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

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