Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD) / Windows ADK Insider Preview Build 15021 – Part 2 – Provisioning School Devices

Note: This is part 2 of a series of  posts.  I decided to break this topic up into multiple posts and to release a post a day to try and keep the content short(er) and retain-able.  Sometimes when we have a lot put in front of us all at once, an overly long blog post can … Continue reading Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD) / Windows ADK Insider Preview Build 15021 – Part 2 – Provisioning School Devices

Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD) / Windows ADK Insider Preview Build 15021 – Part 1 – Simple Provisioning

Note: This is part 1 of a series of posts.  I decided to break this topic up into multiple posts and to release a post a day to try and keep the content short(er) and retain-able.  Sometimes when we have a lot put in front of us all at once, an overly long blog post can … Continue reading Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD) / Windows ADK Insider Preview Build 15021 – Part 1 – Simple Provisioning

Troubleshooting PowerShell DSC in a Configuration Manager Task Sequence using ServiceUI.exe and CMTrace.exe

These past couple months I have been playing around with a lot of PowerShell.  Particulary in the form of GUIs and Desired State Configuration (DSC).  Today I am here to talk about a nifty little utility that is part of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit called ServiceUI.exe. If you have ever tried to launch an HTA … Continue reading Troubleshooting PowerShell DSC in a Configuration Manager Task Sequence using ServiceUI.exe and CMTrace.exe

Applying Windows Updates using the Windows 7 Convenience Rollup in Configuration Manager or MDT

Edit 06/01/2016: Updated to reflect latest WU Agent patch. Edit 05/27/2016: It has been brought to my attention that there is a newer version of the WU agent that can be applied during this process.  Although I have not tested it, I am sure that it works fine. You can find this update here. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3138612.  This would … Continue reading Applying Windows Updates using the Windows 7 Convenience Rollup in Configuration Manager or MDT

Extending the Configuration Manager (Current Branch) Console – Part 1

In my next series of posts, I will be talking about extending the Configuration Manager (Current Branch) console.  This is a topic I am just starting to dig into myself, so follow along and we can learn together. You are going to want to have a couple things available to you to follow along with … Continue reading Extending the Configuration Manager (Current Branch) Console – Part 1

Building Configuration Manager Driver Packages for Windows 7 with PowerShell and Double Driver

Edit 05/23/2016: I have added this script to Github and can be downloaded here. I just recently posted an article and a PowerShell script that extracts drivers and creates driver packages using Configuration Manager Current Branch here.  One of the things that I particularly liked about that script is that it was written using nothing but … Continue reading Building Configuration Manager Driver Packages for Windows 7 with PowerShell and Double Driver

Automatically Collect Drivers and Build Configuration Manager (Current Branch) Driver Packages with PowerShell

EDIT 05/17/2016: I have added a link to the script on GitHub. EDIT 05/15/2016: I have added a link to the Win7 version that uses Double Driver. EDIT 04/26/2016: I have added a condition to check to see if the driver package path exists, and if it does, to exit and not rerun. EDIT 04/18/2016: I … Continue reading Automatically Collect Drivers and Build Configuration Manager (Current Branch) Driver Packages with PowerShell