Patching 3rd party applications can be a trivial and time consuming task, especially if doing everything yourself in terms of downloading the application, customizing for the enterprise, creating applications/packages in SCCM and.. the list can probably go on.
Does above sound familiar? Patch My PC made this task super easy and combined with the latest additions to SCCM 1806, the complexity in setting this up has been reduced to almost zero. Curious? Continue reading and be amazed 🙂
Continuing the back to basics blog series, and this time addressing how you can move the computer object in AD (Active Directory) from one OU (Organization Unit) to another during an in-place upgrade of Windows. A good guess is, that this will be relevant for a lot people working with WaaS (Windows as a Service), where putting the computers into a new and fresh OU, with some new and fresh Group Policies might be needed.
This is all done using a web service and powershell. Curious? Continue reading 🙂
Do you need a simple, but yet effective way of forcing people into updating iOS on their company enrolled Apple devices? Simply block access to company resources if iOS is not up to date. Here is how you can do that using Microsoft Intune and Conditional Access in Microsoft Azure.
UE-V is not something new, but when combined with OneDrive Known Folder Move, Enterprise State Roaming in Azure and OneDrive as the storage path for UE-V, you will find yourself with a very solid solution ensuring roaming of end users data and settings.
I have previously shown you how you can enable OneDrive KFM with SCCM. This time, I’m going to show you how you can enable UE-V during OSD with Configuration Manager, and how you make sure those settings are stored in OneDrive. I hope you can see the pattern here: No on-premise file share for UE-V settings – everything stored in the users OneDrive.
More Configuration Manager 1806 and more awesomeness. 1806 gives us additional improvements to the Cloud Management Gateway and removes the need for PKI in your environment. With these improvements, it has never been easier to setup the CMG. In this post I will walk you through the exact steps I went through in order to successfully deploy the CMG in a HTTP only environment.
Again, continuing the Co-management and flipping the switch journey, and moving the brand new Device Configuration workload to Intune MDM. This is the latest addition to the co-management world introduced in Configuration Manager 1806 (released 2 days ago at time of writing) and it’s absolutely amazing.
Following up on my promise and continuing this mini-series of blog post, where I’m trying to address some of the basics of Configuration Manager. This time, I’m going to give you an example of how you can to add computers to groups in AD (Active Directory) during the deployment of Windows using a web service and Powershell.
Last week the OneDrive team presented a new feature called ‘Known Folder Move’. In short, it enables us to move the content and location of the Desktop, Documents and Picture folders into OneDrive. This comes really handy when switching computers and you find your desktop, documents and picture folder exactly as you left them on the previous computer.
Above post also covers how to enable the feature manually or by using group golicies. As usual, we don’t like to do stuff manually and we don’t like old school group policies either. So, how about enabling this feature using Configuration Manager?
A ConfigMgr/SCCM client stuck in provisioning mode or having corrupt local group policy files (Registry.pol) are two very common and nagging issues in a Configuration Manager environment. Where it’s rather easy to use Configuration Manager to remediate the corrupt policy files, it’s another story with a SCCM client stuck in provisioning mode (the client has very limited functionality). I haven’t personally been seeing clients in provisioning mode that often, but I do occasionally see it happen following an Windows in-place upgrade .
Both scenarios will cause a drop in compliance in regards to Software Updates and general software deployments, and unless being very thorough when walking through compliance reports, clients being affected by either issues can be difficult to spot, especially in larger environments.
So I hereby give you my solution to how you can automatically remediate both issues outside of Configuration Manager using Powershell and thus increase the compliance and overall health of your environment.