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MS: New Update strategy starts now

Tomorrow Microsoft starts using the same update strategy for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, as they do for Windows 10.

All updates will be installed as one cumulative update.

Source: https://www.petri.com/microsofts-new-windows-78-rollup-patches-released-starting-tomorrow

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Join me at the What’s new in Windows 10 IT Innovation Series Event

Hi all,
Later this January I will help my colleague Ronni Pedersen at this Microsoft Event. If interested, please use the below links to register.

Hope to see you

 

/Jens Ole

 

What’s new in Windows 10 Enterprise: Increasing Security, Predictability, and Compatibility
Experience the most innovative and reliable Windows yet! Windows 10 brings increased stability and predictability to your organization, while minimizing risk. Attend this free one-day training event to explore new servicing, security, and management features that enable corporate data access across devices and platforms while allowing you to maintain control over those devices.

Join Microsoft MVP Ronni Pedersen and learn to:

  • Help ensure application compatibility with new and legacy LOB apps with Microsoft Edge and IE 11.
  • Implement security and identity capabilities through Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Hello/Passport, Device Guard, Enterprise Data Protection, as well as Multi-Factor Authentication.
  • Get hands-on with Windows as a Service by managing Current Branch and Long Branch scenarios.
  • Create and configure deployment and management packages using Microsoft Mobile Device Management and Microsoft Intune.

Join this IT Innovation Series event for first-hand experiences with real-word scenarios around Windows 10.

Option 1: Copenhagen, Denmark:
Date: Jan 11, 2016 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Registration: https://www.microsoftevents.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x627587537

Option 2: Aarhus, Denmark:
Date: Jan 12, 2016 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Registration: https://www.microsoftevents.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x628919320

Webinar: Mobile Device Management

Hi all,

Tuesday the 8. of December at 11.00 AM I’ll host a webinar about Mobile Device Management.

It will be in Danish and will be non technical information about what you can do to help your coworkers in being productive while maintaining a secure data model.

Registration is free, use the following link
http://eg.dk/om-eg/aktuelt/cloudwebinarer

Hope to see you.

Applying an ICD provisioning package (Part 3)

16/11/2015 2 comments

1. part – I installed Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD) tool

2. part – I created a provisioning package

In this final part I’ll apply the created provisioning package to a Windows 10 Pro client system.

 

Here I got the non domain joined machine with a non standard computer name.

The computer is running Windows 10 Pro.

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Copy the newly created provisioning package to the computer or a USB.

 

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Run the Provisioning package? Yes, sure

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Du you trust the creator? Yes, add it

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NOTE: I removed the password in my test setup. In production you will be prompted for a password to apply the package.

 

The provisioning package is applied……

 

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After the provisioning package is applied you’ll be signed out and the computer will restart a couple of times.

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We sure did change something Smiley, der blinker

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Verify that you now can login with your domain account.

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After login. Cool…

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The computer is now domain joined, have a standard computer name and the Windows version is now Enterprise.

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Verify that the computer is in the right OU in Active Directory too and the mission is accomplished.

 

/Enjoy

The Power of Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (Part 2)

The Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD) tool can be used to a lot of different stuff. But for now I see the biggest gain for companies to use the tool for people that buy a new computer and is not near a company location where a new computer can be deployed or if the bought computer model is not on the official hardware certification list.

This guide will change the following at a Windows 10 Pro computer.

New standard computer name

Domain joined

Get the computer staged in the right OU

Upgrade the SKU to Enterprise

Let’s get started.

Start Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD)

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Select New provisioning package

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Enter Project details and choose a folder.

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Select what Windows versions can use the package. I’ll choose Common to all Windows desktop editions

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As this is a new package, I’ll not import any package, click Finish

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To filter out some settings, select Common IT Pro settings

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Enter the account used to do the domain join

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Target OU

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Enter Computername. In the case I use a variable to get different computernames.

TESTPC%SERIAL%

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Enter DomainName

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Set domain join password

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To upgrade the OS version to Windows Enterprise enter an appropriate PID.

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Save the project

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Click Export and select Provisioning package

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Give the provisioning package a name and select ranking

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You should encrypt the package, so no one can read the passwords stored inside the package or the license key.

Further more only admins/users with the password can use the provisioning package and there by join computers to the domain.

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Save

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Building

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Done, Finish

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The provisioning package is  now ready for use.

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Next part I’ll run the package at a non domain joined Windows 10 Pro machine.

Installing Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (Part 1)

The Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD) is a new tool, introduced with Windows 10.

ICD is a part of Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit for Windows 10 (ADK) and you can use Windows ICD to do the following tasks:

  • View all of the configurable settings and policies for a Windows 10 image or provisioning package.
  • Create Windows provisioning answer files.
  • Add third-party drivers, apps, or other assets to an answer file.
  • Create variants and specify the settings that apply to each variant.
  • Build and flash a Windows image.
  • Build a provisioning package.

Read more about ICD here

Download setup for Windows 10 ADK here

Start the installation and choose where the toolkit should be installed and if you want to send Microsoft anonymous data.

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Accept the license agreement

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Ensure that you select Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD).

Note the prerequirements.

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The tools are installed.

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Click Close and you are ready to streamline, customize and provision Windows images.

Expect a new blog post soon.

/Jens Ole

Mobile Device Management Webinar

Hi all,

Yesterday I did an online presentation about securing your data on Mobile Devices using Microsoft Intune / System Center. Feel free to view the recorded webinar here

NB: It’s danish Smiley, der blinker

 

/Enjoy