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Technical Preview 2109 is out, update your console manually

Introduction Microsoft released another new Technical Preview release a few days ago with lots of cool features, but I got side-tracked as I struggled to get the console updated using the normal in-built methods. I saw various console upgrade errors … Continue reading

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Retrieve BitLocker recovery keys from Tenant attached devices in the MEM console

Microsoft recently added a new preview ability to the production version of ConfigMgr 2107. Aaron tweeted about it here. Below are the prerequisites. Prerequisites Configuration Manager site version 2107 or later Apply a Configuration Manager BitLocker management policy to the … Continue reading

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Fixing: “Total identified Windows installations: 0”

Introduction I bought a second hand replacement laptop for a mis-behaving Surface Pro 4 (jittery screen) and to save my time (the computer wasn’t mine) I decided to image it. Anyway, long story short, after I restored 82GB of data … Continue reading

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Technical Preview 2108 is out !

Introduction Microsoft have just released Technical Preview 2108, and it has some new features which I’ll take a look at here. The first feature is the ability to export the following to CSV Device Collections User Collections Devices Users Simply … Continue reading

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That Change Management Success Rate Struggle

Introduction If you haven’t already noticed I’m currently blogging about a series of DEM in 20 webinars from 1E and I’ve linked each one that I’ve covered below for your perusal. In today’s blog post I’ll focus on how to … Continue reading

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Hotfix available for ConfigMgr version 2103 to solve policy storm issues caused by Invoke-MbamClientDeployment.ps1

Introduction I tweeted and blogged about policy storm problems caused by using the following MBAM script Invoke-MbamClientDeployment.ps1 during OSD with Configuration Manager version 2103 when the BitLocker Management feature is enabled, you can read about that here. My original tweet … Continue reading

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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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