Collecting Logs with Log Analytics for Intune devices

Jake ShackelfordAzure, Documentation, Endpoint Management, General, How-To, Intune, MECM/MEMCM/SCCM, Microsoft, Windows4 Comments

Why do I need logs? The purpose of this guide is to configure the collection of Logs in an Intune environment. By default the log analytics you enable in Intune does not give you much information beyond auditing basic things. With this approach we can record any desired log for all of our machines. There is a companion video for … Read More

Finding Azure Virtual Machines in Configuration Manager

Nic WendlowskyAzure, Endpoint Management, MECM/MEMCM/SCCM, Powershell, WindowsLeave a Comment

A request came in from my System Admin group to push certain policies only to VMs hosted in Azure. Currently, they had a naming convention being used (well, supposed to be used) to simply prefix the hostname with AZ-, but they came across a couple Domain Controllers that hadn’t installed Updates in 7+ months, and of course the names didn’t … Read More

Give your ADR a little boost with Status Filter Rules and PowerShell

Michael De BonaMECM/MEMCM/SCCM, PowershellLeave a Comment

Introduction MEMCM already offers a lot of features to help SysAdmins automate many processes and save them a lot of time to drink more coffee☕ work on less mundane and more interesting tasks. Among them, there are Automatic Deployment Rules (ADR) that let you automate patch management for your Windows devices. There are also Status Filter Rules that allow you … 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

VPN Boundary Type and Understanding Its Options

Nic WendlowskyEndpoint Management, MECM/MEMCM/SCCMLeave 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

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 Management, MECM/MEMCM/SCCM, PowershellLeave 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

Setting ACL using Intune Endpoint Analytics Proactive Remediations

Jóhannes Geir KristjánssonEndpoint Management, How-To, Intune, MECM/MEMCM/SCCM, Microsoft, Powershell, Scripting, WindowsLeave a Comment

Namaste y’all! In todays Siri dictated blog post, I will show you how you can configure access control lists (ACL) for a directory using Intune Proactive remediations. The issue I was facing was that regular users do not have modify permissions to the public desktop on their corporate devices, meaning that the user is unable to remove annoying shortcuts that … Read More

Dynamic Outlook Email Signature Using with Intune Endpoint Analytics Proactive Remediations

Jóhannes Geir KristjánssonAzure, Documentation, Endpoint Management, How-To, Intune, MECM/MEMCM/SCCM, Microsoft, Office, Powershell, WindowsLeave a Comment

Howdy y’all! Since you have already read señor Shackelfords blog post on setting up Endpoint Analytics Proactive remediations, we can skip the intro and dive right in. In this blog post we will be get familiar with a somewhat novel idea that proactive remediation’s can be used for. Which, as the title of this post suggests, is the creation of … Read More