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…

Image Factory for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit v2.8

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 the previous post was more about how the utility is written as a reference. This utility is available to download from the Microsoft TechNet Gallery, the PowerShell…

Building a Windows Server 2016 Reference Image with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

In a previous post I walked through how to install MDT, it’s dependencies, and how to create a reference image to deploy. In this post I’ll be doing the same thing but centred around building a Windows Server 2016 image using a Hyper-V virtual machine.   Installing & Configuring Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and Dependencies. We’ll be using…

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…

PXE Booting with WDS for UEFI and BIOS Devices

UPDATE 2018/04/28: I’ve added the information in this post to a new one completely re-written for Windows Server 2016 here.   In a previous post (PXE Booting for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit) I mentioned that I would talk about how to set up PXE to deal with VLANs. To be honest I forgot all about it until…

Removing UWP apps from Windows 10 1607/1703/1709/1803/1809

Edit History Mike, Twitter – @Digressive Update 06/10/2018: An update to reflect some tests I’ve done with Windows 10 1809, October 2018 Update. Update 07/05/2018: A minor update to reflect some quick tests I’ve done with Windows 10 1803, April 2018 Update. Update 30/03/2018: Minor maintenance update. Reworked some sections to be more clear and instructive. Added…

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…