Attend the System Center Summer Night 2016!


Since the System Center Summer Night is an all Dutch event in the Netherlands, the following blog is also in Dutch.

Nog een kleine maand te gaan en dan is het zover –  de System Center Summer Night 2016! De afgelopen week hebben we hard gewerkt om het programma rond te krijgen. En met succes! Naast keynote spreker Andrew de la Haye hebben we een groot aantal Microsoft sprekers, Microsoft MVP’s en experts bereid gevonden om te komen spreken tijdens de System Center Summer Night. Een gevarieerd programma met maar liefst 9 sessies, uiteenlopend van Azure Stack tot The Modern Workplace, Incident response team tot Infrastructure as Code en van Configuration Manager Sneak Preview tot een blik op de toekomst van het internet!

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Collect your drivers and export them to a share

Last week I saw a really interesting Tweet from Adam Eaddy mentioning his blog where he had published a automated way to build Configuration Manager Driver Packages automatically by collecting drivers from a remote PC. The script worked great, but I missed the nice folder structure to keep the drivers nice and ordered. I tweaked his script a bit, so it would fit my needs.

This PowerShell script collects the drivers (in a nice manufacturer\model\version\arch structure) and copies them to a network share. This makes it possible to use your own Configuration Manager driver import script (or import them manually) or even use them in your MDT configuration.


Note : you have to run the script as an Administrator.

Please let me know what you think!

Upgrading SCCM 2012 R2 to ConfigMgr 1602


A customer wanted to upgrade his current Windows 7 Enterprise devices to Windows 10. Right now he was running SCCM 2012 R2, so before I can start creating a Windows 10 task sequence first there some ConfigMgr upgrading has to be done. I started by downloading the SCCM 1511 bits, Windows ADK 10.0 (not the 1511 version!) and the HP WinPE 10.0 driver pack (since the customer is running HP devices only).

When all the bits were downloaded, the upgrade process can start!

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The April Intune Update

The Microsoft Intune team is always working on new features and service enhancements. This month they are introducing some new features that allow you to manage apps and devices with a higher level of control:

  • Block contact sync from Outlook app to device (for iOS): New Mobile Application Management (MAM) controls allow you to prevent a user from syncing Outlook contacts to the native address book on iOS devices, and  provide you with the ability to remove contacts that have already been saved to the native address book when you perform a selective wipe of the device.
  • Conditional Access support for Skype for Business Online: New conditional access policies allow you to restrict access to Skype for Business Online to only managed and compliant iOS and Android devices.
  • Manage Windows Defender on Windows 10 PCs: The Windows 10 general configuration policy now includes settings to manage Windows Defender on enrolled Windows 10 PCs.

Source : The Microsoft Intune Blog

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Update 1 Has Arrived!


We had to wait a couple of week (since the launch of Windows 10), but it’s finally there : MDT 2013 Update 1!

At the moment (August 19th) it’s not yet available at



……… but Aaron has put a nice blogpost together over at the /MSDeployment Blog.


“The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Update 1 is now available on the Microsoft Download Center. This update requires the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10, available on the Microsoft Hardware Dev Center. (Scroll to the bottom of the page to the section, “Customize, assess, and deploy Windows on your hardware.” The page also includes other Windows kits; remember for deployment you only need the Windows ADK for Windows 10.)

Significant changes in MDT 2013 Update 1:

  • Support for the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10
  • Support for deployment and upgrade of Windows 10
  • Support for integration with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 with the Windows 10 ADK (see this post on the Configuration Manager Team blog for more information on using the Windows 10 ADK with Configuration Manager)

Here is a more detailed list of some specific changes in this release:

  • Support for new Enterprise LTSB and Education editions of Windows 10
  • Support for modern app (.appx) dependencies and bundles
  • Improved support for split image files (.swm)
  • Switched to using DISM for imaging processes (instead of deprecated ImageX)
  • Deployment Workbench revisions for deprecated content
  • Enhanced accessibility within the Deployment Workbench
  • Revised lists of time zones, regions and languages in the Deployment Wizard
  • Removed Start menu shortcut for “Remove PXE Filter”
  • Several MVP recommended fixes for Windows Updates, password handling, and PowerShell cmdlets
  • Added missing OOBE settings to Unattend.xml
  • Unattend.xml default screen resolution changed to allow for automatic scaling
  • Updated task sequence binaries from System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1
  • New GetMajorMinorVersion function for integer comparison of Windows version numbers

We are still working to update the MDT documentation on TechNet, so in the short-term will use this blog to share any additional necessary information regarding this release.”