Author Archives: ncbrady

How does Windows Autopatch deal with the WinRE security patch ?

Introduction Previously I blogged about patching my Windows Server 2022 boxes using a PowerShell script from Microsoft in order to install a security patch. You can read all about that here. That fix is a manual one and it applies … Continue reading

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Windows 10/11 version 21H2 and Windows Server 2022 not updating due to the size of the WinRE partition

Introduction I read a tweet today which reminded me that I’ve seen Windows 11 (version 21H2) and Windows Server 2022 (version 21H2) computers failing to update to a January 2024 Security Update with the following error. There were some problems … Continue reading

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A quick look at Windows 365 Boot shared mode

Introduction Microsoft released Windows 365 Boot (Generally Available) September 2023, and are now adding new abilities to that feature. If you are new to Windows 365 Boot please take a look at the blog post from myself and Paul on … Continue reading

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Technical Preview TP2401 is out, and has lots of new features but failed to install due to an error with prerequisites

Introduction ConfigMgr is still being developed despite it’s apparent near death experience on Twitter recently. I tested upgrading to TP2401 but it failed the prerequisite check immediately. The failure didn’t add up so I had to contact Microsoft Product Group … Continue reading

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A quick look at Windows 365 Boot dedicated mode

Introduction Microsoft released Windows 365 Boot (Generally Available) September 2023, and are now adding new abilities to that feature. If you are new to Windows 365 Boot please take a look at the blog post from myself and Paul on … Continue reading

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Automating Windows 365 part 2 – Using Graph X-Ray

Introduction This is Part 2 of a new series of guides which will cover managing Windows 365 Cloud PC’s using PowerShell and Microsoft Graph. This mini series should help you get started with automating and managing your Cloud PC’s using … Continue reading

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ARM64 support for OSD added to Configuration Manager

Introduction The Configuration Manager team at Microsoft have been busy and have released a new Technical Preview release, this time version 2311. This release has several new features but the one I find most interesting is the addition of ARM64 … Continue reading

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Problems imaging a Surface Go 4 using Configuration Manager

Introduction I got my hands on a test unit, a Microsoft Surface Go 4, and wanted to see if we could image it via SCCM as we currently are doing for Surface Go 3 models. However, the problems became apparent … Continue reading

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An interview with Johan Arwidmark & myself

Introduction It was a Friday evening and I had just sat down after a long day at work when I got a message from Johan Arwidmark on Twitter, asking me if I’d join him on a new video series he … Continue reading

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Automating Windows 365 part 1 – Introducing Graph and setting up Visual Studio code

Introduction This is Part 1 of a new series of guides which will cover managing Windows 365 Cloud PC’s using PowerShell and Microsoft Graph. This mini series should help you get started with automating and managing your Cloud PC’s using … Continue reading

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New video: Upgrading to ConfigMgr 2309

Introduction Configuration Manager 2309 was just released to the early update ring, you can read about that here. In this video I show you how I upgraded my PKI enabled (HTTPS) ConfigMgr 2303 site to 2309, take a brief look … Continue reading

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New video: Fixing expired Root CA CDP and Crypt_E_REVOCATION_OFFLINE problems

Introduction Configuration Manager 2309 has just been released, and I wanted to update one of my ConfigMgr labs to this version. Before doing that I could see that the PKI environment was not healthy, there were expired certificates and worse … Continue reading

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Deploying KB5030310 to devices as a Win32 app for Copilot

Introduction In a previous blog post I discussed how you can disable (or enable) Microsoft’s new flagship service called Copilot. Copilot is a very hot topic today as it gives the power of AI to all users of Windows. As … Continue reading

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Using remediation scripts to automate a setting for Copilot

Introduction In a previous blog post I discussed how you can disable (or enable) Microsoft’s new flagship service called Copilot. Copilot is a very hot topic today as it gives the power of AI to all users of Windows. As … Continue reading

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How can I disable Copilot ?

This blog is broken down into the following sections Introduction TLDR Available SKUS & Cost Copilot Availability Temporary enterprise feature control Creating policy in Intune Using Copilot Update Recommended reading Introduction Microsoft held an event last week where they talked … Continue reading

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