Category Archives: Windows 10

Windows Autopilot: Gathering logs and sending an email when resetting windows

Introduction I’ve posted two blog posts about this already, but to explain it thoroughly I’ve created a video to explain how to test and use this ability. Here are the blog posts: Gathering logs and sending an email when resetting … Continue reading

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Gathering logs and sending an email when you need to reset Windows Autopilot – part 2

Introduction In a previous blog post I explained how you could use the SendGrid resource in Azure to send emails, and with a PowerShell script create an Intune app to give end users additional options when resetting their Windows Autopilot … Continue reading

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Windows Hello For Business facial recognition not working ? try this

Introduction As part of Windows Autopilot provisioning and after the Windows Account Setup phase, if you’ve configured the option, the end user will be prompted to enable Windows Hello For Business using bio metric options such as facial recognition or … Continue reading

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Adding devices to an Azure AD group after Windows Autopilot is complete – part 2

Introduction In part 1 you learned how to use Azure functions and a http trigger to add a device to an Azure Ad security group. In this part you’ll see how it all fits together on the client side after … Continue reading

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Adding devices to an Azure AD group after Windows Autopilot is complete – part 1

Introduction I’ve come across various problems during Windows Autopilot causing OOBE to fail that could be solved if only we could decide the order of when things were installed, and to resolve this in a nice way we wanted to … Continue reading

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Manage BitLocker policies and escrow recovery keys over a cloud management gateway (CMG)

Introduction Microsoft are continuously responding to feedback from UserVoice and one such new implementation in Technical Preview 2010.2 is the ability to manage BitLocker policies and escrow recovery keys over a cloud management gateway (CMG). For more details see here … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting BitLocker Management in ConfigMgr – Part 2. Client side

Introduction Microsoft blogged about Bitlocker Management capabilities back in May, 2019. They detailed how that would impact and evolve on the following three platforms.     Cloud-based BitLocker management using Microsoft Intune     On-premises BitLocker management using System Center Configuration Manager … Continue reading

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How can I dynamically install Windows 10 language packs and associated features on demand in an offline environment

Introduction Sometimes you need to install Windows features that normally need internet access (to install other components), language packs installed today are done in a modular and different format from previous years. In previous times you could simply install a … Continue reading

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Configuring the Registered Owner and Organization in Windows Autopilot delivered PCs

Introduction I received a brand new HP Laptop (HP EliteBook 830 G6) to verify our current Autopilot setup, and I went through OOBE. All seemed well and I was curious about the version of Windows shipped so I ran WinVer. … Continue reading

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Learn about Bitlocker Management in Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager version 1910 – part 9 Group Policy

Introduction In this video (scroll down to the bottom of this post) I show you how you can obtain the MDOP ADMX templates for use within Active Directory Group Policy. I show you where to download the MDOP templates from, … Continue reading

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Configuring Surface firmware settings using DFCI in Microsoft Intune

Introduction I’m lucky enough to be attending Microsoft Ignite in Orlando Florida and this morning I had the opportunity to visit the Surface booths. I’d highly recommend you visit them too to see the lovely new hardware like Surface Pro … Continue reading

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Windows 10 version 1909 (consumer and business editions) is now available on MSDN

This is a quick post to let you know that Windows 10 version 1909, is now Generally Available on MSDN. I checked VLSC and it is not there yet, it normally takes a few weeks before we see it on … Continue reading

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How can I use PowerShell to automatically deploy Windows 10 version 1903 with MDT

Introduction You are most likely familiar with the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and the recently released version of Windows 10 version 1903 (May 2019 Update). Now you can automate the installation of Surface Pro 6 using PowerShell and MDT. This … Continue reading

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Windows 10 version 1903 rollout begins

Microsoft has notified the public that it has started with rolling out Windows 10 version 1903 (or Windows 10 May 2019 Update…) to customers running earlier versions of Windows 10. Based on the large number of devices running the April … Continue reading

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Windows 10 version 1903 comes with a new desktop background !

Introduction Microsoft released Windows 10 version 1903 yesterday to MSDN and I upgraded one of my VDI machines with it, using an In Place Upgrade task sequence (SCCM) and it went very well. I was pleasantly surprised to see that … Continue reading

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