PowerShell Script – Get-WinBuildInfo

Here’s a script I wrote that retrieves all the Windows 10 build information, including Insider level when enabled.  

And here’s a list of sites that provide information about the builds, releases, version numbers etc. http://changewindows.org/platform/desktop https://buildfeed.net/ https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-info.aspx https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12387/windows-10-update-history?ocid=client_wu  

Windows 10 Upgrade Analytics – Notes and PowerShell snippets

I am considering using the Windows 10 upgrade analytics for our Windows 10 project that we’ve just started just recently. Below you find some random notes and references I have gathered during my exploration journey. The Upgrade Analytics Blog Here is where you find the latest information from the Upgrade Analytics team: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/upgradeanalytics/ Upgrade Analytics on TechNet Information about the Architecture, deployment techniques, prerequisites and more can be found here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/deploy/manage-windows-upgrades-with-upgrade-analytics If you have concerns Read More …

PowerShell script to run the Windows App Certification Kit

The Windows App Certification Kit is an easy to use tool to check whether an application has potential compatibility issues when running on Windows 10.  The tool can be executed in GUI mode and in command line mode. I wrote a PowerShell script that runs the Windows App Certification Kit in a more or less automated way. I say more or less, because the application installation process of the application itself might still prompt for Read More …

Group Policy Template file for Windows 10 Wi-FI Sense

Wi-FI Sense is a new feature in Windows 10 that automatically connects you to suggested open hotspots or networks shared by your skype or outlook.com contacts or facebook friends. Sounds like a nice feature, but I’m sure Enterprise Security won’t be to keen about it. Microsoft has published a KB – How to configure Wi-Fi Sense on Windows 10 in an enterprise that describes the registry settings to configure for disabling Wi-FI sense. The recently Read More …

Group Policy Settings for Microsoft Edge Browser in Windows 10 Build 10.0.10240

Continuing exploring the Windows 10 preview builds for new Group Policy settings, I come across some new settings for the Microsoft Edge browser.   Location Setting Description Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Microsoft Edge Allows you to run scripts like Javascript This setting lets you decide whether to let people run scripts, like JavaScript. This setting is enabled by default. If you enable this setting, scripting is turned on for all Read More …

Group Policy Settings in Windows 10 Build 10.0.10130

Windows 10 build 10.0.10130 brought a couple more new Group Policy settings, here they are: Location Setting Description Computer Configuration Administrative Templates Windows Components Windows Update Defer Upgrade If you enable this policy setting, in Pro and Enterprise SKUs you can defer upgrades till the next upgrade period (at least a few months).       If you do not have it set you will receive upgrades once they are available that will be installed as part Read More …

Group Policy Settings in Windows 10 Build 10.0.10074

Like with every new version of the Windows operating system we can expect new Group Policy settings. Today I took a look at Windows 10 build 10.0.10074 and found the follownig settings.   Location Setting Description Computer Configuration  Windows Components  DataCollectionAndPreviewBuilds Disable user control over preview builds This policy setting determines whether users can access the preview build controls in the Advanced Options for Windows Update. These controls are located under “Choose how preview builds Read More …

Group Policy Management expanding into MDM

During the Channel 9 session “Windows 10 Client Goodness with Joe Belfiore” (at 12 minutes 04 of the recorded session)  there was an interesting comment from Joe about Group Policy Management in Widows 10. If you’re dealing with Group Policy Management today, the following comments from Joe might be of interest. What we’re trying to do in Windows 10. And here’s another case where you think of a core operating system that shares among a Read More …