On tech forums, it is quite normal that when an issue has been resolved, or a question answered, the thread goes off topic or fades into silence. There’s nothing wrong in that: quite often real pearls, new ideas and alternative out-of-box ideas are found in these off topic posts. Today, in one of those posts
When I decide to forcibly upgrade a couple of PCs to the May 2019 Update, I experience first-hand that the latest installer is much more resilient and robust, as it stands up to and overcomes multiple failures.
This morning, while browsing TenForums and having my breakfast (two mugs of coffee, two cigarettes), I saw a post entitled How to configure Ethernet and wireless channels on the same computer. The OP (original poster) wants to select which NIC to use, disconnecting the other. The important thing to the OP was that when for
I noticed something strange a few days ago when doing a series of tests on MDT LiteTouch deployments with various settings and customizations. What I found out, purely by accident, is that if I used the default MDT setting, and the built-in (domain/Azure) admin account as the only user account on the target device, that
At the outset of 2018, the Windows community reeled in the wake of the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. Recently, Intel has disclosed a new set of chip-level vulnerabilities. On May 14, the company published a support bulletin entitled “Side Channel Vulnerability Microarchitectural Data Sampling.” According to many security experts and Windows watchers — see this
Quite often, the only customizations an IT admin needs to make to a deployment image include a few registry edits, to change existing values or add new ones. This is handled in an answer file, using RunSynchronous tags for various named components. In this post, I will show how to add all your required registry modifications
When an attempt to update the Samsung OEM NVMe drive firmware on a Lenovo laptop fails with an “Access denied” message, I have to put on my thinking cap. After realizing that disabling secure boot should fix things up, I see that this approach works.
In earlier parts of this series, we have covered everything from setting up a deployment share to customizing deployment and capturing a custom Windows image. One thing still missing is how to create a custom partitioning scheme, wherein we add and modify partitions and disks in a Task Sequence. In this last part of the
After a clean install of Windows 10, or after deploying my standard deployment image with MDT, I always want to make sure I have the boot menu set up in such a way that I can boot to whatever OS I need to use. There are several third party tools available to edit boot menus,
With the next release of Windows 10 ostensibly out next month, new minimum storage requirements of 32 GB for 32- and 64-bit Windows 10 versions mean that certain older, lower-powered devices may not make the (up)grade.