Monday, August 29, 2016

New Group Policy templates and Windows ADK available!

With Windows 10 Build 1607 available, new Group Policy templates has been release too. This is needed to manage all changes and new features avaiable in the Operating System. Expect a new update on this with every new Windows 10 release. Besides of that a new Windows ADK is released too. ADK offers some additional features now too. Let's have a look at the changes so far.

Group Policy:
New Group Policy templates for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 can be downloaded here: Microsoft
There is a new Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server available too: Microsoft

The following References can be found:
-Windows 10 ADMX spreadsheet.xlsx (1511)
-Windows10andWindowsServer2016PolicySettings.xlsx (1607)
There are almost 400 lines added in the new reference!

Because both App-V and UE-V are part of Windows 10 now, a lot of settings are based on that functionality. Furthermore some settings has been moved from Pro to Enterprise described here: Blog
More on both App-V and UE-V in a future blogpost!

Windows ADK:
New Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1607 can be downloaded here: Microsoft

The Windows ADK now includes Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer, the Windows Assessment Toolkit, the Windows Performance Toolkit, and several new and improved deployment tools that can help you automate a large-scale deployment of Windows 10.

Windows ICD in Windows 10, Version 1607, supports the following scenarios for IT administrators: Simple provisioning, Provision school devices, and Advanced provisioning, where the first two offers a new and easy wizard.

In previous versions of the Windows 10 ADK, you had to install additional features for Windows ICD to run. Starting in version 1607, you can install Windows ICD without other ADK features (as showed earlier). Much better if you have a dedicated device to create or edit provisioning packages.

Windows ADK for Windows 10 version 1607 available for download
Provisioning packages for Windows 10

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