Jay-R Barrios

Jay-R Barrios has written 95 posts for LAB.DEMO

How to import the Configuration Manager PowerShell Cmdlets

Here’s a manual method on how to import the Configuration Manager module to PowerShell. I am running ConfigMgr v1906 First launch Windows PowerShell by right-clicking on it and select “Run as administrator”. By default the location of the ConfigurationManager.psd1 is in ConfigMgr installation folder, e.g., C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminConsole\bin\ (the drive letter may depend … Continue reading

Notes from the Field: Some Windows 10 are not Reporting to SCCM Server

Problem: Windows 10 Desktops & Laptops that was re-imaged through SCCM OSD were not receiving all the Required applications and updates even after countless running of the M.U.A.S.S in the Configuration Manager Properties. Troubleshooting steps: You can see that the clients are active however they are not present / or are not being seen by … Continue reading

Creating Custom Windows PE from ADK 1903

After you install the Windows ADK 1093 and WinPE Add-on you can right away create a custom Windows PE media. Example of this is adding PowerShell support to Windows PE. First we need to prepare a local copy of the Windows PE files. From the Start Menu, launch the Deployment and Imaging Tools Environment as … Continue reading

Enabling Windows Sandbox in Windows 10 May Update (version 1903)

Windows Sandbox is a feature made available during the release of Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) designed to run applications in an isolated environment. To install Windows Sandbox, go to: Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features and then select Windows Sandbox¬†click OK. Click the Close button to complete the installation. To launch … Continue reading

Step-by-step SCCM 1902 Installation and SCCM 1906 Upgrade Guide

This post will show the step-by-step process on how to install System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch) version 1902 as a Standalone Primary Server in a Windows Server 2019 lab environment from scratch and later on we will upgrade it to SCCM Current Branch version 1906. I have broken down this post in a series of steps: Step 1. … Continue reading

Windows Autopilot

Sharing a part of my presentation during the Experts Live Asia Pacific 2019 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. What is Windows Autopilot Windows Autopilot is a collection of technologies used to set up and pre-configure new devices, getting them ready for productive use. Aside from that Windows Autopilot can be used to reset, repurpose and … Continue reading

How to Promote Windows Server Core to a Domain Controller from the Windows Admin Center

This post will show the step-by-step procedure on how to promote a Windows Server Core to a Domain Controller and executing it from Windows Admin Center using a PowerShell script. In Windows Admin Center > Server Manager connect to the server that will be promoted, for this post we will use LABDC01. In LABDC01, under … Continue reading

Managing Windows Server Core with Windows Admin Center

This post will show how the communication between Windows Admin Center and Virtual Machines is configured in a mobile lab environment. Setup VM Environment Here are the checklist to make sure your Windows Admin Center will properly talk with your VMs: VMWare Workstation is installed and VM(s) created VMWare Workstation’s VMNet is configured with NAT … Continue reading

Setup Windows Server Core 2019

I recently got a new mobile lab from work and I intend to keep the resource utilization as low as possible, with that I decided to use Windows Server Core and later manage them using Windows Admin Center. Below is the simple steps taken to install and configure a Windows Server Core server. Installing Windows … Continue reading

Installing Windows ADK for Windows 10 version 1903 + Windows PE add-on

This post will show the step-by-step installation of Windows ADK for Windows 10 1903 and Windows PE add-on ADK. 1) Download the Windows ADK for Windows 10 version 1903 from https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/get-started/adk-install 2) Download the Windows PE add-on for the ADK on the same page 3) Install Windows Assesement and Deployment Kit – Windows 10 4) … Continue reading