Hyper-V Backup Utility – Major Update

Flexible Hyper-V Backup Utility I've spent the past week away from home, and so I've been working on refactoring my Hyper-V Backup Utility and adding new features requested by users.   Version 2020.02.14 ‘Valentine’ Current known issues: The e-mail report has extra line breaks in Outlook 365, Version 2001. New features: Refactored code. Fully backwards... Continue Reading →

Video Walkthrough: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and Deploying Windows 10

I've made a video walkthrough covering installing Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and deploying Windows 10. The video follows my previous posts on the subject, but I've added some additional useful information to cover silent application installation and I also touch on driver management. I intend to write a post that covers the same subjects as this... Continue Reading →

Deploying A Windows 10 1909 November 2019 Update (19H2) Reference Image with MDT

2019-11-12: Microsoft have confirmed on Twitter that there will be no updated ADK for Windows 10 1909, so keep using ADK 1903 with the fix as noted below. 2019-10-05: At the time of writing there is no ADK for Windows 10 1909 November 2019 Update (19H2), so I've tested this walkthrough using the ADK for... Continue Reading →

Building A Windows 10 1909 November 2019 Update (19H2) Reference Image with MDT

2019-11-12: Microsoft have confirmed on Twitter that there will be no updated ADK for Windows 10 1909, so keep using ADK 1903 with the fix as noted below. 2019-10-05: At the time of writing there is no ADK for Windows 10 1909 November 2019 Update (19H2), so I've tested this walkthrough using the ADK for... Continue Reading →

Hyper-V Virtual Machine Backup Utility Update v4.4

Download it from the Microsoft TechNet Gallery the PowerShell Gallery and GitHub. Today I've released a minor update to my Hyper-V Backup Utility. In version 4.4 I've added more feedback when the script is used interactively. Whether you are running Hyper-V on a Windows 10 desktop or a Windows Server 2016 cluster, this utility can be used to... Continue Reading →

Deploying A Windows 10 1903 May 2019 Update (19H1) Reference Image with MDT

Current Known Issue: With the Windows 10 1903 ADK on 64-bit, the Windows System Image Manager (WSIM) will fail to generate a catalogue. Microsoft has issued a fix which you can download here. The fix contains two updated files, ImageCat.exe and ImgMgr.exe which need to be copied to the location the ADK is installed. By... Continue Reading →

Building A Windows 10 1903 May 2019 Update (19H1) Reference Image with MDT

Current Known Issue: With the Windows 10 1903 ADK on 64-bit, the Windows System Image Manager (WSIM) will fail to generate a catalogue. Microsoft has issued a fix which you can download here. The fix contains two updated files, ImageCat.exe and ImgMgr.exe which need to be copied to the location the ADK is installed. By... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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