Automated Office Updates v1.0

My Automated Office Updates PowerShell script can also be downloaded from the Microsoft TechNet Gallery the PowerShell Gallery and GitHub. -Mike   Features and Requirements This script will check for and download update files for click-to-run Office installs such as Office 365 and Office 2019. All options are added via command line switches. Options include: Location to store…

Hyper-V Virtual Machine Backup Utility Update v4.4

Download it from the Microsoft TechNet Gallery the PowerShell Gallery and GitHub. Today I’ve released a minor update to my Hyper-V Backup Utility. In version 4.4 I’ve added more feedback when the script is used interactively. Whether you are running Hyper-V on a Windows 10 desktop or a Windows Server 2016 cluster, this utility can be used to…

Deploying Office 2019 or Office 365

If you’re familiar with deploying Office 2016 or any previous version, then the first big change when looking into Office 2019 or Office 365 is that there is no longer an MSI installer. Office 2019/Office 365 is now only available as a ‘Click-to-Run’ installation, which means we’ll need to change how we package, deploy and…

Windows 10 1903 (May Update) Changes, Tips and Tricks

Here’s a couple of helpful tips and tricks I’ve found from Windows 10 1903 and previous versions. I hope they help with your own customisations and deployment methodology.   Search and Cortana Are Separated In 1903. A good change IMO and my first impressions of the new search is that it’s back to being as…

Removing Built-in Apps from Windows 10 1903

I’ve updated my previous post on removing the built-in apps from Windows 10 to reflect the minor changes in Windows 10 1903 May update. You can find that post here, or under the Windows Deployment menu at the top of the page, and click on 1903 May Update. -Mike

Deploying A Windows 10 1903 (May 2019 Update) Reference Image with MDT

Important note: If you are using Enterprise or Education editions of Windows 10, from 1809 onwards, the xx09 versions of Windows 10 get 30 months of support, over the usual 18 months that the xx03 versions get. So you may wish to reconsider if you deploy the xx03 version at all. Here’s some official information…

Building A Windows 10 1903 (May 2019 Update) Reference Image with MDT

Important note: If you are using Enterprise or Education editions of Windows 10, from 1809 onwards, the xx09 versions of Windows 10 get 30 months of support, over the usual 18 months that the xx03 versions get. So you may wish to reconsider if you deploy the xx03 version at all. Here’s some official information…

Automated WSUS Maintenance Utility Update v1.7

  Download it from the Microsoft TechNet Gallery, PowerShell Gallery and GitHub. I’ve released a major update to my Automated WSUS Maintenance utility. If you are using a previous version, please update to this new one. Fixed in version 1.7: The script will now not run the cleanup process twice. The script will now report if…

Network Device Status Monitor Update v1.1

  Download it from GitHub, the Microsoft TechNet Gallery and the PowerShell Gallery. I’ve released a minor update to my Network Device Status Monitor utility. New in 1.1: Updated the style of the web page with a cleaner look. Added CSS animations for online devices. The CSS animations do not display when the utility is in…

Windows Server Status Monitor Update v1.6

  Download it from GitHub, the Microsoft TechNet Gallery and the PowerShell Gallery. I’ve released a minor update to my Windows Server Status Monitor utility. New in 1.6: Updated the style of the web page with a cleaner look. Added CSS animations for online devices. The CSS animations do not display when the utility is in…