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Category Archives: Windows 10

SCCM: Be careful with Windows 10 Servicing Plans!

SCCM CB (Currently 1511) supports new Windows 10 Servicing model. There is an option to create a Custom Servicing Plan an deploy it to a collection od Windows 10 Computers.

This approach is similar to Automatic Deployment Rule for regular updates. It will automatically download and put the new builds in a Deployment package.

There is a huge surprise though:  Custom Servicing Plan will download/distribute to DPs all versions of the build (different languages and Windows Editions) regardless the language you selected during the Servicing Plan creation. Each build is currently ~2GB, so it will be significant amount overall. Not sure why MS decided to to that and where is their QC. Probably it is a part of a new policy when products are pushed to the market half-backed and tuned-up after.

At this point I would recommend do not use servicing plans, but just a right-click necessary build in build list, download/distribute this and only this build to deployment package/DP and deploy it to a collection the same way we do for regular updates.

 

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Kent Agerlund also suggested to Decline all unnecessary builds in WSUS manually, in this case you should be able to use Custom Servicing Plans.

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Windows 10: How to create/deploy provisioning packages

MIcrosoft published a nice article here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn916107(v=vs.85).aspx

 

Note: to use your package with SCCM utilize icd.exe command line in script.

Windows 10: Manage built-in applications

Nice article about installation/removing built-in Windows 10 Apps: http://www.howtogeek.com/224798/how-to-uninstall-windows-10s-built-in-apps-and-how-to-reinstall-them/

Azure: How to add W10 VM

 

Our company has MPN subscription to Azure. For some reasons Microsoft decided not to add Windows 10 template to Gallery and I needed to do it manually.

Josh Heffner has a nice description of the process.

I created a 10GB OS disk. It is quicker to download, but VM disk need to be expanded. I used the following procedure to resize the VM OS disk;

NOTE: I am using version 0.9.7 of Powershell Azure Module. Earlier versions may not support the disk resize.

Assuming Azure PS model is already installed.

1. I sign-in with my Microsoft account using Add-AzureAccount

2. Checked my Subscriptions using Get-AzureSubscription

3. Select subscription using Slelect-AzureSubscription “Microsoft Partner Network”

4. Check available disks using Get-AzureDisk | ft Label, AttachedTo, DiskName –AutoSize

5. Extend OS disk of my windows 10 VM using Update-AzureDisk –DiskName <DISKNAME> –ResizedSizeInGB 120 –label TinyVMOS

Note. The VNM must be in “StopppedDeallocated” state. You can Shutdown VM from Azure Console or from Powershell. Shutdown from OS itself is not enough.

Note 2: It tool 10 min between shutdown and the moment powershell command recognized that and proceeded resizing.

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Windows 10: Change One Drive location

I have W10 on couple of my machines and left default One Drive location one one of them. As a result it quickly filled the drive. Tried to find a way to change OneDrive cash location drive but without success until find the following article:http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/insider_wintp-insider_files/cannot-change-or-move-default-folder-for-onedrive/f769a16c-26b1-41cc-89d3-a0737a01837a

 

Hare is the way:

  • First, go to Add or Remove Programs in the control panel and find Microsoft OneDrive
  • Right click and uninstall 
  • Reboot (This might not be necessary, I did it for luck) – UPDATE:  Yes, it’s necessary. Hat tip to oblio9. 
  • Go to C:\Windows\SysWOW64 and run OneDriveSetup.exe – Here’s the full path if you just want to cut and paste into in Win-R: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe

Windows 10: Upgrade Windows 7 SP1 to Windows 10 Preview

 

Aaron Czechowski published a useful post about the subj:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2014/10/29/how-to-upgrade-to-win-10-using-the-task-sequence-in-sc-2012-r2-configmgr.aspx

Step-by-Step process is described here

MDT: Install Windows 10

 

Windows 10 installation miserably fails with MDT 2013 (dism is not compatible). An unsupported workaround is here