IE as default browser in Windows 10


  Microsoft Edge is the default browser in Windows 10. You can change that and apply the setting during OSD. Here is how. 1. Login to a reference machine. 2. Go to All Settings –> System –> Default Apps 3. Click on “Microsoft Edge” under Web browser and click in “Internet Explorer” Note: You can Read More

Manage Windows 10 Taskbar


Follow this guide to manage windows 10 taskbar via OSD. Thanks to Jörgen Nilsson for the inspiration. 1. Download ManageTaskbar-1.0.zip and extract it on your reference machine. 2. Modify the taskbar as you would like to have it 3. Choose “Show hidden files, folder and drives” in File Explorer 4. Copy the folder “C:\Users\%username%\appdata\roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Read More

“Disable apps to help improve performance” message


You can do the following to get rid of the “Disable apps to help improve performance” message. 1. Create a “Run Command Line” step with the following command: PowerShell.exe -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy ByPass -Command “&{ Disable-ScheduledTask -TaskName ‘\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\StartupAppTask’}” This will disable the scheduled task in Windows.

Install application via AD groups during OSD


You can install application dynamically with AD groups and create role based installations. Thanks to Jörgen Nilsson for the inspiration. 1. Download Get-AppGroups.ps1 and put in a SCCM package. 2. Create an AD security group with A. prefix and .I suffix. Ex: “A.Oracle Sun Java 8 Update 91.I”. 3. Add the application name from SCCM Read More

Test Task Sequence Variables in Windows


There is a very easy way to test task sequence variables without doing a full OS deployment. You can use “ServiceUI.exe” witch is located in the MDT toolkit package under “Tools\x64\” and then run it on a Windows machine. 1. Create a Custom task sequence and add a “Run Command Line” step with the following Read More

Configure HP Bios during OSD


———————————————————————– Update 10-12-2016 A reader of my blog contacted me with a CMD file that handles error codes. The cmd script: ################CODESNIPPET HPQFLASH################ PUSHD %~dp0 SET _upd=HPBIOSUPDREC.exe SET bios=%1 IF /I “%PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE%” EQU “AMD64” ( SET _upd=HPBIOSUPDREC64.exe ) “%_upd%” -f%bios% -s -b -r POPD REM ERRORLEVEL 259=System family does not match family in ROM update Read More

Clean Up before Sysprep


I use MDT to build the image I deploy with SCCM. When the image have been patched, there is a lot of superseded patches and temp files. With this script “Action-CleanupBeforeSysprep-2_4.wsf” you can remove a lot of the files that are not needed anymore. It is about 1 GB you can compress the image. For Read More

Display the correct computer name in WinPe using a MDT task sequence


When you have MDT integrated in SCCM and create a MDT task sequence. Then BGinfo is used to display some information during OSD. When the Pc is in WinPe, then it shows a MININT-xxxxx as computer name. With MDT_ComputerName_DP-Info.zip you can change that so it displays the correct computer name. Copy the files to the Read More

Remote control Pc during OSD


In a pervious post I have written about how you can remote control a Pc in WinPe. In this post I will show you how to setup your task sequence to remote control the Pc after the WinPe phase. Thanks to Gery’s blog for the inspiration. 1. Download UltraVNC_x64.zip. After you have extracted it, you Read More

Java deployment with PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit


PowerShell App Deployment toolkit is a very good and free wrapper for software that I deploy with SCCM. I have created a java 8 Update 91 deployment and  you can download it here. The command line for a silent deployment of the application or package in SCCM is: Deploy-Application.exe -DeplyMode “Silent”orDeploy-Application.ps1 -DeplyMode “Silent” Do the Read More