Use Unnattend.xml to Fix Windows 10 SCCM Image Stuck On “Just a Moment…” Screen

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Since the release of Windows 10, there have been a few new challenges arise when capturing and applying images.  One issue I experienced is images hanging on a “Just a moment…” screen for anywhere from 15 minutes to over an hour:


I use SCCM 2012 MDT task sequences for majority of my images, and while the task sequence would eventually complete this issue added a considerable amount of time to the process.

Use an Answer File

After a bit of research and testing, I determined OOBE (Windows’ Out-Of-Box Experience wizard) to be the culprit, and the problem can be corrected by skipping OOBE altogether.  This is done by an unattend XML that is applied during imaging.  As pictured below, I was already using and unattend.xml within my MDT task sequences:


I found two XML attributes that helped, SkipMachineOOBE and SkipUserOOBE, and neither were a part of my existing XML. …

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Use Unnattend.xml to Fix Windows 10 SCCM Image Stuck On “Just a Moment…” Screen

SharePoint Foundation compatible application could not be found.

Tech Trek Trenches (TIII)

Tech Trek – 2014.02.13

Recently, our remote users have been frequently getting the following issue when opening Microsoft Office documents within SharePoint.

In Word Web App,
“To open this document, your computer must be running a supported version of Microsoft Word and a browser that supports opening files directly from the Office Web Apps.”

In Excel Web App,
“To open this workbook, your computer must have a version of Microsoft Excel installed and your Web browser must support opening files directly from Excel in the browser.”


I’ve outlined how to troubleshoot the issue so that hopefully you wouldn’t get crazy in attempting to decipher the misleading message and find out what happened to the user’s PC.

Note, we have the following basic assumptions —

  • Microsoft Office was installed in the first place.
  • Internet Explorer 7 (32-bit) or higher is used. Non-IE browsers will open files locally by…

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SharePoint Foundation compatible application could not be found.

Controlling Autodiscover using Group Policy

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27/03/2015 – Update: This has turned into my second most popular blog post, and is also one of the first I ever wrote. For that reason, I have given it a major update and hopefully made it more readable and helpful!

Autodiscover is a very important part of any Exchange deployment these days, whether it is a cloud-based Office 365 deployment or an On Premise deployment. It is the primary method by which your clients discover where their Exchange Server is located and what configuration is set. Manual configuration of Outlook profiles is still possible, but is very much a thing of the past.

How does Autodiscover work in Outlook?

When you configure a new Outlook profile, or open Outlook with a profile already configured, the client will go through a series of lookups to discover the correct server to connect to. This process looks something like this:

1. SCP object lookup –

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Controlling Autodiscover using Group Policy