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WaaS – Overview of WaaS the Wolverine Way

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I remember the first attempt I made at upgrading a group of devices at work.  It was the Autumn of 2017 and I was trying to upgrade a group of roughly 20 Build 1511 devices since support was running out on that build.  I had been to the Midwest Management Summit (MMS) earlier that Spring and believed I had a pretty good handle on how it should be done.  I had attended a number of sessions and listened to the merits of using an In-Place Upgrade (IPU) task sequence as opposed to Servicing Plans.  I created my IPU sequence and submitted the deployment to our Change Management process.  I was so confident that I didn’t balk at the decision to schedule the deployment during the week when I was going to be in Florida attending Microsoft Ignite.  The evening of the deployment arrived…

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WaaS -IPU Progress Tracking Spreadsheet

As I write this post we are just days away from beginning the mass In-Place Upgrades (IPUs) of the entire enterprise (~35,000 devices).  Of course everyone is going to want to know how the numbers are looking.  To better show how the IPUs are progressing, I’ve created a tracking spreadsheet.

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Windows 10 or Server 2016 offline WaaS servicing PowerShell module via OSDBuilder step-by-step

Windows 10 or Server 2016 offline WaaS servicing PowerShell module via OSDBuilder step-by-step.

The best method I like to ensure your SCCM or MDT image. However, ISO media fully patched including enabling features, disabling SMBv1 and more. Hence, #WaaS #Windows10 #SCCM#MDT

 

https://www.moderndeployment.com/quick-start-guide-windows-10-waas-servicing-updates-via-osdbuilder/

 

Therefore, Using OSDBuilder developed and maintained by David Segura (OSDBuilder.com) is currently the best PowerShell module to perform offline servicing that ensures the Windows 10 ISO media (or Image) is up-to-date including enabling .NET 3.5, installing the updated OneDriveSetup and more.

Moving away from building custom images (WIMs) in modern Windows 10 management is the best approach when possible.

 

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