Optimizing Win10 OS Upgrade WIM Sizes

If you are using the full Win10 media to perform OS upgrades (like using a Configuration Manager Task Sequence), then you are going to want to put the install.wim on a diet. In addition, if you are servicing your WIM with the latest patches, you want to make sure that you are doing it in a way that…

Configuration Manager OSD, Recovery Partitions and MBR2GPT

As I was preparing for my Midwest Management Summit 2017 session, Building the Ultimate Windows 10 UEFI Task Sequence, I did a full end-to-end run of the In-place Upgrade Task Sequence and started running into issues. This led me to discover a couple of issues around Configuration Manager (specifically the Format and Partition Disk step) and Windows 10…

Upgrading the BIOS Part 2

In Upgrading the BIOS Part 1, I gave some very important reasons why you should be proactive about upgrading the BIOS on supported systems in your environment. In this blog, I want to discuss the approach to flashing the BIOS along with some lessor understood caveats as it relates to BitLocker, BIOS passwords and UEFI…