Tag: windows 10

Bitlocker, Blog, Configuration Manager Current Branch, HP, TPM, Windows 10

How To Upgrade TPM firmware from 1.2 to 2.0 for HP Devices

INTRODUCTION TPM 2.0 has been around since 2013, but vendors have been required to provide their machines with TPM 2.0 since July 28, 2016. The TPM chip, or Trusted Platform Module, is a hardware component on the motherboard. The TPM version is derived from the firmware version of the chip. Most modern chips support both version 1.2 and 2.0. The TPM chip is required for features such as: Bitlocker Windows Defender Credential Guard The only feature at this point that…

Blog, Configuration Manager Current Branch, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Error with patches stuck in download state when building a Windows 10 1607 image in MDT

INTRODUCTION The other day I was building a Windows 10 1607 image using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and I ran in to an issue where patching the included Office 2016 was getting stuck at the downloading phase.     SOLUTION The solution is to apply the latest Windows 10 1607 Cumulative Update during the Windows PE phase. Here is how you accomplish this: Download the latest Windows 10 1607 Cumulative Update. As of writing this post, KB3193494 is the one you…

Bitlocker, Blog, Powershell

BitLocker Status Check Using Powershell or the Command Line

INTRODUCTION Bitlocker status is important to check once implemented, and also very easy. This blog post describes how to do this. Bitlocker is Microsoft’s encryption method and was introduced with Windows Vista. Enabling Bitlocker in your environment is generally recommended to increase security. This blog post describes how to check Bitlocker status in Windows 10. Bitlocker can be enabled during Operating System Deployment or on existing machines. Niclas Andersson has written a great blog post on how to deploy Bitlocker…

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