Use DISM to cleanup WinSxS after Windows Update

After making a reference image of a Windows 8.1 installation and updating it, we wanted to clean up the installation. There are a few methods that can be used, such as using Disk Cleanup GUI and select Windows Update Cleanup, or run the StartComponentCleanup (found under MicrosoftWindowsServicing) in Task Scheduler but using the CLI to achieve this is much cooler and you have stronger options. As shown in the picture, we have updated the computer with all latest patches with PowerShell, see my previous post. And after no more updates are¬†available we used DISM to clean up everything.…

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Microsoft Time Zone Index Values

After following several tutorials on internet for installing MDT 2013 (Microsoft Deployment Toolkit), you’ll see when you come to the rules section of the “DeploymentShare” properties they define a TimeZone and TimeZoneName variable. Most of those tutorials using “Pacific Standard Time”, but in Europe you probably want to use another Zone, but what are the values that can be used for those two? In this post you’ll find a complete table with all the possible options. Example of the rules: SkipComputerName=YES SkipDomainMembership=YES SkipUserData=YES SkipCapture=YES DoCapture=NO SkipLocaleSelection=YES…

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