Scripts

Deploy the Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player (KB4577586) using Intune

In our previous post How to Uninstall Adobe Flash Player from Windows 10 with ConfigMgr (byteben.com) we reviewed the End of Life for Adobe Flash Player and what that meant for Windows 10 devices. We also stepped through a tutorial showing you how to deploy the update with ConfigMgr. Please review this post first as …

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How to Uninstall Adobe Flash Player from Windows 10 with ConfigMgr

Adobe Flash Player has been around, drilling security holes in your network, for 20 years. Back in 2017 Microsoft and Adobe announced Adobe Flash Player will no longer be supported after December 2020. Adobe will start to actively block content from running in Flash Player beginning 12th January 2021. Customers who have deployed Adobe Flash …

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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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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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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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Deploy custom Microsoft Teams backgrounds, easily, with PowerShell and Intune

This one has been in my blog queue for a while. @stuffygibbon did a shout out on Twitter so I thought I’d bring this post forward and show you how you can deploy a PowerShell script from Intune to install a custom background for your Microsoft Teams users! Custom Backgrounds for Teams? Microsoft announced a …

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SCCM 1906 Co-management Capabilities Matrix

I am putting together a Co-management deep dive series in the coming weeks (**UPDATE** Here it is). One of the things that has intrigued me is the “Capabilities” value when looking at Co-management workloads. The values have changed in 1906 and can be found below Capability Workload 1 No Workloads – Co-management Configured 2 Compliance …

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“The site database has a backlog of SQL change tracking data”

One of the more common prerequisite warnings I see when updating SCCM in my lab is:- [Completed with warning]:The site database has a backlog of SQL change tracking data. For more information, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2027576 SCCM Update Pack Installation Status We can see the same warning in ConfigMgrPreReq.log What does this warning mean? Starting in SCCM …

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