Multi-OEM/Retail Project {MRP} - Mk3

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  1. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Never any love for the QT. :oops:
     
  2. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    That's next on the agenda :p

    Spent a lot of time on the main project to get that sorted, i have done bits on the qt such as s2022 slic detection and a few other things.

    Hopefully it will only be a few days for the qt to be released. :)
     
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  3. tcntad

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    Can we have QT save logs in root / C: ? Just like MRP Logs, more consistent having to look in one place:)
     
  4. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    #7424 mxman2k, Oct 2, 2021
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    private and post-able + debug logs ?

    Easy enough to do - a bit of a re-write but do-able :D

    Only had the post/prvate logs on desktop for ease of finding., that was a challenge as the 'desktop' can be virtually set and had to do a bit of registry and fancy code to find the location.

    Will see how much time it takes to redo it all..
     
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  5. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    I was going to have all project logs go into '\windows\LOGS' folder but then not many know where that is :D
     
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  6. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Now that would be interesting to have in Windows\Logs, no one would find them :p
    No worries if its too much work. I run QT in my PXE deployments for every machine so I can gather basic info and use for automation in the future.


    I just deployed W10 Swedish and "Block Cortana" doesnt work on my language: "CTNAB The 'Block Cortana' tweak could not be used on this OS's language. Shoudnt it be independent of OS language? I think?
    Also that lock screen image change "bug" from version 1909 is still there, not your or MRP's fault tho
     
  7. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    #7427 mxman2k, Oct 2, 2021
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    I can add a parameter switch like there is for the override of the memory blocks for problem manufacturer's as the parameter checks are in place already if that be a better idea?

    Will have to see how it can be all set to work together.

    @tcntad , I may need you to test the QT's to make sure it will move/copy the logs correctly in the environment you use.

    Regarding the option to block cortana when i added that option in there was only a small list of languages it was deployed in, has m$ added it to new ones? will have to look and add the new ones to the list within MRP so it can allow blocking of it.

    That lockscreen bug is a right pain in the a.... I thought i had a work around for it but sadly it not work either...
     
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  8. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    This was the list i had for language's that Cortana was installed on...

    en-AU, en-US, en-GB, en-IN, fr-CA, fr-FR, zh-ZH, de-DE, it-IT, ja-JA, es-MX, es-ES, pt-BR
     
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  9. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    I could have the option attempt to block cortana regardless of language -- but add a note that it may not be available on the language being installed?

    I only had the list checked to prevent any errors or possible crashes while attempting to remove Cortana when it was not present..
     
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  11. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    Just testing the /DR parameter i added to move the post-able and private logs to the systemdrive's root. the QTLog debug one will still be in %TEMP% as that gets auto deleted anyway when completed - unless the /SL parameter is used to not delete it from the temp folder.
     
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  12. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    Using the /DR parameter -- it moved the above mentioned logs to the C: drive in my case when all completed. :)
     
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  13. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    @tcntad will PM you a copy of the test one i just compiled to see if any refinements needed... :)

    Be about 2 mins...
     
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  14. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Copy that!
    So many messages to read and understand:p

    A sidenote for Cortana;
    oh yes, absolutely. its not a big thing anyway but I guess MS keeps screwing things up and changing stuff they dont need to change?


    What parameter switch is it?
     
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    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    #7435 mxman2k, Oct 2, 2021
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    :p

    PM sent.

    /DR is the new parameter to override the saving to desktop by default. :)
     
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  16. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    I will look into the Cortana routine and make sure that it not cause any issues when 'forced' to attempt to block it on all languages -- if possible, should be....
     
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  17. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    Have added a new W10/11 option for the next MRP {141}:
    'Force blocking of Cortana' on any OS Language, even Server 2016/19/2x so be careful as it may cause issues with the OS later, should not but i cannot guarantee, also if you later try to install Cortana or re-enable it you may be prevented from doing so. Use this option wisely as NO revert script will be given!

    There are a LOT of registry edits in the routine to prevent/block Cortana this is why to revert it will be problematic.
     
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  18. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    The above new 'force block cortana' option is an 'advanced' option so it not something to be clicked easy. Will be found on the [W1x 1] tab in the creator.

    If your os does not have cortana present, the routine should not crash mrp or the os, as it does not remove/uninstall anything, just a lot of registry/policy edits which will get ignored by the non cortana os.

    But as mentioned before, please use either of these block cortana options wisely as it is very difficult to revert the edits.

    The next Query tool is progressing and soon be released. :)
     
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  19. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    #7439 mxman2k, Oct 5, 2021
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    Added another new w10/11 option to MRP v141:

    Add 'Selection' CT Menu items, which show 'Invert selection', 'Select all' and 'Select none' items.
    They also should be OS Translated for the Language of the system. :)

    Selection_CT_Menu.jpg

    Also a Win 11 only option 'Hide the chat icon' on the Taskbar.
     
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    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    #7440 mxman2k, Oct 5, 2021
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