Unlock BitLocker Encrypted Drive From WinPE the Secure Way!

I have seen several blog posts on how to unlock a BitLocker encrypted drive from Windows PE, using the recovery password stored in the Microsoft Bitlocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) SQL Server database. What’s the problem with these solutions? All of these have one thing in common: they query the SQL database directly, requires changing […]

Category: Bitlocker, Configuration Manager, Home, MBAM, OS Deployment, Task sequence  |  6 Comments

DHCP Guide

This document describes common scenarios for implementing DHCP in relation to PXE boot with particular focus on Configuration Manager. Assumptions and audience Audience must familiar with basic IP networking principles. The background In order for a client to perform a PXE boot, there must be a DHCP service available, this is not required to be […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012 R2, Nomad, OS Deployment, Windows Server 2012 R2 Core  |  1 Comment

December 16th: Create Hyper-V guests that starts specific Task Sequence using PowerShell

How do you automatically create a Hyper-V guest that start a specific MDT task Sequence.

Category: Hyper-V, MDT, OS Deployment, Powershell  |  Comment

Add the “Trigger Setup Rollback” Step in Windows vNext (Windows 10) Upgrade Task Sequence for proper status monitoring

With the announcement of Windows 10 Microsoft released a pre-created Task Sequence for an in-place-upgrade scenario with all the necessary steps it takes to upgrade from Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. For more information and the task sequence itself go to the System Center Team blog here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2015/06/16/revised-content-for-the-win10-in-place-upgrade-via-task-sequence-for-configmgr.aspx The task sequence after imported into SCCM: […]

Category: Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012, Home, Operating Systems, OS Deployment, OS Deployment, Task sequence, Windows 10  |  Comment

Troubleshooter note: SQL Installation fails with exitcode 0x84BB0001 on a ReFS formatted partition.

So I tried to install SQL the other day for a new ConfigMgr environment, but I kept getting an error during the first seconds of the installation with 0x84BB0001 as the exit code. With some quick investigation into the log files I found this %Temp%\SqlSetup_Local.log: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Setup Bootstrap\Log\Summary.txt: Shows that the installation has […]

Category: Config Mgr, Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012, Home, Microsoft SQL, Scripting, SQL and System Center, SQL Scripts  |  Comment

Deploying Office 2016 with SCCM 2012

Follow this simple guide to get your Office 2016 deployment up and running with SCCM 2012 R2 First we need to download the Office 2016 Deployment Tool from Microsoft You can find it here Run the tool and install it to a location of your liking, I choose e:\temp\Office 2016 When you look in that […]

Category: Config Mgr, Software distribution  |  21 Comments

Missing tabs on Boot image after installing ADK for Windows 10 in ConfigMgr

Fix to update Boot images to Windows 10 ADK after installing Service Pack 1 for ConfigMgr 2012 R2

Category: ADK, Boot Media, Configuration Manager 2012 R2, OS Deployment, OS Deployment  |  44 Comments

Create Windows 10 Enterprise ISO from Professional media

Microsoft has released build 10041 of Windows 10 Technical preview, but again there is only an ISO for the Professional edition. The workaround well lucky for us, there is a way around this. It is possible to utilize DISM to change editions of Windows, so by running a few commands we can upgrade the install.wim […]

Category: Home, Tips and Tricks, Windows 10  |  Comment

Lenovo Laptop Bugs – System Update & Not Waking Up From Sleep Mode

Before we begin, I would like you to download this System Updater from Lenovo – you will have to use it later on: For Windows 7, Windows 8,  Windows 8.1 –   For Windows 2000, XP and Vista –  If you recently bought a Lenovo computer or laptop, you might as well know some of these […]

Category: Drivers, Home, Install Software, Operating Systems, Personal, Windows 7, Windows 8  |  9 Comments

SMSTS.log Size and History is Reset During Refresh Scenarios

If you have changed the default values for LogMaxSize and LogMaxHistory in your SMSTS.ini in your boot media, some of you might have experienced that these values gets reset to their default values (1000000 and 1) during a refresh scenario. This causes us to loose build history and makes troubleshooting quite difficult as logs are […]

Category: Configuration Manager, OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks, Troubleshooting  |  1 Comment