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Cloud attach – Endpoint Managers silver lining – part 8 Enabling Tenant Attach

Introduction This is part 8 in a series of guides about cloud attach in Microsoft Endpoint Manager, with the aim of getting you up and running with all things cloud attach. This part will focus on enabling the compliance policies … Continue reading

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Dealing with annoying admin requests using 1E Tachyon

Introduction In a previous blog post I explained how to sign up for a webinar series and by doing so, learn from industry experts and Microsoft MVP’s about how and why they use tools like  Tachyon from 1E to make … Continue reading

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using BitLocker Management in ConfigMgr and do OSD, read this !

Introduction I like many others have blogged about enabling BitLocker during a task sequence in the past, however recently it’s come to my attention that the Invoke-MBAMClientDeployment.ps1 scripts which were provided for MBAM setups are not supported for use with … Continue reading

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Retire My PC – a self-service app to secure company data on old computers

Introduction By now we should all be familiar with Windows Autopilot and how it is used to provision new computers, as explained below in Microsoft’s diagram. For every new computer delivered via the Windows Autopilot process there’s usually an old … Continue reading

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Configuration Manager Technical Preview 2106 is out, and it’s huge !!

Introduction On the same day that Microsoft announced Windows 11, comes Technical Preview 2106 and it’s full of new features, I mean really full ! The list of what’s new is humongous. A few of my favorite changes in this … Continue reading

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A quick look at the “Retire MY PC” app

Introduction I tweeted about this recently and it gained a LOT of attention, so I thought I better do a video showing what this actually does. When your users get a new Windows Autopilot PC, their old computer will usually … Continue reading

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Dealing with apps that crash using the Tachyon Experience module.

Introduction In a previous blog post I explained how to sign up for a webinar series and by doing so, learn from industry experts and Microsoft MVP’s about how and why they use tools like  Tachyon from 1E to make … Continue reading

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Use Windows Updates notifications instead of ConfigMgr client notifications in tp2105.2

Introduction Microsoft recently released TP2105.2 and I’ve been testing a new feature for the last week or so. That new feature is the ability to use built in Windows notifications instead of the usual ConfigMgr client agent notifications when Windows … Continue reading

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How do you find and fix a slow running endpoint in 20 minutes or less – start here

Introduction I’m sure we are all familiar with a slow running machine, it can happen at that exact moment when you least want it to occur, for example just before a meeting is about to start or on first power … Continue reading

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Cloud attach – Endpoint Managers silver lining – part 7 co-managing Azure AD devices

Introduction This is part 7 in a series of guides about cloud attach in Microsoft Endpoint Manager, with the aim of getting you up and running with all things cloud attach. This part will focus on enabling the compliance policies … Continue reading

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How to change the CMG (VMSS) size after it is deployed

Introduction Microsoft released Technical Preview 2105 last week and with it came some CMG changes, one of which is the ability to decide the size of the CMG VM while creating the CMG. I covered that process in this blog … Continue reading

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Creating a VMSS CMG and setting VM size with Technical Preview 2105

Introduction Microsoft released Technical Preview 2105 last week and it had a bunch of updates, one of which is related to being able to select the size of your CMG virtual machine in Azure as long as it’s configured to … Continue reading

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Technical preview 2104 get BitLocker recovery keys for a tenant-attached device

Microsoft have released Technical Preview 2104 and with it comes a new BitLocker Management feature. You can now get BitLocker recovery keys for a tenant-attached device from the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center. For example, a help desk technician who doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Cloud attach – Endpoint Managers silver lining – part 6 Enabling conditional access

Introduction This is part 6 in a series of guides about cloud attach in Microsoft Endpoint Manager, with the aim of getting you up and running with all things cloud attach. This part will focus on enabling the compliance policies … Continue reading

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Prepare for HTTP-only client communication depreciation in ConfigMgr

Introduction Microsoft recently announced that HTTP only communication will be dropped from ConfigMgr in October 2022 here. The advice is to enable a more secure communication method for the site either by enabling HTTPS or Enhanced HTTP. Learn about HTTPS … Continue reading

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