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 […]

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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

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