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

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