Adding DaRT to 2PS iPXE

The Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (aka DaRT) is a powerful toolset that is available to Software Assurance customers. Johan Arwidmark recently wrote a post called Back to Basics – Reset the Windows 10 Admin Password using DaRT that covers the steps for creating the recovery media. The DaRT Recovery Image Wizard will generate a…

Lord of the Deployment Rings

If you have been involved with any kind of Windows deployments or Windows Update deployments in the last five or so years, you probably heard of the concept of deployment rings. Microsoft has been pushing this concept ever since they have moved to an ‘as a Service’ model for Windows 10 and other Microsoft products…

Configuring WoL with CM for Dell Desktops – Part 3

4/26/2020 [Download exported Configuration Baseline and Configuration Items here. This includes the CIs from Part 2 and Part 3.] In Configuring WoL with Configuration Manager – Part 1, I covered the settings that are required to enable Wake-On-LAN that are not hardware manufacturer specific. In Part 2 I cover the BIOS (UEFI) specific settings for current…

Configuring WoL with Configuration Manager – Part 1

4/5/2020 Not only can Configuring Wake-On-LAN (WoL) improve your company’s software distribution success rates, it can also help out in the time of a crisis. With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, more and more companies are encouraging those employees that are able to do so to work from home. This presents challenges for IT as there…

How to add AAD users to the Remote Desktop Users Group

July 4, 2019 In my last post, How to create a network share in an AAD only environment, I mentioned how I have been doing some side projects for a friend’s small business and using Microsoft 365 Business to manage the Windows 10 environment. There was a need for some of the (non admin) remote…

How to create a network share in an AAD only environment

July 4, 2019 Lately, I have been doing some side projects for a friend’s small business (about 40 PCs across 3 locations). The goal was to get them switched over from an old Windows 2008 R2 domain to a domain-less Azure AD environment running on Windows 10 and utilizing Microsoft 365 Business. Every now and…