OneDrive Disable / Hide in Windows 10

OneDrive, if you’re not using it, it’s just another annoying thing in Windows 10.  If you’re able to use it, awesome.  But for those environments that want it gone, here is how I’ve removed it from our environment.  I’m using several methods to attack this thing to drive it into submission. Update - 9/19/16 - ... Read more

Pin Items to TaskBar during OSD in Windows 10 (1511)

Updated Method for 1607  HERE, this method below still works, but Nickolaj goes through the new built in export / import method available in 1607.   This one took me a little while.  The hard one was Internet Explorer, which I had to do completely differently than the others. In this post I’ll give two ... Read more

DaRT & VNC Remote during OSD without Integration

During our Windows migration, we did a lot of upgrades remotely, we wanted the ability to “watch” the progress, besides just watching the server reports.  I decided to look into using Dart Remote for this.  There were some great blogs out there, and I’ll reference them here. Much of what I have done has been ... Read more

Enable Bitlocker XTS-AES 256 Full Disk Encryption during OSD

Update 12/20/2018 – Added Step to Disable Hardware Encryption after the vulnerabilities found on several SSD vendors (Screen shot taken from my non-mbam bitlocker sub TS) Add step “Run Command Line” REG ADD "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\FVE" /V OSAllowedHardwareEncryptionAlgorithms /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F All Steps: Eject CD powershell.exe -NoProfile -Command "(New-Object -ComObject 'Shell.Application').Namespace(17).Items() | Where-Object { $_.Type ... Read more