Deployment of Windows 10 1809/Windows Server 2019 Paused by Microsoft

Update 2018/11/13: Microsoft has resumed the rollout of Windows 10 1809, Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server, version 1809. The ISO’s are now available to download from the Volume Licensing Service Center once again. Hi all, Given I’ve posted my usual guides on how to deploy Windows 10 1809 with MDT, I thought it important…

Rethinking The Need For WSUS

Windows Server Update Services, along with a growing list of other traditional Microsoft server products, seems to be in ‘maintenance mode’ at best. It’s been on my mind as to whether they’re going to release a cloud based version in Azure (unless they already have something like that and I’ve missed it) or if they’re…

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…

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…

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…

Windows 10 1709 (Fall Creators Update) Available 17th October 2017

I don’t usually do these news-type posts (plenty of other blogs for that) but here we are… The next major update of Windows 10 version 1709 also known as the Fall Creators Update has been announced for 17th October 2017. As with 1703 (Creators Update), it will roll out over Windows Update in phases and…

App Spotlight: Groove Music

Update 02/10/2017: The Groove Music service is being discontinued, here’s the blog post from Microsoft covering the details. A small home project I’ve been working on recently is trying to consolidate all my personal music files along with deciding on a streaming service. Up until now I’ve only had my music files on my main…

Windows 10 Insider Preview (Creators Update) – New OOBE

As we hurtle towards the release of the Creators Update, I decided to take a look at the new OOBE (Out Of Box Experience) that users will see when installing the update. The new OOBE has been a part of the Insider preview builds for some time now. It’s main feature is Cortana support, so…