Category Archives: Microsoft Surface

5 video series on deploying the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 – available now !

  I recently recorded 5 videos in Seattle with Simon May at the Microsoft recording studios on the subject of deploying the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 using Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and MDT 2013 and going into details about UEFI … Continue reading

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Updated Powershell script with November drivers for deploying the Surface Pro 3 with MDT 2013

Yesterday Microsoft released updated drivers for the Surface Pro 3 on their website, I blogged about it here.     I’ve updated the PowerShell script from this post to pull the new drivers and an additional MSU update which was … Continue reading

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New Surface Pro 3 drivers are available today for November 2014

Introduction Having the latest drivers for your Surface Pro 3 is a good idea, particularly if you are experiencing issues that may be resolved with the driver updates. If you’ve followed my guides for deploying the Surface Pro 3 (linked … Continue reading

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how can I add support for Pen Pairing during OOBE on a Surface Pro 3 using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Introduction In a previous post I showed you how you can deploy Windows 8.1 x64 to the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. The Surface Pro 3 comes with a re-worked pen that has bluetooth … Continue reading

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How can I deploy Windows 8.1 x64 to the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 using MDT 2013 ?

Introduction In a previous post I showed you how you can deploy Windows 8.1 x64 to the Microsoft Surface Pro using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.   In this post I’ll show you how to do the same thing … Continue reading

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Why is my Surface Pro 3 not BitLockered after OSD via System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager ?

Introduction The Surface Pro 3 is awesome, and you can deploy it easily using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, but sometimes things don’t go as planned. If you notice that the hard drive is not BitLockered even though you … Continue reading

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Where do I find the MAC address of my Surface Pro 3 Ethernet Adapter in order to use UEFI network boot ?

Introduction If you use Configuration Manager 2012 R2 to image your Microsoft Surface Pro’s and use the Microsoft Surface Ethernet Adapter to do so, make sure you import the correct MAC address of the Surface Ethernet Adapter into Configuration Manager … Continue reading

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How can I deploy Windows 8.1 x64 to the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager ?

Introduction   Now that the awesome Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is readily available and getting plenty of good press, customers are buying it and re-imaging the default Windows 8.1 Professional installation with their own corporate install.     In this … Continue reading

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Why does my Surface Pro 3 take a very long time to UEFI Network Boot using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager ?

Introduction The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a really beautiful device, I’ve had the pleasure of using one and it really is a game changer for Microsoft, if they keep developing this excellent product at this pace then I think … Continue reading

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Why do I get a winload.efi (Status: 0xc0000359 error) when using UEFI network boot in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager ?

Introduction More and more UEFI based hardware is being used in organizations and these UEFI based systems are being imaged via UEFI network boot via Configuration Manager 2012 R2. Problem Up until the introduction of UEFI hardware, most organizations use … Continue reading

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