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Johan Arwidmark


Installing ConfigMgr 2012 R2 CU4 Unattended

By Johan Arwidmark / March 10, 2015

When setting up ConfigMgr 2012 R2 in a lab and test, or any type of Proof-Of-Concept you want to automate everything. Luckily the Cumulative Update (CU) 4 download has support for unattended setup: Just add the /Unattended switch to the extracted download and you're good. Note: Don't use the /unattended switch in a production environment […]


Using USMT from Windows 10 ADK to migrate 3rd party drivers

By Johan Arwidmark / March 3, 2015

A new feature in USMT 10 (from the Windows 10 ADK technical preview) is it's ability to migrate 3rd part drivers (and apps) via the new provisioning packages in Windows 10. I'm not sure why anyone would migrate drivers this way (yet), but it least it caught my interest enough to play around with the […]


Installing Samsung 840 EVO 1TB MSATA SSD in a HP 8570w

By Johan Arwidmark / February 24, 2015

Yesterday was a good day! I finally could lay may hands on not only one, but two Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD MSATA cards, and went about to install them in my HP 8570w machines. I bought them at Fry's in Seattle (well Renton, really), and because of their "Match Internet Price" deal, I did […]


Links, Slides and Sample Files (Scripts) from NIC 2015

By Johan Arwidmark / February 13, 2015

Here you find the links, slides and sample files from my Deploying Windows 10 in the Enterprise and OS Deployment at LEVEL 500 sessions at NIC 2015, in Oslo, Norway, NIC 2015, great as always 🙂   Video Recordings of the sessions OS Deployment at LEVEL 500http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7dA1uZrrVo Deploying Windows 10 in the Enterprise http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ROpOl5QTnY Slides […]


Enabling PowerShell Hardcore Mode

By Johan Arwidmark / February 11, 2015

Haha, run into a tweet from "nohandle" earlier today that made me laugh out loud. Enabling PowerShell Hardcore Mode 🙂 Enabling PowerShell Hardcore Mode Hardcode Mode basically means that you configure PowerShell to shutdown the computer if you type in a command that does not exist. Note: do NOT do this on any production machine, […]


Links from the Top 10 ConfigMgr 2012 issues session at SCU2015

By Johan Arwidmark / February 4, 2015

Here are the link from mine and Kent Agerlund's session earlier today at the SCU2015 conference in Irving, TX. Batman and Robin 🙂   Links from Kent's demos. Shutdowntool http://blog.coretech.dk/kea/new-version-of-the-coretech-shutdown-tool/ Dashboard http://www.coretech.dk/dashboard (trial includes the update report) Kenny's blog on notifications http://scug.be/sccm/2015/01/20/windows-7-configmgr-2012-balloon-tips-setting-it-more-then-5-sec-to-display/ SQL Recommendations http://blog.coretech.dk/kea/system-center-2012-configuration-manager-sql-recommendations/ Ola Hallengren http://ola.hallengren.com/ Steve Thompson blog http://stevethompsonmvp.wordpress.com/ OSD Links (my […]


What's new in the Windows 10 ADK (Technical Preview)

By Johan Arwidmark / January 30, 2015

Earlier this morning the technical preview of Windows 10 ADK was released. A nice little 6 GB install if you install features or 2.7 GB you only download the bits (Yes I know the UI says 3.6 GB, but no. The download is only 2.7 GB 🙂 Here is the download: Windows 10 ADK Technical […]


Create a Windows 10 reference image using MDT 2013

By Johan Arwidmark / January 28, 2015

The development of MDT 2013 is still hopelessly behind the technical preview releases of Windows. Until that happens you can still apply some custom hacks to the current version. Like the previous Windows 10 preview builds, in Windows 10 build 9926 you still need to add updated DISM files to the boot image (until the […]


Windows 10 Upgrade Limitations

By Johan Arwidmark / January 27, 2015

While in-place upgrades are nice, there are quite a few scenarios when you need to use the old-school deployment scenarios (new computer, refresh computer and replace compute).


Hacking Away – Deploying Windows 10 Build 9926 using SCCM 2012 R2

By Johan Arwidmark / January 25, 2015

Like the MDT 2013 Lite Touch post from yesterday, here is the same info but for ConfigMgr 2012 R2. In this post you find step-by-step guidance on how to deploy the Windows 10 Enterprise x64 build 9926, including driver injection support, with ConfigMgr 2012 R2 (integrated with MDT 2013 of course). Step-by-step guide First, this […]


Sysprep broken in Windows 10 Build 9926

By Johan Arwidmark / January 25, 2015

Turns out that Sysprep is broken in Windows 10 Build 9926, but there is a workaround. When trying to run Sysprep on a virtual machine with Windows 10 build 9926 installed you may be greeted with the following error message: A fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine. Background info This only happens […]


Nesting sections in CustomSettings.ini

By Johan Arwidmark / January 21, 2015

Earlier today I got a question on how to nest sections in CustomSettings.ini to create a computer name. Here is how! Note: For the record, I don't recommend generating complex computer names based on site,laptop etc. Keep the computer names to a syntax PC+sequence or something like that (example PC00075). Easy to read, easy to […]


Debugging 80070002 and 80190191 errors during ConfigMgr (SCCM) OSD

By Johan Arwidmark / January 18, 2015

Last week I was debugging a task sequence that failed with errors 80070002 and 80190191 when it was trying to download the first package used by the task sequence. The first package the task sequence tried do download was the MDT 2013 package, use by the “Use Toolkit Package” action in the task sequence. There are typically three reasons for these errors to happen:

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