Configuration Manager current branch – Software centre can not be loaded.

I was recently working with a client on an in-place upgrade (IPU) from Windows 7 to Windows 10 using Configuration Manager current branch 1610. Testing and adjusting multiple task sequences was going well, until we began encountering the ‘Software Center can not be loaded’ error. This was happening every time we tried to install the […]

Windows 10 Task Sequence Error Handling

Introduction Whilst most organisations will already have a robust build process in place, the task sequence error handling is not always considered when creating the operating system deployment (OSD). Although Configuration Manager will display an on screen error if the OSD has failed, this will only be displayed for 15 minuets by default and if […]

No pre-boot keyboard or Windows Recovery environment detected.

No pre-boot keyboard or Windows Recovery environment detected. I was working on a Task Sequence recently that involved enabling BitLocker and storing the keys in ActiveDirectory, all was going well until we started building Surface Pro 4 devices. The Task Sequence would fail with the error ‘No pre-boot keyboard or Windows Recovery environment detected.’ The error […]

What are Windows servicing branches and what does this mean for you?

Along with the introduction of Windows 10 in July 2015 Microsoft also introduced a new servicing model for the operating system across PC and mobile platforms. These are being referred to by Microsoft as servicing options or ‘branches’, but what does that actually mean, how does that work and most importantly what does that mean […]

The Easy Setup Package in Configuration Manager Current Branch

I decided to write about this as something for reference for those folk that are making the jump to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch. If you are moving from an older version then you won’t have seen this before and you might not even notice it but for the eagle eyed hopefully this […]