Category Archives: Windows

I am in the process of certifying several new Dell laptops (5480, 5580 and 7280) and have run into a BitLocker encryption issue with Windows 7.  The laptops image successfully using our current ConfigMgr task sequence with BitLocker.  However, if you plug in a USB-C/Thunderbolt NIC or docking station it will prompt for a BitLocker recovery […]

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How to restart a remote computer from the command line Open a command prompt from your workstation. Type shutdown /r /t 0 /f /m \\computername and press Enter. Note: More shutdown options can be found here. The remote computer will restart immediately and force any applications to close. How to restart a remote computer from […]

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Let’s have some fun and install Windows 10 ADK!  Below I will step through how to upgrade ConfigMgr 2012 to Windows 10 ADK and then create new WinPE 10 boot media and a USMT package for Win10.  My lab environment is currently running ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 CU2 (build 8239).  I would suggest also upgrading […]

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Have you ever experienced the situation where an Active Directory account is continually locked out?  If so then you know how much frustration this can cause.  Whether it’s your own account or another user, it must be resolved before you are able to access any network resources.  Normally the locked out user is not able […]

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I was asked recently to build several Windows 7 32-bit  machines for user application testing. Since we don’t currently have an Win7 x86 image we would not be able to use our normal ConfigMgr Lite Touch build process.  These would need to be hand built from Windows media.  Rather than repetitively clicking through the setup steps […]

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