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Introduction When moving to new Windows 10 (Windows as a Service), you are sometimes required to upgrade drivers and applications before the upgrade process. Monitoring driver and application versions can be accomplished using Configuration Items and Configuration Baselines in SCCM. Driver requirements differ between different models, and there is no built-in functionality to control...
Active Directory Groups
Introduction If you want to add a user in Active Directory to a group, it might make sense to use Active Directory Users & Computers. But, if you're going to bulk add thousands of users to a group, it doesn't make sense. This is where some Powershell scripting comes in to...
Get-ExecutionPolicy-Powershell
Introduction What defines if a Powershell script can run on a client or server? It is the Powershell execution policy! In this blog post, I explain how to use the commands Get-ExeuctionPolicy and Set-ExecutionPolicy to configure it. I also provide a short script to automatically add to your scripts to change...
Windows 7 Extended Security Updates
Introduction As announced in Microsoft's blog post on March 12, on January 14, 2020, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 will go out of support, and soon after that, Office 2010. Out of support means that there will no longer be any further development or security patches released for your workstations or servers. If...
Introduction If you are working with MDT, you will most likely create or modify task sequences now and then. When managing task sequences, you might either create a new task sequence from scratch or copy another task sequence. You can run many issues when copying a task sequence in MDT and re-using...
MEMCM SCCM Powershell module
Introduction If you want to run scripts in Powershell for managing your SCCM environment, you will find that they are not available by default on your client. This blog post covers how to import the Configuration Manager module for Powershell. What is the Powershell module in SCCM (MEMCM) The Powershell module for SCCM...
Introduction Do you know what the Kernel-Mode Driver Framework 1.11 is? Me neither, before I wrote this blog post. In this blog post, I cover what the Kernel-Mode Driver Framework is, how to download version 1.11, and how to add it to your image. What is the Microsoft Kernel-Mode Driver Framework? The Kernel-Mode...
Introduction Sometimes you run into issues that you see now and then. This is one of them. You will see the following error when the SCCM client failed to run the task sequence due to error 0x80072ee7 in X:WindowsTempSMSTSLOGsmsts.log: unknown host (gethostbyname failed) sending with winhttp failed 80072ee7. The problem shows...
Introduction One of the most basic tasks in Powershell is copying files or folders. Copying file contents of a folder and folders using Powershell works fine if both the source and destination paths are available, but not if the destination path is missing. In this blog post, I explain how to...
Introduction There are quite a few different errors that you may run into when using Hyper-V. In this blog post, I explain the following error related to Secure Boot in Hyper-V, and how to solve it. Below you can see the virtual machine boot summary of a machine in Hyper-V. Boot Failed. EFI...