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

Windows 10 Tweak: Change Command Prompt to PowerShell as Default in WinX Menu Action

Update: 10/17/2016 – Confirmed works on 1607 & Server 2016For in place upgrades, recommend using Group Policy to add registry Keys     Or simply run this to add it to your own profile… (requires log off & log on)REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /V DontUsePowerShellOnWinX /T REG_DWORD /D 00000000 /F ________________________Original Post:So you love to Right-Click ... Read more

Windows 10 Customizations during OSD

Update 6/12/2018 - Updated Task Sequence with all Tweaks, you can grab what you want, or nest it as a "Run TS Step".  Download HERE Many of the steps are now just Registry Keys (Reg Add).   I've added some Fixes and other things that have come up over the past couple upgrades, feel free to ... Read more