Windows 10

Get the List of Typed URLs for Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge keeps record of the last 50 URLs that are typed directly into the browser’s address bar. It does this to assist auto-type to make visiting your favorite websites quicker. But it only retains 50. Once 50 is reached, it starts replacing from the beginning if you manually type a new URL. The 50 last manually typed URLs are stored in the Windows 10 registry at the following location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\TypedURLs Any scripting language can be used to retrieve this list, but I’ve cobbled together an SMS Installer script that retrieves the list from the registry and displays it in a dialog box: Get the list of last 50 typed UR...

Add Pop-up Exclusions to Microsoft Edge

There will be instances when you actually want pop-ups on a specific web site. This SMS Installer script prompts for a domain and then adds your entry to the list of allowed sites. Currently, Microsoft Edge has no mechanism built into it to manage this list. The actual registry key for this list located at:  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\New Windows\Allow Here’s a quick SMS Installer script you can pretty-up to allow you to quickly add new allowed websites: Add Pop-up Exclusions to Microsoft Edge (1.1k) Richard Hay over at the Supersite has a nice write-up about the Microsoft Edge user management limitations: How to manage sites allowed to serve pop-u...

Production Checkpoints in Windows 10 for Hyper-V

12 months after the initial release of Hyper-V – problems encountered when people were using virtual machine checkpoints in production environments were our number 1 support call generator.

Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10 Released

For those wanting to dig deep into the management of Windows 10, the Administrative Templates for managing with GPO have been released. Available in a multitude of languages the template files (192 of them per language) can be used to populate policy settings in the user interface for centrally managing registry-based policy settings. The download is here: Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10 

Windows 10 Deployment and Management Cheat Sheet Compilation

As you know Windows 10 is here and has hit general availability!! With that in mind I wanted to put out a few quick things that may be helpful to get the gears turning for testing and evaluation of Windows 10.

MDT 2013 Update 1 Due this Month to Support Windows 10 Deployments

In case you missed it, as part of the announcement for the release of the Windows 10 ADK, Microsoft’s Aaron Czechowski briefly commented on the status of the next version of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). MDT 2013 Update 1 is currently planned to release in August (this month). As Aaron stated, Microsoft is working hard to finalize the update, hoping that sign-off will come quickly enough for companies to start deploying Windows 10 en masse right away.

Boot Image Missing Additional Tabs In The Properties Dialog After Installing Windows 10 ADK and Updating Default Boot Images

In order to get the OS Version to update you need to Reload the boot image from the boot image properties.

Windows 10 ADK and Configuration Manager

The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10 is now officially available on the Microsoft Hardware Dev Center.

Deploying Windows 10 with ConfigMgr

Microsoft made huge investments to support upgrades to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and Windows 8. The work done here is the most important thing to understand: Microsoft has really focused on trying to simplify the upgrade process to Windows 10.

Supporting Windows 10 in Your Environment

Now that Windows 10 has been released to the public, it’s time to update your environment to support management and deployment of the new operating system.  Below are some of the common toolsets to consider updating, along with links to the relevant updates at release time and some notes. Shameless NinjaCat T-Rex Wallpaper Screenshot (A few ot these items are still pending release as of the Windows 10 public release, but they are expected in short order and I will update the post with the links as they become available.)   Group Policy Admin Templates – While the Windows 8.1 group policy templates contain a lot of the updated settings you might want for managing Windows 10, particularly if you’re moving from Windows 7, there are still some new settings specific to Wi...

Windows 10 Compatibility: Clash of the Driver Titans

The new automatic update service for Windows 10 is at the center of the controversy, and a feature that was supposed to keep everyone’s PC safe and secure, may actually cause Windows 10 compatibility issues. And the worst part is that the Windows 10 update service cannot be stopped.

Windows 10: Provisioning Packages Walkthrough on TechNet

Posted in Windows 10Very cool read!  I think these provisioning packages will greatly assist with how we traditionally build images and handle customizations. Read the full post here. Standard practice for most IT administrators when migrating to a new client offering entails creating a baseline image of a desired client state. Next the IT administrator wipes the computer […]