Errors On Windows Server 2012 R2 Installing and Configuring Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Getting Started … Continue reading From Zero to 10 – Windows 10 Deployment Round-up

Walkthrough: Configuring Hyper-V For Support Of Nested Virtual Machines

With Hyper-V it is possible to run VMs inside of VMs without needing to install third-party virtualization software. You might not have the need to run an entire Virtual Machine inside of another, but some upcoming security features of Windows 10 require Hyper-V to be enabled so this could be a way to have those security … Continue reading Walkthrough: Configuring Hyper-V For Support Of Nested Virtual Machines

PowerShell: Full Backup of Hyper-V Virtual Machines (Update 4.0)

In a previous post I wrote about my Hyper-V backup script, powered by PowerShell. This post will serve as a change log and documentation page, as my previous post was more about how the script is written as a reference. My Hyper-V Backup script can be downloaded from the Microsoft TechNet Gallery and the PowerShell Gallery. … Continue reading PowerShell: Full Backup of Hyper-V Virtual Machines (Update 4.0)

Windows 10 1709 Fall Creators Update Deployment Preview

I've been testing a preview build of Windows 10 1709 - the Fall Creators Update with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and putting it through a few task sequences. I'm happy to say that I've not encountered any issues, which I did with previous updates. Keep reading for more info on my testing below. The main point … Continue reading Windows 10 1709 Fall Creators Update Deployment Preview