HOW-TO: Enroll in the Windows Insider Program!

HOW-TO: Enroll in the Windows Insider Program!
Tweet HOW-TO: Enroll in the Windows Insider Program! Just a short blog on how to enroll yourself in the Windows Insider Program. At the moment there are 2 Rings in which you can enter, the Slow or Fast ring. In the Fast ring you are at the front edge of the development of the Windows ...

Introducing Windows Sandbox!

Introducing Windows Sandbox!
Tweet So this little gem was on the #WindowsInsider Blog (here). And this is a big one, at least for me. I always spin up a VM to test untested and possible malicious software. But I have tested this new and latest addition, and only one word, WOW. It just works, and OK there are ...

Windows 10 – Group Policy Objects (GPO) not applied

Tweet I was working with Windows 10 (1511 version), fully patched the client and to my surprise on some Windows 10 machines the Group Policy Objects (GPO) were not applied. I did a little search and it seems that Microsoft has pushed 2 updates (MS15-011 and MS15-014) that harden the Group Policy process. Well actually they harden ...

WSUS Server 2012 R2 Windows 10 Feature Updates not found

WSUS Server 2012 R2 Windows 10 Feature Updates not found
Tweet So you are on Server 2012 R2 and have a WSUS server to serve your updates to your Windows 10 clients. Perfect! But now you need to deploy the upgrade features (i.e. version 1511). Well first you have to deploy a hotfix to your WSUS server (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3095113). About this hotfix: This hotfix enables Windows ...

LayoutModification.xml file not working for customizing StartMenu Windows 10 33

LayoutModification.xml file not working for customizing StartMenu Windows 10
Tweet So you are in the process of developing a Windows 10 image, nice! You want de customize your StartMenu, nice! You have built a reference machine, and exported the StartMenu file. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/mt171092(v=vs.85).aspx We know how to do that with PowerShell: Export-StartLayout – Path C:\Export\MyStartMenu.xml And in your task sequence you import the file again ...