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Console fails to load after Configuration Manager 2403 upgrade

Introduction I upgraded my ConfigMgr 2309 lab to 2403 to try out the new release but things didn’t quite go to plan. After the upgrade the console upgraded as normal but when launching it I got an error. There were … Continue reading

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A quick look at the Microsoft Intune Cookbook by Andrew Taylor

Introduction There are plenty of really good books recently released right now covering Microsoft Intune, and this one is no exception. This book is called Microsoft Intune Cookbook and it’s from fellow Microsoft MVP, Andrew Taylor. The book is designed … Continue reading

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PC Buyback for Windows Autopilot devices – part 3

Introduction In part 1 I showed you how to prepare Azure for the PC Buyback app, in part 2 you added the Win32 app, deployed it and saw how it behaved on a Windows Autopilot registered device. In this part … Continue reading

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PC Buyback for Windows Autopilot devices – part 2

Introduction In part 1 I showed you how to prepare Azure for the PC Buyback app, in this part we’ll add the Win32 app, deploy it and see how it behaves on a Windows Autopilot registered device. This mini series … Continue reading

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PC Buyback for Windows Autopilot devices – part 1

Introduction Windows Autopilot allows you to quickly enroll devices using policies, apps and settings applicable to your tenant, and that’s great for deploying new Windows devices. Those devices can be registered as Windows Autopilot registered devices by the OEM (Original … Continue reading

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How does Windows Autopatch deal with the WinRE security patch ?

Introduction Previously I blogged about patching my Windows Server 2022 boxes using a PowerShell script from Microsoft in order to install a security patch. You can read all about that here. That fix is a manual one and it applies … Continue reading

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Windows 10/11 version 21H2 and Windows Server 2022 not updating due to the size of the WinRE partition

Introduction I read a tweet today which reminded me that I’ve seen Windows 11 (version 21H2) and Windows Server 2022 (version 21H2) computers failing to update to a January 2024 Security Update with the following error. There were some problems … Continue reading

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A quick look at Windows 365 Boot shared mode

Introduction Microsoft released Windows 365 Boot (Generally Available) September 2023, and are now adding new abilities to that feature. If you are new to Windows 365 Boot please take a look at the blog post from myself and Paul on … Continue reading

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Technical Preview TP2401 is out, and has lots of new features but failed to install due to an error with prerequisites

Introduction ConfigMgr is still being developed despite it’s apparent near death experience on Twitter recently. I tested upgrading to TP2401 but it failed the prerequisite check immediately. The failure didn’t add up so I had to contact Microsoft Product Group … Continue reading

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A quick look at Windows 365 Boot dedicated mode

Introduction Microsoft released Windows 365 Boot (Generally Available) September 2023, and are now adding new abilities to that feature. If you are new to Windows 365 Boot please take a look at the blog post from myself and Paul on … Continue reading

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Automating Windows 365 part 2 – Using Graph X-Ray

Introduction This is Part 2 of a new series of guides which will cover managing Windows 365 Cloud PC’s using PowerShell and Microsoft Graph. This mini series should help you get started with automating and managing your Cloud PC’s using … Continue reading

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ARM64 support for OSD added to Configuration Manager

Introduction The Configuration Manager team at Microsoft have been busy and have released a new Technical Preview release, this time version 2311. This release has several new features but the one I find most interesting is the addition of ARM64 … Continue reading

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Problems imaging a Surface Go 4 using Configuration Manager

Introduction I got my hands on a test unit, a Microsoft Surface Go 4, and wanted to see if we could image it via SCCM as we currently are doing for Surface Go 3 models. However, the problems became apparent … Continue reading

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An interview with Johan Arwidmark & myself

Introduction It was a Friday evening and I had just sat down after a long day at work when I got a message from Johan Arwidmark on Twitter, asking me if I’d join him on a new video series he … Continue reading

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Automating Windows 365 part 1 – Introducing Graph and setting up Visual Studio code

Introduction This is Part 1 of a new series of guides which will cover managing Windows 365 Cloud PC’s using PowerShell and Microsoft Graph. This mini series should help you get started with automating and managing your Cloud PC’s using … Continue reading

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