Setting the Wallpaper and Lockscreen in Windows 10

By | December 4, 2016

Finally! I found a failsafe way to set a desired image to both the default wallpaper and lockscreen in Windows 10. Place a Wallpaper.jpg into your MDT “scripts” folder, add Powershell support to your WinPE (you will need to also add .NET support).  Then use this command line after applying the image:

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Uncheck “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” box

By | December 1, 2016

To adjust this via a script, you must first determine the GUID and Class of the device, and then change the “PnPCapabilities to 280.


Display the WIM filename during Image Apply step Dynamically

By | November 30, 2016

Since there is no MDT built-in variable assigned with just the wim name, i had to create a seperate step to create the variable “OSDImageName”, which i  then used in my standard image apply step. Here is what the Task Sequence looks like: And here is how I create the OSDImageName variable.


SMSTS log file should be copied at end of EVERY MDT Task Sequence!

By | November 29, 2016

MDT has a fairly large shot coming. It doesn’t copy one of the best log files that is used to troubleshoot Task Sequence issues, smsts.log.  I hunted down the log file and now copy it using a custom step at the end of all of my Task Sequences. /BG  

My First Chocolately Package [Approved] – BatteryBar

By | October 25, 2016 Chocolately is like apt-get, but for Windows.  My favorite thing about chocately is having the ability to reach out and update all of my packages with one command line “choco upgrade all”!  Making the package took a bit of trial and error, but it was easy enough.  It uses Powershell at it’s base and has… Read More »