Intel NUC5PPYH and Kodi: Play movies with DTS-HD, Dolby TrueHD, DD+, etc.

For the owners of the Intel NUC5PPYH; With the default drivers that are available on the Intel site or the Windows installation, it wasn’t possible to use other sound sources than Dolby Digtal and DTS. with this driver from Intel, it will be possibile to use Dobly Digital Plus, DTS-HD, Dolby TrueHD, etc. on Windows 10!

I have already been able to confirm that this works perfectly. I am using the NUC in combination with the most recent stable Kodi release with audio passtrough enabled. I have already enjoyed a movie with DTS-HD Master Audio last evening.. 🙂

UPDATE: I have updated the download URL because the driver is now out of beta and a production driver!

Make an existing MDT (2012 update 1) enviroment ready for Windows 10

In this post, I will describe the steps needed to update a existing Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 environment to MDT 2013 Update 2. This MDT update is needed to prepare for a new automated Windows 10 deployment.

Requirements

MDT 2013 Update 2 has the following requirements

Install Windows ADK for Windows 10

On the existing MDT server, download the Windows ADK for Windows 10 update files. I have placed these files on D:\Downloads\ADK.

  1. Log on to the server with an account that has administrator rights.
  2. Start the ADK Setup (D:\Downloads\ADK\adksetup.exe), and click Continue.
  3. On the Select the features you want to change page, select the features below and complete the wizard using the default settings:
    1. Deployment Tools
    2. Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE)
    3. User State Migration Tool (UMST)

Install MDT 2013 Update 2

Download the MDT 2013 Update 2 files to D:\Downloads\MDT

  1. Install MDT (D:\Downloads\MDT 2013\MicrosoftDeploymentToolkit2013_x64.msi) with the default settings
  2. Start the Deployment Workbench
  3. Right click on your Deployment Share and click ‘Upgrade Deployment Share’. This update can take a while, depending on the size of your MDT environment.

Use WMIC to get the exact model/make of your computer

A short tip and note to myself. A quick way to get the exact model and manufacturer from a Windows PC using the command line.

This command gives me all the information I need to add the client for MDT deployments..

We usually configure MDT to look for the Model + Manufacturer to locate the drivers needed for the computer. We will add a driver group on the MDT Deployment share and inject the drivers in the MDT Task Sequence to filter the drivers like ‘Windows 7 x64\%make%\%model%. These are Windows variables.

This will give us the following folder tree for the Out-of-Box Drivers folder in MDT.

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