Resurrecting the Windows Photo Viewer

I've avoided posting about this for a while mostly because I thought Windows Photo Viewer would get removed. But it's still there in Windows 10 1909 and it's still good - even though it doesn't play animated GIFs and hasn't been updated since the time of Windows 7. Here's how to enable it in Windows... Continue Reading →

Upgrading/Installing Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Build 8450

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit build 8450 is out. You can read more about it here over on the MS Deployment Blog.   Installing & Configuring Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and Dependencies. Here are the links the software we'll be using: Windows 10 1703 Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (8450) First we'll install the Windows... Continue Reading →

Building a Windows 10 1709 (Fall Creators Update) Reference Image with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Update 16/01/2018: Updated this post to reflect the release of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 8450, which fully supports Windows 10 1709. Update 30/10/2017: If SysPrep is consistently failing when building your Windows 10 1709 image, it is most likely due to the Windows Store update process updating the built in UWP apps. This issue is a known... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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 →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Removing built in apps from Windows 10 all versions incl. 1809/1903/1909

Page History Update 2020-01-27: Removed information for old unsupported versions of Win 10 and added a table to show which app maps to the display names in PowerShell. Update 2019-10-06: Updated to include Windows 10 1909 November 2019 Update (19H2) Enterprise edition. Update 2019-05-23: Updated to reflect the apps included in Windows 10 1903, May... Continue Reading →

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