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

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

Tales From The Real World: Windows 10 Deployment

I've been doing a reasonably large scale Windows 10 deployment recently and I thought I'd feedback on performance of my MDT setup, whilst also taking into account the specification and topology of the network. Below is a screenshot of the times of some successfully completed deployments for reference. As you can see, they're in the vicinity … Continue reading Tales From The Real World: Windows 10 Deployment

Customising the Start Menu and Taskbar with Windows 10 1607/1703

This week I've gone pretty deep down the rabbit hole of automating the Start Menu and Taskbar layouts during an MDT Task Sequence. Update 02/05/2017: This also works with Windows 10 1703 (Creators Update) As every device I'm deploying will have the same customisation I wanted to automate it during the build or deploy Task Sequence, … Continue reading Customising the Start Menu and Taskbar with Windows 10 1607/1703

Deploying a Windows 10 1607 Reference Image with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 8443

Continuing on from my previous post (Building a Windows 10 1607 Reference Image with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 8443) I'll be continuing my series of deploying Windows 10 1607 with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit build 8443. In this post we'll be building a task sequence to deploy the reference image created previously and we'll also be tackling … Continue reading Deploying a Windows 10 1607 Reference Image with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 8443

Building a Windows 10 1607 Reference Image with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 8443

Following on from my previous post (Getting Started With Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 8443 and Windows 10 1607), I'll be continuing my series of deploying Windows 10 with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. Update 02/05/2017: Please note that this post is also relevant to Windows 10 1703 (Creators Update) with a few minor changes, which I've posted about here. In … Continue reading Building a Windows 10 1607 Reference Image with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 8443