ConfigMgr – My Guide for a SCCM driven Windows 10 Installation

In this blog I would like to give an overview of my Windows 10 Installation, since this has changed a lot to previous versions of Windows.
This blog will cover the following topics:

  • Windows 10 Image Customization
  • Windows 10 Unattended File
  • Windows 10 Language Pack (MUI) Integration
  • Optional: Windows 10 with .Net feature

The blog is based on Windows 10 1703:

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ConfigMgr – Windows 10 Servicing – Step by Step

Today I would like to show you, how you can implement an Upgrade of a Windows 10 Installation through the Servicing Option.
I always think of two things, when I have to decide to use an Upgrade Task Sequence or the Servicing Model, and those are:

  • Do I want to use the Option that the clients will download the Windows 10 Sources from the Microsoft Update Servers?
  • When I use an Upgrade Task Sequence, I can copy most of the steps from the regular OSD Task Sequence
  • But for this blog post, I would like to show my setup for the servicing model.

    First of all, I have already written a post about the Update process in a slightly overview manner, you will find this post here: My old post

    The first step would be to determine which packages you would like to implement for the upgrade. Based on the fact, that I use English as base language, I will add the Feature on Demand (FoD) packages, and I will also add the feature package NetFx3. My Setup does also contain the German Langauge, which requires me to add the corresponding Language Pack and FoD Packages. The following picture shows the folder of my Packages which I want to include within the Windows 10 Installation:

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    ConfigMgr – Windows 10 Feature Update without a Task Sequence

    Today I would like to talk about the upcoming update cycles you have to do, when you are using Windows 10 Current Branch or Current Branch for Business. This means, if you have started to install Windows 10 1507 (which represents the first Windows 10 Release, some may call it also RTM) in spring of last year, you will be soon required to upgrade to a newer version of Windows 10. Also if you are using Windows 10 1511, with the upcoming creators update, the 1511 version of Windows 10 will be soon unsupported, following the official guidelines.
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    Windows and Local Administrator permission delegation

    In this post, I would like to explain, what my experiences and solutions for the delegation of local Administrator permissions are. In a Client deployment Scenario, you will often be asked for a solution to provide IT Professionals and maybe also end users with local Administrator permissions. I will point out the most useful solutions which I do prefer.

    1. Local Administrator Account
    2. Permanent Local Administrator permissions for IT Professional
    3. Microsoft Local Administrator Password Solution for spontaneous permission
    4. Local Administrator delegation based on group per client

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    ConfigMgr 1602 – Windows 10 Servicing “Error 3”

    Today I solved my Problem with the Service Plan of my Environment, it always ended up with the following Error in the Patchdownloader.log, this Log usually reside in “C:\Program Files\SMS_CCM\Logs”:
    windows 10 servicing error 3

    Failed to move C:\Windows\TEMP\CABD212.tmp to \\deheim.hosebei.ch\hosebeiDFSroot\Deployment\Packages\_UpdatePackages\20160116 - Win10x64\9a30f732-4d40-4b56-b86b-8253f80868a1.1\10586.0.160212-2000.th2_refresh_CLIENTENTERPRISE_VOL_x64fre_en-us.esd, error 3 Software Updates Patch Downloader 26.03.2016 19:16:01 7780 (0x1E64)
    Will retry in 5000ms Software Updates Patch Downloader 26.03.2016 19:16:01 7780 (0x1E64)
    Failed to move C:\Windows\TEMP\CABD212.tmp to \\deheim.hosebei.ch\hosebeiDFSroot\Deployment\Packages\_UpdatePackages\20160116 - Win10x64\9a30f732-4d40-4b56-b86b-8253f80868a1.1\10586.0.160212-2000.th2_refresh_CLIENTENTERPRISE_VOL_x64fre_en-us.esd, error 3 Software Updates Patch Downloader 26.03.2016 19:16:06 7780 (0x1E64)
    Will retry in 5000ms Software Updates Patch Downloader 26.03.2016 19:16:06 7780 (0x1E64)
    Failed to move C:\Windows\TEMP\CABD212.tmp to \\deheim.hosebei.ch\hosebeiDFSroot\Deployment\Packages\_UpdatePackages\20160116 - Win10x64\9a30f732-4d40-4b56-b86b-8253f80868a1.1\10586.0.160212-2000.th2_refresh_CLIENTENTERPRISE_VOL_x64fre_en-us.esd, error 3 Software Updates Patch Downloader 26.03.2016 19:16:11 7780 (0x1E64)
    ERROR: DownloadContentFiles() failed with hr=0x80070003 Software Updates Patch Downloader 26.03.2016 19:16:11 2800 (0x0AF0)

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