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Windows 10

Windows Update | Cumulative updates rolling back

I’ve recently been struggling to resolve an update issue whereby every cumulative update from February 2019 would download, install, reboot and then revert upon hitting the 95% complete stage. After spending hours and hours looking at logs, we raised a…

Powershell | Manually backup Bitlocker recovery key to AD

Although backing up the Bitlocker recovery key should be automatic to ensure all keys are accounted for, i have had moment where i needed to back up the key manually. Although it’s a task you shouldn’t need to do very…

AD | Delegate Access to view Bitlocker Recovery Keys

With Enterprises being extra cautious around security, encryption has now become a must on, at least, end user devices. One main product that’s free with Windows, as long as you have the Enterprise or Education edition of Windows 10, is…

Group Policy | Deploy Chrome Extensions

With Google Chrome becoming more popular with people in business, there may come a time when you want to deploy a Google Chrome extension to a large amount of users without them individually going to the Chrome Webstore. To do…

Windows 10 | Disable ‘Nearby Sharing’

Trying to disable all the options and settings within Windows 10 can be a little tedious sometimes as settings and methods to configure these settings can be split across different areas and different management platforms. One of the issues i…

SCCM | Export Index from a Multi OS ISO

Downloading a new ISO from Microsoft, your realise that the ISO actually contains multiple versions, for example Windows 10.ISO contains Education, Enterprise, Pro, Education N, Enterprise N and Pro N (N usually meaning the Korean version). I’ve notice two cons…

SCCM | Set Power Scheme & Options in a TS

One thing that can really help a customers experience is selecting the appropriate power plan when building a task sequence. Enabling High Performance when needed can really improve the speed of the machine or setting what happens when the lid…

SCCM | Change Win 10 Start Button Context Menu

With new shortcuts on offer in Windows 10 its a lot easier for users to navigate but harder for admin to hide applications and features which users shouldn’t be using. By default the context menu for the start button has…

Group Policy | Installed Applications Missing from All Programs

When logging onto the new machine I noticed that all of the installed applications had disappeared after a recent change to group policy. When unticking the Link Enabled option for the policy all of the programs came back. The group…

Windows 10 | 1803 Features

With Windows 10 1803 build finally arriving to Insider Preview slow ring, what new features are going to be available. Major changes include: Start Menu Action Centre Cortana Notebook UI Nearby Sharing (similar to Apple’s Airdrop feature) Windows Hello You…