I had a need in my home lab to quickly deploy a bunch of thin clones of Ubuntu’s cloud image. I chose to use the cloud images Ubuntu provides instead of building a custom template. Xen Orchestra has had support for cloud-init since 2015. Quick Walkthrough Here is the short version of how this works: Download the current 20.04 ubuntu … Read More
As you may have noticed by now, there doesn’t seem to be any nice built in way to set environmental variables in intune 🙁 The Problem Setting a user environmental variable using powershell is an easy task to accomplish, you basically just run the following: This works just fine, but won’t take effect until the user either reboots or signs … Read More
Introduction In this post I’ll show you how you can create a new boot image in ConfigMgr. There’s plenty of good content out there already on this, but I was interested to write this because I didn’t see many PowerShell examples out there until I came across Michael Niehaus’ post on Build your own Windows PE image. A fantastic post, … Read More
Have you ever wanted to get a simple notification when there is a new Release for your favorite PowerShell Module or other Public Repo on GitHub? In this post we’ll talk about how you can use Power Automate to watch for new releases and trigger events on these and send out Teams messages, Emails, or even Kick off an Azure … Read More
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
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.
This guide is part of a video series companion guide on setting up mapped drives on Intune devices – you can watch the video here S02E18 – How to Map Network Drives on Microsoft Intune Devices – (I.T) – YouTube! This is rather simple but I will be adding some useful bits of code for people who do not have … Read More
Update: Microsoft has introduced some changes that at least seem to prevent NEW Microsoft Accounts on Company Domains. I added more details in the Preventing section if you want to read more about this. If you just want to find the accounts, jump to Identifying the Problem. The other day I was helping someone over in the WinAdmins Discord. Their … Read More