UEFI requires USB media to be in FAT32 format, which has a 4GB file size limitation. The install.wim file for Server 2012R2 is about 4.5GB, so needs to be split up as follows:
Step 1. Split install.wim image
Dism /Split-Image /ImageFile:install.wim /SWMFile:install.swm /FileSize:4000
This will create two files: install.swm and install2.swm
Step 2. Format USB key
> LIST DISK
> SELECT DISK (pick appropriate disk)
> CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
> SELECT PARTITION 1
> FORMAT FS=FAT32 QUICK
Download the .cab’s extract the inf files and choose these when Updating the driver
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
User’s in an environment had their Recycle Bin redirected , however whenever you tried to delete large items for the users remotely it would not let you and the size of the folder / file would show as 0KB
This is obiously a change in Windows 10 / Server 2012 how it stores these files as in Windows 7 / 2008 R2 you could delete selectged items
The work around is to delete the whole $recycle.bin Redirected Folder and this will get recreated next time the user deletes something.
A windows update to Windows 10 has stopped the Camera on a x360 HP laptop working on Windows Hello ( Camera Login ) however the camera works for everything else
HP has released a driver update which fixes this problem , which you can download from below
This is a problem for Release Candidate 1 (RC1 ) for Server 2016 and Windows 10 pointing to Microsoft Update or a WSUS Server
You will need to manually install this CU Update on the machines for Windows Update to start working
There is a big list by Microsoft I went through – https://technet.microsoft.com/
Computer Configuration – Administrative Templates – Windows Components – Data Collection and Preview Builds
Disable access to pre-release features – Disabled
Configure telemetry to level 0 – Enterprise Only
Do not show feedback notifications – Enabled
Toggle user control over Insider builds – Disabled
Computer Configuration – Administrative Templates – System – Log on
Show first sign-in animation – Disable
Turn on convenience PIN sign-in – Diable
Turn off picture password sign-in -Enable
Computer Configuration – Administrative Templates – Windows Components – Search –
Allow Cortana – Disabled
Computer Configuration – Administrative Templates – Windows Components – Cloud Content
Do Not Show Windows Tips – Enabled
Turn off Microsoft Consumer Experiences – Enabled
Computer Configuration – Administrative Templates – Control Panel
Do not display the lock screen – Enabled
Computer Configuration – Windows Settings – Security Settings – Local Policies – Security Options
Accounts: Block Microsoft Accounts – Enabled From Longon and Adding
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\WLAN Service\WLAN Settings\
Allow Windows to automatically connect to suggested open hotspots, to networks shared by contacts, and to hotspots offering paid services – Disabled
Computer Configuration\ Administrative Templates\ Control Panel\ Regional and Language Options\ Allow Input Personalization and set to Disabled.
We also collect your typed and handwritten words to improve character recognition and provide you with a personalized user dictionary and text completion suggestions. Some of this data is stored on your device and some is sent to Microsoft to help improve these services.
Is it possible that any collected words may accidentally include patient information?
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > OneDrive > Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage – Enabled
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Search> Don’t search the web or display web results in Search – Enabled
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Search> Don’t search the web or display web results in Search over metered connections– Enabled
Why might you want to disable web search? It is a good idea if you don’t want your local search queries sent to Bing.
Computer Configuration> Administrative Templates> System> User Profiles> Turn off the advertising ID
Turn off the advertising ID to disable targeted ads – Enabled
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Store >Disable all apps from Windows Store.
You can turn off the ability to launch apps from the Windows Store that were preinstalled or downloaded. This will also turn off automatic app updates, and the Windows Store will be disabled. On Windows Server 2016, this will block Windows Store calls from Universal Windows Apps.
A client recently wanted to Add Windows 10 Activation to his KMS Server , you need this https://support.
Proves you need some Windows Updates as well as a “Windows Srv 2012R2 DataCtr/Std KMS for Windows 10” Key
The update just downloads a file and extracts a pkeyconfig-csvlk.xrm-ms to C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\VAMT3\pkconfig if the windows update doesn’t work for you. You will need to reopen the VAMT3.1 app after adding this file
It seems you need to call VLSC ( https://www.microsoft.com/
Option 4 , then 2
You will need to give them your agreement number ( Login online and go to Administration , My Permissions ) and Read out the Agreement Number ( Started with V ) under Licensing ID
However I was only being given Windows Srv 2012R2 DataCtr/Std KMS after multiple calls
The “Windows Server 2012 R2 with Windows 10” KMS key is only displayed using the Microsoft Article above or on the phone but to get that key, you need to have an active Software Assurance for Windows Server 2012 R2.
It relies on Server Datacenter having SA. It’s a new Class C key.
The 2012 R2 Datacenter key (of the past) activated Windows 8.1 Enterprise but it wasn’t aware of Windows 10. This is a new Datacenter key that also activates Windows 10 Enterprise (and below).
How to Add Office 2016 Key to VAMT 3.1
Download from VLSC “SW_DVD5_Office_Professional_Plus_2016_W32_English_-2_KMS_MLF_X20-96058.iso”
Mount or Extract the ISO
Run kms_host.vbs in command prompt as admin , however this doesn’t work
Copy from Win8 folder pkeyconfig-office-kmshost.xrm-ms to C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\VAMT3\pkconfig
Once done , restart VAMT and try adding the key as well
As an easier alternative, we advice using the following script that allows to increase the activations count on the KMS server. Install the necessary version of the OS (in this example, it is Windows 7 Professional), create an any directory and copy the following BAT file into it. Then in the same folder create two empty files named:
for %%i in (. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .) do call :Act %skms%
sc stop sppsvc
sc stop sppsvc
sc start sppsvc
sc stop sppsvc
kms1.woshub.com is a DNS name or an IP address of your KMS server.
The number of dots in the line 3 is the necessary amount of requests to the KMS server (in this example, we drive up to 25 requests)
After the script is executed, check the KMS count:
Create a Group Policy ( Software Restriction Policy ) to block .exe’s running from this location
Had a user that could not open .jpg’s , and when she did it would crash explorer.exe. Trying to change the default programs did not work , and the open with right click in explorer would not display.
Checking Event viewer I had the below
svchost (2148) TILEREPOSITORYS-1-5-21-2633014675-3390063305-1885502253-1001: An attempt to move the file “C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database\EDB.log” to “C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database\EDB0000A.log” failed with system error 183 (0x000000b7): “Cannot create a file when that file already exists. “. The move file operation will fail with error -1022 (0xfffffc02).
I just renamed \AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database Folder to \AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database.old in Windows and restarted explorer.exe which created a new one straight away , and fixed the issue