Collecting Logs with Log Analytics for Intune devices

Jake ShackelfordAzure, Documentation, Endpoint Management, General, How-To, Intune, MECM/MEMCM/SCCM, Microsoft, WindowsLeave a Comment

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

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

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 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