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 DaRT & VNC Remote during OSD without Integration

Temp File Cleanup–Windows, IE, Chrome, Java on All Profiles.

Recently I needed to clean up space on computers with low free space, and wrote this primitive batch file that would log the deleted files, along with free space before & after. The Scripts will perform and log these things to a server file share: Set Registry Keys to run Windows Cleanup Manager & Run ... Read more Temp File Cleanup–Windows, IE, Chrome, Java on All Profiles.

Add “Run As Different User” to Right Click Menu of Apps

This is super simple, but it’s a handy option to have available in an enterprise enviroment.  It’s just a simple registry key. – You can deploy this via Package / AppModel / GPO, but I like to just do it all during OSD if possible. Tested in OSD, Windows 10 - 1511 Registry File (RunAsDiffUser-HKLM.reg) ... Read more Add “Run As Different User” to Right Click Menu of Apps

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”

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Side note, if you already encrypted using hardware encryption, you'll have to decrypt first, then encrypt it again after the ... Read more Enable Bitlocker XTS-AES 256 Full Disk Encryption during OSD

Deploy Paint.Net with ConfigMgr Application Model

Recently I’ve been working on Paint.Net, I used to install it using the .exe, however found that it would not install under the SYSTEM context.  It worked when users would install from the Catalog, but I was unable to push updated versions. Today I was able to resolve the issue by using the /createMsi feature.I ... Read more Deploy Paint.Net with ConfigMgr Application Model