PXE Booting for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

When installing PXE (pronounced "pixie") booting  for use with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit there are a few things to consider. There's not much to installing WDS and configure PXE booting for MDT on a flat network, but if you have a larger network with VLANs there is some additional configuration needed. I'll be covering the flat … Continue reading PXE Booting for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Getting Started With Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 8443 and Windows 10 1607/1703

For this post the demo network consists of an Active Directory Domain Controller (DC01), a WSUS server (WSUS01) - here's a previous post on installing WSUS, a server that will have Microsoft Deployment Toolkit installed (WDS01) and a blank Hyper-V Virtual Machine for creating the reference image. Update 02/05/2017: Please note that this post is … Continue reading Getting Started With Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 8443 and Windows 10 1607/1703

A quick word on Windows 10 names, builds and versions.

Update 02/05/2017: I'll attempt to keep this up to date as new versions of Windows come out. This might seem like an odd topic to cover, but I've receive quite a few questions about this in recent months. Due to Windows 10 being developed constantly and on a rapid release schedule, it's important to differentiate … Continue reading A quick word on Windows 10 names, builds and versions.

Stuck Windows Updates from WSUS on Windows 10 1607/Windows Server 2016

If you've installed a fresh install of Windows Server 2016/Windows 10 1607 recently, you may have experienced a problem when it tries to download and install updates from your local WSUS server - specifically, it doesn't, it gets stuck. You've tired rebooting, stopping the BITS and WU services, deleting %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution but nothing seems to work.