Update to Windows 10 Staff Task Sequence

Dear Colleagues,

On Friday 12th April, from 8:00 am to 9:00 am, the Windows 10 Staff Task Sequence will be updated to provide support for the following additional Dell laptops:

  • Latitude 7490
  • XPS 13 9380
  • XPS 15 9570

The Task Sequences will be at risk during this period. It is therefore recommended that you do not attempt to image any Windows 10 staff computers at this time.

CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION AND HELP?

Please contact our Service Desk at it.services@lboro.ac.uk for more information

Update to Windows 10 Staff Task Sequence on 14/01/19

The Windows 10 Labs Task Sequences will be updated on Friday 18th January. The Task Sequence will be at risk during this period. It is therefore recommended that you do not attempt to image any Windows 10 staff computers at this time.

The following change will be made. Add Step to reset USB Hubs just before reboot out of WinPE. This is necessary if the Dell DA300 USB-C Mobile Adapter is being used for imaging. The step is only applied to when imaging the following Dell devices:

  • Latitude 3390
  • Latitude 5290
  • XPS 13 9365
  • XPS 13 9370

Please note we do not advise imaging computers via a docking station. For the listed machine we recommend using the Dell DA200 or DA300 Adapters.

TIMESCALE

18/01/19 – 08:00am-10:00 am

CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION AND HELP?

Please contact our Service Desk at it.services@lboro.ac.uk for more information

Re: Implementing “MAC Address Pass Through” on the Windows 10 service on 04/01/19

These changes have now been completed.

The task sequences should be considered at risk for the rest of the day until testing is completed.

A new January 2019 Task Sequence media has been created and can be found in the following location: \\ws2.lboro.ac.uk\DesktopResource\Windows\TaskSequenceMedia\TS_Media_Jan19.zip

Documentation – \\ws2.lboro.ac.uk\DesktopResource\Windows\TaskSequenceMedia\Create an SCCM WinPE disk or USB Flash Drive.docx

Existing USB media will have to be updated. PXE imaging will work as normal.

All the following Dell accessories support “MAC Address Pass Through”:-

CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION AND HELP?

Please contact our Service Desk at it.services@lboro.ac.uk for more information.

Implementing “MAC Address Pass Through” on the Windows 10 service on 04/01/19

Many premium laptops no longer have an Ethernet Port. This necessitates the use of an USB to Ethernet Adapter when imaging, because SCCM does not support wireless imaging. However, each adapter has a unique MAC Address of its own, so all the machines images using a single adapter will appear to be the same to SCCM OSD. This causes various issues.

Dell (and some other manufacturers, but not Microsoft) use a system called “MAC Address Pass Through”. This allows SCCM to see a unique MAC address for each computer. To use this system you must use a Dell USB to Ethernet Adapter or Docking station and have the appropriate driver in the WinPE image on your Task Sequence Media.

Before “MAC Address Pass Through” will on the Windows 10 Service work, we need to update the Task Sequence Media and the Task Sequences with a new WinPE image.

The Windows 10 Task Sequences will be updated on Friday 4th January 2019 between 8:00am and 10:00am. All the Windows 10 Task Sequences (Staff and Labs) will be at risk during this period. It is recommended that you do not attempt to image any Windows 10 computers at this time.

Following the changes you will need to update your Task Sequence Media with a new version.

TIMESCALE

04/01/19– 08:00am-10:00 am

CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION AND HELP?

Please contact our Service Desk at it.services@lboro.ac.uk for more information

Update to Windows 10 Labs Task Sequences on 07/12/18

The Windows 10 Labs Task Sequences will be updated on Friday 7th December. The Task Sequences will be at risk during this period. It is therefore recommended that you do not attempt to image any Windows 10 labs computers at this time.

The following change will made:

  • Replace Adobe Acrobat DC 2017 with a new fully patched version with a new licence key

TIMESCALE

07/12/18– 08:00am-10:00 am

CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION AND HELP?

Please contact our Service Desk at it.services@lboro.ac.uk for more information

Changes to Labs Task Sequences and Images on 30/11/18

Since July last year, when the Labs Images were finalised a number of issues have been found which have been mitigated using group policy preferences. These fixes have now been incorporated into the labs images and the group policy object reduced correspondingly.

Additionally, some other issues have now been fixed:

  • On iMacs, the keyboard layout at the welcome screen is now set to Apple UK (important if you have some symbols in your password).
  • Outlook error dialog on launch now fixed.
  • Issue with NI ELVISmx Instrument Launcher resolved (only on rebuilds currently – deployment to existing machines under development)

Support for Stone Computers on Labs will be added into the Labs Task Sequences. An extra step has been added to expedite software updates after imaging.

TIMESCALE

29/11/18– 08:00am-10:00 am

CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION AND HELP?

Please contact our Service Desk at it.services@lboro.ac.uk for more information

November 2018a Task Sequence Media

A new November 2018a Task Sequence media has been created and can be found in the following location: –
\\ws2.lboro.ac.uk\DesktopResource\Windows\TaskSequenceMedia\ TS_Media_Nov18a.zip

This version eliminates the extra reboot which introduced in the previous version.

Documentation – “\\ws2.lboro.ac.uk\DesktopResource\Windows\TaskSequenceMedia\Create an SCCM WinPE disk or USB Flash Drive.docx”

Existing USB media will have to be updated. PXE imaging will work as normal.

CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION AND HELP?

Please contact our Service Desk at it.services@lboro.ac.uk for more information.

Update to Windows 10 Staff Task Sequences on 26/10/18

The Windows 10 Staff Task Sequences will be updated on Friday 26th October. The Task Sequences will be at risk during this period. It is therefore recommended that you do not attempt to image any Windows 10 staff computers at this time or perform and In Place Updates from Windows 7.

The following changes will made:

Imaging and In-Place Update Task Sequences

  • Updating Intel HD4600 display driver which has been causing issues.

Imaging Task Sequences

  • Updating Symantec Endpoint Protection to version 14.2 MP1.

TIMESCALE

26/10/18– 07:00am-10:00 am

CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION AND HELP?

Please contact our Service Desk at it.services@lboro.ac.uk for more information