AppV for Windows 10 1607–Update Packages / Enable in Windows

I’m going to cover two topics, both updating your old Packages to install without error on 1607, and how to enable AppV in 1607 with Powershell / AppModel Deployment. We have a few AppV Packages that we use, when doing inplace upgrade from 1511 –> 1607, it automatically enables the new AppV that’s built into ... Read moreAppV for Windows 10 1607–Update Packages / Enable in Windows

Deploy Paint.Net with ConfigMgr Application Model

Recently I’ve been working on Paint.Net, I used to install it using the .exe, however found that it would not install under the SYSTEM context.  It worked when users would install from the Catalog, but I was unable to push updated versions. Today I was able to resolve the issue by using the /createMsi feature.I ... Read moreDeploy Paint.Net with ConfigMgr Application Model

Windows Management Framework v5–Application Deployment w/ ConfigMgr

Update 2/26/16 for Re-Release WMF 5 Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM packages has been republished Download the Updated MSU files here. To use the new Re-Released version, update your Source Files with the new downloads, then update your Deployment types to use the updated Downloads. Update the Content tab to point at the New ... Read moreWindows Management Framework v5–Application Deployment w/ ConfigMgr

Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) Setup

Prerequisites Download the LAPS application here. There is a good Walk-Through by Kyle Beckman  (@kobeckman) that covers this topic well.  He does a great job!  I’m just adding Client Install & Admin Install information, if you want to use ConfigMgr. I’m going to point you to his Blog to get the Active Directory / Group ... Read moreLocal Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) Setup

Regularly Updating Applications like Notepad ++ and WinSCP using ConfigMgr

So you have several applications in your environment that get regular updates and your 3rd party software patching program doesn’t include them, or worse yet, you don’t have a 3rd party software patching solution.  With a little work, you can setup your own way to target those applications and patch them with minimal work. I ... Read moreRegularly Updating Applications like Notepad ++ and WinSCP using ConfigMgr