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Fix for Windows 10 exhausted pool of TCP/IP ports

May 03 2016
Lately one of my Windows 10 machines started to behave quite strange, after about a day of use, browsing Internet was no longer possible. I could still ping resources, but not use any browser or other application requiring Internet access. A reboot fixed the problem, and then after about a day, sometimes less, the same thing happened.

Deploying Windows 10 using ConfigMgr - MVA live event summary

Apr 14 2016
Earlier this afternoon I was watching the Deploying Windows 10: Automating Deployment by Using System Center Configuration Manager live event from Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). The three sessions were presented by Aaron Czechowski and Wally Mead, both well known profiles within the ConfigMgr space. Here follows a summary of the live event:

Videos from NIC 2015

Mar 03 2016
Yay! My Windows 10 OS Deployment sessions from NIC 2015 are now available on YouTube.

Adding CMTrace to your MDT Lite Touch boot images

Feb 12 2016
If you have been deploying Windows for longer than 4 seconds, you know that the MDT log files are written in a format designed for the CMTrace utility. Here are two quick guides on how to add it to the MDT boot images (the supported way, and the cool/fun way :)  ).

Running the MDT 2013 Update 2 Task Sequence as a Different User

Feb 02 2016
When using MDT 2013 Update 2 (Lite Touch) for your deployments the default behavior is to run every task sequence action as the local Administrator account. In addition to this, MDT also connects to the deployment share using the account you start the deployment with. Either typed in via MDT deployment wizard login dialog box, or automated via bootstrap.ini. But what if you want to run the task sequence, at least the last part of it, as a different user in order to access resources on other servers than the deployment server? Or simply to install applications as a different user.

Have ConfigMgr send an email after deployment (including log parsing)

Jan 29 2016
Over the years I have been using a few different scripts to have the task sequence send an email when the deployment is completed. For example this post: Configure MDT 2010 to send an email when deployment is completed. Another common way to do this is to use status filter rules in ConfigMgr. A good example is the Send an email when OSD completes a deployment post by Benoit Lecours.

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