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

Update 20/10/2017: If SysPrep is consistently failing, please read this blog post from Johan Arwidmark's Deployment Research on why this happens and how to fix it. In short, you should either disable internet access for the VM that is creating the Windows 10 image or change some registry keys to prevent the apps from downloading. Johan … Continue reading Walkthrough: Building a Windows 10 1709 (Fall Creators Update) Reference Image with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

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

PowerShell: Full Backup of Hyper-V Virtual Machines (Update 3.7)

In a previous post I wrote about my Hyper-V backup script, powered by PowerShell. This post will serve as a change log and documentation page, as my previous post was more about how the script is written as a reference. My Hyper-V Backup script can be downloaded from the Microsoft TechNet Gallery and the PowerShell Gallery. … Continue reading PowerShell: Full Backup of Hyper-V Virtual Machines (Update 3.7)

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 Deployment Preview

PowerShell: Create Active Directory Users In Bulk (Update 1.4)

For years I've had a AD user import VBS script as part of my toolkit, I thought it was about time to update it to PowerShell as well as add a few new features. My AD User Creation script can be downloaded from the Microsoft TechNet Script Center and the PowerShell Gallery. Features and Requirements This script … Continue reading PowerShell: Create Active Directory Users In Bulk (Update 1.4)

3D Maze Remix Version 1.1 Update

Version 1.1 Update Download for Windows | Download for OS X | Download for Linux I've been working on an update to 3D Maze Remix - a small game I made based on the Windows 95 screensaver: 3D Maze. This update focuses on making the game more of a complete package. I've focused on improving … Continue reading 3D Maze Remix Version 1.1 Update

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 Windows 10 1709 (Fall Creators Update) Available 17th October 2017

PowerShell: Automated WSUS Maintenance (Update 1.5)

In a previous post I wrote about some configuration tweaks to improve the performance of your WSUS server. I also included a short PowerShell script to automate the WSUS maintenance process. I've improved the script somewhat since then, adding more configuration options. This post will serve as a change log and documentation page. My WSUS … Continue reading PowerShell: Automated WSUS Maintenance (Update 1.5)

PowerShell: Image Factory for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and Hyper-V (Update 2.6)

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 my previous post was more about how the script is written as a reference. My Image Factory script is also available to download from the Microsoft … Continue reading PowerShell: Image Factory for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and Hyper-V (Update 2.6)