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

IPU & Offline Dynamic Updates

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UPDATE 7/23/19 - MS just made Dynamic update for 1809 Available via WSUS again. (Before they were only available via MS Updates)    More info about that, and a great read about Dynamic Updates HERE

UPDATE: 8/20/18 - Adam Gross (@AdamGrossTX) added more info and explain even more!  That guys is awesome, really nice walk through on how to do it with a script to automate!  Check it out HERE

UPDATE: 8/17/18 - Heard back from MS.  Rest of those Dynamic Updates need to be applied offline to your Build Media, they are NOT included in the monthly CU. (Read full article for context)

Dynamic updates, what are those things?  Well, as Microsoft says “With Dynamic Update, if you start a computer from an existing operating system (for example, Windows 8), and then run Setup from that operating system [IN PLACE UPGRADE], Setup [Windows 10 Upgrade Setup] can check for new Setup files, including drivers and other files.”  You can enable it in your TS on the Upgrade OS step: (yes, you want to do this if you have bandwidth, way more info HERE, Thanks Adam)
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