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OSD – Enforce Default User Background

To ensure that the same background is applied to all users when they log in, you can add two Task Sequence steps that will automatically set their background to whatever you specificy it to be..

Then we can set the style, or how it will apply…

There are 6 possible values:

Wallpaper StyleValue Data
Center0
Fill4
Fit3
Span5
Stretch2
Tile1

Rermember to replace <PATH>\background.jpg with the actual path of your file (No quote marks or the image wont be applied!)

OSD – Remove Edge Icon from Windows 10

Here is how to remove the Edge Icon from the desktop on Windows 1803:

Create a new “Run Command Line” step with the following command:

And voila – the Icon is gone!

(Credit for Reg Hack goes to  NathanielArnoldR2 on Reddit)

ConfigMgr – Organising your Software Update Groups

Ever since I started using ConfigMgr, organising Software Updates has been an ongoing struggle

I’d tried various methods – all were good in their own right, but now I’ve settled on a way that keeps the names short and also easy to identify them

The format is fairly straight forward – <type> – <YYMM> – <Function>

For example:

SUG – 1803 – Windows 10 identifies that this is a normal Software Update Group (SUG), published in March 2018 (1803) and contains Windows 10 updates

similarly

the ADR prefix is used to identify updates automatically deployed using an Automatic Deployment Rule.

Periodically, I then merge updates into one of the yy00 groups  (eg 1700 – Windows 10 contains all Windows 10 update released during 2017)

OSD – Remove Builtin Apps from Windows 10

For those not using LTSB but still want to remove all those builtin apps that come with Windows 10, the following script is what you need!

This will blanket remove all apps unless in the $WhiteListedApps array.

To get a list of the apps you need to run:

Copy the value in the “Name” Column into the $WhiteListedApps array to ensure its not removed. Some apps may be dependant on other apps, so make sure you test thoroughly!

Once you are happy, save it to a sub-folder where you keep your Source files and create a new ConfigMgr package without a a program. Once created, edit it and under the Data Souece tab enter the path to the folder you created above. Deploy it to your DPs.

Now edit your task sequence and create a new powershell step as shown here

And there you go! If you’ve done it right, then only the whitelisted apps will be installed on the target machine.

 

(I cannot take credit for the script – that honour goes to SCConfigMgr)
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