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Listing Actual vs Expected DNS Records for a Microsoft 365 Tenant with PowerShell

In this post we will be looking at how we can list actual vs expected DNS records for a Microsoft 365 tenant with PowerShell. Background A Microsoft Office 365 Tenant requires certain DNS entries to be in place, for a verified domain, to ensure things like mail, collaboration and device management all work as expected. …

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Reports missing in the Configuration Manager Console

You may have seen No Items Found when looking at the Monitoring > Reporting > Reports node in the Configuration Manager console TL;DR One of the more common reasons for your reports to be missing is an expired certificate on your SQL Server Reporting Services Web Service If this is the case, you will have …

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Using scripts to evaluate Win32 app requirements – “Require Chassis equals Laptop”

In this short post we will be looking at app requirements in the context of installing Win32 apps. What are App Requirements? App Requirements allow you to specify certain requirements are met before your app gets installed on your endpoint. If the requirements are not met the app will not install. Many admins create groups …

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How to deploy the Company Portal app from Microsoft Intune

In this lab we will Deploy the Company Portal App to our user’s Windows 10 devices. We will also look at the difference between “Online” and “Offline” apps in the Microsoft Store for Business and talk briefly about the new Company Portal App feature that lets you view and install ConfigMgr Apps from the Company …

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Getting Started with Microsoft Intune Proactive Remediations

In this Lab video we dive into a feature of Endpoint Analytics in Microsoft Intune called “Proactive Remediations” I give a high level overview of what Proactive Remediations are and an example of how we can use them to remediate invalid client registry settings. For the scenario presented during the lab, the clients were enabled …

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Microsoft Edge stops receiving updates after the Windows Update workload is moved to Intune

Many organisation are moving workloads to Intune from Configuration manger using Co-management. One of the more popular workloads to move is Windows Updates. After you move this workload to Intune, you may observe that your clients stop receiving updates for Microsoft Edge. If you deployed Microsoft Edge using ConfigMgr 1910 automatic updates for Edge were …

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Office 365 updates stop working when workloads are switched to Intune

The following post will highlight a scenario where Office 365 Updates stop working for clients that have the Office C2R Apps workload moved to Intune. This was a “Think and write it down blog” so my apologies for the structure (or lack of it) – I hope you can still follow my train of thought. …

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Deploy Service Announcement Toast Notifications in Windows 10 with MEMCM

You may have seen that many apps these days use “Toast Notifications” to inform the user of an event or to ask them to do something. If you have moved your workload to Intune for Windows Update Policies you would have encountered them for sure. UWP and Desktop Apps can leverage the ToastNotification and ToastNotificationManager …

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Using MEMCM to fix legacy GPO settings that prevent co-managed clients getting updates from Intune

Background Co-management has really opened the playing field as we consider moving workloads to the cloud. I did a blog series on co-management before, check it out! https://byteben.com/bb/co-management-series-merging-the-perimeter-part-1-what-is-co-management/ Generally speaking, as we move workloads to Intune, similar workloads are prevented from being applied to the clients from MEMCM. There are caveats to this, but I …

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How to Deploy Fonts with MEMCM

I have been releasing a lot of “Quick Tips” on Twitter recently. This post falls into that category. It isn’t necessarily a deep dive but something that has been requested a few times. In this post I will show you how to deploy SYSTEM Fonts using MEMCM (ConfigMgr) Background Prerequisites Scripts MEMCM Application Observe the …

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