My top 5 takeaway lessons from Microsoft Ignite 2015

I was fortunate enough to attend the 2015 Microsoft Ignite conference in Chicago, along with 23,000 of my closest IT friends. For those of you who couldn’t make it, Microsoft made the sessions available online for on-demand viewing. In the meantime, I’d like to share with you the five key lessons I took away from the Ignite conference.

Timothy Warner By Timothy Warner - Mon, May 25, 2015 - 0 comments

Timothy Warner is a Windows systems administrator, software developer, author, and technical trainer based in Nashville, TN. His new book Windows PowerShell in 24 Hours is now available for pre-order.

PowerShell eventing – Subscribing to WMI events

Today, I’d like to teach you a little bit about PowerShell eventing. It is an asynchronous event handling because we can check the event queue on our own time as subscribed events fire in the background.

Timothy Warner By Timothy Warner - Fri, May 22, 2015 - 0 comments

Timothy Warner is a Windows systems administrator, software developer, author, and technical trainer based in Nashville, TN. His new book Windows PowerShell in 24 Hours is now available for pre-order.

Capture an image in MDT: CustomSettings.ini and Bootstrap.ini

In the previous post, we configured the MDT deployment share, imported installation media, and configured the task sequence with applications and additional steps. To capture the reference image, we still need to configure the CustomSettings.ini and Bootstrap.ini files.

Joseph MoodyMVP By Joseph Moody - Thu, May 21, 2015 - 0 comments google+ icon

Joseph Moody is an admin for a public school and helps manage 5,500 PCs. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Software Packaging, Distribution, and Servicing. He blogs at DeployHappiness.com.

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit: Automate MDT image capture

Using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) to automate the creation of your company images can ensure a clean capture and save time in your deployments. In this guide, we will populate MDT and create our build and capture task sequence.

Joseph MoodyMVP By Joseph Moody - Wed, May 20, 2015 - 0 comments google+ icon

Joseph Moody is an admin for a public school and helps manage 5,500 PCs. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Software Packaging, Distribution, and Servicing. He blogs at DeployHappiness.com.

How to install the GUI on Windows Server 2016

At Microsoft Ignite 2015 in Chicago, Microsoft unveiled the next preview of Windows Server. In the latest version, not only is the GUI not the default, but it also isn’t installed at all without additional post-install steps. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how you can enable the GUI for those applications that still require a graphical user interface in Windows Server 2016.

Kyle Beckman By Kyle Beckman - Tue, May 19, 2015 - 0 comments

Kyle Beckman works as a systems administrator in Higher Education in the Southeast United States and has 15+ years of systems administration experience. You can follow him on Twitter or his blog, trekker.net.

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