I have used Michael Niehaus excellent script for dumping all task sequence variables during OSD which is great for troubleshooting. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mniehaus/2010/04/26/dumping-task-sequence-variables/ However it dumps all TS variables including: _SMSTSReserved variables which for instance contains the Network access account username and password in clear text. The same goes for the Domain Join account used in the
There are a couple of OS deployment webservices out there like the legendary one from Maik Koster that is great (Should be built-in the product!) We have been using and developing our own OSD webservice at Onevinn which we used a couple of years now. It has been developed by my college Johan Schrewelius who
There are many solutions out there for setting the OSD background to show progress during OS deployment. My college Johan Schrewelius at Onevinn has written a great one that shows: Time elapsed Host information Current OSD Step Custom background Yes, it works in full OS in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 as well. Password Protected
I have gotten this question so many times now when writing scripts and blog posts what the difference is between a Task Sequence in MDT and SCCM. In some scenarios this makes a huge difference and is important to know about. When you execute an OSD Task Sequence in MDT you are logged on as
I just had to write this post as one of my User-voice items for Configuration Manager and favorite new feature is included in this release, the Company Logo is now displayed in end-user dialogs and Software Center. What is new in Configuration Manager 1607 Technical Preview, you can read the full list here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2016/07/29/update-1607-for-configuration-manager-technical-preview-available-now/ but
Yesterday Configuration Manager Technical Preview – 1602 was released, the installation worked great!! One of the most useful features so far is that we now have a “Sync Policy” button in the new Software Center UI. I am extra excited about this as I filed a Uservoice item for a while back and finally seeing
This one isn’t pretty but it does work just fine. One of the most common questions I get when we do Windows 10 projects are how to modify the taskbar and to be more specific remove the Edge icon. The configuration of the Taskbar is stored in a big blob in the registry so what
Earlier this week the new ADK 10, 10.0.10586 was released or made available on Microsoft Download. I downloaded it as I and many others have had some issues with .Net applications and Powershell scripts in WinPE on X64 UEFI Machines when PXE booting them and the new ADK solves that problem 😀 However it creates
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