Diary of a Network Manager and Technical Analyst.

I have been working in the IT industry for 15 years with 9 of those working in the Education sector, I have worked with many versions of Windows Server, Exchange and Group Policy . Over the last few years I have been specialising in deployment methods  starting with Microsoft’s deployment tool kit and then migrating over to Microsoft System Center, the Holy grail of servers…for Endpoint Protection, Deployment, App Control for windows 8 and now 10 the ability  to manage smart phones.

Daily findings tips and tricks!



It’s been a while as life get’s in the way! I have just added the new guide, with the upgrade of Microsoft’s deployment toolkit you will notice the error ADK is not present, please install Windows 10 ADK, this will happen even if you have installed the windows 10 ADK.

After a few hours of searching I found that you will now need to install Visual Studio 2015 RC as part of the process – go over to the download page to learn more.


new System Center 2012 Configuration Manager with SP1  http://www.technodge.co.uk

The next step in the guide we will be going through the different discovery methods, and creating boundary Groups.


Looking for VAMT? it is packaged within  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30652  The Windows® Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) is a collection of tools that you can use to customize, assess, and deploy Windows operating systems to new computers.


Just added the Data Protection Manager 2012 Client Backup installation guide, I will be working on the server installation guide next.


Summer work has overtaken, I will update soon with more E doc’s – Server 2012, Windows 8 and Office 365 and more on System center 2012 Configuration Manager, any questions please email, technodge@hotmail.co.uk.


Hot Hot Hot and no air conditioning – here is a nice little ADM group policy file for removal of Windows 7 Explorer Navigation Items, head over to the forum for help.

ADM Network Remover (972)


Head on over to the forum, this weeks topic-Windows 8 Deployment in schools/workplace, will you wont you…


I have uploaded the the first of 4 documents on Microsoft AppV 5,the other 2 might be a while due to the setting of exam controlled conditions that are just about to begin,the joys of working in a school environment.


Had my head buried in the configuration and integration of AppV  with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, so far all is going well. I will post a detailed installation and set up guide within the next few weeks for those brave enough to delve into the depths SC2012CM.