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Kevin Fason
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WSUS 2012 R2 Maintenance Automation
One of my most popular posts is  WSUS automated maintenance , however it is centered on Server 2008 / 2008 R2. A friend asked me how I was doing it on Server 2012 R2 WSUS version 6.3  so I thought I would share that with the rest of the world. Server 2012 a...

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Tabulate OS Counts from Active Directory
For a couple smaller environments without ConfigMgr I wanted to know the versions of Windows, specifically the build # of Windows 10 so I knew counts of each version to target updates via WSUS or manually. Over on the TechNet Gallery I found something that ...

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Unhandled Exception Using Task Sequence Wizard to create Upgrade Task Sequence
Ever since the in-place Task Sequence was made available in 1511 I have been unable to create one via the wizard as I get this fun error: Every other one worked, just not the upgrade (in-place) one. I usually create them from scratch so went that route and ...

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Office 365 Click-to-Run Updates via ConfigMgr ADR
I have shared in the past how I am deploying Office 365 Click-to-Run (C2R) updates via ConfigMgr and DFS namespaces. Works fine, however now that C2R 2016 has settled into ConfigMgr handling updates, Iam transitioning to that. Following the proverbial 80/20...

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1E NomadBranch Collections
I'm working on updating our 1E NomadBranch install to the latest version and thought having some collections for it would be useful. We already have many for ConfigMgr itself. So for Nomad Activity I set up these collections as I thought they would be usefu...

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Windows 10 In-Place Upgrade Assessment Error Handling
As I progress to making Windows 10 available to end users I needed to polish out the error handling. While I am using the Upgrade Readiness tool that Microsoft provides to target successful systems, I am still performing one final check in the Task Sequence...

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Replace Edge with Internet Explorer on Windows 10 (1607) via Task Sequence (Part II)
My most popular post is how I replaced Edge with IE  in Windows 10. Since then, Microsoft made it a substantially easier in version 1607 to do this. IE is still a little wonky though as you'll see. I was able to take it down to two steps. Just the 'customiz...

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Update OneDrive Next Gen Sync agent during Windows 10 Deployment
For my environment, the OneDrive Next gen sync agent is installed by Office 2016 Click-to-Run as it still Windows 7 for the majority. For the Windows 10 systems however its included in the OS and even with 1607 is now out of date. Instead of letting it upda...

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Windows 10 ConfigMgr Collections
I've been creating alot of Windows 10 focused collections in SCCM so thought I would gather what I have here. Mostly for me, but also to share with the world. I'll update as I add other ones and tweak these queries. If you have any share them with me! The m...

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inject Windows 10 Cumulative via DISM in ConfigMgr
Previously I talked of an issue around Windows 10 1607 and WSUS patching for B&C Task Sequences. We use MDT to create images that are in turn deployed via SCCM. This issue reminded me of some past items in Windows 7 around updates that need to be pre-inject...
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