Update to Windows 10 Staff Re-Image Task Sequence

On Friday 3rd July, from 8:00am to 10:00pm, the Windows 10 Staff Re-Image Task Sequence will be updated. Support for five new models of Dell Laptop will be added.

In order to support updated network drivers on these models, Task Sequence Media will have to be updated after this change.

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 Re-Image and Provisioning Task Sequences – Windows 10 1909

Dear Colleagues,

On Friday 10th January, from 8:00am to 10:00am, the Windows 10 Staff Re-Image and Provisioning Task Sequences will be updated.

The version of Windows deployed in the Task Sequence will be Windows 10 1909 which is the latest version available.

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.

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 Re-Image Task Sequence

Dear Colleagues,

On Friday 13th December, from 8:00am to 10:00pm, the Windows 10 Staff Re-Image Task Sequence will be updated.

New versions of Sassafras Client, McAfee ePO Agent and Symantec Endpoint Protection will be added.

Intel Optane disk storage drivers will be updated to avoid an issue that may potentially cause the loss of end user data or render a system inoperable. In order to support the updated storage drivers the Task Sequence Media will have to be updated as part of this change.

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.

CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION AND HELP?
Please contact our Service Desk at it.services@lboro.ac.uk for more information

Symantec Anti-Virus Client 14.2.5323.2000 Staff Rollout

The Symantec Anti-Virus Client 14.2.5323.2000 will be deployed
to staff machines across campus as per the rollout schedule below:

IT Services: – Monday 16th December 2019
BU, FM, LB: – Monday 6th January 2020
All Support: – Thursday 9th January 2020
Rest of Campus: – Wednesday 15th January 2020

This new SEP Client provides support for Windows 10 1909.

For more information on this SEP Client please refer to the following link: https://support.symantec.com/us/en/article.DOC11615.html

The installation is silent and does not force a reboot.

McAfee Drive Encryption 7.2.9.5 Client Staff Rollout

The Latest McAfee Drive Encryption Client Components will be deployed to Windows 10 Staff Laptops across campus as per the rollout schedule below:

IT Dept – 4th November BU, CA, CQ – 6th November
BU, CA, CQ – 6th November
FM, FN, KT – 11th November
LU, MG, MV, PL – 13th November
PO, RA, RF, RG – 18th November
Rest of Professional Services – 25th November
AE-School Staff – 2nd December
AM-School Staff – 2nd December
BE-School Staff – 2nd December
CV-School Staff – 4th December
DS-School Staff – 9th December
External Staff – 9th December
LL-School Staff – 9th December
Rest of Campus – 11th December

The following MDE components will be updated to:

McAfee Agent – 5.6.2
McAfee Drive Encryption for Windows – 7.2.9.5
McAfee Drive Encryption Go – 7.2.9.5
McAfee Drive Encryption Host – 7.2.9.5
McAfee File and Removable Media Protection – 5.1.0.209

These new MDE Client components provide support for Windows 10 1903, address a number of security issues and various software bugs. For more information please refer to the following links.

McAfee Drive Encryption 7.2.9 Release Notes
McAfee Agent 5.6.2 Release Notes
McAfee File and Removable Media Protection 5.1.x Release Notes

The installation of these client components is silent, however two reboots are required to complete the installation process. Users will be prompted to restart their systems, but the reboot will not be enforced.

CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION AND HELP?
Please contact our Service Desk at it.services@lboro.ac.uk for more information

Issue using headphones on some Dell Laptops

We have discovered an issue with the Windows Build for a number of Dell Laptops. The build does not detect when a headphone jack is placed in the headphone jack. It turns out a utility called Waves MaxxAudio Pro needs to be installed from the Microsoft Store.

The laptops are involved are:

Latitude 3400
Latitude 5300 2-in-1
Latitude 5400
Latitude 5500
Latitude 7200 2-in-1
Latitude 7300
Latitude 7400
XPS 13 9380

From Friday 4th October when any of these systems is reimaged it will have a executable copied to the desktop which, when run goes to the appropriate place in the Microsoft Store. Following a successful reimage please run the executable as administrator and install Waves MaxxAudio Pro. You can then remove the executable file.

CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION AND HELP?
Please contact our Service Desk at it.services@lboro.ac.uk for more information

Language Support in Windows 10 and Office 365

Following the upgrade to Windows 10 1809 some users experienced difficulties with the Windows 10 Japanese language features they had previously installed. This update had removed the optional features.

Microsoft recommended reinstalling the optional language features. However, attempts to reinstall the language features via the Time and Language Category of Windows Settings did not allow the options to be installed. This was because Microsoft have decided that from version 1809 users can only install language options via Windows Update. Since we use SCCM, Windows Update is locked down so this will not work.

To circumvent this restriction a subset of the available languages features have been downloaded to the SCCM and made available via the Software Centre. The supported languages at present are

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (China/Singapore)
  • Chinese (Hong Kong/Macau)
  • Chinese (Taiwan)
  • French (France)
  • German (Germany)
  • Greek (Greece)
  • Italian (Italy)
  • Japanese (Japan)
  • Korean (Korea)
  • Polish (Poland)
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Russian (Russia)
  • Spanish (Mexico)
  • Spanish (Spain)
  • Welsh (GB)

If the relevant application is run from Software Centre prior to adding the language in the Time and Language Category of Windows Settings Language options can be installed.

In addition a subset of Office 365 Language Packs have been download and packaged for including in the Software Centre. Although these packs are publicly available, they would normally require administrator rights to install. The languages supported are:-

  • Arabic 
  • Chinese (Simplified) 
  • Chinese (Traditional) 
  • French 
  • German 
  • Greek 
  • Italian 
  • Japanese 
  • Korean 
  • Polish 
  • Portuguese (Brazil) 
  • Portuguese (Portugal) 
  • Russian
  • Spanish 
  • Welsh

CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION AND HELP?

More details can be found in \ws2.lboro.ac.uk\DesktopResource\Windows\WINDOWS 10\Support for additional languages in Office 365 and Windows 10.docx

Otherwise, please contact our Service Desk at it.services@lboro.ac.uk for further information

Update to Windows 10 Staff Re-Image Task Sequence

Dear Colleagues,

On Friday 4th October, from 8:00am to 9:00pm, the Windows 10 Staff Re-Image Task Sequence will be updated. At this time support for three new models of Dell Laptop will be added.

In order to support updated storage drivers on these models, Task Sequence Media will have to be updated after this change.

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

Symantec Anti-Virus Client Staff Rollout

The Symantec Anti-Virus Client 14.2 RU1 (14.2.3335.1000) will be deployed to staff machines across campus as per the rollout schedule below:

SEP 14 RU1 to IT Services – Wednesday 18/09/2019

SEP 14 RU1 to BU, FM, LB – Wednesday 25/10/2019

SEP 14 RU1 to All Support – Wednesday 02/10/2019

SEP 14 RU1 to Rest of Campus – Wednesday 09/10/2019

This new SEP Client provides support for Windows 10 1903. For more information on the SEP Client 14.2 RU1 please refer to the following link: https://support.symantec.com/us/en/article.info5378.html The installation is silent and does not force a reboot. The live staff task sequence has already been updated with this new SEP version.

Update to Windows 10 Staff Re-Image Task Sequence

Dear Colleagues,

On Friday 13th September, from 8:00am to 9:00pm, the Windows 10 Staff Re-Image Task Sequence will be updated. The following changes are being made:

  • Using single driver package for a variety of Stone desktops
  • Add support for NUC8i5BEH
  • Update DisplayLink USB Driver to 9.2 MO

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