Modern BIOS Management with the Administration Service

CharlesEndpoint ManagementLeave a Comment

If you haven’t seen my first blog post about modern driver management, the quick summary is that the solution uses packages created with the Driver Automation Tool and the administration service to retrieve information on these packages and identify the most suitable driver package to apply in a task sequence. In this second part, I’ll be discussing the changes and … Read More

Create Windows 10 Kiosk Environment

AshMTEndpoint ManagementLeave a Comment

Recently I had case where a we had to deploy computers that required Kiosk mode. Trouble was, I couldn’t run Windows Kiosk mode for the auto start of the application I wanted the Kiosk users to operate. I discovered these registry settings to allow me to functionally create a Kiosk environment. These registry edits will result in the following: Any … Read More

Build a ConfigrMgr lab with AutomatedLab

Adam CookEndpoint Management, MECM/MEMCM/SCCM, Powershell, ScriptingLeave a Comment

In this post I’ll show you how to start building a ConfigMgr lab, for either Current Branch or Technical Preview, using AutomatedLab with Hyper-V. This approach is intended to be completely automated and “hands off” by calling a single script. It downloads all the necessary files for you, including the CB or TP installation media. All you have to do … Read More

Getting started with AutomatedLab

Adam CookPowershell, ScriptingLeave a Comment

What is AutomatedLab? AutomatedLab is simply PowerShell module. In some ways it’s a framework because it encourages a particular workflow for managing named labs consisting of VMs with prefined applications / “roles” or custom roles. The benefit using AutomatedLab is the simplicity it offers to quickly fire up and throw away environments, and rebuild again. It also offers a huge … Read More

Working With Internet-Optimized Task Sequences and Generic Status Messages

Ronald MontgomeryEndpoint ManagementLeave a Comment

For my customer the move to remote work is here to stay. In adjustment to the “New Normal,” deployment projects put on hold these last months are in discussion again. One project resuming soon is the upgrade from Office 2016 to Microsoft 365 Apps. With many laptop computers now internet or VPN-based what can be done to optimize upgrades for … Read More

Language Packs, Language Experience Packs, Language Interface Packs… what?!

Adam CookEndpoint Management, How-To, MECM/MEMCM/SCCM, Task Sequence11 Comments

For a while I have been curious on how to do Windows OSD with multiple languages “the proper way” using Configuration Manager. Whenever I have approached the subject I have always felt overwhelmed. Googling the topic is just a hot mess. You’re faced with information that’s old, lacking real detail or generally misunderstood. My aim here is to demystify the … Read More

Deploy languages via Software Center with PSCMWin10Language

Adam CookEndpoint Management, MECM/MEMCM/SCCM, Powershell, ScriptingLeave a Comment

This post complements my other post, where I walk-through the differences of LP, LIP, LXP and FoD. Here I will show you how to use a PowerShell module I wrote, PSCMWin10Languages, to create Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager Applications for each language you want to deploy via the Software Center. These Applications are not for OSD. It changes the language … Read More

ARM (Azure Resource Manager) Templating for Windows Virtual Desktop

Jake ShackelfordAzure, How-To, Microsoft, Powershell, Scripting, WindowsLeave a Comment

Why would I use ARM templating, isn’t the default Image Gallery fine? Well first off, what is ARM Templating? According to Microsoft “You can automate deployments and use the practice of infrastructure as code. In code, you define the infrastructure that needs to be deployed. The infrastructure code becomes part of your project. Just like application code, you store the … Read More

Modern Driver Management with the Administration Service

CharlesEndpoint Management, How-To, MECM/MEMCM/SCCM, Powershell, Scripting, Task Sequence2 Comments

Hello! Today I’d like to share with you a new solution I’ve developed to allow me to use the free Modern Driver Management solution from the team at MSEndpointMgr at my work. My goal is to use the process developed by them for managing drivers in a task sequence and convert it to use the ConfigMgr Administration Service since my … Read More