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…

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Updated

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit has been updated to build 8456 and includes support for: Windows 10, version 1809 Windows Server 2019 Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1809 Configuration Manager, version 1810 The full release notes are available from Microsoft here.  

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…

Deploying A Windows 10 1809 (October 2018 Update) Reference Image with MDT

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.   Continuing from a previous post: Building A Windows 10 1809 (October 2018 Update) Reference Image with MDT, this post will…

Building A Windows 10 1809 (October 2018 Update) Reference Image with MDT

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.   This post will walk through installing and configuring Microsoft Deployment Toolkit to build a reference image of Windows 10 1809 (October…

Altering an MDT Task Sequence to Update from Windows Update

I’ve been revisiting my MDT process as I wanted to try and use Windows Update to get drivers during deployment – by itself this is not a problem, I can just remove the WSUSServer=http://wsus:8530 configuration from the CustomSettings.ini. However as the device is added to the domain, Group Policy will configure the device to use…