In the Windows 10 servicing approach (WaaS) keeping the deployment media/image up to date with the latest updates can be a challenge and confusing at times. In this blog post – “Quick Start Guide Windows 10 WaaS Servicing Updates Using OSDBuilder” I will outline the quick steps required to update the Windows 10 or Server 2019/2016 ISO media that is used during SCCM or MDT OS deployment. Using OSDBuilder developed and maintained by David Segura (OSDBuilder.com) is currently the best PowerShell module to perform offline servicing that ensures the Windows 10 ISO media (or Image) is up-to-date including enabling .NET 3.5, installing the updated OneDriveSetup and more. Moving away from building custom images (WIMs) in modern Windows 10 management is the best approach when possible. Once the ISO media is updated using this approach you only have to run a few commands each month Microsoft releases updates and re-import the current updated WIM or ISO source files for In-Place Windows 10 upgrades.[Read more…] about Quick Start Guide Windows 10 WaaS Servicing Updates via OSDBuilder
This Windows Server 2019 Active Directory installation beginners guide will provide step-by-step illustrated instructions to create a NEW AD forest, DNS and DHCP services. In addition, I will reference the security recommendations from Microsoft and StigViewer for new Domain Controllers that can be used for server security hardening. Sure you can use a Hydration Kit or other tools to automatically create a domain, DNS, DHCP, and SCCM ConfigMgr server. However, learning from the ground up helps to re-enforce Microsoft concepts and is a great way to learn and troubleshoot using a separate environment. Building a development AD environment is also good to test Windows 10 group policy settings, newer Windows 10 releases, SCCM OSD, Azure cloud services and more.
This blog post can also be used for Server 2016 since the Forest and Domain Functional levels are the same.[Read more…] about Windows Server 2019 – Active Directory Installation Beginners Guide