Windows 10 Insider Preview 17110 released in the Fast Ring
Redstone 4 almost ready for a Spring roll out
Microsoft is adding some enterprise-oriented features in the Redstone 4 branch as a Preview for Windows Insiders. Build 17110 is rolling out to those in the Fast Ring, allowing them to test the latest public build of Windows 10 with these new features and many under the hood improvements:
Enterprises can now run custom actions during feature update: In RS4, we are adding a new feature that will enable your enterprise to run your own custom actions/scripts synchronously with setup. Setup will execute custom actions during two update phases controlled by using preinstall.cmd or precommit.cmd:
Pre-install: This would be just before all the system and device compatibility scans run.
Pre-commit: This would be just before the system reboots into the offline phase.
Setup also migrates the scripts for future updates. In the event of an update failure or rollback, a failure.cmd script can be used to perform custom operations or undo actions of previous custom scripts.
Enterprises can run post rollback scripts in system context: Current /postrollback scripts run if the first user logs in after the rollback has admin privileges. We received feedback from several enterprises that most of their employees don’t have admin privileges. With RS4, we are enabling /postrollback scripts to run in admin context or system context.
We are not changing the behavior of the existing /postrollback switch. We have added a new switch /postrollbackcontext “xxx” to be used along with /postrollback switch to specify in which context should the scripts be executed.
Docker for Windows users, we are flighting the matching Windows container images of Server Core and Nano Server to the Docker Hub for continued testing and feedback. Thank you for all the great feedback and please keep it coming
As usual, there are some known issues in this build you can find listed here.
Microsoft is not expected to introduce more new things in the upcoming RS4 builds, as bug fixing and improving the stability of the OS will be the main goals in March.