Category Archives: Windows 10

How can I use Express Updates when patching Windows 10 with Quality Updates in System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) ?

Introduction Windows 10 Enterprise first shipped in July 2015 with Windows 10 version 1507, and since then there have been 2 versions, Windows 10 version 1511 and Windows 10 version 1607. In spring of this year (2017) we will see … Continue reading

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Why do my /ue: switches not work in WinPE for USMT ?

Introduction This is a quick post which hopefully will help others. When troubleshooting USMT data migration you may want to have user exclusions in order to exclude migrating data from certain domain and local accounts. In our case however, the … Continue reading

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Why Telemetry is great, and why the uptake of Configuration Manager Current Branch is unprecedented

Introduction Brad Anderson (corporate vice president for Enterprise Mobility at Microsoft) wrote a blog post today about “What ConfigMgr Customers were Doing During the 2016 Holiday Break” and it revealed how a question posed by their own staff internally was … Continue reading

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Why does the Bitlocker recovery key not end up in the MBAM 2.5 SP1 database when using XTS encryption

Introduction If you are using my Windows 10 UEFI FrontEnd HTA to encrypt UEFI devices when installing Windows 10, and if you are using the MBAM 2.5 SP1 hotfix 2 to enable support for XTS-AES encryption, then you might have … Continue reading

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Why does the Windows 10 1607 reinstall in PXE scenario fail sometimes for BitLockered UEFI enabled computers ?

Introduction Reinstalling computers via PXE boot (in WinPE) is still a valid OSD scenario, however that method brings challenges not least when UEFI capable hardware is in place and when that hardware is also encrypted with Bitlocker. The above HTA … Continue reading

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