Windows Client and Server in 2018

In a couple of weeks the next update to Windows 10 – Redstone 4, 1803, the Spring Creators Update will be released and later this year Redstone 5, 1809 will be come out, all being well. This continues the pace set last year and the semi-annual release cycle that Microsoft have put into place. For…

Hyper-V Virtual Machine Backup Utility (Update Version 4.1)

Get it from the PowerShell Gallery or TechNet Gallery Today I’ve released an update to my Hyper-V Backup Utility PowerShell script. Version 4.1 adds zip file creation and the ability to keep a history of Virtual Machine backups. These new features are included along with the ability to backup Virtual Machines using the built-in Hyper-V…

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…

Upgrading/Installing Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Build 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…

Windows Update Error Codes

A mirror of http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/answers/63.html 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 0x0000007B…

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…

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…