WaaS PreAssessment & PreFlight using Config Items

First off, Why CIs?  Because they are easy to maintain, allow us to use them for both PreAssessment & PreFlight.  If you’re asking what those are, please stop and go here: https://miketerrill.net/2019/01/01/windows-as-a-service-in-the-enterprise-table-of-contents/, then read the blog post: Windows as a Service in the Enterprise Overview Part 1. Now that you understand the process… Here is ... Read moreWaaS PreAssessment & PreFlight using Config Items

Launch Application in Task Sequence in OS (ServiceUI)

Just another quick post, mostly for my own future reference so I remember how I did this… Similar Posts but different enough Pause a Task Sequence: https://garytown.com/task-sequence-message-pause-with-no-package Launch Application in TS (WinPE) : https://garytown.com/launch-application-during-ts This is different because I’m doing it during it while in Windows, like testing IPU. This will launch the program of ... Read moreLaunch Application in Task Sequence in OS (ServiceUI)

Windows Splash Screen for the Task Sequence Progress

Lets face it, the Task Sequence progress bar is dated.  Does it work and serve a purpose, yes, does it look like Windows 98, heck yeah. Picture credit: Adam Gross As part of my quest to modernize it, I first google, found a couple good options: OneVinn: https://ccmexec.com/2018/09/onevinn-windows-10-upgrade-tools-upgbackground/ SMSAgent: https://smsagent.blog/2018/08/21/create-a-custom-splash-screen-for-a-windows-10-in-place-upgrade/ I based it on Option ... Read moreWindows Splash Screen for the Task Sequence Progress

Automated Client Recovery from Rollback or OS Uninstall

This is a slim down version of our Recovery & OS Uninstall Solutions that we will be presenting at MMS 2019, and will blog the fancy version then. What this does:  Restores the CM Client to a working state after a failed upgrade (Rollback) or if the system performs a Revert from New Build to ... Read moreAutomated Client Recovery from Rollback or OS Uninstall