Useful ConfigMgr / MDT / OSD links I really, really, really like

Here are the links referenced in the Advanced System Center Configuration Manager Troubleshooting class I presented in New York in January 2019.

Setting up a lab
https://deploymentresearch.com/580/Hydration-Kit-For-Windows-Server-2016-and-ConfigMgr-Current-Technical-Preview-Branch

Add Internet access to VMS on Internal Networks
https://deploymentresearch.com/558/Setting-Up-New-Networking-Features-in-Server-2016

Setting up pfSense Routers
https://deploymentresearch.com/614/Using-pfSense-Community-Edition-as-a-virtual-router-for-your-lab-environment

Reducing W10 Network impact
https://deploymentresearch.com/635/Reducing-Network-Impact-One-Guide-to-rule-them-all

About Removing W10 Default apps
http://virtualfeller.com/2017/04/19/optimize-vdi-windows-10-default-apps-original-anniversary-and-creator-updates/

Script to remove W10 apps
http://www.scconfigmgr.com/2018/05/13/remove-built-in-apps-for-windows-10-version-1803/

Upgrade error codes
http://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mniehaus/2015/08/23/windows-10-pre-upgrade-validation-using-setup-exe/

TSBackground (OSD Background) from Johan Schrewelius
https://onevinn.schrewelius.it/

Running setup IPU manually
http://www.systemcenterdudes.com/sccm-windows-10-feature-update-error-0xc1900208/

SetupDiag
http://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/upgrade/setupdiag

Setup Upgrade Process – Technical Drilldown
https://deploymentresearch.com/483/Windows-10-Setup-Technical-Drilldown

Upgrade to Windows 10 – Channel 9
http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2016/BRK3173

Precache TS – Upgrade
http://garytown.com/waas-post-1-precache-compat-scan-ts

Upgrade
http://garytown.com/waas-post-2-in-place-upgrade-ts

Fix Sysprep issues in ref images
https://deploymentresearch.com/615/Fixing-why-Sysprep-fails-in-Windows-10-due-to-Windows-Store-updates

Localizing/Updating Inbox Apps during OSD
http://www.vacuumbreather.com/index.php/blog/item/74-localizing-inbox-apps-during-osd

Log files housekeeping
https://deploymentresearch.com/563/A-little-bit-of-ConfigMgr-housekeeping

Adding DaRT to ConfigMgr the right way
https://deploymentresearch.com/670/Adding-DaRT-to-ConfigMgr-Boot-Images-And-starting-it-earlier-than-early

Building the perfect Boot image
https://deploymentresearch.com/538/Building-the-perfect-ConfigMgr-boot-image

Signing drivers
https://deploymentresearch.com/517/Deploying-Windows-Server-2016-to-Intel-NUC-devices

List of features requiring UEFI
https://deploymentresearch.com/514/List-of-Windows-10-features-that-requires-UEFI

Modern Driver Management
http://www.scconfigmgr.com/modern-driver-management/

Modern BIOS Management
http://www.scconfigmgr.com/modern-bios-management/

TFTP Settings in ConfigMgr DP's
http://ccmexec.com/2016/09/tweaking-pxe-boot-times-in-configuration-manager-1606/

Enumerate variables
https://deploymentresearch.com/475/List-Task-Sequence-Variables-in-SCCM-2012

OSD Background (password protected F8)
http://ccmexec.com/2016/10/configuration-manager-osdbackground/

BIOS to UEFI task sequences
http://www2.adaptiva.com/l/139131/2016-07-18/j7lfk?_ga=2.231023133.340246162.1534286311-1508915584.1479203151

ConfigMgr Client Agent Startup Script
http://home.configmgrftw.com/configmgr-client-startup-script/

Windows 10 GUI
http://everythingsccm.com/2017/12/08/windows-10-upgrade-gui-for-configmgrsccm/

Windows 10 Upgrade Lock Screen
http://garytown.com/change-lock-screen-image-during-upgrade-ts

OSD Frontend from Nickolaj Andersen
http://www.scconfigmgr.com/2018/06/28/configmgr-osd-frontend-version-1-4-0-released/

UI++ Frontend from Jason Sandy
http://home.configmgrftw.com/uiplusplus/

SCT (GPO baselines)
http://docs.microsoft.
com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/security-compliance-toolkit-10

PoSH to import baselines
https://deploymentresearch.com/557/Importing-Windows-10-Security-Baselines-using-PowerShell

OSD with BranchCache
http://2pintsoftware.com/products/osd-toolkit/

Happy Deployment, / Johan Arwidmark

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TheGambler
TheGambler
4 months ago

Simply a great set of references to review and implement as you need.

Seb
Seb
1 year ago

Hi Johan, I'm deploying systems using WDS/MDT and BranchCache for WinPE, BCEnabler has to store the cache on a disk separate to the OS disk and then move the cache after the image is applied. 2PintSoftware guys state that using a USB key would be a good method, however, this doesn't help remote installations. I had an idea of, during the format and partition step, to: 1) create a branchcache volume 2) then move the cache to the OSDisk post applying image 3) then delete the temporary branchcache location 4) and extend the C drive into the empty space. I… Read more »


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