Field Notes: CMG ARM Deployment Error

ConfigMgr CB 1802 was shipped with the option of deploying the Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) via an Azure Resource Manager deployment, this was a welcome addition as it meant one less certificate when provisioning the CMG. I was deploying a new CMG instance for a client recently and was running into a rather unusual error. … Continue reading Field Notes: CMG ARM Deployment Error


Windows 10 Image Maintenance & Cleanup

Note - If you are viewing this page on a mobile device some embedded code may not display, switch your mobile browser to desktop mode.  Since the release of the cumulative update model, managing Windows updates has become a much simpler process. Updates are typically released broadly to enterprise devices monthly after they have gone … Continue reading Windows 10 Image Maintenance & Cleanup

Gather SCCM Site Code – PowerShell

During a recent ConfigMgr side by side migration project I was asked to provide a reliable way to return AD Site and SCCM site code information for each computer in an OU. The below PowerShell script is what i came up with. The script will return Name, ADSite and SCCM site code information for … Continue reading Gather SCCM Site Code – PowerShell

Managing Windows as a Service (WaaS)

Introduction Prior to Windows 10, Microsoft released new versions of Windows every few years, this schedule stalled the release of new features and caused headaches for IT to upskill staff due to significant changes in the Operating System. Microsoft have stated that Windows 10 will be the last major OS release but by no means … Continue reading Managing Windows as a Service (WaaS)

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)

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

Dart – Remote Control WinPE (The Nice Way)

Before i begin, a big thanks to reddit/user/ab0mbs for the initial script for this project! For the longest time i have always Dart Remote Tools in my WinPE boot images. Dart is included in the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack  which is available if you have Software Assurance with Microsoft. Dart's Remote Tools allows you to remote … Continue reading Dart – Remote Control WinPE (The Nice Way)

(Bitlocker) MBAM Will Not Prompt For Pin on Windows 10 1511

               Since updating my SCCM TS to Windows v1511 I have spent hours pulling my hair out trying to get MBAM to prompt the user for PIN with no avail, all my previous Windows 10 (pre 1511) worked fine, so i was trying to figure out what had changed. … Continue reading (Bitlocker) MBAM Will Not Prompt For Pin on Windows 10 1511