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

Automating Outside of Business Hours Responses

Kevin CrouchAzure, Endpoint Management, Graph, How-To, Microsoft, Powershell, ScriptingLeave a Comment

Have you ever had customers emailing in outside of hours? In this post we will setup some scripted automatic maintenance of Auto-Reply responses on a user account. We considered several possibilities but the customer did not have an Azure Subscription yet, we ended up using PowerShell, Microsoft Graph, App Authentication, and a Scheduled Task.

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

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

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

Bulk Updating Autopilot enrolled devices with Graph API and assigning a Group Tag based on Purchase OrderID

Jake ShackelfordEndpoint Management, Graph, Intune, Powershell, Scripting1 Comment

The Problem For any new machines ordered from a vendor such as Dell that get enrolled into Autopilot you get the basic device info enrolled but nothing defining that would let it get auto-enrolled into a dynamic group easily. Purchase Order ID is included in every order we receive from Dell however I don’t want to have to add that … 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