Update windows root ca list – offline

Download the latest version of root ca list [SST] from windows update on a device that has network connection certutil.exe -generateSSTFromWU roots.sst copy the sst file to the offline machine and use powershell to import the root ca list. $sst = ( Get-ChildItem -Path C:\certs\roots.sst ) $sst | Import-Certificate -CertStoreLocation Cert:\LocalMachine\Root

Force specific IP traffic through a network interface [Windows 8+]

In a case where you have two network interfaces, eg: 4G data card and local ethernet card connect to your device and you would like traffic to a specific destination to go via a preferred network interface, PS code below could guide you through it. E.g ps code below shows the route to 200.200.200.200 to […]

Installing Applications on RDS/XenApp

Install Mode Admin token CMD >  change user /install Execute Mode Admin token CMD >  change user /execute Notes: change user /query provides the current mode state. when the machine reboots it resets to execute mode. install mode facilitates the capture of user application settings (registry etc..) during the install and apply’s them to multi-user  sessions […]

Download Windows Security Updates for MDT (packages) offline deployment

Deploy your MDT image Install Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) Scan MBSA saves the result under the current user profile directory – %USERPROFILE%\SecurityScans Powershell Script to download the missing updates import these packages in to MDT and these get automatically installed by DISM during the deployment Note: At the time of writing this post Microsoft […]