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A fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine

This appears to be a problem with relation to the Windows 8.1 Metro Apps and I resolved by doing the following (NB. critical to observe the sysprep log file (setuperr.log);

  1. Take Snapshot
  2. Run Sysprep: sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown
  3. When the error occurs, check the error log and then query the problem package using PowerShell (insert name of package into the “”). Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Where Name -Like “”
  4. Once you have it run the following to remove the package; Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Where Name -Like “” | Remove-AppxPackage
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until successful.

If you don’t care whatsoever for Metro Apps (which is the case in our environment) you could just run the following and remove all packages; Get-AppxPackage | Remove-AppxPackage

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2015

Month patch time:

  • Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3116180)
  • Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3116184)
  • Cumulative Security Update for JScript and VBScript to Address Remote Code Execution (3116178)
  • Security Update for Microsoft Windows DNS to Address Remote Code Execution (3100465)
  • Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component to Address Remote Code Execution (3104503)
  • Security Update for Silverlight to Address Remote Code Execution (3106614)
  • Security Update for Microsoft Uniscribe to Address Remote Code Execution (3108670)
  • Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3116111)
  • Security Update for Microsoft Windows to Address Remote Code Execution (3116162)
  • Security Update for Windows PGM to Address Elevation of Privilege (3116130)
  • Security Update for Windows Media Center to Address Remote Code Execution (3108669)
  • Security Update for Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers to Address Elevation of Privilege (3119075)

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2015

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for November 2015

Monthly patch update:

  • Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3104517)
  • Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3104519)
  • Security Update for Windows Journal to Address Remote Code Execution (3100213)
  • Security Update for Microsoft Windows to Address Remote Code Execution (3105864)
  • Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3104540)
  • Security Update for NDIS to Address Elevation of Privilege (3101722)
  • Security Update for .NET Framework to Address Elevation of Privilege (3104507)
  • Security Update for Winsock to Address Elevation of Privilege (3104521)
  • Security Update for IPSec to Address Denial of Service (3102939)
  • Security Update for Schannel to Address Spoofing (3081320)
  • Security Update for Kerberos to Address Security Feature Bypass (3105256)
  • Security Update for Skype for Business and Microsoft Lync to Address Information Disclosure (3105872)

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for November 2015

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 2015

Patch those machines:

  • Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3096441)
  • Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3096448)
  • Security Update for JScript and VBScript to Address Remote Code Execution (3089659)
  • Security Update for Windows Shell to Address Remote Code Execution (3096443)
  • Security Updates for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3096440)
  • Security Update for Windows Kernel to Address Elevation of Privilege (3096447)

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 2015

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September 2015

Monthly patch list:

  • Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3089548)
  • Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3089665)
  • Vulnerability in Active Directory Service Could Allow Denial of Service (3072595)
  • Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3089656)
  • Vulnerabilities in Windows Journal Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3089669)
  • Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3089664)
  • Vulnerability in Windows Media Center Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3087918)
  • Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3089662)
  • Vulnerabilities in Windows Task Management Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3089657)
  • Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server Could Allow Information Disclosure (3089250)
  • Vulnerabilities in Skype for Business Server and Lync Server Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3089952)
  • Vulnerability in Windows Hyper-V Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (3091287)

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September 2015

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August 2015

Time to update again:

  • Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3082442)
  • Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3078662)
  • Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3080790)
  • Vulnerabilities in RDP Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3080348)
  • Vulnerability in Server Message Block Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3073921)
  • Vulnerabilities in XML Core Services Could Allow Information Disclosure (3080129)
  • Vulnerability in Mount Manager Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3082487)
  • Vulnerability in System Center Operations Manager Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3075158)
  • Vulnerability in UDDI Services Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3082459)
  • Unsafe Command Line Parameter Passing Could Allow Information Disclosure (3082458)
  • Vulnerability in WebDAV Could Allow Information Disclosure (3076949)
  • Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3060716)
  • Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3084525)
  • Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3086251)

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August 2015

Windows 10 Update P2P Distribution

In Windows 10 there is a new feature added to Windows update, the P2P distribution of Windows updates. This is done to to reduce the load on Microsoft’s servers and that’s probably pretty heft given how many Windows computers are actually in the world, but maybe not so good for people with data caps or excess changes on there data usage.

Lots of people have panicked about this with some major sites saying you should turn this feature off completely, which is a stupid move on their part. This feature can be leveraged in your favour to save you some metered data.

My advice is to set this feature to On and set it to only use PCs on my Local Network.

Follow these steps:

  1. Search for “Check for updates” in the Start menu.
  2. Under “Windows Update” choose “Advanced options.”
  3. Under “Choose how updates are installed” click “Choose how updates are delivered.”
  4. Click on the option “PCs on my Local Network.”

Windows 10 Updates Advanced Settings

This will restrict the sharing of updates files to your local network meaning other Windows 10 computers in your network will be able to leverage updates that they all have saving you data by only needing to download the update files once.