Managing Windows as a Service (WaaS)

Introduction Prior to Windows 10, Microsoft released new versions of Windows every few years, this schedule stalled the release of new features and caused headaches for IT to upskill staff due to significant changes in the Operating System. Microsoft have stated that Windows 10 will be the last major OS release but by no means … Continue reading Managing Windows as a Service (WaaS)

Installing Language Packs – Windows 10 (WaaS)

Overview You have numerous options to tackle language packs when deploying Windows 10. These include (but not limited to); Install language packs offline/online during reference image creation.  When dealing with a large number of languages, this will dramatically increase your install.wim size. Install languages packs offline with DISM manually The same goes as above, imagine … Continue reading Installing Language Packs – Windows 10 (WaaS)

Field Notes | The Windows 10 1703 Default Apps Minefield

Managing the default application associations in Windows 10 used to be simple, the process was straightfoward and worked without issue. With Windows 10 being released semi-annually you would expect some very minor process differences between versions, however it appears setting default assoications isnt that simple any more. The method ive used for Windows 10 1511 & … Continue reading Field Notes | The Windows 10 1703 Default Apps Minefield

TeamViewer QuickJoin – Windows 10 Image

If your company uses TeamViewer to support remote clients, you may wish to add the TeamViewer QuickJoin support tool into your Windows 10 Image. Including this tool in your image will remove the need for remote clients to download this from the TeamViewer website each time they need support. You can customise the QuickJoin tool … Continue reading TeamViewer QuickJoin – Windows 10 Image

Deploying Windows 10 1607

Following on from my post last year Building a Clean Windows 10 Reference Image - MDT 2013 U1 this entry will go rehash over some of the same steps that were discussed there as well as additional steps to deploy Windows 10 1607. For this build i am using: Windows 10 1607 - https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/08/02/how-to-get-the-windows-10-anniversary-update/ MDT 2013 Update … Continue reading Deploying Windows 10 1607

Suppress Office 365 "First Things First"

You may have noticed when installing Office 365 via the Click to Run installer you get a popup like this for each user. You will no doubt have seen many methods to make this go away, however in my testing none of the popular suggestions actually work, like: Setting key for OptInDisable in SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\General Setting key … Continue reading Suppress Office 365 "First Things First"

Disable Microsoft Edge First Run

To disable Microsoft Edge first run you have to jump through a few hoops. Luckily i've done this for you. Many blogs state that you just need to change the value of "IE10TourShown" in the following: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Main] However this is not enough. To fix edge you need to set these values. https://gist.github.com/padgo/a1d3075d311ec4b7055cbf743d660c60 I deploy … Continue reading Disable Microsoft Edge First Run