ConfigMgr Preflight with XAML and PowerShell Part 2

Its been a little while since I’ve had chance to sit down and think up a post. The end of September was the deadline for a big project I’ve been working on, so I was pretty busy trying to make sure things were done. Things have slightly settled down now, so I’ve had more time to play with personal projects and improve my ConfigMgr app.

A separate idea I had for PowerShell and ConfigMgr, was to create some kind of portal for 1st line technicians to add machines for Operating System builds. The idea being they wouldnt have to go into the console to import computer information. My initial thoughts were to use a html frontend, which I would host on a tiny web server and then have PowerShell do my script work. After digging into this I figured it would require a proper web app to do something like that, using server code.

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ConfigMgr Preflight with XAML and PowerShell Part 2

ConfigMgr Preflight with XAML and PowerShell

There are so many of these out and about, but I love making things myself, so I’ve written a preflight tool to run a number of checks before a ConfigMgr build can progress.

Most of the tools I’ve seen that provide this functionality, use a HTA or winforms. I didn’t want to use either of these because I felt they were old technologies. So I decided to figure out if it was possible to generate a XAML UI using PowerShell as a “backend”. As PowerShell is based on .Net, it was pretty easy 🙂

If you just want to take a look at the script, its here on GitHub. Although I’m happy with how it is currently, I’m still adding functionality. For now I’ll try and walk through how it currently works.

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ConfigMgr Preflight with XAML and PowerShell

Offline Image Servicing – Windows 10 Image shows Windows 8 updates

I’ve had a bit of time recently to work on my  ConfigMgr lab environment and one of the tasks I had on my list was to look into offline image servicing. This functionality allows you to inject updates into your reference image on a scheduled basis, straight from the console.

However, when I tried to schedule servicing for my Windows 10 1511 images, it only showed me Windows 8 updates. After a lot of digging I discovered that in my image properties it was displaying my image version number as 6.2.10240.16384. You can see this by selecting your image and in the bottom pane, viewing your OS Version:

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Offline Image Servicing – Windows 10 Image shows Windows 8 updates