Find Microsoft Accounts on Company Domains

Kevin CrouchAzure, How-To, Microsoft, Powershell, ScriptingLeave a Comment

The other day I was helping someone over in the WinAdmins Discord. Their users kept getting confused about what their passwords were, and it was causing a lot of HelpDesk tickets. Let’s find out what users have Microsoft accounts on the company domain so we can help move those accounts elsewhere to streamline the user experience. Identifying the Problem This … Read More

Every day tools for the productive IT professional

Adam CookGeneral2 Comments

In this post I want to share with you a list of tips and tools that I feel have boosted my day-to-day productivity on the computer. The title suggests this is only for IT professionals. However I can’t see why power users can’t appreciate what’s here too. You may already have different tools that achieve similar, or better, functionality, so … Read More

ConfigMgr and The Case of the Mysterious {3DA228BE-34DA-49f4-A081-66465B077429} Folder

Adam GrossEndpoint Management, How-To, MECM/MEMCM/SCCM3 Comments

Over the weekend I ran into a weird issue that I hadn’t seen before. I was upgrading half of the Distribution Points for a client who’s ConfigMgr was in need of some TLC. I’ve been working on getting their overall infrastructure healthy and that includes upgrading their DPs from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2016 (and eventually 2019). Once … Read More

Use the Task Sequence deployment type to deploy an application with sensitive information

Michael De BonaMECM/MEMCM/SCCM, Task SequenceLeave a Comment

Introduction Introduced with ConfigMgr 2002, the “Task Sequence as an application deployment type” feature is available in pre-release. That means it is still in active development and can contains bugs. Using a Task Sequence (TS) as a deployment type allows for more complex installation process that can even contains reboot. And as it is a Task Sequence, you can also … Read More

Signing and Deploying Applications via MSIX with Intune

Jake ShackelfordEndpoint ManagementLeave a Comment

Why would I want to use MSIX and what is it? MSIX is a Windows app package format that provides a modern packaging experience to all Windows apps. The MSIX package format preserves the functionality of existing app packages and/or install files in addition to enabling new, modern packaging and deployment features to Win32, WPF, and Windows Forms apps. Do … Read More

VPN Boundary Type and Understanding Its Options

Nic WendlowskyEndpoint ManagementLeave a Comment

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Like many, I was very excited that the new Configuration Manager 2006 release included a huge improvement for remote devices by adding a new VPN Boundary type.“Finally! I don’t have to constantly bug my Network Engineers as to which IP pools are being used for which VPN appliances.” Create A New Boundary In the Admin Console, navigate to the Administration … Read More

Allow OneDrive Syncing on AAD joined Devices

Jóhannes Geir KristjánssonEndpoint ManagementLeave a Comment

The Problem So I was walking on the beach and noticed that OneDrive wasn’t syncing anymore on my AzureAD joined laptop. I later learned that my endpoint administrator, Adam Gross, had enabled Allow syncing only on computers joined to specific domains in the OneDrive admin portal. which effectively blocked my AzureAD device 🙁 Which resulted in this message on my … Read More

Manage Distribution Point Content Using PSCMContentMgmt

Adam CookEndpoint Management, MECM/MEMCM/SCCM, Powershell, ScriptingLeave a Comment

Introduction I recently wrote PSCMContentMgmt which provides a simple and effective workflow for managing your MEMCM distribution points. Here are some of the things you can do with it: Query content objects which are distributed to distribution point(s) or distribution point group(s) Compare content objects distributed to distribution point(s) or distribution point group(s) Find content objects in a “distribution failed” … Read More

Getting Reboot History and optimizing legacy functions

Nic WendlowskyEndpoint ManagementLeave a Comment

The other day, I logged on to a jump server and, while investigating an unrelated issue, I noticed the BG Info background showed the Last Reboot as March 1st, 2020. “That can’t be right,” I thought. “We have weekly maintenance windows to reboot these servers.” As I opened an old stand-by function from my stash (originally posted here: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Get-RebootHistory-bc804819 in … Read More