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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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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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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How to “Push-button reset” Windows 10

The “push-button reset” (PBR) is the way to do a “factory reset” on Windows 10. It constructs a fresh Windows 10 installation and we can start over again. Implementing a Microsoft 365 powered device mobility concept for a modern workplace with Windows 10, makes usage of Windows as a Service and provides new ways of…

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