Hyper-V Backup Utility – Update 20.07.13

Flexible Hyper-V Backup Utility A substantial update in terms of changes made under the hood, but I've also added a few new options requested by users. The biggest change is that errors are now handled properly and reported to the user in a reliable manner. All the changes are summarized below.   Version 20.07.13 Added... Continue Reading →

Deploy Windows 10 2004 (20H1) Reference Image

News and Updates An update for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT_KB4564442) has been released: This update fixes the boot loop issue and replaces Johan's workaround with an officially supported fix. Details on how to install it are on Michael Niehaus' blog post here. and you can download the fix here. I will add installation instructions in... Continue Reading →

Build and Capture Windows 10 2004 (20H1) Reference Image

News and Updates An update for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT_KB4564442) has been released: This update fixes the boot loop issue and replaces Johan's workaround with an officially supported fix. Details on how to install it are on Michael Niehaus' blog post here. and you can download the fix here. I will add installation instructions in... Continue Reading →

Hyper-V Backup Utility – Update 20.02.28

Flexible Hyper-V Backup Utility Just a minor update to fix a non-critical issue with the previous version and to bring it in line with the recent update of the Image Factory Utility.   2020-02-28: Version 20.02.28 ‘Artifact’ Fixed e-mail report extra line breaks in Outlook 365, Version 2001. Config report matches design of Image Factory... Continue Reading →

Image Factory Utility – Update 20.02.24

Automate Creation of WIM Files I've just completed testing the new Image Factory Utility. It's been completely overhauled and has some small new features added.   2020-02-27: Version 20.02.24 ‘Robot’ New features: Refactored code. Fully backwards compatible. Added ASCII banner art when run in the console. Added option to disable the ASCII banner art.  ... Continue Reading →

Hyper-V Backup Utility – Update 20.02.14

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 20.02.14 ‘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 →

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