Questions about imaging: Apps and Options

  1.    01 Oct 2015 #1

    Questions about imaging: Apps and Options

    Hey, all!

    I'm tasked with upgrading our ~800 computers from Windows 7 fleet (a mix of Pro and Enterprise, 32b and 64b versions of each).

    I like VERY much that I'm going to be able to get everything running on 64b with this deployment, so the sea-change will be complete. I also like that I'm going to be able to stick with Pro for all the computer since I can enable BitLocker on it. BitLocker was the only thing we used Win 7 Enterprise for.

    The problems I've found are really not that many, but since Win10 is still so new, I haven't been able to find much about them. So far, I've got these 2:

    1: Set the default browser as part of the imaging process. I know I can do it manually through the GUI, but we use MDT to image our deployments and we rely on Lync Web App, and that doesn't work in Edge. I need to be able to set the browser in our imaging process or I'm going to have a lot of confused users getting prompted in Edge for MS credentials to install Lync via the Windows Store.

    2: Deploy a VPN via command line, or create an executable to install it. We've got a lot of remote users who need to dial into our network and I can't manually create the VPN for each computer which comes across our bench. If I could create an EXE which would install it - we had that options in Windows 7 but I can't seem to find out how to create it for 10.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    01 Oct 2015 #2

    And now, number 3. Deploying and enabling Bitlocker as part of the imaging process. The current solution looks like this- the contents of a BAT file.

    @echo off

    net use Z: \\Server\Share$

    set /a d1=%random% %%10
    set /a d2=%random% %%10
    set /a d3=%random% %%10
    set /a d4=%random% %%10
    set /a d5=%random% %%10
    set /a d6=%random% %%10

    set PIN=%d1%%d2%%d3%%d4%%d5%%d6%

    START /wait regedit /s BDE-TPM-PIN.reg

    FOR /f "delims==" %%a in ('manage-bde -tpm -turnon ^| find /c /i "The TPM is already on"') do set /a TPM=%%a

    IF %TPM% geq 1 (

    START /WAIT CMD /C manage-bde -on %SYSTEMDRIVE% -rp -tp %PIN% -s ^> "C:\%COMPUTERNAME%-%PIN%.txt"
    MOVE "C:\%COMPUTERNAME%-%PIN%.txt" "Z:\Bitlocker Information"

    ) ELSE (

    START /WAIT CMD /C manage-bde -on %SYSTEMDRIVE% -rp -sk E: -s ^> "C:\%COMPUTERNAME%-NOPIN.txt"
    MOVE "C:\%COMPUTERNAME%-NOPIN.txt" "Z:\Bitlocker Information"


    SET PIN=

    And the only thing that this nets me is a mapped Z drive to my file share.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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