Installing Language Packs – Windows 10 (WaaS)

Overview You have numerous options to tackle language packs when deploying Windows 10. These include: Install language packs offline/online during reference image creation.  When dealing with a large number of languages, this will dramatically increase your install.wim size. Install languages packs offline with DISM manually The same goes as above, imagine supporting 20 languages, that's … Continue reading Installing Language Packs – Windows 10 (WaaS)


Field Notes | The Windows 10 1703 Default Apps Minefield

Managing the default application associations in Windows 10 used to be simple, the process was straightfoward and worked without issue. With Windows 10 being released semi-annually you would expect some very minor process differences between versions, however it appears setting default assoications isnt that simple any more. The method ive used for Windows 10 1511 & … Continue reading Field Notes | The Windows 10 1703 Default Apps Minefield

TeamViewer QuickJoin – Windows 10 Image

If your company uses TeamViewer to support remote clients, you may wish to add the TeamViewer QuickJoin support tool into your Windows 10 Image. Including this tool in your image will remove the need for remote clients to download this from the TeamViewer website each time they need support. You can customise the QuickJoin tool … Continue reading TeamViewer QuickJoin – Windows 10 Image

Set SIP Address For AD Users – PowerShell

I had a requirement to assign a SIP address to each AD account on my domain, this is to facilitate a rollout of Skype for Business. The lack of a SIP address stops Skpe (Lync) from autodiscovering the users address. The SIP value is stored in the ProxyAddresses attribute, however you can store it in … Continue reading Set SIP Address For AD Users – PowerShell

Deploying Windows 10 1607

Following on from my post last year Building a Clean Windows 10 Reference Image - MDT 2013 U1 this entry will go rehash over some of the same steps that were discussed there as well as additional steps to deploy Windows 10 1607. For this build i am using: Windows 10 1607 - MDT 2013 Update … Continue reading Deploying Windows 10 1607

Suppress Office 365 "First Things First"

You may have noticed when installing Office 365 via the Click to Run installer you get a popup like this for each user. You will no doubt have seen many methods to make this go away, however in my testing none of the popular suggestions actually work, like: Setting key for OptInDisable in SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\General Setting key … Continue reading Suppress Office 365 "First Things First"

Disable Microsoft Edge First Run

To disable Microsoft Edge first run you have to jump through a few hoops. Luckily i've done this for you. Many blogs state that you just need to change the value of "IE10TourShown" in the following: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Main] However this is not enough. To fix edge you need to set these values. I deploy … Continue reading Disable Microsoft Edge First Run

DirectAccess Troubleshooting

Hi All Direct Access users, If you experience clients who have not been able to ever connect to direct access, it may be because the initial GPO for Direct Access was never processed 100% successfully. Please perform these troubleshooting steps. Open command prompt and enter: reg query HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters If you see this:   This means … Continue reading DirectAccess Troubleshooting