Deep dive of SCEP certificate request/renewal on Intune-managed Windows clients

Today we are going to look under the hood of certificate requests or renewals on an MDM (Intune) managed Windows client. The environment is simple and uses a Windows client and SCEPman as the Cloud CA, which is easily set up and nothing more than an Azure App Service. It is especially interesting, as this…

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Get back your Intune Win32 App Requirement and Detection Scripts

It looks like getting back all the script content in Intune is of high interest 😉, soon after I published how to get back your Proactive Remediation Scripts, I got another request for the Intune Win32 Application scripts (Detection and Requirement scripts). So here we go, another small script to get back all the Win32…

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Get back your Intune Proactive Remediation Scripts

One of my blog readers kindly asked if I can provide a similar script like the one downloading all Intune PowerShell scripts for the Proactive Remediation Scripts. I’m happy to provide a modified version of my script to do exactly this. It uses the same technique as I used in my old script. There are…

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Deploy an Intune application with user device affinity

Today I’m going to show how we can achieve user device affinity with Intune application deployment as known from ConfigMgr. When we are going to deploy applications to users, we are independent of the user’s devices. The application belongs to a user and it can be installed or it gets automatically installed on all his…

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Monitoring Intune policy configuration changes

In a lot of Microsoft Intune environments there is often the requirement to monitor configuration changes and taking action based on changes. The most simple and common action is to send someone or a group of people an email that a policy was modified. These monitoring requirements are often given for special purpose devices like…

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IME debugging and Intune Win32 App decoding – Part 2

Three years ago, I coded a small utility to decode Intune Win32 Apps and wrote a blog post about it – How to decode Intune Win32 App Packages. In addition to the small Decoder utility, I wrote a short PowerShell script to parse the Intune Management Extension (IME) log file to extract the necessary decryption…

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Evolving Autopilot Manager

A year ago, I released the Autopilot Manager to support Autopilot hash imports during Windows OOBE via an approval process (if not already familiar with Autopilot Manager, please read here Introducing Autopilot Manager first) and the solution is used by a lot of companies in the meanwhile. This is quite some time to discuss about…

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Comprehensive guide to managing macOS with Intune

Microsoft Intune is great when it comes to managing Windows devices and for sure it doesn’t need to hide when it comes to mobile phones like Android phones or Apple phones. Most companies I engage with do have the majority of devices running Windows, but there is always a certain amount of percentage running macOS.…

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Ignite 2021 – Modern Management recap

Ignite 2021 is almost over and most of the content I was hunting after is also available as on-demand sessions. So, a good time to start a blog about my impressions. In this post I will go over my highlights I captured for the Windows and Modern Management with Microsoft Endpoint Manager area. As I…

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Set preference for a suitable wallpaper with Intune

If you deliver a concept of a modern managed Windows 10 desktop managed with Intune, you take care of security settings and necessary Windows configurations. One part of the important configurations, beside security settings, are the small corporate identity things like corporate logon screen or corporate wallpaper. I’m totally okay with the option in Intune…

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Company Portal stuck in a different language?

This is a very small follow up post for my article about language change How to completely change Windows 10 language with Intune. I mentioned the Company Portal and the issue that it sometimes got stuck at a language. During that time I didn’t realized something very simple :-). Actually the Windows Settings are telling the…

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Top 10 modern management posts of 2020

I thought it might be nice to end the year 2020 with a short collection of my most viewed blog articles in 2020. For me the number one is not a real surprise, measured on the feedback it is a real helper for many out there. My own guess would have predicted some other posts…

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Introducing Autopilot Manager

Autopilot Manager simplifies Windows Autopilot imports by using a small client program and an Azure app service. It provides end user feedback during import and has several modes to operate at. A self-service mode or an help desk approval mode.

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Working with Hyper-V VMs in an Intune Lab environment

As a lot of my blog readers probably know :-), I’m working a lot with Microsoft Endpoint Manager – Intune and testing a lot of things in the Modern Management approach with Windows 10. It is absolutely necessary to have a good lab setup to test all these new features in a save way. For…

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New Edge sync policy in action

A lot of people waited for this enhancement a long time, it is a rather small enhancement, but with a fairly big impact in user experience. So, I thought that it is worth a small blog post :-). In the past if you installed the new Edge on Chromium basis and started it for the…

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Triggering Intune Management Extension (IME) Sync

During some recent automations I got the question about triggering Intune Management Extension (IME) somehow. The typical action I take in my lab environment is to restart the IME service: Of course this will re-initialize everything and also start a new Sync, but I thought there must also be a way to accomplish the Sync…

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Enhance Intune Management Extension (IME) Logging

Everyone working with Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) and using the Intune Management Extension (IME) has seen these log files: Here we find all relevant information about the processing of the Intune Windows Agent. We get deeper understanding what the agent is actually doing and it is the location to start troubleshooting Intune related error regarding…

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Changed Intune Policy Processing Behavior on Windows 10

A year ago I explained the policy processing in Windows 10 with Intune with the following article: Intune Policy Processing on Windows 10 explained At the time of writing the behavior of most Configuration Service Providers (CSPs) followed a tattooing model. Meaning once a setting got applied it wouldn’t change until you explicitly set a new…

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PowerShell Helpers to convert Azure AD Object IDs and SIDs

If you work with Azure AD and especially in my case with Intune and Azure AD you have probably seen Object IDs in the Azure AD portal on the user objects, group objects, or in the Intune log files. Here a portal screenshot of a demo user: Here a screenshot of the Intune Management Extension…

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How to completely change Windows 10 language with Intune

In this article we dive into a way to completely switch the language of Windows 10 in a scripted way with the help of Intune and without the need for explicit language cab files. The new language setting will include the Welcome screen and New user defaults as well. This approach is beneficial for further…

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Delivery Optimization with Intune and Microsoft Connected Cache (MCC)

Intune managed devices must be configured to leverage Delivery Optimization (DO) to reduce the overall internet bandwidth usage. It is a distributed cache solution using peer to peer transfers for content downloads. It is a very well designed solution especially for the cloud era. The latest addition to that concept is the so called Microsoft…

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Intune application targeting for Windows 10 Win32 apps explained

In this article we will dive into the basics of Windows 10 application assignments (Win32 apps) in Intune and the various differences depending on the situation (single user associated device, shared devices, non-primary devices). Microsoft Intune differentiates between the install intent based on the app assignment (required install, available for enrolled devices, or uninstall). Actually…

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Get back your Intune PowerShell Scripts

In this very short post I will show how you get your uploaded Intune PowerShell scripts again. If you work with Intune and especially with Intune PowerShell scripts to configure Windows 10 devices you probably looked at this dialog and wondered why you are not able to edit or download your already uploaded script again.…

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Cleanup Windows Autopilot registrations

How to cleanup Windows Autopilot device registrations via PowerShell script and Microsoft Graph.

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