I recently came across an issue where a Windows 10 (1511) task sequence would hang during a software update task. The patch being installed at the time didn’t appear to be consistently the same, so I ruled out an issue with the update. After some digging I found this article which nailed the issue down to a crashing Windows Update service.
The suggested work around appears to work, but is a manual process. The script below automates the same process. (more…)
Its a common need that often doesn’t really get sorted out, cleaning up old data in a file system. For starters, nobody knows when things were created, and the last time they were accessed or modified, let alone know how to go about cleaning it up without a lot of manual labour. I’ve created the scripts below to sort this problem out, and have used it many times to keep things tidy, usually in a scheduled task after the initial auditing phase. (more…)