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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Windows 10 MDM client activity monitoring with SyncML Viewer

Do you ever wanted to know what is going on behind the curtain when clicking MDM Sync on Windows 10? Gaining insights how the SyncML representation protocol is used during device management of Windows 10 clients? With SyncML Viewer you have the chance to easily get deep insights now. I’ve written a small tool to…

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How to enable Pre-Boot BitLocker startup PIN on Windows with Intune

This guide will demonstrate how to enable the BitLocker startup PIN for pre-boot authentication on Windows 10 with Microsoft Intune. I will walk through how to accomplish this in a nearly fully automatic way. Let’s start with some facts around BitLocker to understand the technology more precisely. In fact, I think a pre-boot startup PIN…

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Intune Policy Processing on Windows 10 explained

In this post I will dive into the Intune policy processing on a MDM managed Windows 10 client. Intune is an MDM system and has the ability to deploy so called device configuration profiles to managed Windows 10 endpoints. We will have a look at the architecture, the settings, and the actual processing including the…

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Cloud Storage management solution for Intune managed clients

When dealing with modern management we always need a storage space to provide simple files like background images or other configuration files. This article will show an easy way to organize and provide files for modern desktops managed by Intune.

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The easy way to deploy device certificates with Intune

In this guide I will have a look at an easy way to deploy device certificates to modern cloud managed clients. Even without an Microsoft on-premises PKI your devices will get device certificates. These certificates can be used for Wi-Fi authentication for example. Normally if you want to deploy certificates to mobile devices you are…

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On-demand Windows Diagnostic Logs Email Notifications and Cleanup

Use of Azure Logic App to create email notifications with direct download link when new diagnostic log archives uploded to an Azure Blob Storage via DiagnosticLog CSP on Windows 10.

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On-demand Windows Diagnostic Logs via Intune

How-to gather on-demand diagnostic data from Windows 10 1903+ by utilizing the DiagnosticLog CSP via a MDM service like Intune.

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Windows Analytics onboarding with Intune

Successful onboarding without the pitfalls to miss devices and analytics data.

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How to decode Intune Win32 App Packages

The new Intune Win32 app management is a great way to deploy Win32 apps with Microsoft Intune. Imagine you have a kind of source share for all the .intunewin files you have created. At some point in time you like to modify a package but you do not have the source files right now, only…

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Deploying Win32 app BGInfo with Intune

Deploying BGInfo to quickly find your test devices or provide easy VM access during trainings with more visibility of the available user permissions.

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Enabling BitLocker on non-HSTI devices with Intune

This is a post about enabling BitLocker on non-HSTI devices with Windows 10 version 1809 and standard user permissions. First of all a little background on HSTI. HSTI is a Hardware Security Testability Interface. It is an interface to report the results of security-related self-tests. Its purpose is to provide high assurance validation of proper security configuration.…

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Part 3, Deep dive Microsoft Intune Management Extension – Win32 Apps

Microsoft made it finally happen and provides an integrated way to deploy Win32 Apps via the Intune Management Extension. This is by far the biggest step forward in the Modern Management field. Until now the community came up with lots of ways to utilize PowerShell scripts to finally install some Win32 Apps. By doing this…

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Ignite 2018 – My wrap up

First of all, what an amazing experience to attend Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando. All started off with a keynote by Satya Nadella followed by general announcement sessions and technical deep dive sessions. The key message was about “Tech Intensity”. This is described by changing your cultural mindset and your processes. Ultimately leading to a…

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