Update Windows 10 with SCCM/WSUS only by defeating Dual Scan

With Windows 10 1607, Microsoft introduced Dual Scan functionality, which allows the computer to connect with Microsoft Updates besides using WSUS or SCCM. Steve Henry from Microsoft: “It is for the enterprise that wants WU to be its primary update source while Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) provides all other content.” I’ve seen various blog posts not covering all the steps I had to take to ensure Windows only looks to SCCM/WSUS. Especially covering Windows 10 deployments with System Center – Configuration Manager.

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*driver* did not meet the Store signing level requirements – Windows 10 Code Integrity

This error message is related to Device Guard Code Integrity in Windows 10 and shows up in the Event Viewer under the Code Integrity folder. As of writing this article, the error message is not described in online documentation of Microsoft.

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Windows AutoPilot – New Features

With the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft introduced Windows AutoPilot. Windows AutoPilot is a service which allows users to enroll their device with the Intune/Azure AD tenant of the organization during the Out-of-the-Box (OOBE) experience of Windows 10. By using Windows AutoPilot, organizations can dramatically decrease the time needed to configure a new device. During Microsoft Tech Summit 2018 in Amsterdam, Michael Niehaus announced some exciting new features which I will discuss in this blog post too.

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My New Modern Workplace – Happy New Year!

Happy New Year all! A new workplace is a great way to start the new year. As some of you may know, I’ve moved to a new apartment in 2016. My new apartment has a quite large living room but no extra room for a workplace. I work full time at Avanade and I like to work from home every now and then. I’m also aiming on finishing my Bachelor studies in Q1 2019, so all this requires a good workplace.

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Xbox One X – Switching from the PS4 Pro

As an Xbox 360 fanatic, I switched to PC gaming in 2011. After moving to a new house in 2016, there was no room for Triple Screen PC Gaming. I wanted a new and stable platform with 4K capabilities. The PS4 Pro released with 4K support and I wanted to see what they had to offer. During that time, rumors were telling me that the Xbox Scorpio wasn’t going to release soon. When the Xbox One X – Scorpio Edition was available for pre-order a year later, I decided to switch. In this blog post, I’ll explain why and what my current experiences are. Continue reading

Stable Windows Builds or Yearly Releases

With Windows Servicing, Microsoft is forcing consumers and businesses to upgrade to a Windows 10 Build twice a year. Theoretically you could go for one build per year, but that forces you to upgrade to a new build within 6 months. Otherwise you will end up without support for the old build.

This introduces quite some issues within both SMBs and large organizations. Recently a friend asked me about a recent printer that stopped working. The printer was 2 months old and from a large vendor. I directly checked the build of the machine and yes, it was recently upgraded to the Fall Creators Update. The printer was identified as an “Unknown USB Device”. Updating the driver of the printer didn’t help. Luckily the Technical Support was responding quickly to help, but this means manual processing of orders for the next couple of weeks. Yes I can revert the machine back to the old build, but will that fix the issue or create more issues? And because it’s not a Windows 10 Enterprise machine, Microsoft will try to update the machine later on.

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