Upon loading the WIM file , copying the operating system and restarting it comes up with a Parse Error for the answer file

Image Deployment : Invalid unattend answer file - Software Deployment &  Patching

The best way to find the cause of this is to press Shift and F10 ( with the function key on a surface ) and open c:\Windows\Panther\unattend.xml

Viewing this I saw the OSD computer name was 16 Characters due to the Serial number being 12 Characters and our company name being 4 XXX- which made it 16 which goes over the 15 Character limit, you can trim the computer name! 

 

Add this to customsettings.ini

Properties=ComputerSerialNumber

ComputerSerialNumber=XXX-#Left(“%SerialNumber%”,10)#

Change OSDComputerName

OSDComputerName=%ComputerSerialNumber%

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Recently tried to install Windows 10 on a Thinkbook 14 g2 itl and the process would fail with 13 failures

Showing the details , there was no storage driver to format and prep the drive

The driver pack thinkbook_14_g2_itl_15_g2_itl_w1064.exe had been imported into the Deployment share \ updates and the new WIM imported into PXE ….

Solution 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/get-started/adk-install?ocid=tia-235208000

Download both of these

Uninstall these

Install the new ADK and PE to the MDT server

Update Deployment Share and reimport into WDS

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When opening a users Onedrive in Admin center as an Administrator and trying to Navigate to site settings in classic view by clicking on the settings Icon Site Settings does not appear

When Logging in as the user they could see it

In the end I had to create another Global Administrator for 365 which showed it

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Recently I tried to install VLC from the MSI , however the program would not display as an Open with property of under Default Apps for me to set it as default Video Player

I had to install the program from the .exe with /s switch to get it to appear in Default apps in the end for Windows 10 

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This was set ‘Primary Sound Driver’ which caused a load of surrounding noises to get picked up. I think it was using a mic on the PC.

 

 

We managed to fix the call quality issue by changing Audio settings on the 3cx App. ..

 

 

 

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The receiving party needed details to enable TLS enforcement 

Mimecast TLS CA 

CN = DigiCert TLS RSA SHA256 2020 CA1
O = DigiCert Inc
C = US

Cipher Strength : 256

Certificate Key Size : 2048

TLS Version : 1.2

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  1. Create a system repair disc (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Create-a-system-repair-disc  ). You can skip this step if you have a Windows installation media. Is a good measure to reboot and verify you can start your system from this disc.
  2. Identify which disk you want to convert (usually is #0). This can be done by looking at the number in the Windows Disk Management.
  3. Download gptgen from here http://sourceforge.net/projects/gptgen  . (You could use the Windows Disk Management Tool for this too. (diskmgmt.msc)) This tool will allow you to convert your MBR disc to GPT with the data included. 
  4. ATTENTION: After this step, your computer CANNOT BOOT until the whole process is completed. DO NOT Shut Down Unless Instructed to! 

    Unzip gptgen and then run CMD with elevated privileges. (replace the 0 with the identified disk number).

    This *will* result in a BSOD shortly after and it’s to be expected:

    gptgen.exe -w \\.\physicaldrive0

  5. Boot using your Windows installation or previously generated system repair disc.
  6. Choose language and preferences, and then select Repair Your Computer -> Troubleshoot -> Advanced options -> Command Prompt
  7. We will need the disk partitioning tool. With this, we will recreate the boot partitions. Type:

    diskpart

  8. Identify the boot disk where Windows is located, typing:

    list disk 

     Something like this should appear:

     

          Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt

          --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---

        * Disk 0    Online          128 GB      0 B        *

  9. Once identified, select the disk (replace with the correct number):

    select disk 0

  10. Verify the partitions:

    list partition

  11. Something similar at the info below should appear.

           Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset

           -------------  ----------------  -------  -------

           Partition 1    Primary            350 MB  1024 KB

           Partition 2    Primary            126 GB   350 MB

  12. Delete the previous system partition:

      select partition 1

      delete partition

  13. Create the new boot partition, Microsoft reserved partition:

      create partition EFI size=100 offset=1

      format quick fs=fat32 label="System"

      assign letter=S

      create partition msr size=128 offset=103424

  14. If you list the partitions again, you should have ended up with something like this:

           Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset

           -------------  ----------------  -------  -------

           Partition 1    System             100 MB  1024 KB

           Partition 2    Reserved           128 MB   101 MB

           Partition 3    Primary            126 GB   229 MB

  15. Ensure that your Windows installation is mounted, replacing 3 with the volume number of the Windows installation (usually 1):

      list volume

      select volume 3

      assign letter=C

  16. Exit diskpart:

      exit

  17. Generate boot partition data, replacing C: with the letter of the Windows installation (usually C:):

      bcdboot c:\windows /s s: /f UEFI

  18. Cross your fingers and then restart your computer!

 

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Recently needed to create an NFS share to hosts some ISO's for Xen server

New-NfsShare -Name "NFSshare01" -Path "C:\NFSshare" -EnableUnmappedAccess $True -Authentication Sys 


Grant-NfsSharePermission -Name "NFSshare01" -ClientName "10.0.0.110" -ClientType "host" -Permission "readwrite" -AllowRootAccess $True 

 

 
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