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MDT 2013 Update 1 released

Posted by kyle on August 18th, 2015 filed in Windows 10, Windows Deployment

I got a call from my mother on the weekend about her computer. I should preface the rest of this story with a sideline that my mum is pretty computer savy – when I have helped in the past with remote support I have been able to ask for an IP address and have her give me one without much hesitation – a feat that a few “younger” users would struggle with. In the past she has happily been able to RDP to a server and perform changes for me – so she is as I say – savy in the way of computers.

Having said that – my folks have downsized their business and their computer needs – so now they have a laptop and a desktop – and I still get the occasional call when Mum gets stuck. So when I get a call that is “I have a problem with this computer” then I naturally do that thing that all IT admins do when getting a call from family… wondering what is wrong.

The conversation started with “I upgraded my computer to Windows 10 the other day and now I am locked out” – to which I immediately thought that perhaps Mum had been tricked in to the Windows 10 ransomware email. Then there was a further discussion that included clicking on the invite and reserving the update – which then lead to me starting to breathe again as I worked out that indeed Mum had reserved a copy of Windows 10 using the upgrade process that I have previously referred to.

So – what happened then? Well, treatment sometime last week, the invite came live, Mum installed it and then is now in Windows 10 – and loving it – smoothest transition ever between operating systems – from the start to finish – it was the first time that there was a full upgrade between operating systems that did not involve me at all – normally I am there doing it not finding out about it afterwards! Only criticism from the update was from Dad “Can you set the home page for Edge to be Bing? – I really like the picture that comes up when it opens” and yes – that was all – just that the home page in Edge (Dad knew the browser was now known as Edge!) wasn’t Bing – so that got sorted out and he was happy. (if you are wondering – in Edge, click on the ellipsis button … , Settings, Open with, A specific page or pages and select Bing in the drop down).

But getting back to the original call, “I am locked out” – what was that about? Well – Windows 10 is linked directly (if you choose it to be) to a Microsoft Account (MSA) – and that was where Mum got tripped up – the MSA account was showing on the login screen but Mum didn’t know what to do with it – so a quick prompt of memory helped – and then she was back in.

Who knew that I would be telling a story about my mum and Windows 10?



For those that have been waiting to get going with developing your deployments of Windows 10 – well – wait no more! Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Update 1 has been released – which means that there is now support for the Windows 10 Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK), adiposity
Support for deployment and upgrade of Windows 10, Support for integration with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 (try saying that in a hurry 10 times!)

There are a few more updates – so head to the MDT deployment team blog here, for the full round up.

The relevant tools are:

MDT 2013 Update 1

Windows ADK for Windows 10



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