This is my “Clip Show” blog post, but hopefully you still find it useful.
I’ve been building out a Task Sequence that is just a collection of Task Sequence sections, or handy steps. I’ll use this TS to pull sections from when I create new Task Sequences, and add / modify as I test in “Real” deployment Task Sequences. DOWNLOAD HERE *Note, this is not an actual Deployment TS, it’s meant to be imported and then have parts copied into your own TS. All content, including some not used directly in this TS is included.
I have several sections, also a few handy steps for pause, wait, copying CMTrace local, and so on. Many of these are borrowed from great community leaders such as Mike Terrill, Jason Sandys, Jörgen Nilsson, Mark Godfrey, and others (Sorry if I missed anyone)
- Power Settings, CCMEXEC Change & Revert – This section will grab your current power settings, place in variable, set system to high performance, then restore them at the end of your TS. It also has steps for changing the CCMEXEC service to auto start, instead of delayed, and back.
- Upgrade Lockscreen – This section will change your lockscreen, designed for the Win10 In place upgrades.
- User Lockouts – This section will use local group policy to block any users, either via AD Group, or users from local machine
- AutoLogon – This adds account and keys for auto logon (for testing in lab)
- Enable Mouse Support – This will enable the mouse cursor in the Windows 10 TS after WinPE steps are complete.
- Windows 10 Tweaks – Several sub-sections of Customization gathered over the past years, many demo’d @ MMS2017
Power Settings info: https://garytown.com/change-and-restore-power-plan-during-ts
cmd.exe /c sc.exe config CcmExec start= auto
cmd.exe /c sc.exe config CcmExec start= delayed-auto
Upgrade LockScreen & User Lockout : https://garytown.com/change-lock-screen-image-during-upgrade-ts
I’ve made a few modifications since the post about this, moving the cleanup to a scheduled tasks, that will run during the upgrade deleting the Lock Screen images / Keys & cleaning up the Locked Out users, so users can log back in after. It will also clean up the scheduled tasks. I’ve left in the steps for you to add after the upgrade to do clean up as well, leaving you many options on how to implement this idea. Each step has detailed notes in the descriptions.
Nothing changed from the blog post, just a reminder, don’t do this in production.
Enable Mouse Support: https://garytown.com/enable-mouse-support-in-win10-osd-during-state-restore
or Microsoft’s Official Post 13 days later: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableCursorSuppression /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableCursorSuppression /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
Windows 10 Customizations / Tweaks
Most of this section is straight from MMS: https://garytown.com/windows-10-customizations-mms2017-demos
Windows 10 Features, enable or disable some “features” in win10
OEM Info, allows you to set the information that is displayed in “System”
Explorer Tweaks – Covers things that modify things displayed on Desktop or Explorer
Group Branding includes changing the Lock Screen, Wall Papers, User Icons, Start Menu
Default Profile are tweaks that apply only at the user level, so these are added to the default profile.