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 … Continue reading From Zero to 10 – Windows 10 Deployment Round-up

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 … Continue reading Walkthrough: Configuring Hyper-V For Support Of Nested Virtual Machines

PowerShell: Full Backup of Hyper-V Virtual Machines (Update 3.7)

In a previous post I wrote about my Hyper-V backup script, powered by PowerShell. This post will serve as a change log and documentation page, as my previous post was more about how the script is written as a reference. My Hyper-V Backup script can be downloaded from the Microsoft TechNet Gallery and the PowerShell Gallery. … Continue reading PowerShell: Full Backup of Hyper-V Virtual Machines (Update 3.7)

PowerShell: Automated WSUS Maintenance (Update 1.5)

In a previous post I wrote about some configuration tweaks to improve the performance of your WSUS server. I also included a short PowerShell script to automate the WSUS maintenance process. I've improved the script somewhat since then, adding more configuration options. This post will serve as a change log and documentation page. My WSUS … Continue reading PowerShell: Automated WSUS Maintenance (Update 1.5)

PowerShell: Image Factory for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and Hyper-V (Update 2.6)

In a previous post I wrote about my Image Factory for MDT, powered by Hyper-V and PowerShell. This post will serve as a change log and documentation page, as my previous post was more about how the script is written as a reference. My Image Factory script is also available to download from the Microsoft … Continue reading PowerShell: Image Factory for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and Hyper-V (Update 2.6)

PowerShell: Log Manager/Cleanup (Update 1.6)

In my environment, I need to keep an archive of some log files for a period of time, whereas other logs are not so critical, and some applications generate logs which are already compressed into ZIP files daily. So I have all these different requirements for logs. I don't want them filling up my server … Continue reading PowerShell: Log Manager/Cleanup (Update 1.6)

Delving into disabling OneDrive

UPDATE 11/07/2017: After testing the method below on Windows 10 1703, I found that it wasn't working as it did with 1607. To disable One Drive and remove the One Drive folder from the Navigation Pane of Windows Explorer, enable the group policy item: Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/OneDrive/Prevent Usage of OneDrive for file storage and … Continue reading Delving into disabling OneDrive

PowerShell: Removing UWP apps from Windows 10 1607/1703/1709

Update 17/10/2017: Updated post with the list of apps included in Windows 10 1709 (Fall Creators Update) by default. Update 03/08/2017: I've re-written much of this post to answer some questions that have come up and to help clarify the process. Thanks to Jörgen Nilsson over at ccmexec.com, with his original post that inspired me to … Continue reading PowerShell: Removing UWP apps from Windows 10 1607/1703/1709

Windows 10 1607/1703 Start Menu Customisation – Update

Here's a quick update on an option I missed in my previous post about how to customise the Start Menu and Taskbar for new Windows 10 1607/1703 installs. Update 02/05/2017: This also works with Windows 10 1703 (Creators Update) The method that I used in my previous post would not be suitable for other environments … Continue reading Windows 10 1607/1703 Start Menu Customisation – Update

PowerShell: Fully Automated Image Factory for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

UPDATE: This post is old and intended as a walk through on how my original script was put together for those wishing to learn PowerShell. For the finished, up-to-date script please check out this post and you can download the script from my Microsoft TechNet profile. Recently I've been looking into automating my image build … Continue reading PowerShell: Fully Automated Image Factory for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit