How to easily launch CMTrace

Over the years I have gotten in the habit of dropping CMTrace.exe into the System32 directory so that it is in the path and easy to launch. I had also been adding it to WinPE since before it was called CMTrace. In Configuration Manager Current Branch 1802, the ConfigMgr Team granted one of my UserVoice…

Nomad Software Update LsZ File Purge aka whack-a-mole

In short, there is an issue in Configuration Manager CB 1806 where an additional file (*express.cab) gets included with some software updates. This causes Nomad to generate a LsZ file that contains download instructions for two files as seen below: ; Format=0003 (UNICODE) with alt hash ; Package Version = 1       . ; Data Format…

Unloading a Disk Filter Driver in WinPE

At MMSMOA 2018 in my Hacking the Task Sequence 2018 that I presented with my good friend Andreas Hammarskjöld, one of the demonstrations that I did was to show how to unload a disk filter driver in WinPE without doing a reboot. The number one reason for wanting to do this is to provide a…