Customize Windows Start Menu for SCCM Deployments

Jonathan LefebvreSCCM17 Comments

The reason to Customize Windows Start Menu is a must for any organization to deploy a standard workstation and remove any unwanted software from it. Sometimes Microsoft makes small changes under the hood and can hardly be tracked unless an issue comes up to flag those changes. The configuration of the Start Menu and Taskbar for Windows 10 has been since the beginning a great challenge for administrators and it doesn’t look that this will change anytime soon. Windows 11 which came out recently share the same mechanism as Windows 10 when it comes to the Start Menu thus, this post can be used for Windows 11. Microsoft added the following note to the start menu layout modification documentation after the 1703 release A simple note, with great implication! Following our previous posts on Windows 10 Customization and how to modify the taskbar configuration, we will detail how to configure … Read More

Windows 10 Intune and Autopilot Customization

Jonathan LefebvreIntune7 Comments

windows 10 intune autopilot customization

With the latest updates Microsoft released to Intune and Autopilot, it is becoming more realistic to leave the task sequence behind in favour of using Autopilot with Intune to deliver the computer standards required by an enterprise. While it will not be possible for all scenarios, a standard PC used for administrative tasks can be delivered with many, if not all, of the required windows 10 intune autopilot customization. While many of our previous Windows 10 Customization tricks are still gonna be useful, the delivery will be different from simply running various scripts from a Task Sequence. In this post, we will go over multiple Windows 10 customization all done with Intune in order to leverage Windows Autopilot. The ultimate goal is to be able to replicate a standard deployment made with a Task sequence from SCCM or MDT This post is part of a series on Windows Autopilot that … Read More

How to Configure SCCM Delivery Optimization Task Sequence

Jonathan LefebvreOSD, WINDOWS 101 Comment

Windows 10 brings a new feature to optimize network performance when it comes to Windows Update. This feature is called Delivery Optimization. Delivery Optimization is a cloud-based service that allows computers on the same network to share updates files to prevent reaching out to Windows Update directly or to a remote WSUS.  Windows 10 clients must have access to the internet to be able to leverage Delivery Optimization to establish a peer-to-peer connection to another Windows 10 computer. This blog post will describe how to configure SCCM Delivery Optimization Task sequence. With that said, Delivery Optimization as the potential of doing the opposite of what it was designed for. By default, the Download mode is configured in LAN Mode. This means that every computer going on the internet through a single IP address like many businesses do will be considered in the same LAN network. This means a remote office could be considered local, then … Read More