Activate local Admin account – or why you need BitLocker!

While this is not a newly discovered hack, I feel that we can not stress the importance of using Bitlocker to encrypt our hard drives. If you like me encounter customers that still runs their computers unencrypted, and don’t see the need for encryption. just use the following guide to show them how easy it […]

Category: Bitlocker, Home, Operating Systems, OS Deployment  |  8 Comments

Deploy Endpoint Protection in your Task Sequence

How do I secure my clients with Endpoint Protection using the deploy Task Sequence.

Category: Endpoint Protection, OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks  |  7 Comments

Change default Windows 8.1 wallpaper, color scheme and lock screen background

Changing default wallpaper, but still allowing user to set their own.

Category: Home, OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks, VBScript, Windows 8  |  17 Comments

Deploying Windows 8 with MBAM Used-Space-Only Encryption

Windows 8 comes with the option to pre-provision the disk for use with BitLocker, allowing only the used-space to be encrypted, thus reducing the encryption time a lot. Problem occur when enterprises want to use the Microsoft Bitlocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) toolkit from the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) to store BitLocker recovery keys, […]

Category: Bitlocker, MBAM, OS Deployment, Security, Windows 8  |  14 Comments

Automate importing and creating driver packages in SCCM 2012 R2

  I take that you are familiar with drivers and manually creating driver categories and driver packages in Configuration Manager. Here I will show you how you can optimize the process by running a very need little PowerShell script called ImportDrivers.ps1 (main developer is Claus Codam). There are a few prerequisites that needs to be […]

Category: Config Mgr. Tools, Configuration Manager, Drivers, OS Deployment, Tips and tricks  |  66 Comments

Deploy Windows 8 Enterprise x86 on a UEFI x86 device using SCCM 2012 SP1

New Toys For The Boys Don’t we all love new toys, especially the ones that require an occasional recharge. The latest thing I got my hands on is the Lenovo Tablet 2, a very nice 10” tablet thing, with a couple of nice add-ons, like a docking  station, Bluetooth keyboard and a pen like stylus. […]

Category: Boot Media, Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, OS Deployment, OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks, UEFI, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012  |  14 Comments

Post SCCM 2012 SP1 – failure to update boot images

*** UPDATE *** This also works if you are unable to rebuild your boot images after upgrading to Windows 10 ADK (the final version) I did a customer SP1 upgrade during the weekend, the process ran successfully according to the Setup UI, but when I later tried to update the boot images I received the […]

Category: Boot Media, Configuration Manager 2012, WAIK  |  6 Comments

Eject CD script, quarantined by FEP! PowerShell to the rescue!

I guess everyone knows that you can’t enable BitLocker on a machine from a Task Sequence if there is a CD in the CD drive… The workaround is quit simple, just run a script to eject the cd drive before running the “enable BitLocker” step. Well the other day this script, a vbs, I use, […]

Category: Bitlocker, OS Deployment, Powershell, Tips and Tricks  |  3 Comments

What’s that! I have a session @MMS2012

Tree years ago, my Girlfriend gave birth to our son, which kind of got in the way of me attending, and 2 years ago, that Icelandic Volcano eruption got in the way! Last year I did attended for the first time and it was great! This year though, I get to speak at a Break […]

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Removing components and shortcuts from XP during OS deployment

In Windows 7 Components are called features, and can easily be added and removed using DISM, but XP tends to be more about inf, ini and txt files, so here we must use SYSOCMGR.EXE

Category: OS Deployment, Tips and Tricks, XP deployment  |  1 Comment