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  1. nice effort but any reason why you went with an out of support version of SCCM ? 1802 is the current baseline...
  2. can you check the drivers tab and point to the drivers you added, are you sure they are signed ? if you look at the dism log in C:\Windows\Logs\Dism it might reveal the failure, attach it here.
  3. are you sure that you distributed the boot images to the dp's after you enabled the option ? also, can you press F8 at the PXE password screen ?
  4. thanks ! you need to cut out this bit and then modify this function to ensure that Upgrade Now button is not disabled function disable_enable(){ if (document.getElementById("Checkbox1").checked == true) //alert('checked'); document.getElementsByName("run_vbscript_button").item(0).disabled = false; else //alert('not checked'); document.getElementsByName("run_vbscript_button").item(0).disabled = true; cheers niall
  5. if you open the HTA using Notepad ++ and change the Language used to VBScript (VBS) or HTML in Notepad ++ you'll see it format the HTA nicely and it'll make more sense.
  6. If you use System Center Service Manager (SCSM) then you really should check out the great Portals from Cireson. Cireson has today launched a new free Analyst Portal today for SCSM, offering web-based Incident Management. Check it out here: https://cireson.com/apps/analyst-portal-community/ Here’s the press release: https://cireson.com/press/cireson-releases-free-web-based-analyst-portal-community-app-in-further-commitment-to-microsoft-service-manager-community/
  7. In March 2017 I blogged a method to allow you to forcefully upgrade your Windows 10 (or Windows 7) computers to the latest version of Windows 10 using a popup (HTA) that gives the user some form of control (5 deferrals). This was very popular and spawned different versions of the same original concept by other MVP’s and the community at large. I always wanted to update mine, but never had time, however what I have done is incorporate bug-fixes and features, and rewritten the original VBS wrapper code to PowerShell. In the next version I’ll replace the HTA with a PowerShell gui. So how about listing the features of this solution. Designed to run as required Runs before the task sequence starts Shows the user a popup with options Can run on Windows 7 or Windows 10 Allows deferrals After deferrals run out, starts a 4 hour timer If the user ignores the popup, subtracts one deferral after 8 hours Checks for Power Checks for hard disc free space Checks for Supported Model Checks for VPN Is easy to Brand with your company details Has several checks to ensure it won’t run by accident So that’s enough of the features, here’s a look at what it will look like to the end user running either Windows 10 or Windows 7. Time to upgrade In the above screenshot, the user sees the popup daily at a time that you decide eg: 11am. The user has a number of choices: Upgrade now by clicking on the box ‘my files are backed up’, and then selecting Upgrade now Upgrade later by clicking on Defer Cancel, by clicking on the X in the top corner, this will remove one deferral. Note that this verifies how many deferrals are left and if there are none left, will start the task sequence Do nothing. The popup will auto close after 8 hours and remove one deferral. Kill it with Task Manager, this will remove one deferral. If the user runs out of deferrals the 4 hour timer will start. If the user still does nothing, when the 4 hours runs out the task sequence will begin. They can of course click the checkbox and select Upgrade now to start it at any time. Branding So how can you add your branding to it ? start with the banner.png. Open it in MSPaint and replace the windowsnoob logo with your own, try and keep it to 500×65 pixels otherwise you’ll need to edit the Upgrade.HTA code also. Next, open the wrapper.ps1 in PowerShell ISE. Edit CompanyName in line 15 to suit your Company Name. Save the changes, next, open upgrade.hta in Notepad ++. Edit CompanyName in line 50 to suit your company name. edit line 395, and put your company name in Troubleshooting The popup creates 3 log files in C:\ProgramData shown below Windows10RequiredUgradeHTA.log Windows10RequiredUgradeWrapper.log Windows10RequiredUpgradeStart-Upgrade.log The process creates registry keys (and deletes them upon successful closure of the HTA before starting the task sequence). For more details about how to set this up in your environment, please see the following blogpost. I’ve updated that blogpost to include the new files and the PowerShell wrapper.ps1. Note: To download the files included, you need to be a registered member of windows-noob.com cheers niall
  8. anyweb

    Beginners question?

    i think the important comment was this " IT can install the latest version and activate Windows10 by login on with M365 subscription account. "
  9. anyweb

    Beginners question?

    take a look here: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_o365admin-mso_dep365-mso_o365b/microsoft-365-e3-and-windows-10-licensing-question/f6e5dbea-35cb-41c4-99d4-ee32e8e428b7
  10. anyweb

    Beginners question?

    what exactly are you trying to do ? when you say integrate within the task sequence, what do you want to integrate exactly ? is it Azure AD join ?
  11. Didn't you notice that there are two methods for installing each step (more or less), do it manually or do it with PowerShell. I guess I could have made that more clear....or added even more step by step steps I would point out though that any SCCM admin that isn't comfortable with PowerShell should probably get a new job as automation is key going forward. thanks for the feedback, time willing i'll try and add more info about the manual steps required in later blog posts.
  12. Product Updates Altaro has released a new version of their virtual machine (VM) backup solution for Hyper-V and VMware environments that now includes WAN-Optimized Replication: Altaro VM Backup v8. This new functionality enables businesses to be back up and running in minimal time should disaster strike, as it permits them to make an ongoing copy of their VMs and to access that copy immediately should anything go wrong with the live VMs. Downtime is therefore reduced to no time at all. Some more info here and here. They have now also launched Altaro Office 365 Backup for MSPS! This will allow Managed Service Providers to back up, restore and manage all their customers’ Office 365 mailboxes through a centralised multi-tenant online console, on a monthly subscription. More info here and here. Launch of Altaro Dojo Forums In addition to the above product updates, they have also kicked off the Altaro Dojo forums: https://dojoforums.altaro.com/ to bring fellow IT pros together, connect the community and enable members to learn and share their knowledge with one another. Some info on how people can use them here: https://www.altaro.com/hyper-v/dojo-forums/
  13. why are you deploying a gpo for WSUS, don't you have a SUP on the SCCM server managing software updates ?
  14. hi Christoffer, do the windows 10 clients have the 1806 client installed on them also ?
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