Adding DaRT 10 from MDOP 2015 to ConfigMgr 2012 R2

Chiyo OdikaConfigMgr, SCCM5 Comments

This is the third article in a series of articles in which I write about my experiences managing Windows 10 with ConfigMgr 2012 R2. In the first article, I reviewed steps for installing Windows 10 ADK and creating new boot images in ConfigMgr. In the second article, I reviewed the steps for upgrading MDT 2013 integrated with ConfigMgr 2012 R2 to MDT 2013 Update 2. In this article, I will show you how to add DaRT 10, which is available in the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2015 to ConfigMgr 2012 R2. The same steps will apply to ConfigMgr current branch. There are many benefits to integrating MDT with ConfigMgr. One of many such benefits is using the Diagnostics and … Read More

Chiyo OdikaAdding DaRT 10 from MDOP 2015 to ConfigMgr 2012 R2

Managing Windows 10 Deployments with ConfigMgr 2012 R2. Windows 10 ADK and MDT 2013 Update 2

Chiyo OdikaConfigMgr, SCCM2 Comments

In a previous post, I lamented the many frustrations that the Windows 10 ADK was causing me and many others, but also promised to post some updates if and when I got it to work for my specific use cases. I actually got this working some time ago, but I’m only now able to blog about this. So without further fuss, in this series of articles, I’ll review the steps I’ve taken to successfully manage Windows 10 in ConfigMgr 2012 R2. These steps also apply to later ConfigMgr releases. This series  will cover steps for: Switching to Windows 10 ADK (1511 version). Download here. Updating Boot Images to Win PE version 10 Upgrading MDT 2013 Zero Touch to MDT 2013 … Read More

Chiyo OdikaManaging Windows 10 Deployments with ConfigMgr 2012 R2. Windows 10 ADK and MDT 2013 Update 2

Windows 10 ADK Errors and Issues

Chiyo OdikaConfigMgr, SCCM4 Comments

Have you been banging your head against the poor fence, trying to determine why your WinPE v10.0.10586 boot images are crushing your will to take on Windows 10 OS deployments,  trying to understand the Windows 10 ADK errors and issues, and looking for guidance on when we’ll actually get OS Deployments for Windows 10 working properly?  Well you are in good company. There are known issues with the existing versions of the ADK, and in this article, I seek to explore these issues, and explore some options on how to proceed. Based on this article from Microsoft, which explains this issue in great detail, the recommendation is to stick to the RTM release of the Windows 10 ADK, in spite … Read More

Chiyo OdikaWindows 10 ADK Errors and Issues

New Preview Build Released for Windows 10 Technical Preview

Chiyo OdikaGENERAL, MICROSOFT PRODUCTS, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

In the wake of the recently released Windows 10 Technical Preview, Microsoft has just issued an update. The update takes the form of a new preview build that’s available for installation from the update and recovery section of  PC setting. This comes on the heels of the speculation around the updates KB3008956, KB3008931 and KB3008956 which were readily available for download in the 9841 build of Windows 10 Technical preview, but failed to install because of a build incompatibility.     As Microsoft continues to develop Windows 10, the latest preview build (9860) refines a few of the already existing features, as well as adds some new features.     Noteworthy is the Notification Center (Action Center) which collects alerts … Read More

Chiyo OdikaNew Preview Build Released for Windows 10 Technical Preview